Slap, Stand II

Have written about teacher violence in primary school. Didn’t appreciate how much worse it could get in rural areas, during the 1960s (and ending when?)

Friend told me about a childhood in a one room schoolhouse, where the teacher seemed to have a particular dislike for his brother.

I’ll always remember how the teacher one day jumped over two rows of desks to get at my brother. Dragged him outside and kicked him in the balls.

Didn’t you complain to your parents?

No. Would have been worse. The teacher was always right. Could have ended up getting pounded again. Maybe both of us. One for telling, the other for doing. Something.

All this power, tied to a bestial view of human nature generally, and children in particular. No sense of encouragement of innocents. Christian Brothers attitudes, direct or indirect.

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