Saturday, December 16, 2006

Be a good little sheep and DIE

Sometimes I'll paraphrase a story for your reading ease. Not this one. You'll have to follow the link and read it. (Don't worry, it's short.)

Sickening, huh? So a school district actually comes up with a response to school shootings that will actually stop or lessen the blow of a school shooting, and some pantywaist gets upset and gets the program canned. Stuff like this makes my blood boil.

First the YRP (see last post) teaches our kids that self defense in non-lethal combat is unacceptable. Now they are officially recommending that the students sit there and die.

This training program is/was the only thing I've ever heard of a school district doing that makes any sense and stands any hope of actually stopping a school shooting...and they put an end to it! Let's reexamine some of the YRP's attempted solutions to potential school shootings, shall we?

First on the list, is of course, metal detectors. Everyone knows that if Columbine High had had a metal detector those 10 victims would still be alive today. Why what suicidal homocidal maniac would dare think of continuing with his murderous plot when he knows that there is a metal detector that is going to beep at him when he presents his blazing muzzle to the hallways? Goodness, someone might actually hear the beeping over the sound of the gunfire and become even more alarmed!!! What a great, effective, surefire idea.

Next we can address the feel-good lockdown. They instituted this one at my high school not long after I graduated. In the morning before classes begin, kids are not allowed to go into the classrooms. They have to sit in the hallway...all in one place, lined up like ducks waiting to be shot. I'm addressing a very specific policy, but we've all seen and heard of things that reek of this idiotic "at least they're doing something" mindset. No one seems to care that what they're doing might actually result in more deaths. Everyone just knows that today they're a little less free and a little more Nannied than they were yesterday. Somehow they conclude from this that they must be safer, right?

Enter the fight-back idea. Someone finally addresses the issue. Gone are the feel-good-do-nothing solutions. Gone are the notions that a man with a gun is an unstoppable god. Finally someone asks - "What can you do when a wacko walks through the metal detector and shoots the teacher that asks to look in his bag?" And *BAM* the answer is as plain and as loud as the sound of gunfire:


Someone in Fort Worth remembered that we're Americans and that Americans don't historically cotton to the idea of forced victimhood. We don't take that kind of crap sitting down. We didn't in 1776 and we didn't in 1941.

But I'll be damned if we don't today! Someone finally institutes an idea that works and the YRP stifles it. Then they apologize to the parents for suggesting the ridiculous notion that their kids should do anything but die . What the hell has happened to this country?

I'll tell you what's happened: an active and vocal contingent of Nanny-staters has stepped up to the plate and started dictating policy. They would actually prefer that your kids sit quietly in their desks and take a round in the head rather than actually do something to try and stay alive.

And as usual, they try to hide their true colors behind meaningless and nonsensical excuses, stating that fighting back would result in more deaths. I guess I should just amend my mindset and start expecting this kind of head-up-the-butt stupidity from the public school system. "You stand a higher chance of dying when you fight your attacker than when you openly let him shoot you." I'm shocked to my core that this story didn't include the typical weak-kneed limp-wristed phrase, "engage in a meaningful dialogue..." I guess some people are just too thick-heaed to understand that when the enemy has opened fire, diplomacy has failed.

In my attempts to understand this vile and evil mindset I have reached the only conclusion that makes any sense: These people are cowards. They would rather bow to the will of evil than gut out the fight to suppress it. And when someone else stands up and says, "To hell with that! I'd rather die fighting than die crying!" they tell him to sit down, shut up, and take the bullet like a good little sheep.

I think I need to throw up.


Blogger MartiniMartini said...

What the bloody hell is wrong with these people????? I remember when I was a very young girl my parents told me that if someone ever tried to abduct me I should kick, hit, scream, and if possible, run like hell. Even if the attacker had a gun or other weapon and even if they threatened to kill me if I yelled, ran, whatever. Why? Because they knew it was my best chance for survival. The longer you are in the hands of a bad individual the worse your chances are. And the assailant assumes they are invincible with that weapon. They don't EXPECT their victim(s) to fight back, and your best chance of survival is to catch your attacker off guard. This is just common sense. Aside from the fact that a classroom full of kiddies fighting back with whatever is available is their best chance for survival, it also teaches them something very important for survival in the future. Too many kids quietly go abductors. Too many adults are afraid to fight back against bad people. It's this sheep mentality that we're raising children in at the heart of it all. We need to teach children to defend themselves, their families, and their homeland. We need to teach them to fight for LIFE.

16/12/06 2:27 PM  
Anonymous refugee said...

We have fallen so far from this.

17/12/06 12:12 PM  
Blogger Oldsmoblogger said...

The sad part is the disconnect. In an individual adbduction situation, LEOs do teach that you make your fight at point A, because at point B there won't be anyone else around and if you don't win you'll be dead.

So what is different about this scenario?

Nuthin,' that's what.

18/12/06 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Doctor Suarez said...

An outstanding rant! You've earned a spot in my coveted bookmark file with this one. Excellent!

19/12/06 1:03 AM  

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