Re: Child Rearing

Kennita Watson (
Tue, 30 Dec 1997 08:40:48 +0000

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Rick Rossi wrote:
> >7 yr. old boy throws tantrum for not getting his own way, kicks cat
> > in head on way to room.... gets 10 smacks on bottom with belt from
> > father, leaves temporary marks. Boy goes to school, complains his
> > bottom hurts, teacher... sees marks, father gets arrested for
> > child abuse and gets 24 hours in jail, court appearance and fine.
> ...Maybe the marks weren't so temporary if school officials thought
> the marks were severe enough to call the police, the police ...
> severe enough to arrest the man, and a judge ... severe enough to
> find him guilty and issue a fine in a court of law....

Don't forget photos and witness reports. Also, the entire thing could
have been done inside two or three days.

> And what does any of this have to do with Extropins?

I consider it relevant to my long-term survival, because I'd like
to spread memes that may bear on decreasing the amount of violence
carried forward into my future. This particular story shows three
steps of a violence-propagation process that may have extended for
any number of steps at both ends.