By Jim Campbell
It’s time to cast socialism into the realm of the “forbidden experiment” as it has failed virtually everywhere it has been tried. Need evidence, watch the riots in Greece, the future implosion of the EU as well as the eventual collapse of the US as an economic powerhouse unless we kick some serious butt on Novewmber 6,2012.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
“Works well until the wolf gets hungers”~Poet
Perhaps the most famous feral child was the so-called Wild Child of Aveyron, Victor, who first emerged from the woods around Saint-Sernin in 1797, and later was captured in 1800 and became a European sensation. In the hands of the medical doctor Jean-Marc-Gaspard Itard, Victor became an experimental object in the nature of socialization and the number one subject of Enlightenment debates over nature versus nurture. As Sherry Turkle observed in The Second Self, “The life of the Wild Child became the occasion for what has been called ‘the forbidden experiment,’ the experiment that would reveal what human beings really are beneath the overlay of society and culture. Are people ‘blank slates,’ malleable, infinitely perfectible, or is there a human nature that constrains human possibility? And if there is a human nature, what is it? Are we gentle creatures ill-equipped for the strains of life in society? Or are we brutish and aggressive animals barely tamed by the demands of social life?” (17 – 18, 20th anniversary edition).