That was the title of Russell Baker’s famous memoir: Growing Up. (It was once famous, I should say.)
Anyway, I would like to single out a line from President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia, now that he has delivered it. It is a line I especially admire (of many): “Young Muslim boys and girls should be able to grow up free from fear, safe from violence, and innocent of hatred.”
Yes, perfect. (By the way, can’t that be construed as telling people “how to live”?)
And one more line, as a bonus: “Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.”
Yup. This afternoon, I talked with Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi representative in the Iraqi parliament. ISIS, or Daesh, worships death, all right — and one other thing: rape. Enslavement. Sexual bondage. The total domination, and brutalization, of girls and women.
May these men, and their supporters and apologists, be abolished.