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A Call To Change School Attitudes.

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Posted December 22, 2012 by Thomas Stuart in Feature

There was once a time when dangerous people could be committed to institutions involuntarily so they could not harm themselves or others. Thanks to such Hollywood idiocy as “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” and a power corrupted judiciary hell bent on protecting the “rights” of felons and crazy people, the duty if judges to foster the safety of the citizenry at large was tossed into the toilet … and now we are on the verge of an every man for himself free for all slugfest.

Much of the mess we are in is the result of several generation of public school teachers who were never taught how or what to teach, much less maintain good order and discipline in the classroom. Instead, under the corrupt influence of the dope saturated cry baby boom whiners who have convulsed a once competent system of public education, they now treat typical boyish high jinks like a disease that would only respond to — what else? — dope. Since that time we have seen an overwhelming number of primarily boys who have been numbed by dope so they would not cause “problems” in the classroom of a teacher who doesn’t know squat about classroom management.

Boys have been and are being feminized in “risk free, bully free” learning environments. In my day the way to stop bullies was to confront them and if need be attempt to land a well thrown punch in the face. It was by no means a risk free tactic (as I found out on more than one occasion) but bullies by nature are gutless and will frequently back down if challenged (I found that out, too).

Back then risk was a part of life and if we acquired a few scrapes and lacerations — and lathered on the mercuricrome — during the course of playing/fighting, that was only to be expected….especially in the case of boys. Back then no one cared diddly about our so called “self esteem”, but parents and teachers were constantly advocating “self control” as the key to growing up.

Needless to say the draft dodging, flag burning, dope smoking, self pitying cry baby boomers have spent what may laughingly be called their pathetic “lives” running away from every vestige of self control and personal responsibility. For them “if it FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELS good, do it” …. and to hell with the consequences. Well right now we are living the consequences that the cry baby boomers yoked onto a once decent society.

As for any mention of the Bible, God was ejected from the classroom half a century ago and increasingly from all public places. Those who like to call themselves “Christian” better get used to the idea of being under increasingly vicious attack by those who despise and fear them, because they are destined for eradication if they do not fight back on behalf of the faith in which they CLAIM to believe.


About the Author

Thomas Stuart

Tom Stuart resided in Makaha during his time in the U.S. Navy and as a teacher at Waianae Intermediate School. His experiences in a 21-year Navy Career included duty as an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) diver/team leader, a surface warfare officer with seven campaign stars on his Viet Nam Service ribbon, and a weapons computer simulation wargamer in Washington D.C. After leaving the Navy, he spent ten years as a tech service contractor for defense buildup of various military branches. After 30 years of working with military, he turned to teaching math in the public schools. During his very first year in the classroom, he credits Waianae students for helping him to become an effective teacher. He later moved to the big island of Hawaii and taught at Kohala Middle School for 12 years.


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