If this continues, I might begin to believe in magical thinking. That- what I think can somehow influence others. Dawkins' theory of good and bad "menes" might be true.
For some time, we have all been hearing of the peanut butter and salmonella problem (whence the title : Peanut butter And Salmonella . So, I was thinking about where our society places priorities. Some people dead- 9 ? , hundreds sickened. And for only that -they recall peanut butter and scores of related products ?
As we have more than 9 children dead while in the custody of an allegedly abusive parent, and thousands who are ill, because of the allegedly abusive parent: why, I wondered - could the governments or some body of the powers that be- not recall some judges. Even better- why not the associated products that can also make you sick ???
Now here comes the magical thinking - -you may have heard that very recently, some judges ARE, in fact, being recalled ! In the U.S. at least. Now, I am anxiously awaiting the recall of the related products. Some psychologists,therapists,GALs, supervised vistation people and a few thousand (million?) social workers.
In his book The Selfish Gene, Dawkins theorizes that, just as genes are passed by propagation, so there are menes- .These menes carry ideas and propagate- desseminate in a society. One can have good menes- and bad ones. The bad mene laboratory created by R.Gardner, and carried through the society like salmonella in peanut butter- has been known of for over 25 years. It has caused more widespread damage and death than the peanut butter microbe. Finally there appears to be a good mene- the recall the of products that are infected. Some judges.
Let us hope that we can influence the spread of the vaccine of recall and save countless children and their protective parents from this dread disease of pas. After all, unlike salmonella, the aftereffects of pas linger for a lifetime and cause the lifelong suffering of thousands and thousands of people. All my children among them.
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