Just a few days after the latest school shooting in Florida, police in Louisiana swung into action in response to a possible “terrorist threat” involving the mathematical symbol for the square root (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/02/23/insanity-police-called-to-louisiana-high-school-because-of-square-root-symbol/). And no, I will not bother to explain what a square root is. It troubles me that reports of this story in the Big Media all seem to find it necessary to do that.
Anyway, some high school kid was doing his math assignment, in which square roots were involved, and some other kid looked over his shoulder and observed that the square root symbol “looked like a gun.” Then some other student “said something” that spooked the school officials, who called police, who searched the student’s home, and at the end of the day it was all a lot of nothing.
OK, it was just a couple of days after a major calamity and people–especially school administrators and police–were jumpy. I can’t blame them for that. Only there are hundreds, if not thousands, of examples of police descending on schools because they were called by wacko school officials reacting to trivia or nonsense. Here in New Jersey a couple years ago, we had the State Police swooping down on a school because some little kid called a brownie “a brownie.” Racial incident, you know. Call the cops. School officials are idiots for over-reacting and the cops are fools for not arresting said idiots and charging them with wasting police time.
Meanwhile, liberals keep on trying to stampede America into some easy solution–like, for instance, disarming all law-abiding people–to the massive cultural disaster they have inflicted on our nation. “School shootings,” now a commonplace noun, were unheard-of before the Left really sank its teeth into America during the Sixties.
Kill the culture, and the culture will kill you back.
And chasing down supposed pictures of guns–uh, Officer, have you ever seen a modern video game, or gone to the movies lately?–only makes you look like ninnies.