France Bans Spanking

Spanking is Child abuse. This is part of an ongoing series on child abuse, started with the  We Were Abused as Children.

This is what Isaac Gage shared with a recent Stefan Molyneux video about France becoming the 52nd country to outlaw Spanking.

Finally people may start to take the NAP(Non Aggression Principle) seriously. About damn time honestly. Saying that children are not old enough to understand morality is not an valid excuse. All you are saying is that you do not know any other way to parent. The good news is negotiation and peace actually works. You just have to be willing to try it out for once instead of relying on historical “tradition” and human inertia. How do you know it does not work if you have never done it yourself? You don’t just get to strike someone when they screw something up. If a child is reaching for a dangerous object or doing something else they shouldn’t be doing you don’t just hit them. That is quite honestly the most retarded thing I have ever heard in my life. When I use the word retarded here I am not meaning to disparage anyone who has a mental deficiency because of circumstances outside of their control. The definition of retard is; to delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment. In this context, I am referring to the historical human bigotry and inertia that prevents people from confronting uncomfortable truths. I understand how difficult it can be to process early childhood trauma but that is not an excuse to inflict the same pain onto others.

Imagine if the roles were reversed and your geriatric ass keep forgetting stuff around the house. Would you want your children or caretakers to strike you? These double standards and arbitrary exceptions where it is ok to hit children but not to hit adults has to end if we are ever going to get to a peaceful and erudite society. The frustrating thing is I know people are smarter than this nonsense. Is it so much to ask that we NOT hit innocent children? What are you teaching them when you hit them? I know I’m about to get a whole bunch of ex post facto rationalizations and excuses for why spanking in some cases may be legitimate but I don’t care. It is a violation of the non aggression principle period. Is it any wonder that children who are struck any time they make a mistake grow up to be unadjusted and problematic? I think not, it’s time we as a species began to question age old assumptions and bigotry. #PeaceTrumpsViolence

Well said. The video:

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