Wednesday, October 18, 2006

No More Playin Around!

Not it! Mass. elementary school bans tag
ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Tag, you're out! Officials at an elementary school south of Boston have banned kids from playing tag, touch football and any other unsupervised chase game during recess for fear they'll get hurt and hold the school liable.

Recess is "a time when accidents can happen," said Willett Elementary School Principal Gaylene Heppe, who approved the ban.

At what point did it become acceptable to have every aspect of a child’s life micromanaged?

Here is a surprise for all these parents who don’t have enough to worry about: kids are going to get hurt. Yep, no amount of parental involvement is going to stop that, and thank God for it! Bumping heads, scratching knees, and getting injured is part of growing up. Lord knows where I would be if it wasn’t for all my childhood injuries that made me who I am today.

Relax parents, let your kids have their childhood for crying out loud.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Youth Liberation Front Response

I emailed the Youth Liberation Front last night to get some info about their organization and their positive response to a recent school shooting. I received this email from them:
“For whom or what are you working on your story? I represent no organization, we (the YLF) are adamantly opposed to organization. The Youth Liberation Front is a FRONT for anti-school propaganda and action. You can find more information at The case of Eric Hainstock has nothing to do with the YLF, except that we drew some lines between his individual actions and the civilized institutions that oppress us one and all. If you want to have a face-to-face or telephone meeting, I believe that you're out of luck. You are welcome to peruse the literature at the abovementioned website, and reply to this email.

Youth Liberation Front”

Monday, October 16, 2006

Those Who Support School Violence

Some Indymedia contributors are now openly supporting those who shoot-up schools.
“Who is Eric Hainstock? A human being. A fifteen-year old freshman at Weston High School in Cazenovia, Wisconsin. On September 29, 2006, he shot and killed school principal John Klang. He has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder and faces life in prison.

Why should we support him? Because in his own way, Eric had the courage to fight back against a school system that psychologically molests us every day, deprives us of autonomy and freedom, runs our spirits through a conveyor belt of discipline and coercion to spit out obedient workers and slaves. Eric followed his heart’s fiery anger and struck back with the desperation of caged animal, against the system that confined him and dominated his life.”

Disgusting. Do these folks hate us so much that they now feel the need to support crazed individuals who kill innocent school officials?

The organization that posted this story is called the Youth Liberation Front. I emailed them tonight to see if I can get some more information about their reasoning and ideology. Hopefully I will hear from them soon…

Blast from the Past

Just a reminder to all those that think concentration camps are a thing of the past. Via the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

For more detailed aerial photos, check out their website.

Kim Jong-il's policy

Via Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Dish:

It's easy to ridicule him, laugh at him, and mock him. But the North Korean dictator remains one of the most heinous mass murderers in history and the state he runs one of the vilest on the planet. It's no surprise he is also a eugenicist:

The North Korean regime's obsession with racial purity has led to the killing of disabled infants and forced abortions for women suspected of conceiving their babies by Chinese fathers, according to a growing body of testimony from defectors.
The latest description of Kim Jong-il's policy of state eugenics came from a North Korean doctor, Ri Kwang-chol, who escaped last year and told a forum in Seoul that babies with deformities were killed soon after birth.
"There are no people with physical defects in North Korea," Ri said. Such babies were put to death by medical staff and buried quickly, he claimed. He denied ever committing the act himself.

Murdering the weak and starving the poor: the tools of dictators everywhere.