This is classic. The wussification of America indeed. No competition, "everyone is a winner", awards for participation, and awards for doing your
best even if your best doesn't meet the minimum standards for advancement to the next grade.
My daughter is 15 now and I have seen it since she started school. I always believed that she should attend public school for several reasons not the
least of which was socialization and learning to work/play with other of various backgrounds.
She will not be attending public school any longer after the mid-winter break. She is not thriving or learning - the schools spend more time dealing
with social indoctrination than they do on actual education.
As for the OP and the "walk-away" mentality. I have always told my daughter - counter to her institutional indoctrination that she is free to beat
the # out of anyone who physically assaults her. I have given her instruction in Army Combatives and she's pretty decent... She knows to avoid a
fight even if it makes her look silly or weak to do so. She can dress people down pretty well with her words, she comes by that honestly. She can
also defuse situations with humor and self ridicule. However, if it can't be avoided she knows whatever the school does is not an issue with me - in
fact I will side with her.
I have instructed her on gun safety and she has her own firearms in her room that are locked and loaded at all times - not much use otherwise IMO.
She is a better shot than I am now even though I spent most of my career in Special Forces.
The eyes aren't what they used to be and after a neck injury my hands have some palsy and shake a lot. Hard to get a good sight picture. I think I
can hold my own but I am not passing sniper school again I bet.
She informed me of an incident recently at the school and seemed appalled at her friend’s reaction to a beat down. A friend of hers got "sucker
punched" in the lunch room (as she stated) and then just stood there and let the other girl "whip-up on her" (again her words) until the teachers came
and pulled the aggressor off. My daughter asked the girl why she didn't fight back... Her answer, "I didn't want to get in trouble". What was her
reward for not fighting back? Three day out of school suspension for a cooling off period. As her Mom explained it to us the school said it was for
her own protection. LOL.
Classic. A kid stands there and takes a beat down - paralyzed by 10 years of public school indoctrination. It is sad, oh so sad.
America is dead.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Social engineering indeed!
Message: Don't defend yourself, that's the job of the state.
"wait, there's no middle finger emoticon?"
Samuel Colt and myself take severe umbrage at such a suggestion.
Quite right: I have Springfield, Colt, Kimber, Kalishnikov, Siaga, Mossberg, and too many other friends to name - we have quite a posse if you know
what I mean.
The "State" will never be able to respond to an emergency where I live (1 Deputy on Duty for like 700+ square miles of county) until it is already
over. This is what the call 911 city dwellers don't get about America and guns. This isn't Europe with people stacked neatly in little countries the
size of American counties - with a policeman within 10 minutes at all times. This is what those NYC and other left coast representatives can't come
to grips with. That every place is different and gun laws that work for NY Chicago and LA are not necessary for rural America and they would result
in good people dying because they are disarmed.
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