In an effort to quell violence in its troubled Muslim south, Thailand has undertaken to drop millions of paper origami doves over the region.
Now, this was a pretty clever plan except for two major flaws.
1. Origami doesn't kill people.
2. It doesn't break stuff.
Those are both kind of critical features of any modern 'conflict resolution' device. Sure, origami can deliver some rather devastating papercuts, but the logistics of capitalizing on this just aren't there.
For example, origami is ridiculously hard to fold. I don't think I've ever successfully folded anything besides an origami rectangle and an origami boulder in my entire life. At least not by myself.
Imagine how inefficient warfare would be if it were conducted with origami. It was pretty bad when you had to pack your powder and load musket balls and deal with flint locks and whatnot. But battles fought with origami would probably never even get off the ground.
"Men, draw your weapons!"
"Men, fold your weapons!"
"No, Herbert, you numb skull, you have to fold the little right flap under the left corner and give it a half twist. No, no, no. Jenkins, you help. Jenkins, that is not an authorized fold! You dimwits, how many times have I told you that the shiny side goes out? Alright, that's it, EVERYONE START OVER!"
By the time our soldiers finally figured out how to do the fancy 'twist and tuck' maneuver of step 2 C, the Japanese would probably have already folded their first division of full-size origami Abrahms tanks complete with a fully-functional origami GPS.
And then it would rain and everyone who had worked so hard on their origami weapons would be crying. I mean, soldiers don't normally cry, but when it takes an hour just to get the paper creases right, and you work so hard, well, that's hard to take even for the toughest marine.
So, in conclusion, origami will not bring peace.
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