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Child Abuse

DJHLights as a truly disturbing post up about the what we are doing to the minds of our children.

This is why the haters win so often.

4 comments

1 John B. { 07.19.06 at 12:36 pm }

I was acquainted with a ghastly middle school Social Studies teacher in a upscale southwestern Boston suburb who required his students to write soldiers in Vietnam (1967-73), and then proudly displayed photos received in reply which showed our troops “dedicating” various bombs and artillery rounds to them.

I wonder if some of those same kids today are losing their sons and daughters in Iraq?

2 Bryan { 07.19.06 at 12:46 pm }

Teaching hate just guarantees that the cycle will continue. You can only protect children to a certain degree when they live in war zones, but teaching them to hate people they don’t know makes the possibility of peace ever dimmer.

3 Steve Bates { 07.19.06 at 2:59 pm }

Two things here are not new: one, troops have written messages on shells, bombs etc. for as long as there have been literate combatants; two, people in that region have passed on their hatred of other people not really that different from themselves to their children for countless centuries. But it is very disturbing to see the two in combination. “You’ve got to be carefully taught,” as the old Rodgers & Hammerstein song says.

4 Bryan { 07.19.06 at 4:07 pm }

The adults don’t want it end. Both sides are evil.