Dissent Of The Day

A reader writes (among many):

I found this video very disturbing.  Not so much the kid, who was reacting as any kid would, but because of the father, who (a) kept telling the kid “it feels good” (it’s one thing to be honest with your kids about your own experiences with drugs and how you felt, it’s another to tell your kid how he’s supposed to feel) and (b) put this video of a child’s very private experience on the internet, where it ends up being posted on a blog with huge readership.  I’m not sure I’d like some of my dorky 7-year old moments immortalized like that.  Strike that – I’m sure I wouldn’t.

I'm afraid I didn't take it that seriously; and I doubt the kid did either.