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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Sounds like the old "Stop, Drop, and Roll" campaign of the 80's to me. This isn't about terrorism, it's about emergency preparedness, something our country clearly lacks as evidenced by, oh, I don't know... they way our citizens have handled themselves following every major emergency the past decade has brought to us.
-Yes, because my mother told me that if I ate my vegetables every night, that it would protect me from the Atom Bomb."
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by wytworm
See, the funny thing about what I said when I compared it to stop, drop, and roll is that even before that campaign began, not everyone who caught fire was so stupid and ignorant about proper personal blaze safety that they went running wildly around the room, fanning the flames & screaming like a madman. The same can be said for the way our citizens have handled themselves during emergencies... not everyone has acted like a clueless dullard, but enough have to warrant stressing proper emergency preparedness & procedures to our children.
Hitch a ride.
I can't accept that our children need this pressure. I think we would do much better focusing on things like civics, or governmental processes and structures in high school. Rather than 'alert' a bunch of children to those things for which the adults in their lives should take responsibility.
Pardon the interruption, as I know you were responding to another.
But the very sad truth is that we don't live in a world of sunshine & farts where we can shelter children from knowledge of evil & the obscene anymore (if such a world even ever existed in history).
*snip for brevity*
That said, I'd do anything to see to it they hold their innocence & bright doe-eyed view of the world for as long as possible.
I don't see the big deal here at all. If a parent feels that it is "brainwashing" there is a button located on your television (and remote) that says power. When pushed, an amazing thing happens.. your television cuts off if it was on.
The fact that ppl would bitch at how the gov't is raising their children is laughable considering that the complaint is an admission that you are allowing them to do so..
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Homeland Security Uses Sesame Street
DHS is all-hazards, and these children are going to be taught about how to not talk to strangers, to prepare 72-hour provision kits, to plan fire escape plans, tornado/earthquake/hurricane plans, and how to dial "0" or "911".
Most of the people involved with DHS are either ex-military or they push for local control and limiting government... but one thing is certain -- tt is quite polarized, just as the American people are.
So stupid comments like "turn in your parents if they are Democrats" is so far off-based that they are infantile.
Also, comments like automobile accidents kill more than terrorism? These are toddlers and kindergarteners. So newsflash *THEY CAN"T DRIVE* Are you brain dead?
The damage done in the public school systems to our children are orders of magnitude worse than DHS working with Sesame Street.
Children are across the board indoctrinated into liberal worldviews and garbage that is much more of a threat to our rights than DHS ever has been.
Homeland Security being a right-wing conspiracy?
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