PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures.This idea (or from their own reasons)of honouring Soldiers who through their own will or reason decide to fight for their country is one which is totally wrong.If its right then we should think that all the Nazi criminals especially the small ones like prison guards at concentration camps did so because they honoured their country, frankly its total bullshit.
If you decide to fight for your country it is basically nothing to do with upholding the rights of the country you live in. If you are the average citizen fighting in a war at the moment then you are there fighting for some rich capitalist, you can't find one of their sons in the front line. What could be more ridiculous than you upholding the profits of some rich fat arse capitalist?
America has seen that the average citizen is totally expendable just look at Detroit or New Orleans. Detroit is more or less a ghost town where a 10 room villa (if they haven't torn all the pipes out is yours for a pittance)
. Some parent sent his kid to school with a silly fucking hat to make a point, what point? No point.
“But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district's zero-tolerance weapons policy. Why? The toy soldiers were carrying tiny guns.Maybe but everyone knows that most schools are merely trying to stem the lack of logic from sick minds. In this case ignoring the kid would have been better.
“ ‘His teacher called and said it wasn't appropriate,’ Morales said.It wasn't the end of the world if a kid wears a hat decorated with toy soldiers. What is the real case is that the parents have just mugged themselves showing their total ignorance and it should have been left at that.
“Morales' 8-year-old son, David, had been assigned to make a hat for the day when his second-grade class would meet their pen pals from another school. She and her son came up with an idea to add patriotic decorations to a camouflage hat.The teachers asked for a hat and they got one, problem? =no problem , the teachers fouled up because they wouldn't accept another point of view.However stupid and this idea was stupid.
“Earlier this week, after the hat was banned, the principal at the Tiogue School in Coventry told the family that the hat would be fine if David replaced the Army men holding weapons with ones that didn't have any, according to Superintendent Kenneth R. Di Pietro.
“But, Morales said, the family had only one Army figure without a weapon (he was carrying binoculars), so David wore a plain baseball cap on the day of the pen pal meeting.
“ ‘Nothing was being done to limit patriotism, creativity, other than find an alternative to a weapon,’ Di Pietro said.”
The people who run this school ought to be fired. And they ought to be banned from ever teaching again.Just because of this episode? Not really, they should be given some lessons in logic.
What exactly does this episode teach the kids?
It doesn’t teach them about history or about guns or about patriotism.It teaches them about arseholes who think that unjust war is about patriotism. I'm a patriot but I'm also not a mug. Theres no way I'd fight for people like Tony Blair or Bush in a war thats about profit. Remember kerry saying invading Afghanistan after the twin towers was like invading Mexico. The logic was that
It teaches them the same lesson that kids learned from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
It teaches them that grown-ups are really, really, really stupid.Yeah the parents of the kid.
Any fool knows that little toy soldiers that have little toy guns are only a threat to little babies and dogs who might decide to eat them. No they are also a threat to any arsehole who uses them to stress a pont thats Monty Pythonesque in the extreme
Any fool except for Kenneth R. Di Pietro.Yah but also the Dad and Mom of the kid
This kind of bureaucratic nonsense drives me crazy and makes me fear for the future of this country. Your country has no real future unless you change the idea that growth and profit are everything.