Someone is living a very strange life.
He has caretakers who threaten him with emotional blackmail and material blackmail when he doesn’t do what they want. These caretakers will even hit him when he still refuses to do what they want. It’s like they don’t think he has the right to disagree. That’s assault and a denial of free will, don’t you agree?
Not only that, but he must also believe what they believe, once again under emotional blackmail. He must self-identify as they identify themselves, even though he doesn’t really understand what the terms mean or imply.
So his caretakers take pretty bad care of him, but he has a hard time even when he’s away from them. He has to sit in a room for hours and hours on end listening to someone drone on topics about which he has little interest, and he’s not allowed to leave. They even force him to get permission to go the bathroom. This is a very strange way to treat someone (but I suppose not much worse than work).
When going to and from these rooms, he’s forced to socialize with hundreds of other people like him, who, because of being so numerous, collapse into cliques and factions which nurture dysfunctional behavior. So our friend learns how to be dysfunctional simply from having friends.
Another strange thing is that our friend not only does not have any right we take for granted, but he has no means to change that state of affairs, since he cannot vote or otherwise get any form of respect. The deck is stacked against him: the media constantly declares him to be “getting worse and worse,” a probable drug addict and without any virtue. But at least he’s not a woman, for she then would also be presented as a sexual object by the media, making her a constant victim of sexual harassment without being able to defend herself.
At least it’s better than what happened before, when our friend was treated like an animal, forced to live in a cage and strapped to chairs. Even more bizarre, this treatment was taken for granted by everyone around him.
Weirdly enough, his caretakers assume that he is of their religion, and everyone around him identifies him as being of the religion of his caretakers. The much-vaunted freedom of speech and freedom of conscience don’t apply to him. So much for human rights.
You may have discovered by now that I am actually talking about the treatment given to children. I was making the point that the way we treat children would seem absurd and disgraceful if we applied it to any other category of human beings. But that’s all right, because children are not human beings anyway; they are beasts and must be treated as such. Everything I said above must therefore be perfectly normal and natural; if it doesn’t seem so, remind yourself again that children are beasts and not fully human, until you “get it.”