Thursday, July 17, 2008

Exterminating Individuality

The saddest story on the internet in recent weeks is yet another Texas brainstorm. In School Board: Boy Can't Go To School With Long Hair by Elizabeth Scarborough, we learn that an elementary school somewhere in Texas has an asinine policy about kid's hair length.

But there's an Indian boy who doesn't want his hair cut "because it tells me how long I've been here". For those of you unfamiliar with Joseph Campbell or the Jungian ideas about a priori myth tales, this boy, assuming he wasn't coached into making such a statement may be making one of the most soulful comments any of us have ever heard.

In fact I'll go so far as to say it is religious in the sense that it may represent a purity of spiritual understanding about himself that the school board is ignorant of. One would think that in Texas, the state that loves lecturing the nation about religious rights and prayer in school is denying this child's manifestation of prayer because the sky will fall if a young child has long hair in school.

These people wouldn't recognize God if he kicked them in the ass.

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