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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Make cranes, not war: Thailand’s air force dropped millions of origami paper figurines onto separatist Muslim regions in the country’s south, in hopes of fostering good feelings.

Of course, the dropping of propaganda leaflets and the like has been done ever since airplanes began being used in warfare. And Clausewitz noted that “war is nothing but the continuation of policy with other means”; I’m not sure if the “other means” he had in mind included little folded-up paper birdies.

I’m just glad they chose cranes as their origami subjects. Other possibilities probably wouldn’t have been appreciated.

- Costa Tsiokos, Sun 12/05/2021 06:41:32 PM
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