|"There never has been a good war, or a bad peace"|
Photo (c) Jean Ballard 2014
Teach them of its horrors - horrors for the men and women on the battlefield regardless of which side they were on; horrors for the chidren whose parents died, the parents whose children died, the spouses whose partners died; horrors for the citizens of large cities and small villages who were wiped out in military attacks.
We wouldn't let kids play games that mimic rape; why do we let them play games that mimic war? We wouldn't promote toys that facilitate games of domestic violence; why do we promote toys that facilitate games of international violence? We wouldn't claim toys teaching animal abuse have a cathartic effect or meet some genetic need; why do we claim this to be true for war toys?
Teach the children the skills they need to live in peace.