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Texas12 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 11:01 AM
Great Post! When you throw in the internal neighborhood spies in Soviet society, it made their form of political correctness even more potent. Children were encouraged to "tell" on their parents if they espoused any anitcommunist thought.
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 3:40 PM
Or during Hillary's era of "it takes a village" . How many 'repressed memories' of 'child abuse' turned out to just be manipulated children by psychiatrists or just petulant children who informed on parents out of immaturity..who were yanked from their parents by the courts and sent into foster city nightmares?

Or self-righteous neighbors? And how about those family courts that gave back the abused children to teh guilty parent because that parent had the money and influence and the child's pleading was ignored along with the innocent parent's?
jkash1776 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 3:38 PM
As children are told NOT TO tell their parents now when their schools are teaching subjects their parents would think inappropriate or too 'progressive'. Or in California, where a teacher or counselor can take a 13 year old to get an abortion or a morning after pill and then, when the parents have no knowledge and no idea of the signs to look for, the girl dies...and the schools take no responsibility.
In California that is the law...that was installed by government, never voted into existence.
nimh2 Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 12:38 PM
We have that here in the USA with the so-called "drug war". Children have informed authorities of their parent's pot smoking and have caused much more misery than the actual act.

I plunged into Thomas Sowell's latest book "Intellectuals and Race" immediately upon its arrival but soon realized that I needed to slow down. Many writers express a few ideas with a great cataract of words. Sowell is the opposite. Every sentence contains at least one insight or fascinating statistic, frequently more than one. His newest offering is only 139 pages (excluding notes), but tackles a huge question -- the damage that bad ideas on matters of race peddled by self-satisfied intellectuals have had and continue to have on the world.

Race is almost a national psychosis for Americans, distorting our...