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When the outraged offer and/or provide better solutions for existing issues, and the most outrageous solutions for those issues are taken off the table, then -- and only then -- is anything "demolished."
Twitter is not on the masthead of The New York Times. But Twitter has become its ultimate editor.
As the ethics and mores of that platform have become those of the paper, the paper itself has increasingly become a kind of performance space. Stories are chosen and told in a way to satisfy the narrowest of audiences, rather than to allow a curious public to read about the world and then draw their own conclusions. I was always taught that journalists were charged with writing the first rough draft of history. Now, history itself is one more ephemeral thing molded to fit the needs of a predetermined narrative.
However, when my questions were shared outside this forum, violating the school norm of confidentiality, I was informed by the head of the high school that my philosophical challenges had caused “harm” to students, given that these topics were “life and death matters, about people’s flesh and blood and bone.” I was reprimanded for “acting like an independent agent of a set of principles or ideas or beliefs.” And I was told that by doing so, I failed to serve the “greater good and the higher truth.”
The father is simply employing the old "voting with your wallet" tactic. It's the most direct response. He's probably a very busy man and doesn't have the time nor the inclination to launch some sort of campaign to try and change the school's policies. He did, however, let them know in very strong terms exactly what he thought of them. He called the school's directors a bunch of cowards for caving in to the "systemic racism" mob.
originally posted by: 19Bones79
a reply to: Boadicea
Well not literally duh. Did you join the thread hoping for a car crash?
It's ok if you did.
originally posted by: MrNeo
These spectacular headlines now days.
I'm with Boadicea here.
What exactly did this cat demolish?
Seems he sent a letter with his opinion that I highly doubt changed anyone's mind but hey let's act as if this is truly a groundbreaking lifechanging event.