Sunday, October 03, 2010

3114 Lack of brainwashing can be bad, too.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold
two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time,
and still retain the ability to function."
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald --


I just got a Google search hit from someone in England searching for "older woman who likr to sniff other womans panties"[sic]. Sheesh! That's worse than getting hits for toe porn!


There was a liberal gathering in Washington yesterday. Conservatives are snorting because it was smaller than Glenn Beck's gathering a few weeks ago.

Well, hey! We heard about Beck's do for weeks beforehand. I hadn't heard or read one peep about yesterday's gathering until it was over. What the hey? Why the silence?

My tin hat is tingling again.


Everyone by now has heard about the suicide of the Rutgers student after his roommate broadcast his assignation on the internet. We've heard a lot about the victim, but very little about the roommate. Campus vigils are being held for the victim, but there's no word about (other than charges against) the camera boy. How are other students treating him?

As to the causes and cautions, there's a lot of talk about internet abuses of privacy, and how kids don't understand privacy issues, and how somehow it's the fault of the rapid expansion of internet socializing.

I don't see it that way, especially after thinking about the mind control stuff from the last post. Simply not understanding about privacy issues results in things like a kid putting an embarrassing photo that they think is funny on Facebook, without realizing that once there, it can be copied and circulated forever, even if they later delete it.

There is a larger problem in this case, and that seems to be a total lack of ethics, empathy, compassion, and caring. It's not just not understanding what you shouldn't put on the net - it's also understanding WHY some things just aren't appropriate. What goes on in the FLDS is active brainwashing. What that kid at Rutgers suffered from is passive brainwashing. Somewhere along the line, he was given NO ethical education, NO empathetic sensitivity training, NO lessons in compassion. It's just missing.

I'm seeing a lot of that, everywhere in the youth, and not just the youth. Take a look at power structures, including corporations and Congress. As the FLDS children learn their roles from their parents, so our youth learn their morals from our society.

That scares me.


Anonymous said...

I have been wondering not about the roommate, nasty little thug, but the other guy who was broadcast. How is HE doing?


~~Silk said...

Wow! Thank you. I didn't even think of him at all! Perhaps there's some restraint on the part of the news folks, that they haven't been shoving mikes in his face, but still, I should have at least wondered.