That aside, do you think it's appropriate to counsel kids about topics
their parents might prevent them from being counseled about
"Appropriate"? Try "necessary". If the parents are neglecting to educate
their children on an important topic then it falls to the rest of
society to ensure that those children do not fall through the cracks.
It is even more basic than that. If one of my kids’ friends notes they have
a crush or is dating someone there is no reason for me to take notes and
make sure their parents know.
Now if they are in a dangerous situation, say dating a teacher or other
older person or whatever, of course I would take action. But for Carroll to
think teens having crushes is something weird and something I need to act
in is insane.
Many of these teens are in a group together and I have talked to the leader
and there will be a focus on some of the things you bring up. The school
“sex ed” is a joke. Will not go into more details in part because Carroll
might figure out what group and harass them.
And keep in mind Carroll has said that child abuse, in his view, is not a
crime unless one is caught. And has talked about his estrangement from his
kids and how multiple wives have left him. He is likely projecting his own
abuse of kids into me.
Ideally, the public school system would ensure every important topic was
taught, and would enrol 100% of the population, but there's this whole
"home-schooling" and private schooling thing, especially in the South,
fuelled by a mix of a) bigoted parents who want their kids to go to an
all-white school, b) profit-driven interests wrecking the public school
system and selling an alternative, and c) misogynistic or otherwise
fucked-up parents who specifically want to keep their offspring ignorant
about sexual matters particularly, usually religious kO0ks, and all of
these factions have outsized political clout.
There is a lot of that — but there is also good home schooling. Some
parents want their kids to learn more than the schools teach. If the kids
also are in library groups or sports or scouts or the like research shows
they often do better academically and socially. Takes a strong commitment
from the parents though.
Every *real* developed country, of course, has a universal education
system and a government that responds to bigoted, misogynist, or
otherwise evil or misguided parents' complaints by telling them to go
pound sand. The United States, by contrast, has governments at every
level that bend over backward to appease the most backward, ignorant,
and reactionary citizens in their districts, and also sky-high rates of
teen pregnancy, STDs, and other problems as a consequence.
Colorado handled this well and reduced their term pregnancy and abortion
rates. The right wingers, of course, are against everything they did.
Also, a warning to everyone else: the Carroll k00k is now playing
silent-followup-to games in a desperate attempt to have the last word by
dishonest and sneaky means. Be cautious and make sure to restore any
snecked groups when replying to prove him wrong yet again.
And this includes his sock explosion. He is having one of his very public
breakdowns. He cannot defend the US engaging in bigoted profiling — but
backs it anyway. He cannot defend the US abusing kids (and adults) as a
part of the redistribution of wealth to the rich — but backs it anyway. He
cannot defend his demanding of rights for himself he denies others. He
cannot explain why child abuse is not, to him, a crime unless you are
So he is doing what he does when he backs himself in a corner — lashing out
with horrid and false accusations and fishing for personal info about
people to use in his harassment.
Carroll snipped and ran from this babbling about me being a "counselor".
he meant!). Carroll also lied about my views of history, of books, and
more. Just his normal non-stop lies to try to turn the tables away from
you are caught.