Zero Intelligence!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Posted by J. J. Jackson @ 9:56 PM


A high school barred a student from posting a photograph of her Marine brother because it prominently showed rifles, breaking the school's zero-tolerance policy on weapons.
That is the way WND described the situation and stated that in the original story Principle Cynthia Richardson said "What message am I sending to my students if I post that picture?"

Gee, I don't know there Ms. Principle. Maybe that guns are not bad things? No, no, no because that would require commonsense and thought. Instead it was easier to apply the schools "Zero Intelligence" policy (commonly referred to as a Zero Tolerance policy).

Because there is a gun in the picture you can't show it because it violates the "Zero Intelligence" policy eh? Ok, does that mean that all of your school's history books have to be purged of pictures from the Revolutionary War that show ships firing cannons and soldiers firing muskets too? Same thing.

Does it mean that we are now even forbidden from mentioning guns in the classroom? If a picture of a gun is bad then what about mentioning that they were used? Same thing if we follow this moronic logic about how even recognizing a gun is the worst thing on Earth.

Are we now going to tell our students the following about the War of Independence:
"It was a swell thing where American patriots and British soldiers fought one another with pillows and had tea and biscuits and worked out their differences."
HELL NO! They SHOT each other with GUNS you NITWIT! PEOPLE FREAKING DIED! IT WAS BLOODY!

Can we please get some sanity back in the public reeducation camps that we call schools out there? Because if we don't, soon we won’t even be able to mention that Hitler shot, burned and gassed the Jews. I'm sure that will make all the left wing NAZIs, socialists, communists, fascists and Marxists happy because it will mean they can simply deny it ever happened. And all of our children will believe them too because, well, the history books don't mention it!

The swamp needs to be drained and these brain dead school officials need to find other work. Preferably as a janitor or some other such job where they cannot interfere with the actual learning process of our children.



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OMG! Pictures of guns are now illegal in school? Heck! That was the last hope our children had if terrorists tried to take over their school! At least they could pick up a picture and hope the terrorists were too stupid to not know it wasn't real!
 
They are the softest targets of all, that is for sure.
 
They certainly are very soft targets that is for sure.
 
They certainly are very soft targets that is for sure.
 
While in some ways extreme political correctness is bad (I've lived through it myself in school and found it to be too heavy handed at times), I do think that reasonable sensitivity should be used in regards to fire arms.

Teachers are in a difficult position. They really are damned if they do, damned if they don't. They're often in the firing line when children develop behavioral problems or fail to reach learning benchmarks, even though their funding is continually cut under the guise of 'funding restructuring', especially to remedial programs for children with learning disabilities (both my parents work in education, so you see the difficult position they’re in that the general public doesn’t).

I guess I'm just saying that polarizing the argument is BAD. Totally agree that some things go too far, but often the cause isn't a belief in zero tolerance per se, but more of an indemnity issue for teachers who are the first in line to be blamed when things go wrong. I mean, they’re not just censoring guns, but even political dissent (which in effect benefits a conservative ideology). So it’s not partisan, they’re just trying to cover their own butts.

Perhaps we should revise laws concerning the extent of duty of care for teachers, or how easily they can be sued; or work out some fair guidelines about what is okay and what isn’t in schools. I think blaming left wing politics or the teachers themselves is maybe a little shortsighted and could prevent real solutions from being found.

Anyhow, just my two cents.
 
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