How could they? How could they force defenseless, fragile teenagers to participate in such a dangerous, demeaning activity as a game of musical chairs?
Well, that’s what happened at a tony private prep school in New York City, and it is now the subject of a lawsuit (https://nypost.com/2018/02/21/prep-school-sued-after-student-hurts-her-butt-during-musical-chairs/). It seems one of her classmates pulled the chair out from under her and she fell on her bum. And sustained incalculably horrific emotional damage.
According to the lawsuit, the school was way out of line in allowing–er, “forcing”–kids with “disparate physical skills and builds” to play a game together. For the benefit of today’s college graduates, “disparate” means “different.” Kids should only be allowed to play games with those who have exactly the same physical skills and builds as they do.
Wouldn’t that make it kind of hard to get up a game of anything but solitaire? I mean, how many people do you know who have exactly the same physical skills and build as yours?
The only question that needs to be answered here is, who’s the biggest schmendrick–the lawyer or the parents?
We love God’s Word because it doesn’t change, no more than He does. It challenges us to change ourselves, but the high ideal to which it points us never changes.
So we don’t have to edit ourselves every cotton-pickin’ day to make sure we conform to the latest crapola off the campus.
For those who claim they still can’t see what I’m getting at when I say liberals have been debauching and debasing our culture, creating the moral vacuum in which “school shootings” can occur, get a load of this. In 2015, the federal government of the United States–I defy you to find a Constitutional warrant for it–was declaring, via Common Core, that there are no moral facts and that only “scientific facts” are true.
Under President Trump, Common Core is mostly dead. But as Miracle Max says in The Princess Bride, “Mostly dead is a little bit alive.”
That job needs to be finished. Hammer, stake, and garlic, please.
With virtually everybody going to college and earning (or buying) some kind of degree or other, and with so many degrees awarded to mastering perfectly useless or inane fields of pseudo-study, employers are no longer much impressed by a job applicant’s status as a college grad. A hamster can probably get a degree, as long as someone pays his tuition. It’s gotten so bad, even applicant-helping websites like “Jobscan” are admitting that there are times when you definitely want to leave your college degree off your resume (https://www.jobscan.co/blog/education-on-resume/).
But we need to go a step farther. Why should your college degree follow you, like a felony conviction, all through your life? Why should a spate of youthful carelessness and gullibility render you forever unemployable?
If you’ve got a degree in Superhero Studies, Lesbian Literature, or whatnot, don’t give up hope! You’re in exactly the same position as some poor devil who, in a moment of folly, had himself decorated with a big fat tattoo that now embarrasses him to death.
Well, he can go to a tattoo removal service and get this emblem of shame permanently erased from his skin. And someday you ought to be able to do the same to your superfluous college degree. Sooner or later someone will devise a way to purge this embarrassment from all your records, leaving you unencumbered in your quest to find a job.
Whoever’s first to grab this market is gonna make a lot of money!
When I was a newspaperman, I sometimes encountered politicians and other characters with high opinions of themselves who demanded to approve and alter my story before I published it. This was shockingly bad form, and I told them so. Some of them understood. I mean, if we can’t report it like we saw it and we heard it, there’s no point in reporting it at all.
But now bad form seems to be gaining the upper hand. Remember this incident at Smith College, just a couple years ago?
Leftids just won’t stop until there’s no more freedom left.
Some ideas are so profoundly awful, they just won’t go away.
New York Magazine is now beating the drum to cancel student debt and “make public universities free” (http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/02/lets-cancel-everyones-student-debt-for-the-economys-sake.html). It’s the usual leftid tripe: “We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake.” Like they really care about the economy.
So, we’ve got, according to this article, 44 million people burdened with $1.4 trillion in collidge student debt–and we ought to just write it off, like that would make it go away, and in so doing, expand the job market somehow, maybe by magic, and get rid of “the racial wealth gap,” blah-blah. Yeah: the job market is just dying to employ tens of millions of otherwise unemployable grads with masters’ degrees in Women’s Studies and Bald Chicano Gender Studies, etc. That’ll work.
But I think there is a way to write off all that debt and let these people get on with their lives. It entails a great big trade-off.
In return for canceling student debt–which only means that the $1.4 trillion monkey will be placed on the backs of the rest of us–we get to end the whole student loan program, no more college loans for anyone, and stop all government funding to the looniversities. That will balance out the $1.4 trillion and put an end to what so-called higher education is doing to our country–filling it with tens of millions of chip-on-the-shoulder, heads-full-of-toxic-mush, no-work-ethic college grads with degrees in Nothing Studies. It will also un-employ multitudes of academics who hate this country anyway and are every bit as useless as their students. Let ’em pump gas, or work as Wal-Mart greeters. They might redeem themselves with honest work.
Looks like a square deal to me.
I don’t know what the word “journalist” means anymore. It apparently includes this leftid jidrool who thinks collidge prefessers should do more to conservative students than just lower their grades.
He wants them to drown conservative students–waterboard them to death (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10486). Someone suggested he was only joking, but the “journalist” tweeted, “I am not joking.”
The Loving Left again. Real sweethearts.
I believe him when he says he isn’t joking. I read history. I know what people are capable of doing to each other, and it scares me but good.
Look what his buddies did in Soviet Russia. These are not nice people.
They must be utterly and forever defeated.
Do you ever get the feeling that all the big shots of our civilization are trying on purpose to destroy it? I do.
It wasn’t their fault that they went extinct… but it will be ours, if we do
One thing we can count on public education for–pounding kids’ heads full of leftid propaganda every day until they break through.
The Minnesota State High School League board has just passed some gobbledygook called the Model Gender Identity Participation in MSHSL Activities policy, based on a “study” that claims “more teens identify as transgender” than anybody thought (https://www.yahoo.com/news/not-just-boy-girl-more-teens-identify-transgender-050223523.html). Wahoo.
“Nearly 3 percent” of teens, the “study” claims, identify as some sex other than the one they were “assigned at birth.” Assigned? Assigned by whom? Don’t you love the way they mangle the language? Yowsah, a 2016 “survey” allegedly showed there are more than 80,000 teens in Minnesota’s high school drinking the transgender Kool-Aid.
Exults one of the head honchos involved, “Youth are rejecting this binary thinking”–aka “reality”–“and are asking adults to keep up.”
What a glorious vision of the future.
And of course it has nothing to do with the schools hammering the kids with trans propaganda every day for years and years, nothing to do with neglected young people discovering “gender identification” as a sure-fire way to get attention from adults who otherwise seem unaware that they exist, and nothing at all to do with leftids’ societal re-engineering agenda.
In light of these developments, parents, see if you can complete this sentence: “We send our sons and daughters to the public schools because __________.”
Waiting for anything like a rational answer…