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lordperiwinkle126 karma

Not everyone has one you know. In order to get a FBI file you have to be suspected of doing something criminal like heading to a country that is busy murdering its citizens by the truckload and espousing ideology contrary to a civilized society.

lordperiwinkle100 karma

Did you ever participate in any of these sessions where the youth learned how to be vocal to their parents and authority figures? I remember reading about one event where teachers sat imprisoned in a stadium to be humiliated by a mob of red army youth. They had ink poured over their heads and pails filled with rocks suspended from their necks. They had placards that read 'reactionary academic authority so-and-so', class enemy so-and-so' by them. I don't think any of these teachers survived long after this. This type of thing was common then. Did you ever participate in such? Did you ever point your finger in accusation knowing that to do so meant torture and death?

lordperiwinkle49 karma

My mother had alopecia like what you describe when I was a kid in the 60s. She took it real hard. She had a period of time when she was under incredible stress; she had been very ill, and then her mother was murdered, and she and her siblings lost the estate in a fixed legal battle. I was a small kid and did not know the details. Anyway, she began losing patches of her hair. She would make us kids walk behind her when we were in public so we could alert her if her bald spots were showing. I so wish for her now, that just shaving her head had been a style option for her. She had a lovely, sculpted face and would have looked incredible. She kept having the random bald spots throughout my childhood, finally, it just sort of stopped and her hair grew normally.

lordperiwinkle21 karma

Your friend's wife is an invasive jerk. I hope your son is well now. As a mother I can imagine how painful emotionally it is to see your child very ill. My best to you and yours. As for your hair, don't be surprised if one day you have a healthy head of hair again. It is a shame we seem to dwell on superficial looks and just can't be a truly caring people.

lordperiwinkle20 karma

Have you read Betty Bao Lord's book "Eighth Moon"? It is the story of her younger sister who lived in China during the 50s and 60s. It is a look into a horrifyingly evil time. You may be old but this in no way excuses your actions of years ago. I for one will not be donating to your kickstarter.