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High School Students Revolt After Principal CANCELS ‘AMERICA PRIDE DAY’

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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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If someone or a group of people want to run around and tell themselves how amazing and awesome they are all day, I do not care whatsoever.

If they want to dress up in costumes, dance, sing, and eat a bunch of food (as long as I get to have some, ethnic food is often amazing) -- whatever man, do your thing.

People today in America feel dis-empowered, disenfranchised, dehumanized, devalued, lost, hopeless, and alone. Letting people celebrate something is fine by me, we're all way to serious and morose these days as it is. We all need to lighten up.

It seems the people who have problems with all these ethnic cultural holidays are the people who have no culture of their own to celebrate. Big Macs and Levi jeans aren't much of a cultural legacy I guess to celebrate.




posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom


People today in America feel dis-empowered, disenfranchised, dehumanized, devalued, lost, hopeless, and alone. Letting people celebrate something is fine by me, we're all way to serious and morose these days as it is. We all need to lighten up.


people today in america have NO IDEA what any of that feels like, because they live in america. they have been exposed to a slightly less than privileged event, spotty drizzle as opposed to the all-out hurricane people are facing in other countries, and that rattles their sense of luxury. we take it all for granted and then we get scared when the status quo starts to flounder. any other country and it would have been a dozen colleges, a hundred day cares, and not just for a few hours, it would have lasted all week and a lot more than nine families would be saying their goodbyes. they probably wouldnt even get the chance for a proper funeral, wars dont stop on account of civilian casualties.

we received a relatively gentle reminder that we are not immune to the foibles of human psychology, and maybe thats good for us, because we surely are one of the most obnoxious, pretentious, self-absorbed countries in the world and sometimes being served crow on a platter is a blessing in disguise. not an opportunity to flaunt how awesome we are for surviving the mess we made for ourselves.


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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: Annee

ok so what the hell is really going on?



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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a reply to: introvert
And let me reiterate it was a SURVEY not a vote by the whole student body as some here seemed to have interpreted and yes I did read the article which is where I discovered it was a survey. We don't know how the survey was worded but again we get back to surveys, manufactured consensus and Delphi technique. I'm familiar with the process and have seen it on action with the planning board here.
Delphi technique and this thing just reeks with it.

Shortly thereafter, a friend of mine to whom I had e-mailed the article attended an "Agenda 21" meeting in Birmingham and there he saw the Delphi method brazenly used out in the open. He immediately reported back to our group his discovery. This prompted me to watch for more such instances, which came when Henry Lamb of Eco-Logic told me that this technique was used at the international meetings of the environmentalists. Henry attends all the international meetings of these creeps and stated that "consensus" building was used to get these groups to agree upon a pre-determined plan; Henry deserves applause for all his hard work fighting these tyrants. But in any event, Delphi is frequently used by powerful organizations to manipulate professional groups and others to agree with the wishes of the masters.
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Furthermore, according to The Blaze, America Day is an annual tradition at the school and each year the students wrap themselves in flag apparel. Only this year the leftist nit jobs decided to cancel it. What now?????? www.theblaze.com...
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: TzarChasm

People in America are promised the moon by their TV sets, radio and internet. They are told to dress like X or act like Y to be happy. Get the car, get the girl, be happy and satisfied. The reality is that the top of the mountain isn't big enough for everyone.

American culture pushes these garbage ideals, beliefs and values onto the people -- most of which are completely unattainable. When people realize how full of crap it all is, when they realize they've been sold a steaming pile -- they become disillusioned and cynical.

Americans are now faceless drones in the workplace. We're told that we're special, that we matter -- but our experience in the real world tells us differently. No one cares, everyone is out for themselves. If I have 5 chickens in my yard I can tell each one apart. I give them all names, each one is unique. If I cram 5,000 chickens into my yard, they all start to look the same. If 10 die, who cares? That's just more room for the other 4,990.

The value of the average American life is declining quickly and Americans can intrinsically feel it. Our government and corporations use us and abuse us, and the people feel powerless to stop it.

Our voice isn't heard in our politics. Princeton studies show that no matter what the public opinion polls show, congress doesn't listen to the people. Our votes don't even matter. We have no say in anything anymore.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: vjr1113
a reply to: Annee

ok so what the hell is really going on?


A small group of high school "Flag Waivers" - - possibly influenced by their parents - - objecting to a majority decision by other students.

How did the media even know about this - - - so they could then blow it out of proportion.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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If people just ignored that which they don't like and agree with, the world would run so much smoother.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
a reply to: introvert
. . . it was a SURVEY not a vote by the whole student body as some here seemed to have interpreted


The difference being?

Students were asked a question - - rather then writing it down and sticking it in a box?



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

Now it's a conspiracy and they used the Delphi technique?




posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: Annee annee it's just a hunch but I've observed the Delphi technique here to manufacture a consensus to a pre determined outcome and this thing just reeks of it. Surveys are used to accomplish a pre set goal and that's what tip me off here because the principal obviously is pandering to a probably large sector of immigrants although it is jh and very wealthy and largely Republican and that further makes me suspicious of the outcome.

"The Delphi technique often uses a series of surveys to bring about "consensus." The surveys are promoted as information gathering regarding the wishes of the targeted public, but in reality they are designed to manipulate the desired outcome. The survey will sometimes use gradings like: "agree all of the time; agree most of the time; agree some of the time; agree not much; agree never." Or the survey grading will ask the respondents to use ratings like "most important, moderately important, least important." "The questions are typically "loaded" questions. An example is the question asked of Oregon teachers on a Delphi technique survey: "Do you agree or disagree that the following elements of H.B. 3565 [Oregon's Education Act for the 21st century] will lead to improved student learning if implemented?" The survey listed such items for the teachers to agree or disagree with: "site councils," "increased accountability for school sites and districts," "full funding for preschool programs to enable all students to enter school ready to learn," "extended school year," "Certificate of Initial Mastery," et cet. The questions are patently loaded. For example, site councils are not charged with improving student learning as their function is to implement the state law, dole out professional development courses and money to selected teachers, and apply for grants from foundations and the federal government. For the teachers to answer agree or disagree that the site councils will lead to improved student learning is misdirecting the respondent.

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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

Now it's a conspiracy and they used the Delphi technique?

As I've just explained it's a hunch being that it was a "survey". Considering the principal felt it necessary to cancel the theme for the homecoming(not a holiday as ppl here keep suggesting) I find it interesting that it's all for the purpose of pandering to a progressive ideal. Thus stuff just doesn't happen accidentally. But I'm at work on iPhone and cannot do more research on this deal.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
a reply to: MystikMushroom


People today in America feel dis-empowered, disenfranchised, dehumanized, devalued, lost, hopeless, and alone. Letting people celebrate something is fine by me, we're all way to serious and morose these days as it is. We all need to lighten up.


people today in america have NO IDEA what any of that feels like, because they live in america. they have been exposed to a slightly less than privileged event, spotty drizzle as opposed to the all-out hurricane people are facing in other countries, and that rattles their sense of luxury. we take it all for granted and then we get scared when the status quo starts to flounder. any other country and it would have been a dozen colleges, a hundred day cares, and not just for a few hours, it would have lasted all week and a lot more than nine families would be saying their goodbyes. they probably wouldnt even get the chance for a proper funeral, wars dont stop on account of civilian casualties.

we received a relatively gentle reminder that we are not immune to the foibles of human psychology, and maybe thats good for us, because we surely are one of the most obnoxious, pretentious, self-absorbed countries in the world and sometimes being served crow on a platter is a blessing in disguise. not an opportunity to flaunt how awesome we are for surviving the mess we made for ourselves.

. So you think this means the world is putting us in our place . Ummm no it's just a progressive school principal trying to eliminate pride in our country while making it look like all the students agree with him. Meanwhile here is one bloggers take on it. www.americanthinker.com...
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posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

Now it's a conspiracy and they used the Delphi technique?

As I've just explained it's a hunch being that it was a "survey". Considering the principal felt it necessary to cancel the theme for the homecoming(not a holiday as ppl here keep suggesting) I find it interesting that it's all for the purpose of pandering to a progressive ideal. Thus stuff just doesn't happen accidentally. But I'm at work on iPhone and cannot do more research on this deal.


Do you have control issues?

You keep creating scenarios of what you want this to be.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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Oh, look!

First statement on their webpage home, right after Welcome to Jackson Hole High School.

Our Mission: 100% Graduation, 100% College and Career Ready

Shocking! This school's theme is to focus on Graduation and College.

What a stretch majority of students want to echo that theme and have College Day.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

It always reverts back to some sort of liberal or progressive conspiracy, doesn't it?

It's ridiculous, really. The Right-Wing PC crowd need to find something better to outrage about. This is a non-story.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: ThirdEyeofHorus

How am I the thought police? Your recap sounds like you just made a bunch of stuff up to be honest. I am just pointing out that people are outraged and using the same pc idea to say that you can't do something like this. Just find it funny is all. Is that really being the thought police? Me thinks you don't really know what that is but know it is a cool buzz word.



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Annee

And yet another blog which puts thing in perspective. www.youngcons.com...



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80
People are outraged that there is an annual America Day tradition at this school and it was cancelled due to excessive pandering to immigrants who apparently are here to take advantage and Patriotic students made a statement... ?



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 02:17 PM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
a reply to: Annee

And yet another blog which puts thing in perspective. www.youngcons.com...


Seriously?

A Right Wing NeoCon website?

No bias there, cough cough. Thanks, but no thanks on "putting things in perspective".



posted on Oct, 6 2015 @ 02:21 PM
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How about we go to the source? What a concept.

This is direct from the high school web page.




Jackson Hole High School News


Letter to JHHS Community RE: Homecoming Spirit Week (America Day)
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - 10/2/2015
Dear JHHS Community,

This week at Jackson Hole High School we celebrated Homecoming Week which includes Spirit Days. It has been an exciting week and we have enjoyed the participation and spirit of our students and community. Go Broncs!

A piece of the homecoming planning included JHHS student council representatives creating a Spirit Day school wide student survey, which was approved by the JHHS administration. This provided all students an opportunity to weigh in and engage in the democratic process of determining how to celebrate each day. This process included the voices of many of our students as opposed to just the opinions of JHHS student council leaders or JHHS administrators only, as had been past practice.

The results of the survey are as follows: 1 Toga/Pajama Day 2 Lumberjack Day 3 America Day 4 School Spirit day (orange and black) 5 College Day 6 Decades Day 7 Cowboy Day 8 Sports Day. The JHHS student council and JHHS administration selected days to ensure support of TCSD’s goal of ensuring everyone has a safe, caring, and healthy environment. America Day had many personal student comments about why that day was uncomfortable for some students. In an effort to compromise on the title of a day, and to meet district goals, a conversation with JHHS student council leaders and JHHS administration discussed alternative ways to name the day “Patriot Day” or “Heritage Day” to be inclusive. Both of these days were declined by JHHS Student Council leaders. This was a great learning opportunity for students to hear the opinions of others, to voice their own opinion and to learn about how to dissent appropriately. We will continue to provide and participate in civil, constructive, and problem solving discourse at JHHS in both the classroom and school activities. It is important to note, that on any given day, students are welcome to celebrate their national pride and heritage.


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