Commenter mettaculture wrote:
I really think you should post on it (notwithstanding the inevitable ‘and what about Baden Powell?’ from the armchair relativists).
I once had a gun pointed at me by a child guard of a drug lord in a favela in Rio, its one of the least pleasant things I can think of.
Nothing is quite so sapping of hope for a better future than the sight of child militias.
There is, of course, historical precedence for this sort of thing.
But no– even with its many flaws and its sometimes indefensible actions, there’s nothing like this in Israel.