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July 19, 2021

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Liz

a white, female art teacher... pursued assault charges against a black student who forcibly cut said teacher’s hair. This assault, presumably intended to humiliate the woman and assert dominance over her, is passed over with remarkable ease by Dr Stabler,

Just realized this clown *works in department of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies.*

David

Just realized this clown *works in department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies.*

And where I’m assuming dissonance is pretty routine.

But then, the whole thing reads as an expression of racial neurosis and pretentious degeneracy.

PiperPaul

Button pushed. I kinda wished there would be an Earth-Shattering Kaboom as a result.

David

Button pushed. I kinda wished there would be an Earth-Shattering Kaboom as a result.

My phone does go ping, if that’s any comfort. There’s also some vibration. And bless you, sir. When spending the weekend with friends or relatives, may your cereal choices not be limited to some kind of bowel-regulating bran product.

Adam

It’s a crime when a black student cuts a teacher’s hair, but perfectly fine youthful hijinks when lily-white, ultra-privileged, cismale Mitt Romney forcibly cuts the hair of a fellow prep school inmate.

Got it.

Dr Evil

Aren't children brought up with manners any more? How to eat with a knife and fork? How to be polite with please and thank you et al? If not, why not?

anon a mouse

"life experiences and cultural knowledge,"

Hmm. Methinks said known things might be less than useful for civilization at large...

pst314

This assault, presumably intended to humiliate the woman and assert dominance over her, is passed over with remarkable ease by Dr Stabler, as if the “white feelings” of the teacher, and the implications of such behaviour - and its accommodation by leftist educators - were unworthy of exploration.

Clearly professor Stabler was not assaulted often enough or with sufficient ferocity. Mug him again!

To quote John Derbyshire:

Back in the late 1980s, there was a judge in New York City named Bruce Wright, known to all as "Turn 'Em Loose Bruce" for his lenience towards the criminals who came up before him. This was one of those liberal judges who had an excuse for every felon, even for those too stupid or obstreperous to have prepared an excuse for themselves. Well, one day Judge Wright got mugged in the street near his home. He was off work for a few days. It was a big story in the tabloid newspapers, and a lot of people were making jokes about it. When Judge Wright returned to the bench, he made a point of starting off that day's session with an announcement: "As I'm sure you all know, I was the victim of a criminal assault the other day. I want to make it clear that this experience will in no way change my sentencing policies on this bench!" As he paused to let this sink in, someone called out from the back of the courtroom: "Mug him again!"
pst314

Got it.

Adam, you'll have to work harder to demonstrate that anyone here approves of bullying when done by white kids. Furthermore, you are invited to research Romney's history to see whether he ever assaulted a teacher.

One Smart Fellow

Epidermal melanin content doesn't matter; the quality of one's character does. Bring back the stocks and rattan, yesterday if possible.

And thank you Adam for the straw man argument - f*ckwit.

pst314

Just realized this clown *works in department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies.*

Switched to a bullsh*t "studies" department because he was a failed artist and an inferior teacher of art?

Darleen

And thank you Adam for the straw man argument - f*ckwit.

Methinks poor trolling Adam is one of the one-and-done drivebys. Sad little creature.

ComputerLabRat

One reads articles such as these, and the arguments contained within, and one wonders if the oh so painfully, pretentiously woke authors actually subscribe to the stereotype that a group of young urban black teens act like a troop of chimpanzees, and furthermore that they can't help it but behave that way. Reading the descriptions of the mindless, vicious, dominance-asserting behavior, even carefully couched in postmodernisms and woke-speak as they are, the thing reads like a nature documentary. All humanity, dignity, and agency is taken away from these kids, and the descriptions of their behavior, while written in fancy politically correct terms, boils down to "chimps gonna chimp". No wonder the woke feel so damned guilty all the time - they are the real white supremacists and they know it. They don't believe that black people have any control over their behavior, or can even develop control, and need excuses made on their behalf for the bad behavior. It's all Whitey's fault - the magic words that make it all better.

Karl

lily-white, ultra-privileged, cismale Mitt Romney

I'd say he was closer to oyster-white but I think you're ploughing the wrong field if you think decrying people based on their sexuality or skin tone is going to impress anyone on this site.
Ya fucking bigot.

WTP

Aren't children brought up with manners any more? How to eat with a knife and fork? How to be polite with please and thank you et al? If not, why not?

No. Embarrassed as hell to say this but not even in my own family. Due to circumstances with my niece having a dance competition, my father, nephew, and I were batching it for a night during my father's last visit to see them before passing away a couple months later. I take 7 year old nephew and Dad out to breakfast the next morning and had a little conflict with nephew trying to get him to eat his pancakes with a knife and fork. Once he had said implements in his hands I was shocked to see quite clearly that he was not familiar with using them. This AFTER I had had to tie his shoelaces for him before we left because he didn't know how. My sister and I had quite a conversation about this later. The thing is my parents were rather strict about manners and such. Not relative to how they themselves were raised but, as I came to understand from long conversations with dormmates and such in college, strict relative to how most parents of the 1970's taught their kids.

It's a f***d up world out there and has been f***d up for quite some time now. Generations even. See this article...or 'Adam' for that matter.

APL

WTP "trying to get him to eat his pancakes with a knife and fork

How does he eat the pancakes ? Do you have pictures ? I'm reminded of the mashed potato scene in "A Christmas Story".

Karl

How does he eat the pancakes?

If he's anything like my feral relatives he wouldn't otherwise eat pancakes.
Since either
1) They're not fast food*
2) They require cooking.
3) They would require leaving the house.

*can be ingested without the use of cutlery.

Mags

my feral relatives

Band name.

Governor Squid

I'll confess that there have been camping trips where I'll take a flapjack off the griddle, smear some butter and jam on it, then fold it up and eat it like some sort of sad breakfast taco.

But that's only on canoe trips through the wilderness, where we live like savages. (The upside is that I can drink bourbon with my breakfast and nobody bats an eye.)

Governor Squid

Leaving the metric football match yesterday afternoon, I had the good fortune to cross a busy street behind a drunk wokeling. Said wokeling took it upon himself to declare to all within earshot that "IT'S A GOOD THING WE HAVE AGENTS OF THE STATE ARMED WITH LETHAL WEAPONRY TO MAKE SURE WE CAN CROSS THE STREET!"

I inquired of the wokeling if he really believed the police were out to serve as nothing more than crossing guards, noting that the number of panhandlers, pickpockets and drug dealers was considerably lower than average. (I may also have stared pointedly at the burnt-out remains of the FootLocker standing before us as a reminder of last year's unpleasantness.) I also asked him if he celebrated every sports victory with an impromptu political demonstration, and whether this was the appropriate time and place for such shenanigans.

Our brief interaction ended with me telling him to be careful what he wished for. "Why's that, old man?"

"Because no matter what you think, this neighborhood will always be protected by armed men. If it's not the cops, it will be residents like me. If it's not people like me, it will be warlords and crime bosses. I don't think you'll like the results." At which point I ducked into the socialist gay bar, which really blew this kid's mind.

I'd like to thank this community for helping me sharpen my thinking and my arguments about this stuff, to the point where I can argue it spontaneously on the sidewalk with strangers. (My wife just wishes I would hold my tongue.)

David

I’ll take a flapjack off the griddle, smear some butter and jam on it, then fold it up and eat it like some sort of sad breakfast taco.

I’m surrounded by barbarians.

PiperPaul

my father, nephew, and I were batching it

Wait a minute, last time I heard that term I had to think of Jeffrey Toobin.

WTP

How does he eat the pancakes ? Do you have pictures ?

Yeah, a no on the pictures. As you may surmise, I'm not the most optimistic about our society's future, even back then (Dad died in 2007), but that situation so demoralized me, to see such a thing, a kid whom I just recently related was engaged enough a year earlier to be a bit of a PITA curiosity wise about Dad and I assembling a BBQ grill, that I lacked the usual humor to video it. He was eating them with his hands. Though saying these two things now in the same context, it is a bit of a wonder as to why he had curiosity about assembling a grill but not about wanting to eat with utensils like everyone else. I still blame his father...mostly.

WTP

Wait a minute, last time I heard that term I had to think of Jeffrey Toobin.

Yes...baching. Which now typed properly (?) looks like we were whiling away the evening listing to 17th century baroque music. But then bach-ing...f it...never mind...

Apropos of nothing ... anyone have recommendations on texting/browser spellcheck apps?

WTP

Also, hats off to Gov. Squid for speaking up. Bless you, Sir!

ComputerLabRat

Also, hats off to Gov. Squid for speaking up. Bless you, Sir!

Hear, hear!

Directrix Gazer

WTP, I offer the following not to brag (who knows just how much of how a given kid turns out can be laid at the feet of parents, after all) but to point out the variability involved, and maybe to restore some of your hope in future generations. My 4-year old daughter, despite the expected occasional lapse or tantrum, gets angry if we don't let her load the dishwasher, and demanded I teach her how to use the vacuum last week. Yesterday, unprompted, she vacuumed the carpeted portion of the first floor to a fairly high standard.

Also worth considering is the tendency of youth to rebel against their upbringing. Paradoxically, this might work in our favor given the current state of affairs.

pst314

sad breakfast taco

Another band name.

pst314

I’m surrounded by barbarians.

"Gangsters have stolen my secret recipe for egg salad. And not only that - they kill, they maim and they call Information for numbers they could easily look up in the book."

pst314

My 4-year old daughter, despite the expected occasional lapse or tantrum, gets angry if we don't let her load the dishwasher, and demanded I teach her how to use the vacuum last week.

It is, I believe, quite normal for young children to want to learn how to do what the adults do, for the pleasure of learning and to demonstrate their competence and increasing autonomy. Adults can, of course, derail this with the wrong sorts of feedback and examples.

Darleen

My 4-year old daughter, despite the expected occasional lapse or tantrum, gets angry if we don't let her load the dishwasher, and demanded I teach her how to use the vacuum last week.

Careful, someone will accuse you of indoctrinating your girl to grow up to be a Stepford wife.

Though, be thankful she's not a tomboy.

Sam

This is a common tactic, seen more and more as the unraveling continues. Let's call it WYPOT, or the "look at those dastardly White People Over There!".

"Systemic Racism" in systems wholly controlled by left-wingers for generations, and usually heavily black to boot. "White people's feelings" decried by white emotional incontinents teachers, 95%+ of whom vote for everything left of Mao. Also, of course, blacks murdering blacks at alarming rates in black-run Chicago/Detroit/Atlanta/etc is buried under the noise of activists shouting racism and handing out flails to the goodwhites living in the safe outer suburbs, so that they may atone for their badthoughts.

It's all part of the strangely effective tactic of banging enough pots and pans so that few notice - are, more importantly, are not inclined to notice - who actually runs the kitchen.

aelfheld
[...] I too played a regrettable role in the consequences my students received at school and at home.

Battered teacher syndrome?

David

Battered teacher syndrome?

If only he’d been given a free emergency whistle.

Directrix Gazer

Though, be thankful she's not a tomboy

We have to keep reminding her that not everyone wants to see whichever insect or amphibian has most recently fallen into her muddy clutches.

The phenomenon you allude to is of concern to my wife and I. She was very tomboyish and a bit of an awkward misfit growing up, and believes that were she a teenager now she very well might be facing pressure to "transition."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I’m surrounded by barbarians.

Yes, but cheer up, little steps for little feet, the new batch will at least be eating beans on toast with their hands.

pst314

If only he’d been given a free emergency whistle.

Reviewing that comment thread, I have to ask, David: Did you buy that full-length fur pimp coat?

David

Did you buy that full-length fur pimp coat?

Wearing it now. Weather be damned.

ComputerLabRat

Though, be thankful she's not a tomboy.

That was a painful read, Darleen. I was and still am a tomboy, and had I been born now instead of during the Nixon administration, I'd be on blockers before you could blink. I confused my religious mother who knew how to deal with stereotypical girly girls but not the little tomboy she had. But aside from having to wear a skirt in public, and all the housework for chores (although after some complaints and the younger brothers getting older, we all had to do housework) my parents didn't force the issue.

It seems to me that the ones who hold most firmly to the Big Bad Stereotypes and cram everyone into their narrow confines, be it black people's behavior and capabilities as in the OP, or gender behaviors and preferences as in Darleen's link, are not the white supremacists and the religious fundamentalists as much as the BLM types, the Woke apologists, and the Trans mafia. The latter groups have the culture in their grasp right now, while the former have their little pockets of influence, but not much reach beyond that. The white supremacy the Woke see around every corner is their own, not the KKK's.

pst314

Wearing it now. Weather be damned.

Just as well. That blogging thong just wasn't you.

Darleen

I was and still am a tomboy

I was born during the Eisenhower admin and, despite today's young believing that the late 50s early 60s were nothing but a hotbed of Patriarchal Sexism with women consistently abused by males everywhere, I had the kind of childhood freedom (including being a tomboy) that many of today's adults could only dream of - or be terrified of.

I climbed trees, sat on the roof, played baseball in the street ... during the summer it was outside after breakfast to be on my own, no adult supervision (ok, moms were home so scraped knees and elbows could be patched), until dinner time. Dad taught me how to hammer a nail and throw a punch.

I wore dresses to school and church, but couldn't wait to change into "play clothes" as soon as possible.

I never considered myself as anything other than a girl and being a tomboy was accepted as just another phase of a girl's childhood.

pst314

I never considered myself as anything other than a girl and being a tomboy was accepted as just another phase of a girl's childhood.

I do wonder what fraction of the trans industry are "merely" opportunistic grifters and what fraction are monsters bent on harming to children for their own depraved reasons. I suspect that extremely few are only in it for the money.

Directrix Gazer

That blogging thong just wasn't you.

I demand restitution for that mental image.

ComputerLabRat

I never considered myself as anything other than a girl and being a tomboy was accepted as just another phase of a girl's childhood.

For a little while, when I was very young, I wanted to be a boy, but I think that had more to do with the easy life my baby brothers led than any kind of identity crisis. Once I learned about biology, I realized that was never going to happen, and from then on I was just a girl who liked boyish things. Why are gender and color stereotypes good if the "correct" groups are trying to shove us into them, but definite wrongthink if anyone else brings it up?

Uma Thurmond's Feet

I never considered myself as anything other than a girl and being a tomboy was accepted as just another phase of a girl's childhood.

Just as only the winners write the histories, only the whiners write the memoirs.

By which I mean, there are plenty of people raised in fundamentalist households, Catholic households, two-parent families, working-class families, suburban and rural families, who didn't see anything wrong with it, enjoyed as contented a life anyone can in a world full of sin and struggle, had no desire to flee to the cities, adopt alternative lifestyles, or write books extolling their unique struggles against [insert straw-man arguments here].

ccscientist

It is interesting that wokies like this one never consider that black kids in parochial or charter schools are perfectly able to behave and do their homework. They simply deny it.

Directrix Gazer

It is interesting that wokies like this one never consider that black kids in parochial or charter schools are perfectly able to behave and do their homework. They simply deny it.

From what I've seen, many would say not that it is impossible, but that it is a cruel and arbitrary imposition, an unjustifiable false-consciousness used to fit them into their inescapably subordinate role in the white-supremacist power structure.

So still swivel-eyed lunacy, but with more rhetorical cushion.

John Lewis

https://www.cracked.com/article_19481_the-8-most-wildly-irresponsible-vintage-toys.html

Mention of the young lady wanting to use the dishwasher and vacuum cleaner put me in mind of this enjoyable article and item 4 in particular (although in these more enlightened times young girls can have just as much fun as their brothers with the junior Atomic Energy Lab et al).

Darleen

It is interesting that wokies like this one never consider that black kids in parochial or charter schools are perfectly able to behave and do their homework.

Which is why the Left is particularly hostile to any deviation from publik skools. They need black youth to keep their place in their hierarchical universe.

anon a mouse

I’m surrounded by barbarians.

Well, it's a very nice truck... underneath the mud.

Lenka
Speaking for myself, I did include critical projects on policing and prisons in my own art teaching, but at the same time always struggled (and sometimes failed) to perform some elusive form of classroom management that would allow my students to feel relatively relaxed and safe.

If there's no classroom discipline - if the students can't hear what you're saying, or can't settle down to work without distraction - then no learning of the subject matter can take place. This goes for nice progressive teachers too (or especially).

On the other hand, if the classroom is a lab for perfecting white dhimmitude, this is like a visit to Xerox Parc in 1978 - the future is here already, it's just not widely distributed.

In the dhimmitude model, the white teacher shouldn't attempt to establish authority over his students if they're nonwhite. Instead he should toady to them, reinforce their resentment against other white people in the hope that he'll be seen as one of the good ones, and cultivate an attitude of gratitude, humility, and quiet submission for any disruption that does take place.

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/013604.html

When this goes on year after year it chokes the soul out of a teacher, destroys his pathos, and sends him guiltily searching for The Bell Curve on the Internet.

Blacks break down the intimacy that can be achieved in the classroom, and leave you convinced that that intimacy is really a form of kinship.


F*ck Witt

Wow! My white fragility detector blew its chip! I’m sending it back to eBay and upgrading to the Kendi-X Edition. Guaranteed to hold up under 10,000 cycles of white supremacy.

PiperPaul

Here's how I imagine David in his full-length fur pimp coat.


(Thanks to Daniel's Gaming Blog for the Mars 2 Pro recommendation)

pst314

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/013604.html

From that link:

"My daughter went to an elite college preparatory middle and high school. While the school was mostly white it did have some middle class black students, and for the most part they fit in perfectly. But my daughter was stunned at the different response the black students had to the announcement of O.J. Simpson verdict. They cheered. Not a single white student cheered. These students were the sons and daughters of fairly well-to-do black professionals living in nice houses in good neighborhoods. In other words, they lived and worked in the white world yet they still had the “us versus them” attitude found among ghetto blacks."

I believe Shelby Steele has noted and deplored this pathological cult of racial victimhood.

The prevalence of this attitude adds risk even to contacts with educated and accomplished blacks, as John Derbyshire noted in a cautionary essay:

(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.
Steve E

The white supremacy the Woke see around every corner is their own, not the KKK's.

That!

Loe

https://web.archive.org/web/20110101222320/http://martynemko.blogspot.com/2009/06/white-teacher-speaks-out-what-is-it.html

Whites have learned a certain way for centuries but it just doesn’t work with blacks. Of course, this implies racial differences but if pressed, most liberal teachers would say different racial learning styles come from some indefinable cultural characteristic unique to blacks. Therefore, schools must change, America must change. But into what? How do you turn quantum physics into hands-on instruction or group work? No one knows, but we must keep changing until we find something that works.

Public school has certainly changed since anyone reading this was a student. I have a friend who teaches elementary school and she tells me that every week the students get a new diversity lesson, shipped in fresh from some bureaucrat’s office in Washington or the state capital. She showed me the materials for one week: a large poster, about the size of a forty-two inch flat-screen television. It shows an utterly diverse group—I mean diverse: handicapped, Muslim, Jewish, effeminate, poor, rich, brown, slightly brown, yellow, etc.—sitting at a table, smiling gaily, accomplishing some undefined task.

The poster comes with a sheet of questions the teacher is supposed to ask. One might be: “These kids sure look different, but they look happy. Can you tell me which one in the picture is an American?” Some eight-year-old, mired in ignorance, will point to a white child like himself. “That one.” The teacher reads from the answer, conveniently printed along with the question. “No, Billy, all these children are Americans. They are just as American as you.”

Steve E

I demand restitution for that mental image.

David has a strict policy. No Refunds! Credit Note Only!

Karl

The 8 Most Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Toys

Speaking of miserablist cunts - check out the Financial Times celebrating the UK's end to COVID restrictions!

Steve E

Here's how I imagine David in his full-length fur pimp coat.

Looks like soap. All you need is a rope and you'll be rolling in the greenbacks.

David Thompson Pimp-Coat Soap-on-a-Rope. If it weren't so creepy rubbing your body with it, I might buy it myself.

Richard Cranium
Wow! My white fragility detector blew its chip!

Your ninnyhammer output subsystem appears to be fully operational.

pst314

Will the Olympic Wokeness Wankery Games be held at Ninnyhammer?

Geezer

I can't help but wonder how "Adam" found his way into this joint (or this neighborhood).

pst314

My God, soon they'll be eating baked beans on toast. Peppa Pig, a Pandemic Favorite, Has American Children Acting British

pst314

I can't help but wonder how "Adam" found his way into this joint (or this neighborhood).

Instapundit occasionally links to David's blog, and some of Insty's commenters are a scurvy lot.

pst314

Insty's commenters:

(BTW, you can buy Don Maitz's art over the internet.)

Lady Cutekitten of Lolcat

Governor, try dunking your folded pancake 🥞 in your bourbon.

Nom-nom-nom-nom.

WTP

folded pancake

Breakfast restaurant name.

anon a mouse

folded pancake
Breakfast restaurant name

Sounds like crepe.

*lets self out. Gingerly. *

Richard Cranium
Will the Olympic Wokeness Wankery Games be held at Ninnyhammer?

Is "Wankery" a synonym for "Chicken Choking"? If so, yes. If not, not sure.

Cloudbuster

Forced haircutting is a tried and true humiliation technique. When they start doing it to your people, the time to fight back has already arrived.

Carol

But then, the whole thing reads as an expression of racial neurosis and pretentious degeneracy.

That.

David

That.

Well, it’s fairly clear who has the hang-ups about race, a neurotic fixation with the subject. The mental and moral contortions, the condescending assumptions, and the variables so carefully avoided, are hard to miss.

As noted in previous, very much related posts, given that many teachers are themselves parents with families of their own, and therefore first-hand experience, you’d think they might understand the consequences of exempting children from expectations of reciprocation, and from pretty much all norms of civilised behaviour.

Yet on they go, adamant and twitching.

Judi Evans

Adam, July 19 20921 -and when they can't eat with their mouths closed, preferring to imitate cement mixers, with sound effects.

David

That.

Our scrupulously progressive Dr Stabler – “nearsighted cis white man” - tells us that, “our feelings matter a great deal less than the lives of the young people we have taken it upon ourselves to care for.” And by “our feelings,” he means the dignity and physical safety of other white teachers. And by extension, teachers generally.

Though it seems to me that a person’s willingness to gratuitously punch someone, or grope them, in an attempt to dominate the classroom, or to humiliate others by forcibly cutting their hair and reducing them to tears, or setting their hair on fire, as mentioned here, is precisely how one determines whether that person’s wellbeing is of any importance at all.

Sam Duncan

“Peppa Pig, a Pandemic Favorite, Has American Children Acting British”

Jolly good. Operation Empire is proceeding as planned.

Anyway, think about it... what would you rather have: woke Commie kids, or, “Boston-based Tess Darci says that her 4-year-old daughter, Cecilie, sounds like 'a little lady' thanks to the show. 'She says ‘lovely’ and ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ all the time.'”

Nikw211

... given that many teachers are themselves parents with families of their own, and therefore first-hand experience, you’d think they might understand the consequences of exempting children from expectations of reciprocation ...

A public school teacher speaks:

    I love my job. I love my students. I love my school!

    And I’m sending my kids to a private school anyway.

    I know this is going to sound hypocritical, but this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – as a parent and as a teacher.

    Yes, that’s going to sound a lot like a chef telling you that they never eat at their own restaurant.

    I’ve heard plenty of that from friends and neighbors – even some family members.

    But you know who I never hear those kinds of comments from?

    My fellow public school teachers.

    They understand perfectly why this kind of decision is made, and it’s made a lot more frequently than most would ever expect.

    [ ... ] A little more than 21% of public school teachers have children K-12 currently enrolled in private schools right now.

My italics.

One in five public school teachers send their children to be privately educated.

If that isn't a sign of something rotten in the state ...

Admittedly, that post (Why I’m a Public School Teacher But a Private School Parent) is basically an advert, but the following, from The Atlantic, isn't (or not intentionally so).

The writer explains that although he's spent "the last four decades exclusively at public schools—either attending them, coaching at them, or teaching at them" he nevertheless decides to have his own child educated privately.

    I am, however, concerned about the general culture at public schools — at least at the ones I’ve seen — of disengagement and compulsory learning. So ...

Note, he is an English teacher in a public school.

    ... when it comes to my daughter, I opt to invest a little more—to ensure she’s immersed in a community where it’s acceptable, and even admirable, to show natural enthusiasm for knowledge. I trust this particular private school, one that was created by like-minded parents, will best set her up for success. After all, numerous studies corroborate what teachers and parents have always observed: A student’s habits and beliefs are significantly affected by his or her friends.

The italics are mine.

Wonder what cutting a lock of a female teachers hair with a pair of scissors suggests based on that.

Well, you know, apart from an evident proclivity for psychopathic disdain for others.

TomJ

Speaking of miserablist cunts

Oh, if that's what we're doing...

Ames
Our scrupulously progressive Dr Stabler – “nearsighted cis white man” - tells us that, “our feelings matter a great deal less than the lives of the young people we have taken it upon ourselves to care for.” And by “our feelings,” he means the dignity and physical safety of other white teachers. And by extension, teachers generally.

Though it seems to me that a person’s willingness to gratuitously punch someone, or grope them, in an attempt to dominate the classroom, or to humiliate others by forcibly cutting their hair and reducing them to tears, or setting their hair on fire, as mentioned here, is precisely how one determines whether that person’s wellbeing is of any importance at all.

I want to upvote this.

pst314

Our scrupulously progressive Dr Stabler – “nearsighted cis white man” - tells us that, “our feelings matter a great deal less than the lives of the young people we have taken it upon ourselves to care for.”

Significantly, the only "young people" that Dr Stabler only cares about the punks and thugs. The peaceful and studious ones do not matter to him.

PiperPaul

Oh but those ones are the privileged ones, though, and don't need his attention and support as much as the ones who wreck everything for everyone else.

Maybe what he's really trying to say is "Please don't target me".

David

I want to upvote this.

But note our educator’s sly evasions, the practised euphemisms. As if objecting to repeated insults and humiliation, and to being violently assaulted, were merely a matter of one’s own inordinate sensitivity and a failure to consider the much more important feelings of one’s assailant. And as if ever-greater indulgence and imperviousness to normal consequences will do anything but inspire more of the same, only with more daring and inventive sociopathy.

It would be awfully nice if Dr Stabler, and all the other Dr Stablers, of which there are so many, could see just how pernicious and corrosive, how morally deranged, their worldview is.

pst314

Jolly good. Operation Empire is proceeding as planned.

Prepare my fleet of galleons. We sail at dawn!
[ Pauses. Reads readiness report. Leans that crews are utterly unready, having spent the last year gobbling junk food while trolling Instapundit. ]
We sail next month!

pst314

It would be awfully nice if Dr Stabler, and all the other Dr Stablers, of which there are so many, could see just how pernicious and corrosive, how morally deranged, their worldview is.

I expect most of them do see just how harmful their worldview is, and that harm is their revolutionary goal.

Watcher In The Dark

The sad thing for the Dr Stablers of the world is that the ferals will still come for him -- and come without a shred of remorse or guilt -- no matter how much he prostrates himself at their feet.

Even the most heartfelt cry of 'But I'm on your side!' won't save the cowering righteous at all.

Burnsie

"I, noble art teacher, must protect these spirited youths from oppressive and unjustifiable discipline."

The true racism is the liberal belief that being violent, disruptive, destructive, and physically intimidating to fellow students and teachers is an acceptable cultural norm--somewhere in the world, apparently--and thus must be indulged and even celebrated.

The "school to prison pipeline" is a lie. School merely provides convenient access to a fledgling thug's first victims. A captive audience, so to speak. It's really the "fatherless home to prison" pipeline.

pst314

The true racism is the liberal belief that being violent, disruptive, destructive, and physically intimidating to fellow students and teachers is an acceptable cultural norm--somewhere in the world, apparently--and thus must be indulged and even celebrated.

And where did liberals get this idea? From Marxists. Liberals rarely originate ideas. Mostly they regurgitate ideas dreamt up by communists and fascists.

anon a mouse

the only "young people" that Dr Stabler only cares about the punks and thugs.

That's a bit of a harsh (but accurate) portrayal of the Oakland Raiders, no?

*oh... that Stabler*

Sam

One in five public school teachers send their children to be privately educated.

My wife taught 2nd grade at the local public school. You know, the school everyone said was good and is a selling point for the area.

We are burning through savings to send our kids to private school.

Once you've seen the beast up close, where no amount of propaganda or inertia can hide it's deep, persistent structural problems you cannot subject your child to it.

Sam

ever-greater indulgence...will do anything but inspire more of the same, only with more daring and inventive sociopathy."

And all students involved - thug and enthusiastic scholar alike - will not learn anything except perhaps anger, resentment, and hopelessness in the shadow of "the system". These students' subsequent failure will be used as examples of Western racism and justification for more corrosive policies. Their bitterness will be molded and directed towards political goals that serve the very people who failed them.

Rinse and repeat.

WTP

These students' subsequent failure will be used as examples of Western racism and justification for more corrosive policies. Their bitterness will be molded and directed towards political goals that serve the very people who failed them.

Yes, but they are also “art” students in a SJW focused curriculum. The failure and such was already baked in.

Daniel Ream

It's really the "fatherless home to prison" pipeline.

I do sometimes wonder if the aggressive, active ignoring of this fact isn't a form of crimestop. It's obvious this is the problem but if you acknowledge the problem, you then have to grapple with the fact that there's no effective solution. Even if a morals campaign similar to that among the 19th century Irish were implemented right now and were instantly effective such that no more black children were ever born into broken homes, there's still a massive underclass of feral blacks that likely cannot be reformed. The Irish priests who drove the assimilation of their people had the threat of hellfire and damnation to work with and it still took a hundred years for the Irish to settle down. I don't think there's anything similar at play in America's black communities.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Their bitterness will be molded and directed towards political goals that serve the very people who failed them.

Not entirely unrelated...

anon a mouse

Their bitterness will be molded and directed towards political goals that serve the very people who failed them

Hmm. This must be a completely new phenomenon in human history, right Mr Santayana?

ccscientist

After WWII, the french often shaved the heads of female collaborators.
Yes, cutting someone's hair is a pretty violent act.

anon a mouse

cutting someone's hair is a pretty violent act."

Well, there is a gun shop near the hair cuttery over in Spring, TX...

Sam

Yes, cutting someone's hair is a pretty violent act.

…but also a little funny. When not used as a punishment for traitors, anyway.

WTP

Well, there is a gun shop near the hair cuttery over in Spring, TX...

Texans are so cute when they think they so radical. Meanwhile, in the north Georgia mountains...

https://shop.brasstown.biz/

Sam

Meanwhile, in the north Georgia mountains...

We prefer such shops in town, thanks. More convenient that way.

Daniel Ream

…but also a little funny. When not used as a punishment for traitors, anyway

As a general rule, men's identity and self-image are not inextricably tied to their hair. Forcibly cutting/shaving a woman's hair is much more traumatic to the victim, which is why it's been used so frequently for that purpose. Not even the USMC requires its female recruits to get the high and tight in boot camp.

WTP

We prefer such shops in town, thanks. More convenient that way.

Heh. Well good for Texas. Of course we also have a backup McCayesville location. Gotta get the t-shirt though. "Prozac or pistols. Dispensing happiness"

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