posted on May, 15 2004 @ 08:01 AM
Originally posted by Cutwolf
Just curious - how is this any different than me being forced to see images from WWII or the Holocaust (or else not being able to pass the test and
thus failing the unit)? Because it is recent it is wrong? I recall having to watch a video with the Nazis tossing bodies from the concentration camps
into a pit. How is that different or any less "offensive?" Simply because he is an American? A bit of a double standard here, don't you think?
If the teachers went about it in a politically unbiased, educational, historical manner, there would be nothing wrong with it. If the kids were
offended they could leave the class. I've seen it done in my school.
i think they're a difference between watching film of dead people and actually watching someone GET killed.
both are bad IMO but i truly think watching it happen is far worse.
however these are still minors.
curme trying to give a point of reference by telling us what grade they are in is immateriel. their parents should be deciding what their children
see, especially when it comes to this. minors especially teenagers are impressionable and idealistic. now i wasnt shown any footage of any sort when
i was in school but i still knew war was bad and wrong. now how did i come to that conclusion without being shown these sorts of images?
if they show this why not show them people smoking crack? why not show them the worse things you can find? after all why stop at just this? this is
about the worst thing you can show them. why dont we show them executions so as to help "educate" them about how bad crime is? why dont we show
them footage of a smack addict "drying out" to show them how bad drugs are?
showing these things to YOUR kids might be fine and dandy but i wasnt shown these things but i still knew how bad and wrong these things were. it
doesnt take the showing of someone getting their head cut off to make a person learn that cutting someone's head is wrong!
here's a question and maybe someone here can explain this to me. why didnt any teachers shopw footage of saddams thugs killing iraqi citizens (you
know, those executions where's they're tied to stakes blinded folded and shot numerous time)? why didnt any teacher show the students the
atrocities of what kim jong il has done to his people? why not show what the victims of war look like in wars where america hasnt been involved?
since this is a lesson in showing them how bad things are in the real world why not give them a slice of it from all over the world? why only one?
show them the atrocities of mass murder in africa! show it all if you're going to show this sort of thing to them. be consistant!
lets not be biased if you're going to show them traumatizing images show them all, not the ones YOU want them to see so as to mold their minds to
YOUR point of view.
kids have a hard enough time as it is growing up, the last thing they need is THIS crap in their face. its bad enough some of them go home and see
this sort of thing on their own streets. let them be kids and let them learn about reading writing and math. the rest they'll learn as adults anyway
and you know it.
(edited for spelling and i probably missed some...so excuse me! :duh
[Edited on 15-5-2004 by ThePrankMonkey]