This is another post that was in drafts from 2011.
DC is a rules follower. Ze trusts that the rules are there for a reason and are in hir best interest.
American cinema and television demonstrate that sometimes the rules are not good ones. Why is there a rule against earth-bending? <– I think this must have been a discussion with DC1, probably about Avatar? I haven’t watched it, but maybe there was a rule against Earth bending that DC1 didn’t understand?
America loves a rebel.
These are the discussions we’ve been having. Thankfully we’re too young to talk about the Holocaust.
What do you do with a child that is just a little bit too good? Do you leave hir that way or explain that sometimes rules don’t make sense. And when rules don’t make sense, there’s a need to rebel against them. Hopefully through channels that follow the rules, but sometimes that isn’t enough.
Update 11 years later: DC1 is pretty good at passive-aggressive resistance. DC2 is more of an outspoken rebel. Both are probably helpful in the future fight against fascism. And they both know about the Holocaust.