A Greegie Award this week, for egregious stupidity in government, goes to the dolts who run Sir John A. Macdonald Jr. High School in Calgary, Canada.
As reported in the National Post, May 31, a 13-year-old boy saw two of his fellow students having an altercation. When one kid pulled a knife, the boy charged into the fray, knocked down the Jack the Ripper wannabe, and disarmed him.
For which he soon found himself in trouble with the school officials. Instead of saving someone from a knifing, school officials said, he should have run off and hunted up a teacher, explain the situation, yatta-yatta… and meanwhile some kid is doing a Ginsu demonstration on his classmate’s abdominal cavity. But the school, said school officials, “doesn’t condone heroics.”
Yes, this is the spirit of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre of 1989, Montreal–in which a crazed gunman invaded a college campus with the loudly announced intention of killing women. He permitted the male students to flee for their lives while he shot the females: and flee they did. Perhaps the Ecole Polytechnique didn’t condone heroics, either. They certainly didn’t get any.
Please bear in mind that Canadian public educators do teach children that, potential fatal stabbings notwithstanding, when they see something really awful going down, like gender-stereotyping language or homophobia, they’re supposed to swing right into action.
You don’t have to be a president or a prime minister to destroy Western civilization. Every public school vice principal can do his bit .