“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Because - believe it or not - kids do **** like this all the time. . . clinically: it's normal in childhood. They don't know all the 'adult' stuff about it . . . sometimes they just do stuff.
Which is why we have established rules in school such as 'no one is allowed to touch your no-no places' and so on that we review with children . . . kids are curious creatures - which is why adult supervision is key.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
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The hysteria then was out of control. I remember people were leaving children to young to be on their own rather than putting them in day care.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)