Saturday, January 19, 2013

Political Correctness Gone Crazy

by Al Benson Jr.

I debated about what I should use for a title for this brief article, but then I thought, after all, I am talking about the public school system so the title fits.

Recently I read an article on which talked about 6-year olds playing cops and robbers with each other during recess at school. These kids are in the first grade, yet the school has suspended them for playing cops and robbers! Can you believe it? Well, again, it's a public school so, yes, you can. The article noted: "In the assistant principal's letter to the student's parents, she wrote that their son 'threatened to shoot another student." Come on folks, this is two 6-year olds playing cops and robbers. Of course they pretend to shoot one another. I shudder to think what could have happened if they had been playing cowboys and Indians. That would have been a racial problem of international importance. They might have had to call a representative from the United Nations in to counsel the white kid for perceived hostility toward someone of an indigenous race.

However, the parents of the youngster were not amused. They ended up getting a lawyer to appeal the decision of the school. The decision was appealed and the school ended up overturning the student's suspension, which was so idiotic it never should have happened in the first place. I can remember, as a kid, we often played cops and robbers or cowboys and Indians at school--sometimes whole bunches of us on one side or the other. Just think, had I grown up in more politically correct days, half my school could have been suspended for the unconscionable "sin" of pointing our fingers at each other and pretending they were guns. And for all the pretend shooting we did of one another, to my knowledge none of the kids I went to school with turned out to be cold-blooded killers. We were, for the most part, pretty normal kids who, when we grew up, got on with out lives and the pretend carnage we committed as 6-year olds or 9-year olds never really affected us all that much.

But in this enlightened day and age the sin of pointing your finger and someone and saying "bang" is second only to the sin of "white racism" which according to some government educrats, white kids can display by eating peanut butter sandwiches in front of kids from Somalia.

Some of this foolishness is part of the reason we never sent our kids to public schools anyplace we ever lived and why we encourage others to eschew those supposed institutions of "learning."

Public schooling has a very suspicious and checkered history going right back to its Unitarian/socialist inspired origins and things have only gotten worse since those dubious beginnings. Kids don't learn to read; they don't learn accurate history, and the literature they are given is horrendous and the older they get the worse it all gets. Public schools don't educate--they brainwash--which is their real reason for existence. They act as a buffer against Christian education, which they were founded to combat. The textbook protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia in the mid-1970s proved that.

The Internet abounds with sites you can do research about the public schools on, so sometime when you have an extra six or seven hours check it out. I can guarantee, if you use discernment, you will not like most of what you will find. 

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