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“Teen Culture” is the New Imperialism, and it is Destroying the World

Posted by M. C. on June 3, 2018

School shootings, teen suicide, and low-achieving youth are products of the artificial extension of childhood, the oppression that teens face. But with this issue, is it easy for individuals to take control of the situation, and refuse to be part of the problem. You can solve these problems for your family in one generation.

I could see this as far back as my youth. There were the middle school aged kids of my neighborhood environment and there the other few. They knew about hunting, fishing, how to fix a car or drive a tractor. Some because their situation mandated it, some because there were provided the opportunity. Growing up in an adult environment is different.

As mentioned in a recent post, those of the ‘millennial culture’ are different also.

By Joe Jarvis

You know how missionaries used to run around the globe forcing everyone to be a Christian? And in the process, they destroyed native cultures and traditions?

Well, the same thing is happening today with Western “teen culture.” It is being exported around the world with disastrous effects.

Manufacturing Adolescence Read the rest of this entry »

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Not All Teens are Begging for their Rights to be Taken | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on April 18, 2018

What do you think will be the result on society, when generations of children have been brought up indoctrinated to think that it is normal for the government to search them, monitor them, question them, and dictate every second of their day?

But the theory behind free-range parenting has merit. It is based on the science that says coercion leads to psychological problems….

By Joe Jarvis

Authoritarianism creeps in from seemingly unlikely places…

And yet the media has manipulated teens into marching not to have their human rights restored, but to take more of their rights away. They want to make sure no one under 21 can protect themselves.

This again is one of those things that sounds like a reasonable idea.

“Teenagers are unstable, we don’t want them having guns!”

Of course, 15-year-old gang members already seem quite capable of getting guns. And basically any 15-year-old in America can get cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs.

So instead of protecting “kids,” and protecting society from “kids,” these rules serve only to infantilize teensIt is a spiral–as teens are more restricted, they lash out in protest, which is used as further evidence of the need to restrict them. Read the rest of this entry »

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