In Red Hook, New York, a recent anti-bullying workshop at Linden Avenue Middle School for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. Parents learned from their daughters that the girls had been ordered to stand before the group and ask one another for a kiss. Some students were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
Bullying, as they are supposed to teach you in school, is when someone uses their superior power to subordinate and humiliate someone weaker than themselves. This is wrong, and it is always wrong. It is just as wrong when the bully believes that his or her power is being exercised to make a weaker individual do something that is “good” for them, as in, “Go ahead, jump off that rock, or I’ll beat the snot out of you!” This pathetic, miserably unprofessional, cruel and arrogant political correctness-infected school actually used its authority over these children to force them to do something, in public, that they almost certainly felt was embarrassing and unnatural. This is bullying: the only other equally apt word for it is stupidity. The school’s method of showing students how bullying is wrong is to bully them. In addition, the school neither informed the students’ parents nor received their permission.
Why are we continuing to put up with this?
Every day, from somewhere in the United States, more evidence comes to light showing the utter insensitivity, ineptitude and destructiveness of the public school system and its wretchedly under-trained, over-confident, poorly-prepared and over-empowered personnel. The Left has trapped itself into the position of supporting these autocrats, dolts and child abusers, and it will live to regret it, for they do credit neither to liberal values nor to the cause of public unions. They are too frequently enemies of parents and the family, and atrocious role modes and authority figures, representing as they do lazy thought, poor leadership, doctrinaire attitudes, bureaucratic foolishness and narrow-mindedness. What they teach children best of all is to fear, disrespect, and distrust adults.
I’m tired of reading about these incidents, and tired of writing about them. I am more than tired of the undeserved deference given to the spectacularly failing and corrupt education establishment, like that of the mother I highlighted in the earlier post today; I am frustrated and sickened by it. Nobody of any ideological bent ought to tolerate the abuse, educational malpractice and indoctrination that typifies so many of our schools. When do we stop doing it?
Pointer: Phil Kraemer
Facts: CBN News