What was I beaten for? II

Many of us in the west were punished at one point or another for our behaviour. The most common reasons I can think of were:
Cursing
Failure to do chores/homework
Showing disrespect to authority
Parental fatigue
In addition to the belt, revocation of T.V. ‘privileges’ would be suspended. Most of these behaviours are a direct or indirect result of programming; Either you were distracted by T.V. or you learned these things from T.V.

Does it not seem odd to anyone else that a functioning adult would beat and punish their own child before removing the offending source? What does it say that denial of the problem source is a punishment? Too many contradictions in one place.
It’s like putting out a bowl of candy, whipping anyone who eats the candy, and then telling them they are not allowed to have any candy for a week. What can be learned?

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So now that we are here…

40% of the populous in North America has some form of Degree. Google that shit. Shame few people are fans of history though…
When Jamestown sprung up there were more gentlemen than people who actually did work. In case you don’t know how that played out, it went pretty badly.
What I’m trying to say is go plant a tree instead of learning how to count someone else’s stack.

What was I beaten for?

Kids are savages, this is true. What I’m stuck on is who controls the switch? Why was it when I was a lad it was not only acceptable to hurt geeks and nerds, but encouraged? The same people who would hurl rocks and insults at their peers 20 years ago for their love of fantasy and games now watch Game of Thrones and keep a computer in their pocket.
While I am glad to see this paradigm shift, I am very bitter. Why was I harmed then for what is mainstream now? Do these creatures stop and think about this at all? Fuck if I know.

Coming soon…more to come

For reasons including boredom and utter unemployablity I bring you the words of me. Wow, that could have gone better.
From the rearguard we will discuss the finer points of life, love, failure, and the unexplained need to persist. A forum for those things we all think about and would love to discuss but cannot for fear of alienating everyone within 10 meters. This is for the boring, the depressing, and the close to our heart topics that no one wants to hear about.
We will cover things like;
Why does the HD version lack a soul?
Why is that job posting still up after I applied?
How come we live inside Taylor Hole?
How come no one else is covered in cat fur?

And other important questions that for obvious reasons you are afraid to ask and no one is willing/able to answer.
More to come…