To be fair before a single six-year-old or a high school student is suspended or expelled for drawing a gun on paper, writing about a gun, pointing a finger like a gun shouldn’t all violent content be removed from elementary, secondary and college campuses in America? That would only be fair.What should be done to a 6-year-old who points his finger at someone and says pow? (see article)
What should be done to a teen who upon reflection writes a poem about the mass murders of Sandy Hook school in Connecticut? In her ruminations, she suggests that she can understand why mass murderer Adam Lanza would make the awful choices that he made.
For thinking in-depth about a tragedy that happened in Newtown, Connecticut 17-year-old San Francisco high school senior, Courtni Webb was suspended and is facing “possible expulsion from school. (see article) (see 1:41min video)
Our society stands at the start of an era of Orwellian “Thought Control.” It has crept up upon us on little cat’s feet. No one could have told Americans 40 years ago that we would one day be repressing student’s thoughts rather than educating students about subjects and events around him or her, yet we are doing the unthinkable now.
American Educators have fought so hard in the last 40 years to allow such concepts as homosexuality to take root in the spirits and psyche of American’s children. They have done this in the spirit that everything is relative or acceptable so why is the mere thought of using a gun reviled by the same people who virtually teach unfettered sexuality as if there are no consequences to wrong sexual choices.
Today in some minds, a child cannot point a finger, write a poem or hold a pencil in the likeness of a gun. Gun ownership is not illegal on the contrary gun ownership by citizens is a Constitutional right. The first amendment says, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Look up the word “infringed” sometime you may be surprised it means unobstructed in any way.
Therefore, one would think that Educators would understand that Zero tolerance with respect to guns theoretically violates the spirit of Constitutional law. If not they should understand at the very least that suppressing language and thought on any subject is fundamentally at the heart of what tyrannous depot dictatorships do.
In the 60’s and 70’s the Left made it their business to push the envelope where controversial subject matter was concerned. Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor and George Carlin said things that challenged establishment belief systems.
The 60’s and 70’s where eras of radical social change in all aspects of human understanding. However, now that Liberal Progressive thought dominates the culture and Liberal Progressive values are in full control Liberals in turn are attempting to close the door behind them. In other words, Liberals are attempting to repress thoughts and ideas they disagree with.
If this had happened to them in the 60’s and 70’s sexual, promiscuity and Liberal Progressivism would not be established today. Nor would these concepts be unofficially promoted today by Educators while gun ownership is demonized.
Yet it is even worst. The very thought of a gun is punishable by suspension or expulsion or both. We see such instances in newspaper daily. So effectively, a child’s education can be terminated if he or she thinks of a gun. A child can think about pornography, gang banging, sexual promiscuity or homosexuality, all they desire, just don’t think of a gun.
The hypocrisy cries out against Educators from the Society’s hyper violent Movies, hyper violent video games and hyper violent and misogynistic Music.
Are schools presently allowing violent Movies to be played on campus? Do they allow violent and misogynistic music to be listened to on campus? Do they have books in their libraries that make mention of violence and picture guns on their pages. Do undergrads spend hours playing violent video games on campus?
To be fair before a single six-year-old or a high school student is suspended or expelled for drawing a gun on paper, writing about a gun, pointing a finger like a gun shouldn’t all violent content be removed from elementary, secondary and college campuses in America? That would only be fair.
If you say no, movies, video games and music should not be banned “Zero tolerance” from schools then why are you allowing the same unjust thought control to be acted out against innocent school children who write the word gun or point a finger? These children not only think about all our societies social ills that movies, video games and music represent but they also think about a first amendment right which is not morally or legally wrong to think about, write about or mimic.
Mass murder by any means is repugnant. However, what is even more repulsive to the American idea is to violate rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution. And among those rights are freedom of speech and the right, which says, “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
If you are a decision maker in a school you might think about those two fundamental rights before you suspend, expel or falsely detain a student because he or she pointed a finger and made the sound pow.
If that action falls under your zero tolerance policy then so does books and film in your library as well as student’s talking about the latest video game or newest movie or song.
To be fair you must rid your libraries of all content with the word gun written therein or that has any pictures of a gun. All magazines and films must be examined and if guilt of showing a gun or referring to one you must destroy it. Just as you did with all the books that use the word Nigger.
Then if a child is heard speaking about a song, game or movie with violent content that student or students must be suspend and or expelled.
In the name of Zero tolerance you must do all of the above to be consistent of course. Or some parent may see your blaring inconsistency and hypocrisies and then sue you and your school for violations of Constitutional rights and equal protection under the law.
As the litigious society, that we are it could happen. No, believe me it will happen.