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How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Susan Sontag1. Be consistent.2. Don’t speak about him to others (e.g., tell funny things) in his presence. (Don’t make him self-conscious.)3. Don’t praise him for something I wouldn’t always accept as good.4. Don’t reprimand him harshly for something he’s been allowed to do.5. Daily routine: eating, homework, bath, teeth, room, story, bed.6. Don’t allow him to monopolize me when I am with other people.7. Always speak well of his pop. (No faces, sighs, impatience, etc.)8. Do not discourage childish fantasies.9. Make him aware that there is a grown-up world that’s none of his business.10. Don’t assume that what I don’t like to do (bath, hairwash) he won’t like either.[via: Brain Pickings]

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How to Raise a Child: 10 Rules from Susan Sontag

1. Be consistent.
2. Don’t speak about him to others (e.g., tell funny things) in his presence. (Don’t make him self-conscious.)
3. Don’t praise him for something I wouldn’t always accept as good.
4. Don’t reprimand him harshly for something he’s been allowed to do.
5. Daily routine: eating, homework, bath, teeth, room, story, bed.
6. Don’t allow him to monopolize me when I am with other people.
7. Always speak well of his pop. (No faces, sighs, impatience, etc.)
8. Do not discourage childish fantasies.
9. Make him aware that there is a grown-up world that’s none of his business.
10. Don’t assume that what I don’t like to do (bath, hairwash) he won’t like either.

[via: Brain Pickings]

If one meets a powerful person – Adolf Hitler, Joe Stalin or Bill Gates – ask them five questions: “What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you exercise it? To whom are you accountable? And how can we get rid of you?” If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system.
 Tony Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014
 j/j hastain, Fusion, 2014

When Yaweh advanced into Ezekiel in the form of penetration, the four wings of the chariot became instantly erect and bloodshot and then fell directly into limpness: violated prey shot by the gibbering hunter. The four live animals (man included) that were previously sprawled beneath the bronze base of the chariot in servitude to it shook until their vestments fizzled off them. The enforced baring of beasts does not make them feel respectable; animals don’t like to have their hair removed. Hair is a part of the body of a beast for a reason: it protects. How can beasts be expected to behave in the manner in which they were previously commanded when the commander takes identity away from them? This is the threshold where chaos ensues. This is battalion: the rebellion of the rue. As he attempts to walk away, the man’s feet suddenly de-materialize from beneath him. How are we to serve when the shapely appearance of the divine in a form reverts our evolutions and advancements? How am I to ever walk the lonely miles of the vale of bones and schisms if the very feet on which I would walk have been taken from me?

"The Prophet Ezekiel Spinning His Wheels Versus a Shaman Spinning Within The Wheels’ Inherent Design", j/j hastain
j/j hastain, Fusion, 2014

When Yaweh advanced into Ezekiel in the form of penetration, the four wings of the chariot became instantly erect and bloodshot and then fell directly into limpness: violated prey shot by the gibbering hunter. The four live animals (man included) that were previously sprawled beneath the bronze base of the chariot in servitude to it shook until their vestments fizzled off them.

The enforced baring of beasts does not make them feel respectable; animals don’t like to have their hair removed. Hair is a part of the body of a beast for a reason: it protects. How can beasts be expected to behave in the manner in which they were previously commanded when the commander takes identity away from them? This is the threshold where chaos ensues. This is battalion: the rebellion of the rue. As he attempts to walk away, the man’s feet suddenly de-materialize from beneath him.

How are we to serve when the shapely appearance of the divine in a form reverts our evolutions and advancements? How am I to ever walk the lonely miles of the vale of bones and schisms if the very feet on which I would walk have been taken from me?

"The Prophet Ezekiel Spinning His Wheels Versus a Shaman Spinning Within The Wheels’ Inherent Design", j/j hastain