commented on Natural Communism
It is natural to love, to help, to give. I see it in my daughters all the time. I get what Charles is saying. We pound the positive aspects of our nature out of children and demand that the individual get the focus rather than the collective, which is the natural state. We may be born as an individual rational entity, but we are born into a collective, a group. And our brains seem to be hard-wired to respond to this. We yearn to connect, to give, to share life with each other, and our rules and philosophies push this out of us the older we get.
commented on Seattle Teachers Ask Parents to Join Testing Boycott by Opting Kids Out
The simple truth is that parents must be the driving force for change in public education. It is ONLY when parents get riled up that anything ever happens. Teachers have been blue-in-the-face complaining about ed. reform from the beginning. Nobody ever gives a shit. But when parents complain, things happen. Look at the 'reevaluation' of that Center School guy's curriculum about race and privilege; some parents got pissed, forced change. The same thing will happen with over-testing if parents rally and make the district know that they don't want it.
Except for that whole kickback thing...
commented on You Have to Wild-Child It
How does one find out about these houses? You name many of them; is there a listing somewhere? My band would be stoked to play at a show sometime, but I know nothing about how to contact these folks. Any help?
commented on Nice Try, Pro-Gun Poster
Note that in the knifing story, as of right now, NO deaths are reported. That is the difference. If a gun were used, there would be multiple deaths. Knives...not so much.