Aw dammit. Another one...

That is a tough read for me. The blind trust we used to afford those around us like "The Czar" is astounding. I'm not nave enough to think we have exorcised the likes of him from our midst. Still, these things were as wrong in any year--much less today.

My own boarding school experience was overwhelmingly positive. The Deerfield case unfortunately isn't isolated I'm afraid. The environment in these places is normally supportive---but ripe for the covert abuse of that trust. I wonder about the other Czars I've met. The victim/author alludes to Holden Caulfield. Oh, I know.

I'm grateful I was supported at school. I'm impressed that Sheppard pursued this. He speaks with the voice if a survivor. I'm also grateful the current school administration is taking this seriously. It's about time somebody did just that.


Edited by Suwanee (07/20/13 03:44 PM)
"His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them....Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart…”. -----William Golding