Saturday, June 26, 2010

hazing

sometimes i wonder why it is that when we most need support, people who are the supposed elders or people of authority around us seem to go in for the kill. it makes no sense, i thought. they should be supporting and encouraging and nurturing, even. and then i watched the fine, fine movie dazed and confused. wherein the premise is a small town texas community of high school senior football players and cheerleaders goes apeshit in their attempt to haze incoming freshmen kids with paddles made in shop class and hershey syrup sprayings and chasing them around town from pick up trucks. and the seniors are twice the size of the freshmen, and they can drive and have all sorts of advantages which the freshmen do not. yeah. hazing isn't logical.. it's physiological. it's just part of who we are. cest la vie.

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