dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Michael gets his gun....as well as Elly's goat.

As I type this, I'm doing to in the realization that we're all hip-deep in Lynn's latest Heav-EE Message about how evil, conflict-causing and loving MEN are corrupting our babies with the horrible idea that war is a great big game. As I said the last time I talked about this, Lynn's attempts to make Michael look like an innocent child unaware of the horrors of war ended up making him look like a God-damned ghoul having a carnage-induced hormone attack owing to her sloppy execution and inability to write from anyone's perspective but her own.

Given that Elly had kittens because one of her relatives once sent Mike a toy gun, what we're probably dealing with is the main character being a stand-in for what I should think is Lynn's belief that if we could explain war to children in the right way, all the violence in the world would suddenly vanish and busy mothers with no help and no time to themselves would at least not have to cope with children wanting to clobber one another out of boredom and frustration. A pleasant thought to be sure but one that collides with the reality that Elly and John themselves are the primary source of violent ideation in the house. It seems to serve no useful good to screen what children see on television or what toys they get to play with if Elly still threatens to knock Mike into next week for trying to siphon away her essence by asking if she loves him.
Tags: elly versus her family, elly versus the real world

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