Re: Violence in schools (Was Re: Back off! Im gay!)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Tue Oct 03 2000 - 09:54:11 MDT

David Lubkin wrote:
> On 10/2/00 at 10:10 AM J. R. Molloy wrote:
> >> But there were no fights in my school. Ever. The only weapons kids carried
> >> were pocket knives for a throwing game we played at recess. No one I knew had
> >> ever been arrested for anything; it was inconceivable that anyone would be.
> >
> >Nothing like an external enemy to unite and bring solidarity to a group or
> >tribe.
> I see. That explains the absense of bickering on the list, between >H and
> extropians, among libertarians, and between cryonics organizations.

I don't know if that were comparable. Now, if we had, say, a celebrity death
match between Eli and Eugene at the next Extro... that might be fun to watch...
> >I've heard it said (by Jewish friends) that Israel would implode and
> >disintegrate from internal fighting if they didn't have someone else to fight
> >against.
> That much I agree with. Many leaders of Labor and Likud still bitterly despise
> each other for acts allegedly committed by the other during the British Mandate.
> Rabin was assassinated by a fellow Jew who believed he was betraying them by
> giving away land deeded to them by God. Why, meetings of the Knesset are almost
> as raucous as those of the House of Commons....

See what happens when your country doesn't have an American football league???

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