ANST - tangent on rider/warrior thread
knotwork at juno.com
Wed Jul 1 11:37:11 PDT 1998
While I have seen the SCA work wonders on people who have socialization
problems, the idea of using it as rehab for gang members scares me.
Sure, a few of them find us on their own, and it may even save their
lives. We are not, however, equipped to "fix" gang members. While I am
willing to help smooth some of the rough edges for the socially impaired
(read that nerds, twits, loners, fantasy gamers, old hippies, or whatever
you wish), I don't need to go to events worrying about how many
unsocialized gang members will visit my tent or booth during the night.
As a helping professional, I want to see these folks rehabilitated; but
it's my job, not my hobby. I believe those who need us, find us. We can
then help them choose more mentally healthy outlets for their needs.
(Did I just say the SCA was mentally healthy? Those people must be worse
off than I thought! ;<))
BTW, did anyone else see the special on bikers on A&E last night? Any
On Tue, 30 Jun 1998 22:46:20 -0500 "C Scot Henry" <henrycs at ix.netcom.com>
>My lord (whose interest is the history and philosophy of science -
>basically how cultures affect science and vice versa) and I
>teacher by training and desire with some exposure to gang influences
>children/teens) have often had a similar discussion comparing modern
>with Scottish (being the most well-known example) clans. I have also
>wondered at how well the SCA would work as a sort of rehabilitation
>for gang members (past and present). They can get out aggressive
>and meet the need for competition through fighting and would have a
>"family" structure and mentality, especially if able to join a
>Learning the skills, arts, ideals, etc. of the SCA would help them
>better, more well-rounded people, show them that they can have a
>and make them more socially/legally acceptable.
>So, what do you good gentles think about this?
>Forever and always,
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