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The Familiar Familial

Peter Tefft, my son, is not welcome at our family gatherings any longer. I pray my prodigal son will renounce his hateful beliefs and return home. Then and only then will I lay out the feast.

Hey, I’ve heard this before. Public renunciation of family members was very much in vogue back in the USSR.

It’s not surprising that the fellow became a neo-Nazi. With parents who can do something like this, it’s strange he hasn’t killed anybody yet.  Obviously, the parental assholishness doesn’t justify the son’s neo-Nazism. But his neo-Nazism neither justifies nor predates the parental assholishness.


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2 thoughts on “The Familiar Familial

  1. Fie upon this quiet life on said:

    Yes, especially in the case of family members, this tact seems counterproductive. The more you alienate people, the more justified they feel in doing their crazy shit. I posted this article on FB. I’m just waiting for the trolls to take me down…. sigh.


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