Yes, well. When your daughter is the one who’s lying barely conscious on the front yard of some frat house, my sons will be the ones who will know enough to charge in, swinging sticks to chase the brutes away. They’ll know because we let them have sticks, we let them find out what sticks can do, and we told them what sticks are for.
Violence doesn’t take over when boys are allowed to have sticks. Violence takes over when no one tells boys what sticks are for.
Thus Simcha Fisher
Manhood is impossible in our society. You become a man when you accept responsibility. But today our society won’t even let a guy accept responsibility for himself.
This morning the pool was closed at the YMCA so I wandered up to the gym instead, where I was promptly kicked out. Why? Because you have swim flipflops on. If you dropped free weights on your feet, you might get hurt. [Which is dumb, because that’s my problem, and tennis shoes won’t help much anyway]. Out loud: as you can see, I’m not using free weights and I wasn’t planning on using the free weights. No, you still have to leave. Why? Because. For your own good.
For the last few years, I’ve mused that the Church was inevitably going to have to separate from the BSA, and create the “Mormon Scouts of America.” Of course recent events have brought that possibility to the fore. But “MSA” would be a terrible name, so let me be the first to broach the subject of what to call the Mormon Scouts. (more…)
This would be problematic even if people didn’t lie and game the system.
His Majesty: “I must meet this Glenn Reynolds. We seem to think alike at times.”
It would be a shame, though, if “Buzz” Aldrin’s application of rough justice compromises the libel suit.
And, on a related note, is anyone else as disturbed as I am over the amazing lack of attention paid to the 45th anniversary of the first Moon landing?