Sunday, March 09, 2003

Neck-Biters and Belly-Gazers

Empires are like dogs. They have two ways to establish their dominance. A dog can attack another dog and bite its neck until the victim gives up. Or a dog can intimidate another dog. A dog can be so fearsome that its victim just rolls over, shows its belly, and surrenders. The winner gains victory just by gazing down on the loser’s belly.
· Empires also have two ways to gain power. [CommonDreams]