] Decius wrote:
] ] It is wrong to show our children in high school the kind of
] ] indifference you'd project toward an enemy in war. These
] ] people are not your enemy; they are your responsibility.
] I don't know who suggested to you that it is a good idea to
] project indifference toward your enemy in war. Regardless,
] this is not consistent with the general advice on the matter.
No one did, and this is an excellent point. I was merely attempting to pre-emptively dodge a straw man arguement that is often presented here, typically by conservatives, that attempting to empathize with "bad people" is counter productive when a good show of force is in order. I don't want to have to prove that its worthwhile to understand the "root causes" of, for example, Palestinian discontent, in order to continue with my point, which is about high schools in America.
RE: Why Nerds are Unpopular (Long, and worth it.)