A community should be modeled on the family. “When spouses …

Comment on Compromise was needed to save youth crime plan by Evelyne Roullet.

A community should be modeled on the family.
“When spouses disagree about parenting issues, what usually happens is that one parent tends to be more strict and the other parent tends to be more lenient.
“The strict parent gets angry when the lenient parent allows too much leeway.
“The lenient parent gets upset when the strict parent is too restrictive. So the strict parent gets stricter and the lenient parents gets more permissive until the parents are battling all the time over how to discipline.
“The children have a field day of misbehavior in this dynamic,learning to play one parent against the other and running amuck”.
Our council is acting like the lenient parent and shows no sign of near changing of attitude.

Evelyne Roullet Also Commented

Compromise was needed to save youth crime plan
@ One country one flag: Which one? In January 1788 to establish a penal colony.
In the century that followed, the British established other colonies on the continent, and European explorers ventured into its interior.
Indigenous Australians were greatly weakened and their numbers diminished by introduced diseases and conflict with the colonists during this period.
Australia is one of few colonies left in the world and if the Australian of the 21st century do not take care, this colony could also disappear.
I can hear the impossibles and see smiles, but I grew up in colony witnessing what happened when white did not care about the natives and even Algeria who was a French department disappeared.
Only arrogant or stupid people do not want to learn from history.


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I agree with you Janet, bandaids government not only is all wrong, but it underlines the paternalistic colonialist ideas.
This mentality characterises the restriction of the freedom and responsibilities of subordinates or dependants in their supposed interest.
We look after you doctrine of cultural hierarchy and supremacy, as you are incapable to look after yourselves, we keep you in the gutters and we all have a jobs.


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How to we get a round ball to fit into a square hole? It is feasible and mathematically the round ball in a square hole fits easier and better that a cube in a round hole. The question is who is or are the round hole, the round ball, the square hole, the cube?
We have unusual individualists (by our standards) who could or would not fit into a niche or category with our majority.
May be we have to get outside the square we are in and see reality from a new perspective.


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Ntharipe Observer: You have excellent points to argue the dilemma caused by alcohol. However, you make it sound like in a community there are more violent alcoholics than responsible men and women.
Groups similar to Neighbourhood Watch could be formed, supported by the local police.
Neighbourhood Watch is a successful community-based crime prevention program aimed at the protection of property and personal safety.
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No question of martial arts or any other physical violence: Citizen arrest should be enough and if followed by the destruction of the vehicle would send a message to traffickers.


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