Save Dakota Fanning!

Monday, July 18, 2005

Without L.Ron, Your Children Will Be Little Bastards

"Your mommy and daddy won't let you have a phone, honey? Don't worry; Uncle Tommy's taking care of it. Don't pay any attention to the smell coming from the basement, and don't worry what the 'GPS' on the side of your phone means. Who loves ya, baby?"

EXCERPTS [bold and formatting is for my own emphasis]:

"Children are not dogs. They can’t be trained like dogs are trained. They are not controllable items. They are, and let’s not overlook the point, men and women. A child is not a special species of animal distinct from man. A child is a man or a woman who has not attained full growth."

Um. This seems a little bit ... okay, not Neverlandy ... but maybe?

"The sweetness and love of a child is preserved only so long as he can exert his own self-determinism. You interrupt that and to a degree you interrupt his life."

And so TommyTom helps Dakota 'exert her own self-determinism.' Thumbs-up, bucko. but how is slipping her one-a-days and Flinstones Kids chewables like Ritalin giving her a choice? Oh, and by-the-by, I bet our KatieKate would like a chance to 'exert her own self-determinism,' maybe call one of her friends ... if you let her put any of their numbers in the new phone you bought HER.

"The reason people started to confuse children with dogs and started training children with force lies in the field of psychology. The psychologist worked on 'principles' as follows:
* 'Man is evil.'
* 'Man must be trained into being a social animal.'
* 'Man must adapt to his environment.'

As these postulates aren’t true, psychology doesn’t work. [Um ... what? Wait ... what?]And if you ever saw a wreck, it’s the child of a professional psychologist. Attention to the world around us instead of to texts somebody thought up after reading somebody’s texts, shows us the fallacy of these postulates.

The actuality is quite opposite the previous beliefs.

The truth lies in this direction:
* Man is basically good.
* Only by severe aberration can man be made evil. Severe training drives him into nonsociability.
* Man must retain his personal ability to adapt his environment to him to remain sane.
* A man is as sane and safe as he is self-determined

I think this page alone gives some heavy clues as to TommyTom's motivation in much of his behavior -- the crybaby lawsuits, the couch-jumping, the levitation -- and a fun little Hubbardian Catch-22: the harder he tries to exert his OWN self-determination and adapt his environment to him, the crazier he seems!

Oh Dakota. I know how much fun it might seem right now, exerting your self-determination hither and yon, gettin' digits and ringin' up your homies like a tumblin' tumbleweed. But this road leads to dark places.


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