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Old 09-17-2012, 09:02 AM   #48
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: Even at Boot one can reach inside you and make you feel. Your feelings

Tom Verhoeven wrote: View Post
You control and manipulate your children? Really?
thought i would respond to this. short answer: yes, i did and do and will continue until they are 18 years of age, out of my house, and gone to college.

my grandfather to my father: you don't want to go to college? fine. the army will draft you. i will prepare a plot for your grave. (this is during the vietnam war)
my father: i believed the medical college will accept my application. (dad became a doctor)

father to me (took me to hospital where they treated drug addicts and long time smokers): see those people with only skin on bones that looked like corpses? druggies! see those people with tubes ran out of their body to drain their lung fluids? smokers!
me: haven't touched or went near drug or ciggarettes eversince. i still remembered the images after all these years.

manipulation and control are just tools. by themselves have no evil or good. it's the people who wield it that determines its association. same goes with power.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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