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Nobility dies, reverence for brutality rises

/ 09:29 PM August 15, 2012

Our educational system is fraught enough with stupidity as it is, but savage initiation rites really take the cake!  It’s downright asinine that one needs to be beaten out of his senses just to be accepted in one of these so-called “fraternities.”

Death happens, but that’s ok.  As one American official once put it, “s–t happens”!  The life of one measly mortal is worth nothing—repeat, nothing—compared to the time-dishonored custom of hazing! The reverence given to such boorish brutality is truly unbelievable!

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Before, it was the Ateneo School of Law.  Now it’s San Beda Law!  Truly, noble traditions are discontinued, forgotten, or simply dispensed with, but such barbaric boorishness is enshrined in the culture of so-called “prominent” schools as some perverse form of what… “machismo”?  And these are Catholic schools at

hat!

And here lies the supreme irony… it’s supposedly an expression of the “freedom of association.”  Although not sanctioned by the concerned schools, membership in such idiotic “fraternities” goes on.  Nobility dies, and stupidity flourishes! And all in the sanctimonious name of “tradition”!

—BOBBY G. KRAUT,

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