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I don't think the world is full of rapists and murderers, but I also don't want a community raising my children. I don't want their help, and they shouldn't expect to have mine. A sense of community is one thing, expecting that community to help raise of your children is ridiculous.
When I was a kid, my best friend's mom was like a second mom to me. Hell, I had a few "second moms" of good friends of mine whom I spent a lot of time with. I didn't have an "army of moms;" my mother is my one and true only mother, but I'm not going to sit here and say I wasn't "raised" to an extent by my friend's parents, and I'd wager my friends would say the same thing about my parents to them. I fail to see any negative that came from my situation.
From crazy lady in OP's quote, she isn't talking about your friends' parents...She's talking about them and the complete strangers that make up your community.
Hell, I had 6 second moms when I grew up. That's not the "community" that crazy biotch was talking about.
I was only commenting on my opinions and views. I wasn't addressing hers at all.
I'm sorry, I'm just going to pause and enjoy the delicious irony of you calling me a " idiot," editing your post, and still managing to leave out a word.
Also, did you miss the part where I said "[e]ven if a kid has a bad experience interacting with someone else, they learn from it"? Of course kids will do stupid things, but the whole point is that they learn from the experience. That way, once they go off to college or enter the real world, they'll know how to respond to challenges in their life. I'm not naive enough to think that my kid will lead a charmed life and never have to face adversity, so I'd rather they be prepared and know how they'll react in bad situations.
I didn't watch the clip, so I don't have the entire context except what I've seen online. However, her comments have a much more...sinister undertone than simply "it takes a village."
So again you are fine with your kid being offered a harmful substance from someone in your community, because a) they will obviously say no and b) they will learn from it.
I wouldn't say I'm "fine" with it, but I'm not naive enough to think sheltering the crap out of my kid is doing them any favors. Kids are going to be subjected to peer pressure, they're going to be offered drugs, alcohol, whatever, they're going to be in situations that test who they are. To think otherwise is to live in some sort of a fantasy world. I'd rather my kid be able to learn from the experience early, whether or not they make the right decision at the time.
Maybe this was just my experience, but how many sheltered, straight-edge kids have you seen go completely off the rails once they hit college? Maybe this is just me, but I don't think it's good parenting to force a major freedom-based culture shock to hit right as a kid goes to college. I would feel much more comfortable and I'd have much more trust in my kid to make good decisions if they've had life experience and are aware of bad situations they can be placed in. If you'd rather shelter your kid from everything and limit their exposure to the world, that's your prerogative.
You are missing he point here, exposing children to different things is not what she meant by "being raised by the community" and you damn well know it.
She meant society...government rather, being the primary force in raising and shaping your kids.
So libs let me ask you something. Once the sperm and egg donors have given the community it's child, how does it work, does the kid live in a different house every night or by community do we mean tax dollars paying for some sort of government child rearing facility? Thanks in advance.
I don't agree with the way in which she presented this idea, but how did you go from "community" to basically Hitler Youth?
Once again, you're selectively choosing to hear the thing that'll make you most angry. She said nothing about government being the "primary force in raising and shaping your kids."
Honestly, what's more likely - a public servant uses a slightly wordier explanation of the widely-known concept of "it takes a village," or a government lackey hell-bent on asserting governmental rule over every little aspect of all of our lives has a hidden meaning behind what seems like an innocuous interview that only TroyTide is smart enough to figure out?
Do y'all think that some people on this board truly believe that what they hear in a professors lecture or what they read in a book is truly how the world works in reality? I mean I read the books that I am assigned, and take notes in lectures, but I know some of the stuff I hear just isn't practical. I honestly never thought anyone would be dumb enough to try and tell others that raising a kid in a community sense would be better than his/her own parents, lord there are delusional people out there.
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Well wtf does she mean by families being outdated and the community raising your child. Your child not really belonging to you but to the state? Sounds like that is exactly what she wants.
Hitler was a leftist loon too.
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You should also know that living your life simply under the guise of, "This is how the world works and that's that," leaves no room for progression or change, hopefully in a positive manner. It takes both sides or else we'll still be stuck where we are now in 50 years.
No, it sounds like a very poorly worded and phrased version of, "It Takes a Village."
As far as how kids are raised, I am fine being right here in 5000 years.
Lol. Apparently I am not the only one that has figured all if this out.
When leftist say community or society they mean government.
Well I guess you've been wrong calling me a leftist all this time (which I tried to tell you from the beginning) 'cause I certainly don't mean government when I say community.
Unsurprisingly, you didn't even watch the video. She says nothing about families being "outdated" or that children belong "to the state."
I'm not even going to get into how hilarious it is that you're trying to blame Hitler on the left.
Think what you want, but no. It was prerecorded and edited the whole shebang. She actually said the notion that your kids are yours was wrong. Lol. This isn't some it takes a village crap.
Um, no. When crazy people hear those who they assume to be leftists say "community," their paranoid brains substitute "government."
There you go again wanting to change stuff that was working perfectly without the progression. There are some avenues where change and progression are needed, many of them are not societal.
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