"What do you mean children are people? Not YET they're not. Until they grow older, they're our PROPERTY.
"Just like women."
all in all it's just another brick in the wall
What sobering, scathing observations about the frailty of children.
I recall the haunting words to a song from a few years ago titled "My Name Is Luka." It was a dark melody about a child who was the victim of abuse. Perhaps it was in memory of little Lisa Steinberg, son of monster/lawyer Joel Steinberg who beat her to death?
In any event, I simply can't imagine innocent children being subjected to such cruel, heartless treatment. But, then reality creeps back in like a foreboding dark shadow & I realize if I merely pick up the morning paper or turn an ear to the news, I'll be immersed in a sea of violence and fear.
To raise a mediocre person is not too hard. To raise a wonderful person is very, very hard. To kill a child or make him into a monster, you must be a monster yourself, and then as Gerard notes, it is easy.
The world seems increasingly to be full of monsters. Arm yourself and prepare to defend the children you love. Vote for more defense spending, more intervention against monstrous regimes abroad, more secure prisons and the death penalty for monsters here in America.
God has a place for the monsters, and we must send them there ASAP, before they eat our children. Fairy tales, unfortunately, sometimes are true.
I just put together a post linking to a lengthy piece by Matthias Kuntzel about the history of the Basiji children's army in Iran. According to Kuntzel there has been a transformation of their mission over the last twenty years from combat to laboratories, but the description of their recruitment, training and use in combat gives full meaning to "The Weaponization of Children."
...and I was expecting some psychobabble-laden, social worker treatise that was going to be about 10 grafs too long. You cut to the quick.
Isn’t that in the Koran somewhere, or the Islamic Nazi manifesto?
Reading Robert Godwin's post one cannot but imagine Arab children who see the difference of their treatment and the "dreams" their parents/tribe have for them vs the "dreams: of the typical Israeli parent.
Is it any wonder the very presence of the Jews must be erased.
The Crack and the Crock at the Foundation of History (updated)
Q: You said, "The default religion of human beings is the practice of human sacrifice. This pathological virus planted deep in the heart of the human species has been given insufficient attention by scholars. Virtually all primitive cultures and ancient civilizations engaged in it." You state further, "Obviously, the foundation stone of Judaism is the injunction against human sacrifice, when God tells Abraham not to kill him a son out on highway 61.
As the writer puts it, “Paganism has the advantage of being older than Christianity, the faith which arouses most of the hatred of the pseudo-intellectuals of our time.... Much of Islam today seems to have more in common with the pagan religions which preceded its founding in the seventh century. No clearer case of child sacrifice exists now than radical Islam’s cult of suicide bombings...” Who is that voice telling Muslims to murder children--both their own and others'? Could it be the same voice that told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac? No: could it possibly not be the same voice?
As a psychologist, I see the story of Abraham and Isaac as a primordial, archetypal tale of how barbarous pagans stopped listening to their psychotic, child-hating "god," and instead took a right turn in history, discovered the God of Love, and became the Jews that we know and love. That little crack of light that opened up in antiquity runs in a straight line to us. Another line leads to contemporary Islam and its allies among the international Left. It is so obvious, and yet people do not see. This occasionally causes me real despair, as if the foundations of the West are being eroded in plain sight, on one side by Islamic do-badders, on the other side by leftist do-gooders.
....."when they love their children"........they haven't learned to yet.