Growing up in foster homes, if I did something wrong, punishment was harsh.
Because I couldn't appeal to my parents, excuses didn't get very far.
There was no one around to coddle me.
So I just learned not to mess up.
I think that kind of upbringing is one reason why the world looks so bizarre to me as an adult.
I now see people lying, cheating, killing - everything - but, because so many were raised by indulgent parents, these newest adults don't believe in punishment for transgressions.
People lie about pretty much everything and nothing happens - even when we know those acts make life harder on the rest of us.
The people behind the global warming hoax, like Al Gore for instance, are allowed to walk away with whatever money they got (from scamming those able to be fooled) and that's O.K. to most, even though it's already cost our country (and individuals) billions, if not trillions, of dollars during this economic depression.
This is why crime and punishment are two areas where I find Muslim nations superior to ours:
They believe in right and wrong - and swift punishment.
We in the West may not like the punishments, but as I said, except in the case of someone like Bernie Madoff (and he, mostly, because he embarrassed celebrities) many don't seem to think anyone should be punished for much of anything, no matter who gets hurt or how.
Considering most foster kids are in those homes through no fault of their own, but because their parents messed up somehow - usually sexually - it's put us in a strange situation, growing up amongst so many we find clueless, lawless, and depraved, and who will always argue against holding anyone (and especially not themselves) accountable for anything.
Personally, I'm just as happy these liberals weren't in charge of my childcare as they are that I'm not in charge of dispensing justice, now.
Because, needless to say, none of us would've amounted to much.