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Originally posted by elderban
Yeah, I can see a bunch of six year olds rushing some lunatic with a machine gun...and about 2/3rds of them getting killed.
Originally posted by Hal9000
This sounds like an episode of South Park
I'm sure that even children can be taught the difference between a gun and a cellphone; I know I knew the difference when I was 4.
Originally posted by snafu7700
I predict that it wont be too terribly long before you see a headline that reads "janitor mistakingly stabbed to death by mob of crazed second graders wielding pens and pencils."
Originally posted by TheBorg
While I totally agree with empowering the people to fight oppression, especially from a young age, I have to admit that I don't see the motive for The Powers That Be. I find it, at best, counterproductive to what it appears that they are striving for.
It's been mentioned many times on here that TPTB are trying to turn the people into willing slaves, designed for no other purpose than to serve them. If it's not been mentioned in so many terms, it's been at least suggested. What I'm amazed by by this story is what could this act possibly do to further that goal, when it's doing just the opposite? Has the goal changed, and if so, what is it now?
I look forward to all of your comments. Thanks for reading this.
Originally posted by Bhadhidar
The Powers That Be move in ways more mysterious than we give them credit for?
The school system is already percieved by many (rightly or wrongly) as failing in its mission to educate the young.
If schools now begin to take on the aura of being so potentially dangerous, that we must begin teaching our children to risk their lives by attacking armed assailants, as a "reasonable hope of survival", just how long will the school system last?
And let us not forget; Perception is often 9/10ths of Reality. If schools begin to be percieved as dangerously "soft" targets, ripe for exploitation through violent attack, how many more such attacks will we be encouraging? And so begins a truly vicious circle.
The end result could be that the current education system fails, in total, to be replaced with...What?
Perhaps, some form of on-air/on-line based "home schooling" program? Almost every home has at least one TV. Many have cable access. Computers are cheaper than classrooms, especially if you have to staff and maintain those classrooms with highly paid professionals.
And who controls the airwaves over which these brave new educational efforts are broadcast? Yes, The Powers That Be.
And who will the develop the curriculi that is to be aired? Right again! TPTB.
And who will be able to control access to any information alternate to what is officially presented? The same Powers, of course, through their monitoring and control of the world's communications systems.
We will all be Networked, we will all be on the Grid and part of the Collective. Those who refuse to partake, who refuse to assimilate, will be considered "defective".
And they, too, Will Be Dealt With.