Frat guys did it again...
September 9, 2007 12:34am CST
It's been all over the news here in the Philippines, another bright young man dead because of fraternity initiaton rights. Alledgedly, a Political Science college student was killed during an initiation right of a known internatioanl Fraternity in one of the top universities here in the Philippines. What's up with this kind of brotherhood, I thought these guys are there to protect and defend each other and instead they killed on of their own. I do understand the need, and the psychology behind these initiation rights, and believe me, the intention is good. However, sometimes the guys can get intensely excited during one of these rights and resulting serious physical injury and even death. I never favor to use brutality to test whether a person is deserving to join these kind of brotherhood. There are a variety of ways out there to determined loyalty of a person without necessiating to hurt anybody. I just like to add that I survive college without joining these kind of brotherhood.
9 Sep 07
This is one of the many things that I had been thinking of for a long time. Why cant this hazing be totally wiped out from the face of the planet? I watched the video showing the hactual hazing and if this thing would happen to my son, I dont know if I would still be sane. I have nothing against fraternities because there are some fraternities which carry out some noble purpose but I thing there are some system that must be totally altered.
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21 Sep 07
Who ho ho! It wasn't me buddy! LOL Ok, when i was in High School, actually i was 1st year High School that time, meaning i was one of those freshmen. And that time, most of the freshmen are always been bullied in the campus by those frat boys. So we just had nothing to do, and we're just kinda scared to tell them to the teachers as they have nothing to do with that also. But then, when i was in 2nd year High School, i was invited actually to join with their brotherhood and that time, i've got some guts and i didn't join them, yeah I REFUSED to join them. As i know that i'll be kick out in School if i'll join them and i have a conservative family so i know that will get mad of me if i did. And i do believe that most of those members in such bad brotherhood like that, are just seeking for attentions, seeking for some care, to feel that they are important, and so they are joining such Organizations like that, coz they can feel there that they are really belong in there. And for me, i am not seeking for any care, love, importance like that as i have it in my family. Godspeed, Kiko
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9 Sep 07
Is this something that happens a lot where you live? Killing in a frat? We have frats and stuff like that in America but usually nothing so so bad. I mean... in reality here most of that sort of stuff , I can't think of the word for it, is illegal. Some Frats still do it but you can only do it to an extent. I think a lot of people get through college without a frat. But some people like frats because then you've ALWAYS got people behind your back.
10 Sep 07
This is hardly indicative of the general frat experience... Hazing is rough, yeah, but most frats are careful to avoid situations that will actually dismember/kill/cause permanent damage to the initiates. But really, you expect to be hazed if you join a frat. Still, killing someone during initiation is... really, really stupid. :(