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  •  Thank you for your thoughts. (9+ / 0-)

    I don't think anyone reasonably believes that we should keep children ignorant, and I KNOW the commenter you replied to doesn't believe that.

    It, however, is not the point.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 01:09:58 PM PDT

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    •  We do teach girls differently than boys (10+ / 0-)

      and that is stupid and self-defeating, IMNVHO.

      We teach girls to be quiet and go along rather than risk making the situation worse. We teach boys to yell, scream and make a scene.

      We should be teaching everybody to fight back. I am reminded of a scene in a long-ago ABC primetime PI show, "Longstreet." The protagonist, a blind PI, was taking self-defense lessons from an instructor played by Bruce Lee.

      He had James Franciscus' character in a pretty serious hold, and he said, "What do you do now?"
      Longstreet asked, "Pray?"
      The instructor replied, "Bite!! Bite as hard as you can, and hang on!"

      We should be teaching all our kids that it's not just strangers they shouldn't trust. We should be teaching our kids, "Yell, Scream, Make a Scene!"
      And we should be teaching everybody how to defend themselves effectively. If that counts as advocating physical violence and gets me banned, so be it.

      We used to value manners and it used to be a matter of honor to behave as a gentleman. That's gone by the wayside. Time to start knowing how to deal with jerks effectively instead.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 02:03:16 PM PDT

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