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Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for January 28, 2017

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “This is America. Teach her the importance of sports and being popular”

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    Adiraiju  over 2 years ago

    “Diss-uh-pline… must be Italian!”

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    AKHenderson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    “You remember how one of the Greek Dictators…sent an envoy to another Dictator to ask his advice about the principles of government. The second Dictator led the envoy into a field of grain, and there he snicked off with his cane the top of every stalk that rose an inch or so above the general level. The moral was plain. Allow no preeminence among your subjects. Let no man live who is wiser or better or more famous or even handsomer than the mass. Cut them all down to a level: all slaves, all ciphers, all nobodies. All equals.” – C. S. Lewis, “Screwtape Proposes a Toast”

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    gmartin997  over 2 years ago

    Not exactly what our learned child psychologists would recommend.

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    montessoriteacher  over 2 years ago

    I still remembered the line but we are raising her like an Asian child. It is funny, what you remember years later.

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    mrweevy  over 2 years ago

    Is it weird that she married a guy with her dad’s nose?

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    phredturner  over 2 years ago

    Yeah, American kids should be fat, dumb,video game players

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    Omniman  over 2 years ago

    Elders, as in people who can, and want to, teach you enormous amounts of things to help you have a great life!

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    bobblumenfeld  over 2 years ago

    What they don’t get is that the ones with the real “unfair advantages” never go to public schools, and many of their parents would like to see the middle and lower classes kept totally uneducated beyond what’s necessary to serve them well and cheaply.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 2 years ago

    Equality u7nhder the law, not equal in all things we are. But that mistake is still around where the idea of democracy to some is that their illiteracy equals the learned.

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    David Huie Green  over 2 years ago

    Very good comment on the attitude that applying oneself is unfair to the deadbeats and underachievers.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    When the the US ideal of a meritocracy turn into a kleptocracy, where merit, unless in sports, is meaningless.Remember, the US has 5.8 million vacant jobs, not a single one of them requiring a 4 year college degree, but most requiring an apprenticeship, where they pay you rather than having massive student loans. Other jobs require very specialized training, which factories are no longer willing to do themselves because when trained, they run to other factories for higher wages

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    Robert C. Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If the employer pays high, equitable wages, the “desertion” problem largely disappears. Henry Ford had that figured out in1914: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/jan-5-1914-henry-ford-implements-5-a-day-wage/?_r=0 That type of long-term strategy seems unpopular in modern business – takes longer than the next quarter to show BIG ROI.

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    montessoriteacher  over 2 years ago

    Another day, another outrageous example of racism in trump America. Under trump, we are now hassling Iraqi translators who are trying to gain asylum here after keeping our troops alive in the middle east. I hope GT and all other artists keep up the pressure on trump, as all of us must.

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    lindz.coop  over 2 years ago

    Better teach her to bully if she wants to live in the US.

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    John Smith  about 2 years ago

    WOW! 60s liberals promoting discipline, hard word and respect?!? Now, I must be smoking something.

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