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April 27, 2022

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David
It seems to me that if someone – say, a middle-school teacher – doesn’t find the idea of inculcating racial guilt at all troubling and is happy with the prospect of children’s personalities being disintegrated, such that they become estranged from friends and parents, and such that they can’t sleep, then this should be ringing alarm bells. Quite loudly.

Very much related.

sH2
Perhaps even more disturbing was the fact that camp counselors cultivated relationships with students that continued after the camp. Petino was shocked when Just Communities later texted her child directly to invite him “to go for a hike and bring a friend.”

“I never gave Just Communities my child’s number,” Petino said. “Just Communities had my number and they never contacted me informing me of such an invitation. My child is a minor, is that even legal?”

Okay groomer.

CayleyGraph

I've had enough about child abuse. Can't we go back to infantilizing adults?

David

Okay groomer.

Speaking of which:

Ms Creation, also known as Valkyrie Jacobson-Smith, is now upset that “the trolls” have found her public announcements and have not been overly impressed or encouraged by them. Insufficient enthusiasm – and any kind of demurral – apparently warrants the designation troll. Presumably, the wider public – those outside of “polyamorous and kink communities” – should be thrilled to discover that pre-school children are being taught by a self-styled “expert” in bondage and sadomasochism, and being quizzed on their genitals, and being used as a basis for “intergenerational dialogue around relational identities (such as polyamory, sexuality… and kink).”

As noted in the comments to that post, one has to wonder about the pre-school teacher job interview. Did no-one notice Ms Creation’s preoccupations, aired at length on social media, and consider how they might be thought inapt by parents - or did those doing the hiring find it ideologically titillating and a positive basis for employment?

Hugh

or did those doing the hiring...?

Those doing the hiring want to make brownie points with their own Masters.

ccscientist

"certified astrologer" certified something, that's for sure. Actual adults generally don't find kids (besides their own) very interesting, nor do they try to arrange "play dates" with them. Actual adults know without being told that one does not discuss sexual topics with children. WTF.

David

“certified astrologer”

The extensive overlap of wokeness and woo has been noted here on more than one occasion.

David

Actual adults know without being told that one does not discuss sexual topics with children.

And trying to engage minors in incongruous sexual conversations, often hoping to elicit intimate details, while actively trying to keep parents unaware, should result in a red light flashing.

pst314

“certified astrologer & psychotherapist”

I have gotten the impression that there are a lot of those. Or else it's just that the science fiction/fantasy/anime/medieval fan community tilts that way and those are the people most likely to mention psychotherapy.

wokeness and woo

Nicely put. Two overlapping dysfunctions that even in small doses are like fingernails on a blackboard.

David

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s often struck me just how many parents seem unconcerned by the kinds of people to whom they entrust their children, five days a week, for years. As if only the well-meaning and non-deranged would apply for the job or be in charge of hiring others.

Setting aside for a moment the inexhaustible supply of ‘progressive’ ideologues, my own unremarkable comprehensive school employed several child molesters, two of whom were seen indulging in, shall we say, inappropriate behaviour, and one of whom indecently assaulted my friend’s younger sister and was consequently given a dramatic, and public, beating by her father. A third teacher was obviously interested in such intergenerational possibilities, albeit with boys, though, so far as I know, was never seen quite crossing the line, merely lingering on it, and a fourth teacher was happy to let his fifth-year students know about his sexual relationship with a teenage girl who’d left the same school only a year earlier.

I very much doubt my school was some outlier in this regard.

ccscientist

It used to be that parents could take for granted that schools very much tried to protect the children in their care, and screened teachers thoroughly. Now, the wokeness of the teacher is a hiring criterion but the word has not gotten back to the parents.

David

Somewhat related.

Hippogryph

Hey, teachers, leave those kids alone.

Darleen

Hey, teachers, leave those kids alone.

No no no, President Biden just declared to teachers that the kids are theirs. And when kids are outside of the classroom, they belong to everyone.

Isn't that special?

pst314

No no no, President Biden just declared to teachers that the kids are theirs. And when kids are outside of the classroom, they belong to everyone.

Replace "everyone" with "Pervy Joe".

Squires

...nor do they try to arrange "play dates" with them.

I think we all remember when this was a quick way to call down the Wrath of Fathers.

I'm not seeing a good reason to make much of distinction between child molesters and child psychology molesters.

certified astrologer

[Prints certificate: "Master Technician of Pyramid Powers".]

pst314

[Prints certificate: "Master Technician of Pyramid Powers".]

Don't forget healing crystals, aura reading, Tarot cards, and Orgone boxes.

Squires

Don't forget healing crystals, aura reading, Tarot cards, and Orgone boxes.

As long as I get all the perks.

Darleen

My Ring captures several flavors of suburban (non-human) critters crossing the front porch - cats, opossums, raccoons and even a roadrunner or two.

This isn't what I would feel comfortable with at all.

Chester Draws

As long as I get all the perks.

I don't discuss sexual behaviour with my students. But I do sometimes tell those talking about some girl -- "don't stick your dick in crazy".

No matter how tempting, it *will* come back to bite you.

Daniel Ream

This isn't what I would feel comfortable with at all.

"That's a little close, come on."

Killer Marmot

Sounds like a summer camp I used to go to.

TomJ
This isn't what I would feel comfortable with at all.
In the words of the Oklahoma Dep't of Wildlife Conservation, "Do not pet the danger kitty".
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JuliaM

’…, should result in a red light flashing.’

Should result in a lot of blue lights flashing and some hammering on the front door as uniformed men come to impound your hard drives, actually.

JuliaM

Something to make all the gentlemen on this thread wince and cross their legs:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ripx4nutmeg/status/1519375807059218432

MC

The extensive overlap of wokeness and woo has been noted here on more than one occasion.

I find the extensive overlap of wokeness and noncery far more worrying.

Jen

They're not coping well.

https://twitter.com/The_Kyle_Mann/status/1519504946785181697

Jen

Spoiled wankers detected.

https://twitter.com/LBC/status/1519564685774839808

Burnsie

Should result in a lot of blue lights flashing and some hammering on the front door as uniformed men come to impound your hard drives, actually.

I was thinking red lights of an ambulance for the creep in question, but yes.

ccscientist

Socialists can never leave the kids alone. They always dress them in the uniform of the state and march them around because loyalty has to start early. Kids want to belong and will do this without objecting. In the woke world, little kids are eager to march in the rainbow parade and accept the rainbow flag as their flag. If you tell them they are evil racists, they will accept it, not knowing better. If you tell them capitalism is evil and the US is evil, they will accept it. No wonder the woke have been trying to capture the schools. They've done such a good job that college students are leading the way in shutting down speakers they don't like. It was college students who eagerly joined the nazi party in germany and carried out atrocities in Mao's china.

David

Spoiled wankers detected.

An image of stocks and a town square comes to mind. And whatever hard labour is required to cover the damage, and the inconvenience to hundreds of people.

asiaseen

Something to make all the gentlemen on this thread wince and cross their legs

Not so much wincing and crossing my legs, this male person (well past menopause and child-bearing age) crossed his eyes and thought WTF has the world come to when supposedly trained medics can even imagine such shit, let alone allow it to get into print.

Scottish medicine used, allegedly, to be of a high standard of excellence (though my experience of it when my daughter was born makes me suck my teeth on that). But if this is typical of what is happening in Scottish medical schools we need to re-fortify Hadrian's Wall.

Governor Squid

I was thinking red lights of an ambulance for the creep in question, but yes.

I saw a Tweet replying to a "Don't Say Gay" thread where the man replying said,

If I find out that you've been teaching 'alternative sexuality' to my 6-year-old, I will drive down to the school and kick your teeth out of your skull, right in front of your students and fellow teachers and everybody. The Florida bill isn't meant to restrict you, it's meant to protect you from parents like me. If you were honest, you'd relabel it the "Don't Lose Teeth" bill.
I thought it was a rather generous interpretation. It certainly made me look at things in a new light!

John

Spoilt wankers.

I confidently predict another round of £150 fines reluctantly handed down by a judge who spends twice as long telling them how inspired he was by their actions than in stating the fact that it was actually criminal.

The police are no better. “Is there anything I can get you?”,

WTP

Something to make all the gentlemen on this thread wince and cross their legs

What specific Scottish university is this from?

David

I confidently predict another round of £150 fines…

The stocks / town square scenario is not an entirely glib idea. When dealing with criminal narcissists, an obvious approach is to teach them, vividly, that their egos can be broken. People prone to self-flattery finding themselves in stocks in a town square, say, where the people they’ve wronged can see, and where public humiliation is pretty much inevitable, seems more likely to have a corrective effect than token fines, or a brief spell in conventional custody, or probation or whatever, during which they can still pretend to be radical and heroic. The option of self-flattery should be removed. The humiliation aspect seems quite important.

Governor Squid

...and just think of all the dog shit that will be put to good use instead of being left in the city park!

Fred the Fourth

Darleen,
A neighbor of mine in the South Silicon Valley area shared a video of a mountain lion crossing their front yard at night. From the way the critter navigated the shrubbery, it was clear that this cat was quite familiar with the route.
Thankfully their place is a couple miles from mine. I only have to deal with the family of coyote in the local ravine. Though I did find a dismembered front leg from a deer out in the street last year...

Fred the Fourth

Ccscientist,
Dunno about that old-time screening.
Back in the early 70s, at one of California's finest public high schools, we had a teacher nabbed for hosting girls on his boat overnights, and another teacher who was so brazen about it that he worked on seducing a 15-year old girl classmate of mine while I was in the room. Like, four feet away. Just the three of us. He probably thought I was too naive to understand what he was saying, because I was a quiet, tiny 14 year old.
I'm sure it's worse now.

CayleyGraph
I only have to deal with the family of coyote in the local ravine. Though I did find a dismembered front leg from a deer out in the street last year...
Well, at least they're giving back to the community. Was it any good?
Fred the Fourth

Deer body parts left behind by the local predators must, by efficient market theory, be not worth eating.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

nkk
If students were too kind, the adults twisted the dagger by using the most painful of stereotypes, according to the report. After students called out “good at math” for Asians, staff yelled out “small penises.”

I don't suppose this is the incel terrorist threat - the political exploitation of a toxic brew of sexual, racial, and nationalist resentments among young men - that the media has been warning us about.

These kinds of consciousness/resentment raising activities have been going on since the 60's. They're so old-timey that I expect Afros and medallions and talk about Spades and Chicanos. The reason it's news now is that whites are becoming a minority and can can no longer insulate by living in nice places like Santa Barbara.

A conservative publication shouldn't be getting its knickers in a twist about stereotypes as such. What gets called a stereotype is an observation about group differences in capabilities or habits that's unflattering to one of the groups being observed (thereby infringing on their group right not to have negative things noticed about them), or that discredits the general principle of diversity being good for the societies upon whom it's being imposed. Observations which discredit a given group are tagged as stereotypes, and from then on mentioning them discredits the observers rather than the group being observed. It's an antifragile weapon against whites, about whom there are no stereotypes, only speaking truth to power.

Painful as the invocation of a stereotype might be, a conservative publication should make it clear that it's whites who are being targeted, not Asians. The Asians are being recruited as foot soldiers and getting a drill sergeant treatment in order to get them to put their heart and soul into bayonet drill. If that sort of language is thought appropriate to egg on the Asian boys, then what sort of bullying is being meted out to the white boys and girls? Once you know that, you can feel sorry for the Asian boy but in the right perspective.

The slur hurts the boy not because it's a "stereotype" and discredited/hateful as such, or because it's a false slander, but to the extent of the boy's life experience of being sexually invisible to blondes and redheads. He's being encouraged to stew on it instead of being philosophical about group diversity ("oh well, it's not like I come from a long line of Latin lovers"), or asking his parents to send him back to school in the old country. And whatever envy he might have about Latin lovers or stereotypically better endowed blacks is rechanneled into resentment against the pale white devils. Such resentment might be bad for the boy's life prospects (or it might be good if he makes a career writing articles about his resentment), but we should be more concerned about the targets of his resentment.

The foot soldiers are being conditioned with a ludicrous moral claim to be welcomed and loved everywhere (or at least in white countries) both individually and as a group. Their rhetorical trump card is "so you think this country would be better without me in it" (right now, buddy, I think we'd all be happier if you were back in the old country - even you'd be happier, and you as much as say it yourself in every complaint you make about your alienation).

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