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  •  You have mentioned that book and author before, (8+ / 0-)

    I have it on hold at the library, soon to pick it up.

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:31:17 AM PDT

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    •  I think you'll learn (9+ / 0-)

      from it, as I did. A co-worker loaned it to me years ago when the spousal unit and I were managing an after-school and summer program for at-risk and adjudicated young teens (11-14) here in a very rural southern Appalachian county. Encountering the kind of seemingly hopeless abuse and delinquency issues most people only read about in obscure and voyeuristic footnotes to sensationalized 'reality show' tales.

      This society is so messed up, and it almost seems like TPTB are doing everything they possibly can to keep it that way or make it worse. So long as people succumb to PC social pressures to avoid confronting what's really wrong, it cannot get any better. Sort of a "Name It" thing, and its name is Evil.

      It's beyond mere stupidity, ignorance and/or negligence. It's active, not passive. It never consciously seeks psychological counsel to overcome itself, though its victims often find themselves in need of help. And it often uses social position or religious fervor to disguise itself while projecting its own nature onto the dreaded 'other'... the lie.

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