June 22, 2016

"'I didn’t cooperate well,' a woman said. 'I wasn’t courageous enough,' another confessed."

"Then the [bank employee training] session took a bizarre turn. The coach brandished a wooden stick and shouted, 'Get your behinds ready!' He proceeded to slap the employees on their rears, going down the line four times."

17 comments:

tim in vermont said...

Wow, get these potential Democrats into this country stat! Hillary needs the votes of pride swallowers like these!

Rob said...

Just a short step from an American faculty meeting: "I acknowledge my white privilege." "I committed a microaggression." "I failed to give adequate trigger warnings."

Expat(ish) said...

This should make Lazlo come out of retirement!

-XC

Ann Althouse said...

"Just a short step from an American faculty meeting: "I acknowledge my white privilege." "I committed a microaggression." "I failed to give adequate trigger warnings.""

I'd rather get hit physically, like the people in the video, than undergo endless psychological pressure and manipulation and anxiety.

bagoh20 said...

I'd take that in a second over getting fired or missing a raise. In fact, I wish I could volunteer for corporal punishment like that over all kinds of things like paying parking tickets, taxes, jury duty, trips to the DMV, well just about any interaction with my government is more painful than that. Besides, it seems that most regulations are only really effective at causing pain anyway, and how many government employees would it take to paddle the public regularly. It's got to be cheaper than the byzantine array of public employees dedicated to causing pain via paperwork, compliance, and check writing that we use today.

Think I'm crazy? Imagine if that guy required them to give him a $100 each instead of getting paddled. Then you would see some push back.

rhhardin said...

Let Your Mind Alone! is worth consulting, on mind improvement debunking. Thurber.

n.n said...

The Communists have their physical torture chambers. The Progressive liberals have their psychological torture chambers. Left-wing ideologues love to torture, denigrate, and debase people. Hate loves abortion.

Sebastian said...

"I'd rather get hit physically, like the people in the video, than undergo endless psychological pressure and manipulation and anxiety." The Prog powers that be know that, about you and many others.They use it. (Speculation: this may be related to the "humane" elimination of physical punishment in many settings.)

Roughcoat said...

Hate loves abortion.

And cannibalism, rites, and convergence.

tim in vermont said...

"I did not understand that the party's own ethical standards do not apply to the Democrats themselves! Thank you sir, may I have another!"

bagoh20 said...

And think of the superior equality provided by corporal punishment. The pain is more equal among people than punishments of time, incarceration, or money, which affect us all much more differentially than a good spanking. Also, those other punishments tend to hurt innocent others related to or dependent on the target person, often even more. Sure, some of you would become ecstatic career criminals, but for the most part we would all be treated more equally, and get what we deserve.

pdug said...

C S Lewis, the Humanitarian Theory of punihsment, of why hitting you is better than
"curing" you

http://www.angelfire.com/pro/lewiscs/humanitarian.html

"My contention is that good men (not bad men) consistently acting upon that position would act as cruelly and unjustly as the greatest tyrants. They might in some respects act even worse. Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. Their very kindness stings with intolerable insult.

To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level with those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals. But to be punished, however severely, because we have deserved it, because we ‘ought to have known better’, is to be treated as a human person made in God’s image."

Larry J said...

bagoh20 said...
I'd take that in a second over getting fired or missing a raise. In fact, I wish I could volunteer for corporal punishment like that over all kinds of things like paying parking tickets, taxes, jury duty, trips to the DMV, well just about any interaction with my government is more painful than that. Besides, it seems that most regulations are only really effective at causing pain anyway, and how many government employees would it take to paddle the public regularly. It's got to be cheaper than the byzantine array of public employees dedicated to causing pain via paperwork, compliance, and check writing that we use today.


While there may be merit in your idea, I'd only accept it if public employees* who abused their positions are held similarly accountable. It is more accurate to call them "public employees" than "government workers" (which is an oxymoron) or "civil servant" who, in all to many cases, are neither civil or who serve others.

MaxedOutMama said...

In China, when HR sends around a memo stating "The beatings will continue until morale improves," everyone begins smiling widely - but not because they believe it's a joke.

I suspect several universities will seek to hire this guy for their diversity training sessions.

Clyde said...

I think that whoever took that video in portrait rather than landscape mode deserves to have his/her ass whacked with a wooden stick, too.

Clyde said...

Sorry, but that's a personal pet peeve of mine.

Char Char Binks said...

So solly, so solly!