Laurence: I am one of those useful idiots chanting that …

Comment on Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday by Evelyne Roullet.

Laurence: I am one of those useful idiots chanting that it takes the whole of a village to raise a child.
But, Laurence, this idiot has the guts to put her name to her posts. How can we take advice from an anonymous source? And who knows, the village could be healthier with people proud of their ideas and opinions?
You cannot publish your name? Because of your job? Your family? Get rid of them if this stops you to be true to yourself.
It takes the whole of a village to raise a child does not mean that the village has no rules. To the contrary. A village has expectations, behaviours, boundaries.
Breach of rules and crimes must be punished.

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Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
@ Ray, Posted March 22, 2018 at 11:22 pm
I maintain that if anyone must insult, do it with your name.
Village has more than a definition and is not relevant to our contemporary way of life. So let us use the word Community.
The people who helped were neighbours, strangers in the street, as well as professionals, of course.
I still look after children who are not Aborigines, and do not believe in spanking, but in strong voice if needed. One mother told me: “Do not raise your voice when you talk to children. I wonder about the future behaviour of the child.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
Laurence, accept my apology for your my remarks about your pseudonym. I suppose I was upset by your rich colorful language telling me that I am an idiot because of my beliefs: “Usual useful idiots chanting that it takes the whole of a village to raise a child.” Your quote, not mine! So I thought if I need to be insulted I want to know the person who does it; fair?
I quote Hillary Clinton to show that “village” does not mean buildings, but “community”.


Pack of girls attacked me, says Chinese on working holiday
I have questions for Maccas supervisor and staff:
• She started at 10pm and the shift ended at 2am on Sunday. She must be tired.
• When she left she discovered her bike had been stolen. Does Maccas have no secure parking for staff?
• So she set out on foot to the home of a friend in the Old Eastside, where she is staying. Could anyone, as she was not alone, have given her a lift? Or called a taxi? I was under impression that it was the employer’s responsibility to insure the safety of their employees.


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