In yet another example of the utter destruction that people have allowed to befall them, a recent study from the Royal Society Open Science journal found that lockdowns in the United Kingdom drove roughly 60,000 children to clinical depression.
Researchers found that there was a 27.1% prevalence of depression in their sample, a number far higher than would have occurred without lockdowns. This percentage, according to the UK Telegraph, equates to roughly 60,000 extra children who suffered as a result of the Chinese coronavirus lockdowns than otherwise would have under normal circumstances.
The study says: “After controlling for baseline scores and several school and pupil-level characteristics, depressive symptoms were higher in the COVID-19 group. These findings demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic increased adolescent depressive symptoms beyond what would have likely occurred under non-pandemic circumstances.”
One could argue that the study is saying that the pandemic itself is what drove children to depression, but one would have to be awfully disingenuous to pretend as though being practically locked in your home without the ability to see your friends and/or extended family wouldn’t have any sort of negative psychological effects.
We saw images of children being forced to wear masks and sitting by themselves in cafeterias, and they were absolutely miserable. They were literally banned from being able to socialize with their friends, despite the fact that children are the safest demographic regarding the virus.
And this isn’t the only negative side-effect found in the study.
According to the research, 400,000 UK children were referred to mental health specialists for things such as eating disorders and self-harm. How do you see this and not think that the measures taken during the pandemic were not only not beneficial towards “slowing” the spread of the virus (it seems to be a seasonal thing, kind of like, oh, well, what do you know, THE FLU!) but were actively harmful towards society.
Even in China, we are currently seeing whole cities being forced to stay indoors, not being able to even leave to get food, just because ONE person in that entire city tests positive for the virus they created. The CCP is currently performing psychological terrorism on their own populace, not because the virus is just that terrible or even because they think it’s just that terrible, but because this is the best opportunity to screw their own people over since Mao’s “Great Leap Forward”.
And clinical depression is far from the only problem kids have had to face as a result of evil people’s mandates and cowardly people’s submission. According to Summit News, there has been a shocking outbreak of hepatitis in children as a result of lockdowns and social distancing weakening their immune systems, with most of the 169 cases discovered having occurred in children under the age of 5. 17 of those little kids have had to get liver transplants and one of them ended up dying.
Again, this comes as a result of a weakened immune system caused by lockdowns and social distancing. You know how sometimes, when a kid gets chicken pox, friends of that kid’s parents who are parents themselves will throw “chicken pox parties” so that their kids develop immunity towards it? Whatever you might think of such a ritual, its benefit is that it does precisely that: helps develop the kids’ immune systems. Lockdowns and social distancing accomplish the opposite of that,and weaken the immune system.
Another negative side-effect, which will likely be a generational one unless we can figure out a way to reverse it, is that many infants have struggled in cognitive development and developed speech disorders as a result of adults around them wearing masks. According to speech therapists, adults wearing masks has caused a 364% increase in patient referrals of toddlers and other very young children.
Little kids learn behavior from their parents, so not being able to see their faces has seemingly caused cognitive development issues in those kids. Which would be strange if not for the fact that I would 100% believe many of those parents were wearing masks inside their own homes like psychopaths.
The damage done to society is far greater than perhaps any of us realize. In an effort to protect ourselves from the biggest mountain-out-of-a-molehill virus with very little lethality, we have destroyed civil liberties, the idea of bodily autonomy, and skewed the very development of the future leaders of this country. And still, there are people out there who want to inject poison into LITTLE CHILDREN and cause even more, perhaps irreparable, damage to them. Oh, and in the meantime, teachers have sought for a way to have sex with those kids too, and call you bigot and terrorist for trying to stop them.
A country which does not protect its children is a country which does not deserve a future and most certainly will not have one.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Because the Left is as dumb as a bag of bricks and as corrupt and evil as can be, they have taken it upon themselves to keep parents away from children’s education, making outrageous claims like “parents have no place in the classroom”.
Naturally, that would tick off any parent who is moderately concerned with their kids, and would prompt looking into just what kind of education these kids are receiving that the “educators” don’t want parents to find out about. Which is why the Florida legislation infamously (and incorrectly) called “Don’t Say Gay” bill exist, in order to protect children as young as THREE OR FOUR from having their minds corrupted by the subject of sex, a subject they are far too young to understand.
And this idea of parents being able to oversee their children’s education, which has been turned into a political matter because everything is political in this day and age, is extremely popular and favorable by pretty much everyone, even Democrat voters (though, unsurprisingly, that demographic is closer than the others in terms of favorable vs. unfavorable).
You see, according to a poll conducted by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, 46% of Americans aged 18-29 agree with the statement that “parents should have more control over their children’s education than they do now,” while only 23% disagreed.
That is a 2-1 margin in favor of parental control in education, and this is coming from the youngest demographic, the type that would more often side with the Left on political issues.
Unsurprisingly, Republicans showed the most support for this, with 64% agreeing with that statement and only 14% disagreeing. And like I said, even Democrats saw more people supporting that statement than opposing it, with 35% agreeing and 31% disagreeing, though like I said, this is unsurprisingly close in this demographic.
I will give credit where it’s due, as a still majority of Democrats seem to be somewhat reasonable with this, but it’s clear that they are very quickly becoming a party of groomers and child abusers. If teachers don’t want the parents of the kids they are teaching to know what is being taught, that should be a massive red flag that something terrible is going on. Because what adult will tell a kid “don’t mention this to your parents” and have anything other than evil planned for that kid?
At any rate, as far as Independents go, they also showed a great deal of support for that statement, with 44% agreeing and 20% disagreeing.
And just to reiterate, this is ALL young Americans. Young Republicans, young Democrats, young Independents, all had a majority, in most cases a strong majority, agreeing that parents should have more control over kids’ education. One can only imagine how much more support older Americans have for parental rights in education. Actually, it’s not that hard to imagine, seeing as Gov. Youngkin pretty much ran on this one issue and won handily against someone who was vehemently opposed to parental rights in education.
The poll, of course, showed other matters, such as young Americans’ approval of Brandon dropping 18% over the last year, a similar number to what I mentioned in the previous article. The poll also showed 85% of young Americans supporting government measures to addressing student debt, though with varying solutions for it. For example, 38% said they approved of the government fully cancelling student loan debt, while 27% said they agreed with the government assisting with repaying the debt without fully cancelling, 21% said they preferred debt be cancelled only for those who are in most need, and 13% said they believed the government shouldn’t alter its policy aka no student loan debt cancellation.
But it’s not really much of a surprise that the demographic which is most burdened by student loan debt would want to see it be cancelled or at least be assisted with repayment. The matter of fact is that student debt is as much of a scam as college itself, rips people off substantially and leads them to financial misery. The idea that people go into debt so they can get an “education” and then get a crappy job (some people don't even accomplish that) just to try and repay that debt which is easily in the six figures is absolutely insane. And this is without even going into the fact that colleges, for the most part, are just Marxist indoctrination centers.
Getting back to parental rights, quite unsurprisingly, there are those who are opposed to parents having any say in their kids’ education.
For example, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten claimed that “Instead of everybody joining together in America to get us out of the effects of the pandemic, these right-wing ideologues are just trying to create fear and anxiety and anger exploiting the fear that parents already have in order to win elections and end public education as we know it.”
A few things to say about this. First, I’m not surprised she’s trying to get people to focus on the scamdemic instead of what evils they are doing in classrooms. These people are sick, and not with COVID.
Second, what do you mean “fear that parents already have”? If they are already fearful, then these “right-wing ideologues” aren’t creating fear, anxiety and anger. You yourself are admitting it’s already there.
Third, why is it already there? Why are parents already fearful? Is it because this indoctrination and corruption of minds isn’t anything new and parents have been growing more and more concerned with what their kids are being taught? Is it because one of the silver linings of the lockdowns was that parents got to basically sit in on classes and got to see what their kids were being taught in online classrooms and didn’t like it? Why does that fear already exist if we are to believe that what teachers are doing is merely educating kids and not doing other awful, immoral and illegal things? No parent who is confident his or her child is receiving a solid education will have any fears about it, so the fact that there IS fear in parents is a damning statement of this education system.
Fourth and finally, she isn’t entirely wrong, at least with that last bit. Us “right-wing ideologues” certainly are trying to end public education as we know it, because public education as we know it is teaching kids to be immoral, Marxist wokemobs as young as Kindergarten and they are being taught about sexuality at that young of an age. The fact that they include gay sex makes it a lot worse, but the teaching of sexuality at any level is what is abhorrent to those of us who have a heart and a conscience. That’s why there is such massive support in favor of the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill, because it protects young kids from teachers trying to corrupt their minds and groom them into being sexual objects.
It’s because of the current state of public education that homeschooling has grown between 5.4% and 11% from March 2020 to September 2020, and 5 million American children, by the summer of 2021, were being homeschooled. Government schools are so putrid that concerned parents (who have been wrongfully labeled as “terrorists” simply for inquiring about their children’s education at PTA meetings, which definitely doesn’t help the Left here) are looking everywhere, even within their own homes, to give their kids a better education.
So yes, we are definitely trying to end public education as we know it, because public education as we know it is resolutely evil and corrupt. And we will never apologize for trying to protect our kids.
“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.’”
One of the biggest stories currently is of Kyle Rittenhouse and of the absolute clownshow of a trial because of the egregious (yet common) behavior of the Leftist prosecutor. As such, most people are talking about it already and I wouldn’t really have much else to add.
If you want my two cents, here you go: Kyle is innocent, the judge is awesome, the prosecutor should be disbarred and the Left is full of demons who praise a child rapist and woman abuser who tried to harm/kill a 17-year-old kid.
Moving on, we have a video of a 2nd grader in Florida who is far more brave than almost any adult and has far more intelligence than the collective Left (not that that’s a very high bar to overcome).
Eight-year-old Fiona Lashells was recorded at a school board meeting in Florida, giving a short speech about the unfairness and illogic of forcing children to constantly wear masks in schools, which in Florida is a direct violation of not only the Constitution, but of the governor’s orders.
She began her speech talking about how she has been to other school board meetings, seemingly also having spoken there, and then talks about how she is “going to get suspended if I don’t wear a mask for three more days.”
For a bit of context, this girl has already been suspended before, not once, not twice, but close to FORTY times, to the point where her teacher tells her she missed too many school days and would have to repeat the second grade.
Despite these threats from the tyrannical teachers at her tyrannical school, she tells us of how she is undeterred in her fight. “Just because I get suspended for not wearing a mask isn’t going to change my mind. You can keep suspending me, I still have the right not to wear a mask. It is not fair that I’m getting punished because you guys [at] the school board are not following the law. That is not fair, it just isn’t right, I’m still going to stand up for what I believe and nothing’s gonna change my mind.”
That last part was received by thunderous applause from the crowd.
She then presents the argument that masks don’t just not work, but can actively infect others: “Do you know how dirty masks are? ‘Cuz you touch the mask, you put it on your face, you breathe all those germs… ‘cuz you have lots of bacteria on your hand.”
And she finishes her speech by saying: “And, okay, I hope you all go f- to jail for doing this to me. And my family is proud of me and my Uncle Murphy that is in Heaven is really proud of me, and I wanna say… your rules suck.”
While I am not exactly gleeful about her almost dropping the f-bomb, or what sounds like she was about to say (which was met with some surprised laughter from the audience), I too am proud of this girl for having the courage, at the age of EIGHT, to stand up to those who other kids would see as the “authority figures.”
Much like the devil, the Left will use whatever tools they have to coerce people into doing their will. They threaten adults with their livelihoods and kids with suspension/expulsion. The former is obviously a bit more threatening, since schools are such utter garbage and unnecessary at this point that being suspended or expelled from one of them might be a BLESSING which can lead to proper education from homeschooling or other private, pro-parent and pro-freedom schooling.
But despite the threats made to her, and the actual suspensions delivered, Fiona refuses to back down. She knows her rights and won’t be terrorized into giving them up. No matter how many times they suspend her and no matter if she has to repeat the second grade, she will not give up her freedoms.
This girl is a model American citizen, who shows far more courage than any Leftist ever would (no, it’s not “brave” to say you’re gay or transgender at this point, given how glorified such people are in pop culture) and tons more intelligence than many adults, let alone Leftists.
This girl is right about everything she is saying. The people forcing kids to wear masks in schools should go to jail not for disobeying the governor’s orders, but because it is outright against the LAW to force people, including kids, to wear anything at any point. They aren’t educators, they are dictators, abusing the easiest group of people to abuse: children.
It’s extremely rare to have kids who are as well-raised, logical and confident as Fiona, so they are typically very easy to coerce and abuse. “Don’t want to get suspended or expelled, thereby ‘ruining’ your academic and actual future? Wear a dirty, uncomfortable and suffocating mask during all school-hours and never defy us again.”
It’s cowardly beyond compare, because just about no kid will be brave enough to stand up for themselves.
I saw a video some time ago of a woman crying tears of joy, telling her son who just got home from school that parents who sued the school or school board won their case and they no longer can mandate that the students wear masks. The kid, upon hearing the news, bellowed as well and ran to hug his mother in jubilation.
The people who run these schools are nothing short of power-hungry monsters who will lord whatever puny power they may have on the easiest target of them all. They are criminals and demons who care not for the students they are teaching, but for the Marxist agenda they are ramming down kids’ throats.
Glenn Youngkin won his race because he exposed what Virginia schools were doing to their kids, but one would be foolish to believe that to be isolated to the Old Dominion. Schools all around the country are teaching Marxist garbage and have been for a very long time, really ever since intolerant militant Atheists got God kicked out of schools.
These monsters are present in almost every single government school, to one extent or another. What is a wonder to me is why Fiona is still attending that tyrannical government school anyway. Homeschools and pro-parent/pro-freedom private schools are far better options, both morally and academically. If it’s worth it to stick in those schools to fight for freedom, it’s also worth it to leave those schools and search for better options.
Now, one might argue that it’s good that Fiona is still attending the government school because that way, she can fight for her fellow classmates in these school board meetings. My counter-argument is “why are we having an eight-year-old fight this battle”?
It’s amazing and commendable, to be sure, but far from ideal. I’m not saying her parents are less brave than she is, but it’s the parents of these children who should be fighting for the freedom of the kids. And while I don’t doubt that, for the most part, they are, it is utterly unnecessary for this girl to have to stick her neck out along the way.
She definitely should still stand up for herself at school, brazing those suspensions with a determined attitude, but only for as long as she is even in that school, which really shouldn’t be for very long at all.
Especially if they are threatening her with having to repeat the second grade, I’d be looking for other schooling options so that she doesn’t “fall behind” (she has done and turned in all the assignments she had, so she shouldn’t fall behind whatsoever) and getting her out of that Schoolingrad they call an education center, if I were her dad.
The free market is more applicable to education than ever before, so use it to your advantage. Force the schools to be better by harming them financially. Of course, they’re government funded so they will never truly be out of business, but the worse they get, the fewer students they will get and the more students better schools which stand with parents and freedom will receive.
They lose not by being utterly defunded, but by being outfunded by competition. Particularly, competition which is more influential on the future of this country than they are.
At any rate, Fiona is definitely braver than most adults and smarter too for doing what she is doing. I just wish she didn’t have to be the one fighting this battle. Heck, if I’m wishing for anything, I wish there wasn’t such a battle to begin with. It’s only present because the people instituting these ridiculous mandates are pure evil. Ideally, they wouldn’t be anywhere close to power, or at least wouldn’t be so evil as to abuse children.
I pray that this brave little girl is successful in her fight and that there doesn’t even have to be a fight for reason soon.
1 Corinthians 16:13
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”
For the past few weeks or months (forget when it started), we have jubilantly heard chants of “F*** Joe Biden” at a number of places, ranging from sports events to rallies to even places where the illegitimate president makes speeches, as was recently the case.
Before I get to the downside to it, allow me to express just why I love the chants: it depicts the reality that the fake news media would rather ignore.
Joe Biden is not only an illegitimate president, he is a failed one as well. Everything he has done or has advocated for has been to the massive detriment to the American people. We see this at the gas stations, at grocery stores, and elsewhere. He wants to be Stalin so badly that he wishes to mandate vaccinations on almost every American, certainly any American who wishes to work for a company with more than 100 employees, which is most companies at this point.
He has screwed up Afghanistan so badly that even the traitorous General Milley threw him under the bus at a recent Congressional hearing. He is screwing up the southern border so badly that even college students, who are usually Leftists, take notice of how poorly he has handled that situation.
Everything he is and everything he does is a massive failure, and as much as the fake news media would want to sweep all of that under the rug, there is only so much they can actually do, particularly the more he messes things up.
Afghanistan was such a massive blunder that even the fake news media couldn’t outright defend him. For example, here are some headlines I read from the fake news media at the time of the Afghan screw-up:
And there were others as well, but in many cases, they did still try to be soft with Biden. Still, that these headlines and others did appear, and surprisingly CNN was seemingly the harshest on him, was telling of how badly he messed up with Afghanistan.
There are, of course, far more crises thanks to Biden, as CNN noted in one of its headlines, which has dragged his approval numbers down significantly even in far-Left fake news polls (they were never that high to begin with as, again, he was NOT ELECTED).
Which is why we so often hear “F*** Joe Biden” chants, which the White House has hilariously tried to gaslight people into believing that they are actually “Let’s Go Brandon” chants, which is outright bizarre. Who the hell is Brandon and why would people be cheering him? Not that this matters, as again, this is just the WH trying to lie and say that’s what was being chanted one of the most recent times, when we all know Biden was being dragged.
And for the most part, I ADORE the fact that we are hearing these chants. Again, it shows that reality is far different from what the fake news media wants to report it. Joe Biden is extremely unpopular. No amount of spinning or gaslighting is going to change that fact. If anything, that’s just going to make things worse for the Occupier.
However, there is one discernible downside to these chants. You see, Biden traveled to Howell, Michigan recently to try and sell people on the socialist power-grab of an infrastructure bill which would add another $3.5 trillion to our already overly inflated debt. Expectedly, there were protesters at such an event, and said protesters were chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”
And that’s perfectly fine, and I love the fact that they were doing this. However, it wasn’t simply the adults who were chanting “F*** Joe Biden.”
A Gateway Pundit reader sent this video to the site, which depicts kids in a school bus also chanting “F*** Joe Biden” alongside the protesters.
Now, this might not necessarily seem like much of a big deal, and in the grand scheme of things, it might not be, but I do think it’s at least somewhat relevant and concerning that kids are going along with the chant.
Personally, I began to get a bit of a potty mouth when I was in middle school, around 12 or 13 years of age, in large part because I heard my peers so often and casually cursing. This cursing behavior has stuck with me ever since, not that you would be able to tell, as I often either avoid cursing on this site or censor the words, like I’m doing with the chant in this case. Of course, I’m an adult and can largely say whatever I want to say, but there is no denying that such behavior is present because of my experience in middle school, being around casual cursing, which became part of my own vocabulary in no time.
And in many cases, when a child is heard cursing, they get some amount of reprimand from their parent or teacher (depending on the setting) and are discouraged from such continued cursing. But here, because of the behavior of adults, the kids feel as though they have free reign over the use of the strongest curse word in the world, at least if used in the context of cursing out Joe Biden.
While I would like to believe that this is helping to create a generation which is rebellious towards the Washington establishment and the deep state, it’s far more likely that the kids are just using the occasion as an excuse to freely use the word. And as things tend to go, they will then go on to find other justified uses of the word. For example, they might figure that since it’s okay to chant “F*** Joe Biden”, it’s also okay to chant “F*** Kamala Harris” or “F*** Nancy Pelosi”. More realistically, since kids usually aren’t very privy to politics, they will use that word to chant similar things about authority figures.
For example: “F*** my dad” or “F*** my teacher” or “F*** the principal.” That last one I could particularly envision happening, for example, during a school assembly where the principal is trying to speak and the chant all of a sudden breaks out.
Whatever may be the case, the chant has the unfortunate downside of teaching children that it’s okay to curse people out so brazenly. And such a thing can help in the deterioration of civilized society. Not that there aren’t other things which are doing that already, such as the attempt by lunatics to get children to go to “Drag Queen Story Hour” or selling them on the idea that a man can be a woman and vice versa, or that a white person is a devil because of their skin color and a black person is a victim and oppressed for the same reason.
However, if we have concerns regarding those other things which deteriorate civilized society, we should have some amount of concern regarding the chant as well.
I’m not discouraging people from doing it, and in all likelihood, those kids, exposed to it or not in this context, will likely go on to curse anyway as they get older because that’s just how contemporary society acts. But it’s important to at least be mindful of the fact that what adults say and do will have an effect on kids. Often times, kids want to imitate the behavior of adults, so if they see adults act in a certain manner, they will imitate that behavior.
Granted, that’s usually for the younger kids, and the kids in that video looked to be at least in the 4th or 5th grade, or about 10 to 11 years old, but the point remains that they were seeing and hearing adults nearby using that curse word at their leisure, and thus felt that they had license to also use the word, particularly if they were simply going along with the chant.
This is rather conflicting for me as, again, I love the chants and want to continue hearing them since they show just how unpopular this faux-president is, but I’m also rather bothered by the fact that this gives kids the impression that it’s okay to curse so casually and so much.
Numerous verses in the Bible speak against cursing. For example: James 3:8-10: “But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not be so.”
Colossians 3:8: “But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”
Matthew 15:11: “It is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” Obviously, the context of that one is that it’s okay to eat food which isn’t kosher, or what Jews typically eat, but the point was that what defiles a person is that which comes out of the mouth. What comes out of the mouth are words, which can be destructive to the self or to others.
Now, forgive my French, but I don’t give a damn about Joe Biden and if he is destroyed by such cursing. Frankly, I would rather see him be destroyed, even if by cursing, because he is evil and of the devil.
But there is no denying, either way, that God does not want us cursing, even those who are evil. After all, both Luke 6:28 and Colossians 4:6 speak of blessing those who curse and persecute us, and praying for those who abuse us (this part specifically belonging to the Luke verse).
Does this mean that I pray that Biden will succeed in his evil acts and intentions? Of course not, since that would be praying for evil. I want to see Biden destroyed because of his evil, but would be ecstatic to see him rebuilt in righteousness. Joe Biden, the person, is not my enemy. Joe Biden, the piece of crap pedophile, baby-killer, tyrant, election thief and demon, is my enemy. Take those things away, make him a brother in Christ (as in an actual brother, not one who claims is Catholic but isn’t regenerate in any way), and he ought to be welcomed by Christians with open arms.
This, I think, is what those verses mean when talking about blessing these people and not cursing them. We bless them that they would turn away from their evil, not that their evil ways will succeed. After all, those who are unrepentant and unregenerate are punished by God and cursed to eternal damnation.
So while I do love the chants insofar as they depict Biden’s rising unpopularity which even the fake news media can’t bury, let’s keep in mind that it can lead to children joining in with the cursing, believing themselves to be free of liability for it, and that God doesn’t want us cursing either.
I can’t claim to be better than those who do the chants, as even I have gone along with it many times, and I do relatively often curse (at least when talking about Biden, the Left, the establishment, etc.) but that doesn’t mean that I should.
Again, I love the chants for what they signify, but we should be mindful of what effect they can have on children.
2 Timothy 2:16:
“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.”
The Left is extremely egregious in a number of ways. From the evils of communism to their support of a holocaust, they make their evil ways known day in and day out, deceiving those foolish enough into believing them to be good or justifiable things.
Among the most egregious things that they push for, perhaps second only to the genocide of children in the womb, is their insistence that children as young as THREE YEARS OLD are cognizant enough to make a decision as to what gender they are and undergo “treatment” in order to be as close to that gender as they can be.
Three-year-olds aren’t even cognizant that there even are gender differences. I don’t remember how old I was (likely older than three), but I remember once having gone to the beach when I was little and seeing a girl (younger than me) without her bottom on, for some reason. Seeing that, I noticed that she did not have the same thing that I do down there, and that’s when I, still rather confused by such a notion, recognized at least one difference between men and women.
In all certainty, I was OLDER than three and did not know the difference between boys and girls, so how can other small children possibly make the conscious decision to “switch” genders when in all likelihood they do not even know that genders apart from their own exist?
The obvious answer is that they can’t, but that sure as hell isn’t stopping the Left from performing life-altering and life-ruining surgeries to kids, often to their own.
But there are some conscious people out there who, like me, see how utterly evil and depraved such a thing is and have the ability to put a stop to it, at least in some places.
This is what the Alabama State Senate did recently, voting overwhelmingly to pass legislature which makes giving children puberty-blockers, hormone therapy, or gender reassignment surgery a felony.
CBS News reports: “Senators voted 23-4 to approve the measure, dubbed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Shay Shelnutt. The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, which has already approved a companion bill.”
State Sen. Shelnutt said: “Children aren’t mature enough to make these decisions on surgeries and drugs. The whole point is to protect kids.”
And he is absolutely right – children are NOT mature enough to make these decisions, which is why they so often are influenced by their evil parents (or by evil people in our society) to do this.
It’s one thing for adults to do this. It is still wrong, obviously, and if Christ were in these people’s hearts, they would recognize how wrong and evil this is. But at least they are old enough and mature enough to consciously make this decision themselves. Again, it’s still wrong, but they are CHOOSING to do this wrong. Almost 100% of the time, children are not the ones choosing this themselves.
Adults are far too attentive to sexuality for them to recognize how children’s minds work.
For example, when I was a kid, whenever I had to go to the bathroom but was having fun playing or doing something entertaining and didn’t want to stop, I would hold it in as best as I could and I would sort of push into my thing because somehow that gave me a few moments of feeling like I didn’t need to go (I realize this is the second time I am sharing something rather personal and somewhat embarrassing, but please bear with me). Sometimes, I would do this at kindergarten, because that generally is the most fun part of school.
As a result, one of my teachers would see me do this and make the gargantuan leap in logic that I was gay or fixated on male genitalia. Thankfully, my mom was well aware of my mannerism and told that teacher that she was mistaken on her assessment.
Because what kindergartener thinks like an adult and is GAY?!
You see a man touching himself in public and you would rightly believe that he might be a pervert of some kind. But if you see a child doing the same thing, why would anyone assume that that means the child is homosexual or is interested at all in sexuality?
But there are adults who are just that moronic and/or depraved and see children as just as sexually mature as adults. Usually, we refer to such people as pedophiles, but this section of depraved people calls themselves “transgender activists”.
And don’t think that I am being too harsh on them by likening them to pedophiles. Those who view children as sexually mature are pedophiles, regardless of what their objectives and agenda are.
Do you know who “Desmond is Amazing” is? The child right below:
Sorry to share such a disgusting picture, but do you think for a second that those who support this behavior and this kid’s life ruination are not pedophiles?
This is, to an extent, the kind of stuff QAnon was referring to. If you remember, they were attacked at one time by the Left for pushing conspiracy theories about cannibalistic, pedophilic Satanists in places like Hollywood and the Left in general. And like I said in the article in which I somewhat defended that group, we all know how satanic and evil the Left is, so it’s not a massive leap in logic to claim that there are those who are literal pedophiles, Satanists and cannibals.
That last one might be the most difficult to prove, but the first two are not exactly difficult to spot.
The pedophile thing extends even well-beyond the Left’s former friend Jeffrey Epstein and his business dealings on his pedo island. They are the ones who push for this transgender crap for kids and are the ones who were defending that horrid Netflix film “Cuties”. Furthermore, they still, to this day, defend Roman Polanski, who is a fugitive wanted for having sexual intercourse with a minor.
And the Satanist thing is also fairly easy to demonstrate, given their fervent support for the literal slaughter of children.
So I do not believe I am in any way misguided in saying that those who push for this transgender crap on children are pedophiles.
Thankfully, there are places that have some semblance of decency and common sense such as Alabama, where this mutilation and destruction of children and their lives will soon be punishable by the law.
God bless the state of Alabama and those who voted in favor of this bill. As for the four state Senators who voted against it, may they either recognize the error of their ways or be severely punished with more than simply being voted out of office.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”
When photos taken in 2014 of migrant children in cages were released during the Trump administration, the fake news media and Left accused the president of keeping kids in cages and treating them like animals. Basically, they were accusing him of crimes against humanity.
Despite the fact that, once again, those photos were taken in 2014 and thus, during the Obama administration, the Left took that ball and ran with it as much as they could, accusing Trump of despicable things. Despite that being one of the many debunked hoaxes the Left propagated about Trump, they used that up until he left office.
Now, however, with Biden being the Occupier of the Oval Office, the narrative has changed. Biden is still keeping kids in cages and even recently, opened a “migrant facility for children”, according to the WaPo.
“First migrant facility for children opens under Biden,” read their headline. Wanna know what the headline would have been under the Trump administration? “First migrant concentration camp for children opens its cold, steel gates under Trump.”
They would have made this “migrant facility for children” sound as much like it’s Auschwitz as they possibly could. But under Biden, they call it a “migrant facility for children”. And the WaPo tried to make it look like it’s a vacation resort for the kids, writing:
“At the 66-acre site, groups of beige trailers encircle a giant white dining tent, a soccer field and a basketball court. There is a bright blue hospital tent with white bunk beds inside. A legal services trailer has the Spanish word 'Bienvenidos', or welcome, on a banner on its roof. There are trailers for classrooms, a barber shop, a hair salon. The facility has its own ambulances and firetrucks, as well as its own water supply.”
“The most colorful trailer is at the entryway, where flowers, butterflies and handmade posters still hang on its walls from Carrizo’s first opening in 2019.”
Like they point out, the facility was first opened in 2019, when Trump was president. When he was president, the WaPo made sure to make the facility look as bad as it could, quoting an operator of that shelter as saying “I hate this mission” and getting a video of “Inside the holding facility for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, TX.”
Since their articles are behind a pay-wall (and I refuse to give my money to Leftists), I can’t really access them, but one of the articles they wrote recently was titled “No, Biden’s new border move isn’t like Trump’s ‘kids in cages’” when talking about this very facility being opened back up.
So they are very much aware of the hypocrisy of the Biden administration, having attacked Trump for keeping “kids in cages” and then proceeding to keep kids in concentration camps and in shipping containers. But since this is a Democrat in office that we’re talking about, they have to restructure and reframe the narrative.
“Kids in cages” is now “kids in friendly migrant facilities where they get all the things they wanted”.
But I have no issue with attacking Biden for this crap. I’m not even going to go with the hypocrisy angle, because hypocrisy largely doesn’t stick to the Left. I’m just going to take the Left’s place in their accusations.
The facility that Biden is putting migrant kids in looks like a concentration camp and the actual buildings like they are shipping containers.
Occupier Biden is keeping kids in concentration camps. That’s the story.
Of course, the Biden administration, knowing damn well that this makes them look bad even if the fake news media is on their side, is trying to rationalize and justify the decision to open it back up.
Biden’s Press Sec. Jen Psaki argued that they were reopening that facility “Because of COVID-19 protocols”, saying that “the capacity at existing Office of Refugee Resettlement shelters has been significantly reduced because, of course, you can’t have a child in every bed. There needs to be spacing, and we abide by the spacing to protect the kids who are living in those facilities for a short period of time.”
So they are saying “social distancing” is the reason for reopening that facility.
Well, of course the Chinese coronavirus is the reason for it. After all, even the Nazis prioritized putting people with health issues in the concentration camps first. And, of course, the Nazis also made sure to separate parents from their kids, much like the Biden administration is currently doing.
No, it doesn’t matter that these are unaccompanied kids. It’s up to the federal government to ensure that kids are with their parents and if they don’t do that, they are Nazis. Those are the rules that we have come to understand over the last four years, and those are the rules that we will make sure to enforce here today.
Further, the Biden administration is planning on “resettling” the kids in the States, as opposed to sending them back to their parents. So they are willing to put the kids’ lives at risk of abduction and abuse by just letting them go in the States? How positively inhumane.
It’s clear to me and to anyone who has been paying attention that Biden is literally Hitler and his government workers are Nazis.
I say that only half joking, seeing as he seeks to employ socialist policies much like Hitler did, including the restricting of free speech. Biden and the Democrats, entirely unsurprisingly, are far closer to Hitler than Trump ever was.
But it’s amusing seeing Biden completely flake on every campaign promise he made during the general election. He promised things like “no more kids in cages” and “no deportations in my first 100 days in office” among other things. He backtracked on basically everything, which partly explains his poor approval numbers. The other part that explains his poor approval numbers is that the majority of the country didn’t elect him into office in the first place and didn’t want him anywhere near power.
And now that he has power, even those who did vote for him are regretting having done so.
Biden is not only putting kids in cages, but also in shipping containers and sending them to concentration camps. Why is Joe Biden committing crimes against humanity?
And, unsurprisingly, Leftists which previously condemned Trump’s use of the facility are also changing their tune when Biden uses it.
AOC, who previously attacked Trump as holding “concentration camps”, gave Biden a slap on the wrist, at worst, tweeting:
“This is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay – no matter the administration or party. Our immigration system is built on a carceral framework. It’s no accident that challenging how we approach both these issues are considered ‘controversial’ stances. They require reimagining our relationship to each other and challenging common assumptions we take for granted. It’s only 2 mos into this admin & our fraught, unjust immigration system will not transform in that time. That’s why bold reimagination is so impt. DHS shouldn’t exist, agencies should be reorganized, ICE gotta go, ban for-profit detention, create climate refugee status & more.”
Yeah, two things to say about this.
First of all, this “kids in cages” thing, as I alluded to earlier in the article, only began to seem like an issue because Trump was president. The Flores Settlement, which is the reason the detention center system operates as it does, came during the Clinton administration. Since then, two Republicans and one Democrat were president, with another Democrat being Occupier. If this has been such a massive ethical issue, why didn’t Obama do anything about it in eight years?
Secondly, Biden just reopened the migrant facility. That’s not an attempt to “transform” the “unjust immigration system”. That’s an enforcement of that immigration system, and a decision that he didn’t need to make, even if rationalizing it as having been because of the Chinese coronavirus.
The guy has also deported hundreds of illegal immigrants since he took office, despite promising not to do so throughout the campaign trail. So it doesn’t matter that it’s only been two months (one, actually, not two, but I can’t expect AOC to know how to count), because this is a conscious (as much as it can be with Dementia Joe) decision to reopen a facility that did not need to be reopened, particularly if you seek to change the immigration system.
So don’t give me that crap, and yes, AOC, it apparently is okay depending on the administration or party. You called them “concentration camps” outright when Trump was in office, and now that Biden reopens a facility, I see nowhere in your posts that you called them that again.
So allow me to take your place here: they are concentration camps and Biden is Hitler. Trying to justify this makes you a Nazi.
Biden should be impeached and imprisoned for crimes against humanity and every second he isn’t is a threat to national and human security.
“Do you suppose, O man – you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself – that you will escape the judgment of God?”
Not too long ago, I wrote about how likely voters agree with Trump that this country needs patriotic education, and I also agreed with that notion, knowing that the Left is teaching Marxist communism in our schools, indoctrinating the skulls full of mush into being commie puppets. Well, perhaps unsurprisingly, teaching kids the wrong thing begins by teaching kids nothing.
A recent study by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany showed some astounding and shocking results, to say the least. According to the New York Post, “Nearly 20 percent of millennials and Gen Z in New York believe Jews caused the Holocaust…”
How, exactly, do you even manage to do this? What could you possibly be teaching kids about the Holocaust that leads them to believe that the most well-known victims of it WERE THE ONES THAT CAUSED IT?!
And this begs the following question: is this a failure of education or is it deliberate spreading of disinformation by the school system?
I really don’t know, and I certainly don’t have evidence to support the latter option, but this is, at best, a MONUMENTAL failure by the New York school system.
Now, usually, roughly 20% of people believing something isn’t a whole lot, but it is a massive deal when we are talking about this particular subject. You have to be trying really hard to get young people to believe that the Holocaust was caused not by Hitler or Nazi Germany but by the Jews themselves, despite the extremely well-known fact that six million Jews died in concentration camps during that time period.
Seriously, that particular fact is up there in terms of most common knowledge, like the Pythagorean theorem, the fact that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell and that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492 (not that that’s the most common thing taught regarding Columbus in the modern education system). If you’ve finished grade school, you know about how six million Jews died in the Holocaust and that they were the group of people most often killed in that horrific event.
Well, at least, I assume that people would know this. Given these news, and the fact that it’s been years since I’ve finished high school, let alone grade school, I’m not even confident that the school systems are even teaching this anymore.
Chances are that instead of teaching about the Holocaust, teachers might just be giving their students lectures about how racist this country is, how it was founded by racists and for racists, and how if you are a white kid, you have white privilege, while if you are not a white kid, you are a victim. Chances are that instead of teaching kids about history, the schools are teaching them about gender identity and other bullcrap.
I wouldn’t know since I don’t have a kid myself, so maybe a parent with a child in grade school could look over the assignments (as they should, particularly considering Leftist teachers don’t seem to want parents paying attention to what they are teaching the kids) to verify whether or not I am in any way correct, but I really wouldn’t be surprised if I’m not too far off.
At any rate, returning to the NY Post, they also reported that “although there were more than 40,000 camps and ghettos during World War II, 58 percent of respondents in New York cannot name a single one.”
This one is almost as bad as the nearly 20% who think the Jews are responsible for the Holocaust (and now that I think about it, considering how anti-Semitism has been on the rise in that craphole of a city, perhaps anti-Semitism is at least partly to blame for kids believing that nonsense). Nearly 60% of New York respondents couldn’t name even one concentration camp? Not even Auschwitz, which is undoubtedly the most infamous of them all?
But here is another number that is even more astonishing and awful: “60 percent of respondents in New York do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.”
So I was kind of right, then. If that many young New Yorkers don’t know that fact, it’s because the schools aren’t teaching it.
How in the world is it that 60% of New York respondents don’t know that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust? What exactly is being taught in those schools, because it's clear they aren't teaching historical facts relating to it.
Now, according to the study, 34% said they believe the Holocaust happened but that “the number of Jews who died has been greatly exaggerated or believe the Holocaust is a myth and did not happen or are unsure.”
Let’s begin with the first issue, that they think the number is exaggerated. I believe that one can be relatively explained by misinformation online and things like that, because there are people out there who outright deny that the Holocaust happened, despite the fact that we have people alive today WHO WERE THERE WHEN IT HAPPENED. One of them was even invited by Trump to one of his State of the Union addresses and Trump talked about how our U.S. military freed him and he thought they were angels sent by God (and basically, they were).
We have people who are alive today who are actual victims of the Holocaust, who were interned in one of the camps. Auschwitz has been turned into a memorial which one can visit in Poland. How does anyone come to the belief that the Holocaust didn’t happen, or it was exaggerated?
How does anyone miss that six million Jews were killed during this time? Well, I suppose by having far-Left teachers more focused on teaching critical race theory or gender fluidity or parroting climate cultist talking points than teach a class that six million Jews died during the Holocaust, and therefore, there is NO WAY the Jews could have possibly been responsible for it.
But here is a number that is truly shocking, more so than the others, which even I am at an absolute loss over: “A shocking 28 percent of respondents in New York believe it is acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views…”
Considering how much of an effort the American Left and the fake news media makes to paint Trump as “literally Hitler” or as a Nazi, you would think that considerably fewer people would find neo-Nazi views acceptable. Never mind that neo-Nazis are white supremacists who are Nazis themselves, and that alone should lead the vast majority of people to reject them, but it is especially surprising considering that the Left makes a great effort in painting Trump as one such person.
My best guess as to why this is is that, like I said before, there has been a massive rise in anti-Semitism in New York. Orthodox Jews have been, more and more often, the target of anti-Semitic attacks, discrimination, etc. Before the pandemic began, back in December of last year, I wrote an article that talked about a number of horrific anti-Semitic attacks happening in New York. Of course, there were a lot more incidents than the one I talked about in that article, but still, it was clear that New York had and likely still has a huge anti-Semitism problem.
This, perhaps, can explain some of the numbers we are seeing, but it is still unbelievable to see such numbers. Granted, I wasn’t exactly expecting the best out of New York, but still. Even going by the Leftist narratives that Trump is a Nazi, considering how many Democrats there are in that city, you would think they would be considerably less tolerant of neo-Nazi views (or at least, the ones that are openly neo-Nazi, considering that socialism is something that they seem to love).
That so many young New Yorkers think that the Jews are to blame for the Holocaust is baffling. It sounds like satire, but it’s reality. Granted, it’s not a majority and it’s nowhere close to a majority, but nearly 20% of millennials and Gen Zers in New York thinking that the Jews caused the Holocaust is a catastrophic failure in education, at best. At worst, it is a malignant attempt to literally blame the victim for the atrocity in an effort to sow further division and chaos.
There need to be SERIOUS changes made in the schools in this country. Not only do we need patriotic education, we need education IN GENERAL because clearly, these kids aren’t learning jack, and the things they are learning are useless garbage that won’t help them in the real world apart from making them communist puppets and useful idiots for the Left.
I hope something major is done about this, but changes need to happen at the top. Here’s hoping the people of New York have enough sense to boot their dangerous and lunatic leaders out of office and that the GOP can offer solid solutions for them.
“O simple ones, learn prudence; O fools, learn sense.”
When the Left isn’t excusing itself for the horrendous act of killing the unborn, they attempt to do the second closest thing they can: completely pervert and destroy young children’s minds with lies, deceit, and utter perversion.
While they already do plenty of the first two when they indoctrinate kids into believing we are killing the planet, Democrats in Washington State want to do the third thing with young children starting from kindergarten.
Democrats in Washington State are pushing House Bill 2184, which states: “In accordance with the requirements in this section and any recommendations of the sexual health education work group… that are enacted by the legislature, every public school shall provide comprehensive sexual health education to each student by the 2022-23 school year.”
Radio host Jason Rantz of KTTH points out about the bill: “One section of the curriculum for teachers to use as a guide suggests talking to students about the penis as not having ‘any bones in it, but when people talk about an erection as a “boner”, they’re mistaken.’ Girls are taught about a ‘very sensitive little area at the top called the clitoris.’”
I don’t know about girls, but I learned about these sexual things, for the most part, in middle school, not necessarily because we had classes specifically dedicated to teach these things (I wouldn’t have payed much attention anyway) but because that is roughly the age when puberty hits us and we begin to ask questions about ourselves and our bodies.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD does not wonder about a “boner”. A FIVE-YEAR-OLD does not wonder about the clitoris. When I was around that age, I once went to a beach and saw a girl who was younger who, for some reason, did not have her bottom on. Embarrassing as it is to say this, I saw what she had and briefly made a mental note about how she didn’t have what I have. Then I promptly went about my business because I WAS AROUND FIVE YEARS OLD AND I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THAT STUFF!
Wanna know what I cared about at that age? Watching cartoons while eating a sandwich and drinking orange juice. I cared about playing with my toys; playing with my Max Steel action figure; playing with my toy cars (I really liked cars back then, so I had a lot of them); going to friends’ houses to play with them and their toys. I cared about watching old Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or Disney Channel shows (that were not old at the time) and generally watching and enjoying TV. I DID NOT CARE OR KNOW ABOUT SEXUALITY BACK THEN BECAUSE THAT’S NORMAL FOR SOMEONE THAT AGE!
But the Left cares not for the normal. They care not for what is right. They want to mold and manipulate young people’s minds, as evidenced by the fright they give them about climate change. They want to teach young kids about sexual things and, what’s worse, about how “some” boys don’t have penises and about how “some” girls don’t have a vagina aka about transgenderism, in an attempt to normalize it.
According to The Daily Wire, the curriculum has statements such as the following: “This lesson does, however, acknowledge that ‘there are some body parts that mostly just girls have and some parts that mostly just boys have. Being a boy or a girl doesn’t have to mean you have those parts, but for most people this is how their bodies are.’”
Rantz also noted how the curriculum suggests for 1st grade students, “teachers should have their students read ‘My Princess Boy’ before teaching the six and seven-year-olds about reproduction.”
That revolting book is about exactly what you think it is about: a gender-confused boy. On Amazon, the description says: “Dyson loves pink, sparkly things. Sometimes he wears dresses. Sometimes he wears jeans. He likes to wear his princess tiara, even when climbing trees. He’s a Princess Boy.”
This is the sort of filth Washington State Democrats want young kids to read and I doubt this sentiment is contained within the borders of that particular state. The Left is EXTREMELY disturbed and this is one of the MANY reasons I say that they are evil. There’s just no other way to explain this sort of disturbing behavior. Wanting young kids to learn about sex and transgenderism is SICK and DEPRAVED and anyone who defends this perversion is just as twisted as the people pushing for it at the State’s capital.
This, by the way, goes against the will of the people, who 54% say that “sex education for children in grades K-5 should not be required,” according to The Daily Wire. But public opinion be damned, these perverts want to destroy young people’s minds and they will do everything within their power to do it.
And unfortunately, they will likely get their way, barring some miracle, as both legislative chambers in the State of Washington are controlled by Democrats, with the House having 57 Democrats to 41 Republicans and the Senate having 28 Democrats to 21 Republicans, so the disgusting bill will, in all likelihood, be eventually passed (if before the 2020 election) in both chambers of State Congress.
Despite the fact that most people do not want young kids to be taught about sexual education (though 54% is about 46 percentage points too low for my liking) and despite how clearly evil and disgusting it is, the Democrats in this State will push to teach young kids about things they couldn’t care less about and things that will only end up either confusing them further about a subject they couldn’t care less about or end up messing them up profusely, which is likely the desired outcome for the Democrats, though they would never admit it.
But beyond everything else, these sons and daughters of Satan will seek to cause these young children to sin against the Lord, because that is their desire, even if they don’t know it or believe in a God to sin against in the first place.
In Matthew chapter 18, the disciples asked Jesus “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” Jesus called a child to him, put him in the midst of them and said: “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe to the world for temptations of sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!”
Now, before anyone says it, yes, I know that this is not about a literal child, but about a Christian being humbled, like a child, but being led astray by someone who is evil and forcing the Christian to sin against God. That teaching from Jesus was about “the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” being those who humble themselves before the Lord, similar to how a child humbles himself and is ready to be taught, not necessarily about actual children being led astray. However, there is no doubt in my mind that there are children in the State of Washington who go to public school and are believers of the Lord Jesus. And with this sort of curriculum, they are being led astray so as to sin against the Lord.
In this case, the Bible passage’s meaning takes a bit more of a literal meaning than it was originally intended, but the point remains: the evil Left is causing believers in Christ, who humble themselves in His name, to sin against the Lord. This is the great evil that the Left is doing, following their father the devil in his evil deeds.
The Left, in all their evil, believes God has no place in school, but that it is perfectly acceptable to teach young kids about sexuality and about transgenderism as being perfectly normal and moral. Unsurprising to me, but revolting nonetheless.
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
A recent story from North Carolina caught my eye. In all certainty, it won’t be reported on the mainstream news, or anything outside of the actual area where this is happening, but a North Carolina man, who has an extensive background in gun-handling and safety, is teaching children as young as six about gun safety.
Michael Pegram, founder of Echo Firearms Training in Mint Hill, North Carolina, told WBTV: “There was no other class like this. So, I decided to come up with it.”
The children of his class reportedly spend about four hours, both in the classroom and shooting. Pegram says that, “It’s the parents’ choice of what their kids should be around. I’m just offering a class to let them learn to be safe, if they’re going to be around them.”
Seeing as North Carolina is a concealed-carry state, this class makes a lot of sense.
But it should be noted that it’s not a class where kids simply are given “military-style” or “assault” weapons. Far from it, they work their way up from using and shooting a Nerf gun (that also happens to be how I started out) and eventually get to shoot nothing more powerful than a .22 or a 9mm.
Pegram says: “A lot of times they’re not shooting a nine-millimeter. But once in a blue moon, if they know what they’re doing, and I know they can do it, we have done that.”
WBTV also asked parents about this subject, with mixed results. Some parents were concerned about the program, while others were happy about it. A pretty normal result, all things considered.
One man said: “My daughter’s five years old. And thinking of her shooting a gun, it’s kind of crazy.” Another man said: “It seems like a bad idea.” But they were also open to the idea being a good one at least for older children. The same man who said he thought it was a bad idea went on to say: “If we’re going to have guns in this country, one of the things we need is really strict training classes.”
And the man who mentioned he had a five-year-old later said: “On one hand, maybe it’s good to teach gun safety. But then on the other hand, that would be my one concern, is it would make kids comfortable handling guns, and could lead to more accidents, possibly.”
Other parents, however, were happy with the idea of a course that taught young kids about gun safety, with one saying: “If we keep it away from the kids, they most likely will want to mess with it.”
One 9-year-old who recently graduated from the course told WBTV a little about what he learned, with things like: “If you see a gun, tell your parents,” and “Never point a gun at people.”
Pegram also mentions that the purpose of the course is to take away the unknown from the children. “And they have the knowledge to be safe when they do come across a gun.”
As mentioned earlier, Pegram has an extensive background in gun-handling and safety. He is an NRA-certified handgun instructor and range safety officer with over 30 years of experience handling firearms, has a concealed carry permit and is an instructor for those who wish to receive one of their own in North Carolina. He also reportedly has 24-hours of South Carolina Law Enforcement Department training and his company, Echo, provides courses for adults surrounding much of the same topics of firearms safety and handling, as well as self-defense and has a course for teachers about how to respond to an active shooter.
Suffice it to say, the man is well-qualified to be teaching firearm safety to children.
Now, what am I thoughts on all of this? Given the tone of the article thus far, you can guess that I approve of this.
Let’s review some of the comments made by the concerned parents.
But before that, I will say that I don’t blame them for their skepticism.
The idea of a five-year-old firing a gun can seem crazy. And to acknowledge the point of one of the parents, having kids be more comfortable handling guns could potentially lead to more accidents in as far as a child using a gun is more likely to get into an accident than a child not using a gun.
And that makes sense, as the likelihood of an accident occurring with a firearm increases with just the use of it. But then again, the whole point of these classes is to get kids used to handling a gun and handling it safely.
I’d much easier trust a child with a gun if he or she knows how to use it than I would trust an adult with a gun if he or she does not know how to use it. I often call guns “the great equalizer” not simply because they can be used by people who are physically weaker than their attackers but because they can be used by anyone who knows how to use them to great effect.
Children who learn how to use firearms safely and responsibly are more likely to grow up with that mindset, knowing perfectly well how to use guns to defend themselves should the need ever arise.
But what matters more than anything else, regardless of whether or not you agree that this sort of class is a good idea, is that children are taught the right things.
For example, one parent mentioned that kids might mess with guns if you try to keep them away from them. While he and I agree that this course is a good idea, that is not exactly a good argument. We keep alcohol away from kids too and no one suggests we train them on how to drink responsibly (until they are of legal age, at least). And besides, children can be kept from trying to mess with a gun by simply teaching them the right things.
For me, when I have children, I will teach them how to use weapons maybe around the age of 6, 7 or 8 (provided my wife also approves). Naturally, I will have at least one gun (likely more) in my house by the time I have children, so before I teach them how to use a gun, I must first instill the fundamental knowledge that a gun is not a toy and they are not allowed to mess with it, otherwise they could get hurt.
What is important is to teach them the right things the right way. My mother would sometimes tell me of how obedient I would be, even at an age when one wouldn’t think I’d be able to understand any command. When she would tell me not to do something, I would not do it. And while children often will vary in their obedience to their parents, I don’t doubt that I was raised the right way and will do the same with my own children.
Obviously, I would keep guns away from my very young children. Once they got old enough to ask why, I would carefully explain to them that guns aren’t toys and that if they were to play with one, they could get seriously hurt or worse. However, I would ensure them that guns aren’t inherently bad, but that they can cause some bad damage if one is not careful with them (and I would explicitly prohibit my children from actually holding a gun until me and my wife decide they are old enough).
Once they are old enough to be taught how to wield a gun, I would start them off with a Nerf gun, like I did and like how these children in Pegram’s course are. What is essential to be learned from the get-go about guns is to be safe with them and practice wielding a Nerf gun as one would a real one (gun pointed at the ground away from you but also away from other people, wielding arm at the side and pointed down, finger off the trigger at all times except when with the intention to shoot, correct hand and thumb placements of one over the other, correct stance, safety always on until you feel the need to fire, etc.)
Teaching gun safety is no easy task and it’s not to be taken so casually as teaching them how to read or write. A lot is at stake in this particular teaching course and it must be handled with extreme care so as to avoid accidents as much as possible.
I believe teaching children how to safely and responsibly wield and treat guns at an early age is a good thing, but it absolutely must be done the right way with the right measures being taken.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
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While not necessarily one of the biggest stories in the past couple of weeks, with the current government shutdown becoming the longest in history, Trump hosting Clemson football players and serving them fast food (which is an endearing and very likable gesture that is only attacked by embittered Leftists), and polls saying that most people blame the President for the shutdown but also want a wall more now than a year ago, the story of the L.A. teachers’ strike is somewhat buried among everything else.
However, it has been talked about to some extent, and I feel it is important to point something out: this strike is not about helping kids or improving the schools. It’s not even about the teachers’ most explicit demands of smaller class sizes (a wall could help with that regard, by the way), higher wages and more staff to support faculty. It’s about the political power the teachers’ unions in Los Angeles hold.
And this is not a wild allegation I am making without any evidence. This is admitted to by at least one teacher who wrote an op-ed for PBS titled: “Charter schools are draining LA’s public schools. That’s why I’m on strike.”
But before we continue, let me first give you a little bit of context.
This is a massive, 31,000 teacher walkout in Los Angeles public schools. As a result, roughly “two-thirds of children” are out of school, or at least not being taught, according to Breitbart.
The LA Times reports: “The walkout of 31,000 teachers union members proved to be the massive disruption hundreds of thousands of students and their families had feared. The vast majority of the district’s parents and guardians are low income, and many had to choose between missing work to watch their children or sending them into an unknown situation at school. While campuses remained open, the few adults present struggled to keep students engaged.”
So this walkout is having a tremendous negative impact on communities, many of whom are low-income families whose lives have now been made more difficult, as if they needed it.
And for what purpose? Outwardly, as I stated previously, for smaller class sizes (I wonder why that’s a problem in sanctuary state California), higher wages for teachers and additional support staff.
However, as the teacher from the op-ed writes, it’s largely about the impact charter schools have on public schools. In other words, they don’t like that non-unionized competitors are kicking their butts.
The teacher writes:
“I’m striking to stop charter schools from draining our schools. In addition to seeking lower class sizes, more counselors, nurses and librarians and a pay raise, the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is asking that LAUSD stop approving charter schools, which have seen a 287 percent increase in the district’s boundaries since 2008. The loss of enrollment across the district means a $600 million loss from our public schools every year."
"Due to our school’s low enrollment, an English teaching position was cut halfway through the fall semester. Charter schools are publicly funded but are not governed by a local district. In other words, charter schools run more like private schools with little oversight. Most charter school employees are not unionized; therefore approving more charter schools is one way to weaken the UTLA.”
I’m sorry, I thought you were on strike for the kids’ benefit. What benefit does it bring them to have the government close the door on better-run schools? What benefit does it bring them to quit teaching them for the sake of political power?
Actually, this is L.A., so it might actually be more beneficial for kids to not go to school at all than to be indoctrinated and brainwashed, now that I think about it.
But still, the general idea is that kids suffer whenever there is a teachers’ strike. And this one is largely, if not entirely, for the benefit of the union (as they usually are anyway, but I digress).
Even socialist darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) expressed her support for the striking teachers, saying: “These LA teachers striking against privatization + demanding smaller classrooms/more support for their students is a whole 2019 mood.”
I don’t know what that’s supposed to mean in this context, but that’s very clearly showing support for them and even acknowledging that the biggest reason for the strike is pure politics.
According to Breitbart: “Charter schools are especially favored by black and Latino families precisely because they offer an escape from failing public schools in the inner city – which, many argue, are failing partly because of the control the union enjoys.”
It’s not hard to see why the schools are failing. The unions are backed by the Democrat Party and recently defeated charter school advocate Marshall Tuck a second time in the race for state school superintendent in last November’s elections.
However, Breitbart notes that “charter school advocates won two seats in the L.A. Unified School District elections the year before. And last year’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME freed public employees from having to pay mandatory dues to the union.”
So the teachers’ unions in Los Angeles are losing a bit of their power, are gravely threatened by charter schools, and choose to go on strike over them, regardless of the pain they may cause low-income families in their communities.
The reason these teachers choose to strike, at least primarily, is for their own benefit, not that of the children.
And the worst part might actually come in the form that the LAUSD is already stretched very thin with regards to money. According to LA School Report, the organization’s plan to avoid going bankrupt and having the County take over is cutting 15% of staff.
So the teachers are making selfish demands for almost purely selfish reasons to an organization that is facing bankruptcy and would actually be a detriment to the teachers if it actually went bankrupt.
All for the purposes of the Democrat-backed unions to retain the power they’ve enjoyed for so long that has ruined L.A. public schools and was at least one of the biggest reasons for the surge of charter schools in the city.
In the meantime, while these children in adult costumes demand “justice”, actual children are left in the dust to be either taken care of by their parents who have to choose between working that day or taking care of their child or sending the kids to the schools anyway and hope for the best, knowing full-well that they won’t likely be taught anything.
All because these teachers want to retain their power over the education in the city. Instead of competing with charter schools to improve themselves, this is the route they chose.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also the interests of others.”
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