I saw this at the Lonely Conservative concerning the very real war on boys/war on masculinity which are, in my view, just two more fronts in the larger war on American culture.
Just look at a few recent cases of what schools have done to boys over what most consider to be pretty normal behavior.
At South Eastern Middle School in Fawn Grove, Pa., for example, 10-year-old Johnny Jones was suspended for using an imaginary bow and arrow. That’s right – – not a real bow and arrow, but an imaginary bow and arrow. A female classmate saw this infraction, tattled to a teacher, and the principal gave Jones a one-day suspension for making a “threat” in class.
You’ve probably also heard about the 7-year-old Maryland boy who was suspendedfor gnawing a Pop Tart into the shape of a gun. And then there’s the case of the 8-year-old Arizona boy whose drawings of ninjas and Star Wars characters — and interest in, gasp, zombies — led to threats of expulsion. And, of course, there’s the six-year-old boy charged with “sexual harassment” for kissing a girl. So much for Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. (Read More)
As I already stated, the war on boys is very real. And there is, of course, something else in the cross hairs of the Left, and that is guns. They are teaching kids to loathe and fear guns. The lessons learned is guns=evil. Which is, of course, an incredibly stupid message. Guns are part of American culture, and have been since we were just 13 colonies. Yes, criminals commit evil acts with guns, and knives, and baseball bats, and many other instruments that have very legitimate purposes. And, many, many American stop crimes with guns. So many that the positives of gun ownership far exceeds the drawbacks. Yet, the Left seeks to indoctrinate Americans, especially our children to react with terror when they see a gun, or even hear the word gun, or even see a pastry that might resemble the State of Idaho, which resembles a gun.
The part of the stories above that made me think was this line
A female classmate saw this infraction, tattled to a teacher
What has this little girl been taught? She has been taught that a boy, pretending to shoot a bow and arrow is dangerous, and scary. A boy, being a boy, is dangerous now? That is what our children are learning, and as the generations pass, that leftist mindset will become entrenched, and more kids will grow up with an irrational fear of guns. The little girl in that story is being victimized just like the little boy. She has been taught that another child playing is somehow threatening and should be reported. That is terrifying to me.