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November 15, 2008



Thank you for those insights. I got into a heated discussion with a liberal on a forum just the other day. We had all been having a nice discussion about how liberals and conservatives treat each other, and I had made some general statements that I think give insight into the different perspectives of the two groups. The other person came along, pointed out inevitable exceptions to my broad theory. This person had no desire to see things from different perspectives, which was all I was trying to offer. So like you said, the only option was to simply walk away.


Thank you for this article. It's hard, but people can go beyond their preconceived notions. I did grass roots advocacy in my hometown for the Chinese detainees from the Golden Venture. Our group was made up of people from both ends of the religious and political spectrum and everything in between. We were and still are dear friends.

For some reason, this whole school thing is the hardest thing for me to shake. Try as I might...and I've tried for years, I keep slipping back into measuring and teaching by state standards. I suppose it's because I've gone through 12 years of indoctrination, not only with school days but the intrusion of homework into my "free time" at home.

But I'm really determined to shake off this oppression, because that is what it is. Traditional school, whether at home or in a brick and mortar, is just NOT working with my child.

So I've been coming here more often, because I really need help! So thank you for this post, Missy. Each thing I read here is like another grappling hook to pull myself out of the mire of all those years of brainwashing!


Wow, that was pretty manipulative of your neighbor to try to get another neighbor to do the dirty work and "report" you! Add that to her two-facedness -- asking you for favors while stabbing you in the back -- and you have a real winner, there. Good for you for walking away.

Crimson Wife

And the really sad thing is that most of the kids in this country who truly *ARE* suffering from abuse & neglect by and large live in dysfunctional neighborhoods where they don't have anyone looking out for them....

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