Monday, May 14, 2007

Things that go bump in the night.

No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave them kids alone

-Pink Floyd: Another brick in the wall -

What's scarier than a madman with a gun running into a school? The reaction of the American public. Beyond the knee-jerk reaction from the paranoids, the idiots that think banning things make them go away, the mourning and healing addicts and the Police State advocates, there is no end of well-intentioned but horrible acts.

Take the Morons of Murphreesboro, for instance. With the misguided self confidence of someone with a degree in education and little else, the staff at a Tennessee elementary school decided that the kids had to be more prepared for an invasion and staged a fake incident during a field trip. The kids were told they were under attack and cowered under tables in the dark, begging for mercy while an accomplice wearing a hood shook and rattled the door, trying to get in.

Ghost stories around a campfire are one thing; this is another. Parents were understandably outraged and perhaps something will be done with these State appointed guardians of our youth. I would suggest a raid on the teacher's lounge by heavily armed parents during which the perpetrators would be blindfolded and put up against a wall to see how many would soil themselves before being told it was all a game.


Intellectual Insurgent said...

I swear I'm going to home school my kids (when I finally have some). :-)

d.K. said...

What were these people thinking? I mean, one idiot might find it useful, but surely when two or three were added to the plan, how could it be that someone, anyone, did not say NO! ?

Reign of Reason said...

Paranoia: Seems like conservative nut-cases have it in spades. Fear is the basis of our foreign policy and apparently the reason to “prepare” school-children for a 1:1,000,000 event.


Capt. Fogg said...

I think the odds are even longer than 1 in a million. Your kid is probably more likely to be killed in an SUV rollover, but we pay attention to things according to the emotional content and according to the direction the media steer us in.

Even in the days when we had to hid under our desks to practice a nuclear attack, we were told it was a drill. These teachers should be fired.

Reign of Reason said...


How many die each day on our highways, yet we are inundated when a “rich bimbo” dies of an overdose?

Our culture (and media) have a truly twisted perspective