Generals in the War on Ignorance

No fewer than ten people on my FB list have shared this and tagged me with it within the past two days:

librarians are generals

Not a General

Guys, I love the sentiment and the fact that some many people I know think of me when they hear the word librarian. I hope every friend of every librarian shares this meme around. I object only to the word “Generals” being used when the pic is very obviously of an infantry soldier. The generals are the ones who run wars. The soldiers are the ones who fight them.  There’s a real difference, and not just in the “‘Forward!’ he cried from the rear/and the front rank died” way.

Call it macho stupidity if you have to, but I’d rather be compared to a soldier.

But thank you.

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About Jon Frater

A gaming industry stalwart dating back to the 1980s, Jonathan Frater is the co-author of roleplaying game books Robotech: Return of the Masters, and Robotech Adventures: Lancer’s Rockers, both for Palladium Books. Jonathan also wrote a column on writing and game design called The Tome in Gateways magazine. He’s currently a librarian at Metropolitan College of New York. Article 9, the first in his ambitious Blockade Trilogy, is Jonathan’s first full-length novel.

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