Daylight Robbery: The Normalization of Child Sacrifice

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic



 

It must feel strange when adults visit their former schools, particularly if their memories of it are predominantly negative ones. And, certainly, for most people, school represents over a decade of fear, anxiety, stress and trauma, for one reason or another. And yet, it’s the one decade in every person’s life that should have been the most exciting and miraculous; where freedom reigned, where clothing was optional, and where every day was a new adventure. Unfortunately, these magical childhood years can never be recovered. Or even, courtesy of the education system, recovered from.

Teachers themselves represented the main source of terror, for many. In hindsight, however, the apparent authority and menace of these paper tigers can only be seen as ironic. Certainly, no self-respecting adult would allow themselves to be intimidated by even their most feared childhood nemesis. For the abused child had, at last, become a man. He was big and strong now, and in a position to seek revenge, or at least compensation, for the terrible abuse that he suffered. Instead, however, the adult meekly and obediently delivers his own children into the hands of his former abuser.

Why do parents perpetuate such an obvious cycle of abuse? Because they have submitted to a seemingly more legitimate authority than mere teachers: Government. And, by extension, society itself, with its endlessly shifting definitions of normality. We know from history that behaviour once deemed worthy of death, or life imprisonment, is subsequently either accepted as normal, or else celebrated as virtuous. And vice versa. Either way, there are winners and losers in this high-stakes lottery. And those who find themselves on the wrong side of history must either pay with their lives, by conforming to the status-quo, or else choose to become outsiders, and prepare to accept the consequences of having a modicum of self-respect.

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Daylight Robbery is a victim support group for people who feel that their childhood was stolen from them, by having to attend school. Ultimately, we are seeking compensation for the stress and trauma suffered.

 


Submitted: December 21, 2020

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leilajoon

I was a teacher once. I agree with what is written, but teachers can't change much individually. Educational system needs to be change. Sometimes the teachers themselves are victims of this system.

I think the educational system in Scandinavia (and Finland in particular) is the best.

Mon, December 21st, 2020 3:29pm

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