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Posted by Bernard's mum on March 1 2008, 13:03 » Uploaded 03/03/08 18:00  

Got your attention, eh? So this is the website responsible. Now, you listen to me. It's difficult enough trying to raise a son without corrupting influences. Our Bernard (aka Bernie, Bern) used to be a nice lad. Brushed his hair in the morning, didn't speak with his mouth full, said thankyou please.

But now he's quite the insufferable adolescent. Doesn't have a girlfriend yet, but that's no excuse for his outbursts. The other day the family was sitting watching the news, and I said what a terrible situation it was in Iraq. Young Bernard flew into a rage:

"NO, IT'S NOT TERRIBLE. DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND? GETTING CANCER IS TERRIBLE. CRASHING YOUR CAR IS TERRIBLE, BUT THIS IS WAR CRIME. IT'S GENOCIDE. OVER ONE MILLION HAVE DIED. DON'T YOU GET IT? DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND?!"

Shouting like someone not right in the head. On another occasion I commented that some chappie on Question Time seemed very full of himself. Bernie went berserk:

"YES BUT THAT'S THE POINT, DON'T YOU SEE? YOU'RE MEANT TO RESPOND IN TRIVIAL WAYS LIKE THAT. DON'T YOU SEE HOW PROGRAMMED YOU ARE? YOU'RE SUCH A MIDDLE-CLASS CLICHE, A TOTAL STEREOTYPE. IT'S THE SYSTEM, STUPID. CHRIST, YOU'RE SO STUPID AND IGNORANT. PEOPLE ARE DYING BY THE MILLION AND YOU CARRY ON AS IF NOTHING IS HAPPENING. WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?!".

Now, I work as a paramedic and I do volunteer work at a centre for abused women. I see a lot of blood and suffering, I'm not squeamish. So when I checked Bernard's computer for clues to his behaviour, I wasn't shocked by the porn sites. What shocked me was the amount of time Bern spends on websites like this.

Who are you to put all these ideas into my son's head? And who is Les Roberts? My son seems to have adopted him as some kind of guru.

 

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Comment 01 – Russ Bridger March 03 2008, 19:09

ROTFL. I think you've got the wrong website. We don't go in for skull-fucking here. Try here instead, where I'm sure they'll appreciate the humour.

Comment 02 – Gabriele Z'Artiste March 03 2008, 20:12

It's not the frustration of rebellious youth that's wrong. Or their perception that the world is an armed madhouse built on the blood spilt of centuries.

It's the mistaken belief that hysteria, wailing and gnashing of teeth is the way to progress. And that sanctimonious, holier-than-thou moralising towards those who don't have the same expressive mode is the best strategy. That is where they need to grow up.

And if you disagree with me, you're an unspeakable war criminal. Shame on you.

 

 

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