Spanking Your Brains Instead of Your Butt
by B.J. Delas Armas
on 7/20/2008 05:58:00 PM
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Key quote: "For years, parents and school maams were limited to spanking their butts, now were spanking their brains."
What was interesting was that after that quote, he was talking about how the kids would be easier to control. You could make kids more obedient. You can flip a switch that would turn off the gay button.
I'm not sure how parents are reacting or if they actually are overmedicating their children, but I do know that all these chemical psycho-social "solutions" are more readily available than they ever were. I have to wonder how the human race has made it so far presumably without its help for over 2 million years.
Every and anything in this age of microbiological-pharmaceutical corporation growth can be defined as a "sickness" or weakness and then "fixed." But fixed seems to mean acting "normal". "Normal" in our context seems to mean "controllable." Oddly enough though, it's only the people in the extremes who we ever seem to acknowledge or talk about.
Thanks to the idea from this post.
Labels: Media Discourse, Medical Anthropology, Psychological Anthropology