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Tucker Carlson on Schools Banning Best Friends

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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 11:33 AM
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I've had periods in my life where I've had lots of friends and other times with only one or two. The only people I really think of as my friends today are the ones that were my 'best' friends. I don't see them very often any more but I've known most of them for at least a decade now and I know no matter how long it's been since we've seen eachother I could call any of them any time with anything I needed and they'd be there for me. Same for me.




posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 11:59 AM
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originally posted by: projectvxn
This goes as much for Tucker as it does the OP:

Stop legitimizing stupid points of view from stupid people that no one listens to anyway.

There's a difference between legitimizing and criticizing. And it may seem stupid, but as Tucker mentions these types of stupid things often have the capacity to become real issues and there are already schools implementing these types of social rules. I'll never forget that story about a school banning triangular flapjacks because a kid got hit in the eye by one. I never underestimate the stupidity of these people anymore.
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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 12:28 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Heh, yeah like warning labels such as...

"Remove clothing article before ironing"

"Do not place over head and tie with a zip tie. This is not a space helmet, but you'll go on a trip alright!"



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 12:31 PM
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I’m what some would call a SJW, but I don’t think banning best friends is good at all. From what I know, this practice is only implemented in a few schools in the U.K.

Yes, I am against it, as are other liberals I’ve talked to.

Give me one crazy liberal, I’ll show you a crazy conservative.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

The Socialist Hive Mind Mentality at work here . It is Pure Evil to even Suggest this Nonsense in a Free Country . These Demented Thinkers Need to be Culled from Infecting Society with such Rubbish .
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posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

In order for socialism to work, you have to create what the Soviets called the "New Soviet Man." Basically, that is a person who stops working or thinking of himself as himself but instead as only a tiny cog in the greater collective so that everything he or she does is for them and not in any way for him or her self.

When a child has a best friend, they single out an individual and make on person special recognizing the uniqueness of one person over the value of the social whole. That's why socialism needs to strike down the one in favor of the many. You cannot have a best friend because that means an individual friend has more worth than the collective of "friends." Plus, it means you allow on cog in the collective to make its own value judgments in favor of the state.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: Annee

Psychology is about normalizing an abnormal mind.

Forcing people into unnatural behavior by telling them having preference is wrong and exclusionary is not the natural state of a mind.

Thus, i find it to be internally inconsistent with the body of work within the field. And i have to wonder what studies are used to support this? Because without studies, its nothing short of running behavoiral experiments on children. I find that utterly detestable


How is this unnatural behavior?

It's wrong for human's to evolve beyond the animalistic behavior of survival of the fittest?

Always



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: ChaoticOrder




They actually seem to think that encouraging "pack" or "herd" behavior in children is a good thing, they want to strip them of all individuality and rob them of the chance to form meaningful relationships.


Think about that for a while and the whole idea behind this will run out and challenge you.

It's the plan!

Start with the children.

P


I don't understand the point. Humans are pack animals by nature, and we join those packs that we associated the best with whether you have a best friend or not. It seems this whole argument is to suggest we force people into the pack we think is best for them with no choice on their end...don't think that will work very well.



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Annee

OR...

"BAD BOY!!...now go sit on the Buddy Bench for 10 minutes!!!"

or....

"Hey, this is my Buddy Bench...go find your own!!"



posted on Jan, 13 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Evolution is a natural process, not a forced or learned one.

When humans attempt to direct nature by attempting to restrict the impulse that clearly still exists, evolution has not occurred.

That's like saying that when you only feed your dog vegetables, the dog has evolved and is no longer primarily a carnivore.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: ChaoticOrder

Having been both the exuded and the included I'd say it's a lesson in empathy.

I come from a large Italian family on my father's side and a tiny family on my mother's side who was kept close because they were precious. So my friends were my siblings and my cousins. When I started school I had a hard time getting into the group. I was dark haired in a sea of blonds and redheads and light browns and part of it was me and part of it was them but I felt left out and was left out.
In another situation a girl was walking away from a group I was with because one girl made her feel unwelcome. Just the way she looked leaving awakened an affinity and and anger in me and I went after her and brought her back. So there's lessons learned.
Not everybody is going to like you. And you should be as kind as you possibly can.
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posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Annee

Evolution is a natural process, not a forced or learned one.

When humans attempt to direct nature by attempting to restrict the impulse that clearly still exists, evolution has not occurred.

That's like saying that when you only feed your dog vegetables, the dog has evolved and is no longer primarily a carnivore.


OK - - I'm from the SoCA Los Angeles beach area. Now I live in SW AZ.

There is a major difference in social culture. I much prefer the Los Angeles Beach culture - - - which is far more inclusive and acceptingly natural then AZ.

And at 71 years old - - I've seen a lot. I DO NOT agree that social acceptance should not be forced.

I've seen how it works in my grandson's school - - and I support it.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 02:39 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: Annee

OR...

"BAD BOY!!...now go sit on the Buddy Bench for 10 minutes!!!"

or....

"Hey, this is my Buddy Bench...go find your own!!"



Maybe where you come from



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 02:57 PM
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a reply to: Annee

We can argue about social acceptance and forcing it, but that wasn't my point.

Forcing something is not actually evolution -- a natural process, not an artificial one.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Annee

We can argue about social acceptance and forcing it, but that wasn't my point.

Forcing something is not actually evolution -- a natural process, not an artificial one.


As said - - I've had 71 years to see both sides.

I do not agree with you.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Annee

So basically, if you only feed your dog vegetables, your dog has magically evolved into a vegetarian?



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Annee

So basically, if you only feed your dog vegetables, your dog has magically evolved into a vegetarian?


Is that social evolution?



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Social evolution is not thing as you are thinking it is.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yes, it is.

It may not be what you are thinking of - - but, it is definitely what I am thinking it is.



posted on Jan, 14 2018 @ 05:20 PM
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a reply to: Annee

Im not issuing moral judgement. Im making observations which are reasonable and relevant.

Humans do t "evolve" like you mention. You can force a change in behavior by inflicting various psychological means such as shaming or chastisement, but the natural state if humans is to have preference.

Long term, who knows what effects it will have on children. But it feels like you are spending time correcting innocent behavior, and its hard to see how that is beneficial. At what point do you raise a child who is allowed to express themselves, and their preferences?



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