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  •  Clearly, the "Lost Boys" need more care, help (11+ / 0-)

    and love.

    This group is a very different story--with very different needs which are extensive.

    Those of us raised free I think have a very hard time understanding how under-prepared almost all of these boys are when thrown out into the world.

    They don't understand even the most basic things we take for granted and things that we teach our children as ordinary matter-of-fact skills; money management, bank accounts...

    Many of them have reading/writing skill deficiencies, as well.  And thrown to the outside world, these kids often have no place to even GO. Everything and everyone they know is in the cult.  And once tossed out, they cannot rely on family for anything.  It may have been their very moms that dumped them on the roadside, in fact.

    These kinds of cults mixed with theocracy are a national tragedy for everyone involved AND not involved.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:07:12 AM PDT

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    •  You get the same problem with escaped (3+ / 0-)
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      North Koreans who have risked death to get to South Korea. The South Korean government has education and support programs for them, but there is no expectation that they will become fully functional after growing up in the Stalinist/Platonic tyranny of the North.

      The greatest principle of all is that nobody, whether male or female, should be without a leader. Nor should the mind of anybody be habituated to letting him (or her) do anything at all on his (or her) own initiative–to his leader he shall direct his eye and follow him faithfully. And even in the smallest matter he should stand under leadership. For example, he should get up, or move, or wash, or take his meals...only if he has been told to do so. In a word, he should teach his soul, by long habit, never to dream of acting independently, and to become utterly incapable of it.

          Plato, Laws 942d (350 BCE)

      South Korea is trying to make plans for reunification. It basically means putting most of a country on welfare (the poor) or probation (the privileged) for a generation, until children have a chance to grow up with adequate nutrition, education, and opportunity.

      I was in the South in the Peace Corps in the 1960s, when the first post-WW-II, post-Korean-war generation was growing up, almost a foot taller than their grandparents.

      Busting the Dog Whistle code.

      by Mokurai on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 03:20:31 PM PDT

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