Sunday, November 29, 2015

This was posted on FB "Uncoachable kids become unemployable adults. Let your kids get used to someone being tough on them. It's life, get over it."

Many people agreed...

I posted, "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

After a little research I then posted selected pieces from a quote by Hitler regarding Germany's youth...“My program for educating youth is hard … weakness must be hammered away...I want a brutal, domineering, fearless and cruel youth. Youth must be all that. It must bear pain. There must be nothing weak and gentle about it. The free, splendid beast of prey must once again flash from its eyes..."

In a personal message I said, "I can't send this for general consumption...regarding the idea of coachable kids making good employees. It's a bit of a jumble of thoughts and ideas...
This is all based on the "survival of the fittest" notion of liberal social Darwinism as laid out by Herbert Spencer. This says that bullying is good, as are plenty of poor people and very few wealthy, as it is impossible for many to 'win'. As for 'how the world really works'...it is a construct of people and people can make it any way we want. The fact I see this 'world' generally supported tells me we are still the only animal that hunts, chases and kills itself. Modern capitalism loves this stuff, it self justifies its existence as a way to separate the 'wheat from the chaff', all good if you are the wheat. It turns our kids from tolerant, sharing, caring beings to exclusionary, racist, intolerant, I am the only thing that matters, uncaring of the other kind of people, sheep, that we 'generally' say we don't want them to be. It's no wonder kids are confused by the mixed messages we give them, don't bully, but crush your classmates on the exam to get ahead. Play nice together and share your ideas, but remember to pick a good leader who can muster the forces to his/her bidding, we all work for somebody. In sports, okay, maybe. In life, no. And I'm sick and tired of the 'sport is life' idea that justifies horrible things we do to others because it's like that in football or golf. Sport is not life, it may be a narrow part of life, but it is not life. Those who say it is, well, it explains much about how f'd up our world is. Having a kid 'kicked to the curb' is our fault not the kids' because we have created this harsh and abusive life into which we toss them. It is NOT a natural thing, this 'life' is socially engineered by us. Life in nature is easier as we have seen by the ease with which indigenous people exist within it. We can't tolerate that, or off the grid hippies, as it denigrates 'our' system of constructed life and nature. We then want our cute kids to become ferocious, driven, self reliant, compliant to authority, self indulgent, self motivated individuals. Hmmmm...not sure that's what I want."

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