The Brits are banning best friends. British school teachers are encouraged to discourage children from having a "best" friend so that the children don't have to deal with "the pain of splitting up from their best friend." Instead, the primary pupils are being encouraged to play in large groups. [Of course, what this is really about is the denigration of individualism in favor of collectivism. Eventually, we'll all be part of one big group overseen by a One World Government.]...We all know who any government really wants people to believe is their best friend: the government.
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