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by JD Clay

War might not exist: Had we no tongue.

I am listening to:  The Tao of Groove ~ Fresh Goods


Posted on 03/09/2003
Copyright © 2024 JD Clay

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Posted by Anne Engelen on 03/09/03 at 05:38 PM

Hmmmm...I wonder....not sure I totally agree on this one. I believe it would decrease the chances a lot, but somehow and somewhere people will find a reason for war anyway...how stupid it often can seem, but jealousy and hunger for power are reason enough without a lot of talk it seems.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/09/03 at 06:36 PM

War is Natures design, tongue or no tongue. The war will definitely not exist if we can defy the nature by refusing to behave like a CROWD.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/10/03 at 12:38 AM

A lot of truth in this JDism! St. James I believe wrote the tongue is set on by fires of hell.

Posted by Amy Niggel on 03/10/03 at 02:30 AM

Ok I have come back to this like four or five times now, it is a very thought provoking piece, I was kinda taking no tounge as being no language not the physical appendage and in that case then yes without language we wouldn't have half the troubles we have but we wouldn't have half the fun either. So yeah great work but it left me a little torn.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/10/03 at 05:50 PM

One of the most profound single lines I've ever come across!

Posted by Mara Meade on 03/10/03 at 08:19 PM

I've started and re-started this comment several times... I can turn many ways with this. So I'll leave it at that and tell you that this is VERY thought provoking, Jadi, which is one of the things I appreciate about your "philosophies".

Posted by Christina Bruno on 03/11/03 at 03:33 AM

excellent statement ;D

Posted by Kate Demeree on 03/11/03 at 04:41 AM

I think conflict might.. but have to agree that many times it is our words that incite beyond the point where we can use our minds and hearts, and let anger rule. Great piece JD.....

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/11/03 at 02:11 PM

or lacked we eyes, as in the face that launched a thousand skiffs.

Posted by Lori Johnson on 03/11/03 at 06:29 PM

I'm not certain that it matters whether I agree or not, the fact is that this is yet another wonderful, thought-provoking "jadi-ism". You have chisled nothing in stone..."War MIGHT not exsist.." To me, this means, it is a personal thought about something that may or may not be true, nothing more. Nothing to be debated. Well said, JD. As always. We could all learn a lot from you. :)

Posted by Rusty C Arquette on 03/12/03 at 01:53 PM

If the opposing armies were forced by rules of order to fight in the nude...now there would be a big deterent! Who do you shoot? Let's see'em climb a tree with a full field pack and an M16! HA! It would be over before it started! - RCat

Posted by Glenn Currier on 03/12/03 at 05:35 PM

How true, especially if the tongue is impelled by the ignorance, and stupidity of arrogant political leaders. U.S. / N. Korea as a case in point. Gees... you touched a nerve there, my friend. Brilliant one liner. One of the best of all your outstanding journal entries.

Posted by Rommel Cruz on 05/09/03 at 12:40 PM

nah. i think man will use another means.

Posted by Brian Francis on 08/11/03 at 11:06 PM

How true . But you better take the fingers too. --bf

Posted by Michele Schottelkorb on 05/16/04 at 11:51 PM

truth be told so very bold... bravo :)

Posted by Ulyss Rubey on 05/22/07 at 02:05 AM

Yeah, locution dysfunction is probably the world's major cause of death and destruction...and erectile dysfunction the greatest mediator. :)

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