Geeky people babbling like brooks. In a forest of trees. Non-geeky trees. The metaphor breaks down somewhere in there.
Use of the discipline book sounds like the same reasoning Hitler's followers used to justify being cruel and abusive. Start with people who enjoy violence toward people and give them a good reason through the written word or being ordered to and they go with it. Discipline takes common sense and must be adapted individually. As a teacher for 35 years, I found that each student responded to a different type of correction. I loved the personal stories. Keep it up.