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20 Ways America Has Begun to Reap What It Has Sown

Elisabeth26 Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:08 PM
I just finished a government-sponsored 3-hour class on hostile work environment and harassment. At the end, I determined that the whole damned thing was what I'd learned as a child from my grandparents, parents, and peers. We were taught the Bambi principle -- If you can't say something nice . . . . And if we said something untoward we were punished by the recipient of the vitriol or our parents or their parents -- someone in charge. We quickly learned to value others, though different; to value ourselves equally; and to love this nation unconditionally. Amazing the lack of gangs, violence, nasty interactions. We were taught civility.
1) Our Congress passes bills that run into the thousands of pages; then we're surprised that the bills are full of loopholes, set asides for lobbyists and toxic clauses no one seemed to know about.

2) We've replaced telling the difference between right and wrong with legalisms; then we're surprised that people are always looking for loopholes and technicalities to get out of fulfilling their obligations.

3) Feminists denigrate men, tell them to behave more like women and are offended by chivalry; then they're surprised to find that our society has been inundated by passive, wimpy beta males.

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