Make a list of all of the ills affecting us in this society, tape it to the wall, blindfold yourself and throw a dart in the direction of said list. You will have landed on an ill that has resulted from the majority of Our doing.
No matter how many lies have been told, how many lives destroyed and the range of entrapments we accuse our “authorities” of doing.
At the end of the day….we can and should (if we’re telling the honest truth like we pretend to do) level the blame at ourselves for the outcomes that have us fuming and crying out our broken hearted blues.
If one were to wonder why “secret documents” are in large part available to be found or why The Masters place down often obese volumes of legal jargon that “hide” scattered evidence of our enslavement and abuse…it’s for good reason.
Because if there ever comes a day some magical opportunity appears for legal confrontation and conviction…it can be argued , successfully, that “we did it to ourselves”. And technically no lies would be considered told.
I’m not talking about those insulting “I agree” “don’t agree” choices that ensure you get to use whatever service you bought or need. That’s a punk maneuver practiced by bullies who see no problem with treating us with open contempt , arrogantly taking for granted that we are not as stupid as their boldness suggests.
I liken it to a handsome jock who’s hero worshipped by infatuated students despite his reputation of abuse. He does so simply because he can , without much resistance at all.
And if someone happens to not be swept up in the idolization and complains, it’s usually the nerdy and unattractive “somebody” that the herd moos about “being jealous” because ole Jock Jerk-off wouldn’t give him or her time of the day anyway. They are content to bask in the glow of a potential shot at a date with him. Their esteem riding and depending on the blessing of his attentions.
Illogically, we are repeatedly and consistently so certain that we’re each going to be THE one who escapes the rumored punch- to-face after dinner assault experienced by others. Others who once held the same delusion of an over inflated ego, thinking
“Well, I’m different. He wouldn’t do something that awful to me. Come on…look at me.”
Ya…look at Us.
A small example:
Consider the ways that we now address the wild and uncontrollable behaviours of our children. We find more “logic” in taking them to be declared “mentally ill”, get them medicated and risk ruining them for life on multiple fronts. When all it could have taken was a good enough swat on the hiney, leaving a painful enough reminder for the child to not repeat the disturbing action again.
We moan and open our eyes in horror over the thoughts of such “brutalities” when the truth of the matter is that capital punishment has not been out and out made illegal in every corner of this country.
There’s a reason for that. Hundreds of years, it’s been an effective way to help millions of tiny human beings learn important lessons and behaviors.
(As a formerly brutalized child who evolved into a mother who has doled out less spankings than I have digits on one hand..raising two, at times, hyperactive boys.. this means that I’m a veteran front line participant from both sides to this issue; meaning there will be no engagements with any unrelated strangers upon this matter. Ever)
For those who have violent children endangering the rest of the family, even after trying capital punishment, there exists a substantial number of us who have failed at an even earlier stage of child rearing. The beginning, with the lack of establishing boundaries. The reluctance to play the firm voiced “dictator” of our individual democracies from the moment the child arrives home as an infant.
One can successfully argue against the effectiveness of spankings on a ten year old when his/her will has evolved into violent resistance.
To try introducing spankings to one who’s been conditioned by years of coddling and being treated like a miniature adult by (what I have to assume are well intentioned) pacifist parents who choose to be “friends”…well, obviously the chances of it turning into a knock down and drag out fight are nearly guaranteed.
That’s where I have to agree and say we walk the thinnest line between risking being accused of child abuse or seen as enforcing discipline. By that stage, it’s usually too late.
It’s like switching to feeding corn dogs to a lion you’ve been liberally feeding pounds of raw steak to.
Something bad is going to result from this. And it is not going to be the lion’s fault….although the lion will be punished and , unfortunately, put down.
The fault is ours for dismissing what has worked for ages without it having produced large masses of crippled and ruined human beings.
The fault is ours for willingly paying for the services of so-called smooth voiced ‘experts’ educated by entities with self serving agendas to fill.
Some even lack real life child rearing experience. Many are mainly focused upon the bottom line in their pockets from the books/sessions they sell and the popularity they absorb from telling people what we wish to hear; shortcuts and time savers to allow us to still look “cool” or be the “good and reasonable” guy. As if parenting was supposed to be as simple as playing with a yo-yo…instead of a crucial responsibility -raising respectful and productive members for a civilized society.
Our jobs as parents include many things that need to be minded. A major one is disciplinary consistency from day one of a child’s life. If practiced with common sense, consistency can allow parents to practice a set of habits automatically WITH A GREATLY REDUCED NEED FOR PHYSICAL PUNISHMENTS later down the road.
One doesn’t need to resort to hitting when a stern sounding voice can achieve the same results.
A very young child will wish to avoid the harsh sounding voice of the one he loves as much as any spanking. It’s as common sense as sense can be. But due to our collective stubbornness and pathological need to lean on those we’re convinced are our “betters”..we’ve gone from ignoring tried and true advice to foregoing the advice until finally it is forgotten advice that’s twisted into some warped “criminal” consideration.
WITHOUT it being legally banned by Them.
WITH years of Us picking and CHOOSING to do otherwise.
End results? Ending up with the exact same horror that we claimed to want to avoid in the first place-large masses of crippled and ruined human beings.
Obviously, I’m not referring to the severely affected children who are plagued by nature’s most cruel physical and neurological disabilities and impairments.
But those are not the majority of who are being targeted by staff “trained” to detect even the slightest hints of ASD. We’re even being harassed and warned that we need to continue looking for diagnosed conditions EVEN IF INITIAL AND SECONDARY EVALUATIONS RESULT IN NO FINDINGS.
Survival dictates that we need to be a society which prioritizes defenses against unguaranteed practices to treat conditions of unexplained origin.
To simply take the word of those who look and sound “smart and important” means we would have fallen apart as a species long ago-being too stupid to live.
They may be injecting images of drunken, party girl mothers who complain about the “hassle” of raising kids into nearly all films…now.
The gratuitous images of foul mouthed children speaking down to meek and apologetic parents may also be in most tv shows…now.
We may be constantly reminded of mistakes we’ve made as youngsters and the “dirt” we do in our private lives while being painted as hypocrites not fit to instruct our own children..now.
And our children may be presented by massive amounts of obscene jokes in the forms of memes online, unrelenting images and talk of females being the same as males, grunts and noises of simulated sex emanating from the screens…while all of it and more is being casually dumped upon them by a many armed establishment which sneers about Us parents for being backwards fools who tremble like scared mice in the bold face of “real life”…..
One would have to be dangerously naïve to believe it all to be some sort of “accidental and moral oversight” by those in charge of the introduction and in the assisting of these unpleasantries. It is these very things which have us wringing our hands over what is “being done to” our children’s psyche.
Once again, we need to realize one crucial thing…thisthese group(s) we insist upon blaming and demanding be held responsible…They haven’t done anything that WE haven’t allowed to continue.
They haven’t held guns to our heads and neither have they burnt down the homes of those of us who have decided to accept more personal responsibility and tend to more traditional habits..now, nor will they ever be stupid enough to do so.
Unlike an alarming number of us (especially the young adults who are now having children of their own), they are exercising caution and paying close attention to what can or can not be easily done for the sake of preserving what they hold (and have inherited) most important.
They aren’t nailing any so-called final nails without the aid of our misguided participation and most certainly not risking giving themselves away without common and recorded legal material..
..at the very least, not until they can confidently do so without resistance, complete complacency and legal custody secured of our offspring HANDED over to and agreed upon, to Them by Us.
Understand that we are no longer children who should expect other adults to think and live for Us.
Especially in a modern age where we are living under strict orders from those who hold power over us and the constantly alarming media of how IT IS OUR DUTY to declare AND CONSIDER DANGEROUS each and every possible threat to our safety as a nation…with constant reminder that the purposeful obstruction to reporting or keeping silent about declared threats are considered criminal if we say nothing-(the main reason we have been told that even our private correspondence is not our right anymore)
..while the following words from 1979….set down in a 1990 book that a veteran risked and dedicated his very life to show us….went unheeded by Us…..and ignored by Us for the passed 30 years.
So, yes…understanding how much is our responsibility and how things can progress without taking all dangers seriously= vital for us to do for ourselves.
No matter how shamed we are to admit it.
(note to the younger folk: If the word “Social Contacts” jumps out at you in the following pics, don’t worry, lol, your history teacher didn’t lie….it’s not that we had personal computers nor online social sites in the 70s and 80s, it was simply a generic term for papers and records of where we kept our personal info in the 70s and 80s…and the tedious ways people were restricted to looking at our personal information without our permission and without our knowledge.)