Re Boot Camps in British Columbia
Our troublesome daughter has recently completed six months in one of these camps and has come home a different person.The drinking, hash-smoking, night- clubbing nightmare has become a kind, caring, considerate adult.
Scanty clubbing clothes and bare skin have gone. Army camo trousers and long hooded parkas are her now constant wear.
She goes for long country walks and chats endlessly about local wildlife and conservation.She has gone back to college to study nature and wildlife.
We were asked whether we objected to her being treated rigerously when we sent her to the boot camp. We did not. We wanted her back on the straight and narrow. Did we object to her being handcuffed, chained and hooded? Or to her being made to live outdoors in the cold B. C. winter? Or to her having to fend for herself - catch and cook food in the wilds? No we did not.
She wears her army parkas all the time. As soon as she goes outdoors the hood goes up and it stays up. She often has a mask over her nose and mouth.
She has obviously developed a love of this dress style - as have the new ecologically-minded friends she has made.
The link you have discovered here between ecological awareness and the wearing of parkas is frightening: the hotter we get through global warming the less we will find people wearing parkas, and the less ecologically responsible they will become. The less ecologically responsible people become, the more the earth will warm up. And the more it warms up, the fewer of us will be able to bear wearing a parka. A positive feedback loop! Disaster!
|The daughter corroborates|
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