From time to time, I have been highly annoyed with the school that my daughter attends. I have set up meetings with teachers, principals, and administrators. I have brought in paperwork and pleaded my case on a variety of topics. I have made scathing remarks. Once, I even had the utter audacity to argue a point with the principal with my daughter right there in the room, which is apparently a no-no because it “undermined the authority of the principal”.
However, I haven’t yet gone on a rampage against which the police would need to come in and defend the school against me.
They must do things differently in Puyallup, Washington.
Did you catch that?
“The idea was to test the response of police and firefighters to a situation that was right out of the news headlines.”
What news headlines?
I read a lot of news every day and these “angry parents” taking over a school at gunpoint, requiring SWAT intervention, somehow completely escaped my notice!
Well, it must be true, because the police officer in charge said, “We’ve been dealing with this across the country for years.”
It’s very obvious what this actually is. It is desensitization training.
to make emotionally insensitive or callous; specifically: to extinguish an emotional response (as of fear, anxiety, or guilt) to stimuli that formerly induced it.
So, by this definition, they want to make it easier for normally moral people to perpetuate an attack on a group of people that would ordinarily not be their targets. They don’t want these officers to have hesitation caused by anxiety or guilt before unloading on an “angry” mom or dad at a school.
This is very similar to the recent scandal of the targets of gun owners that were supplied to the DHS in order to make it easier for them to fire upon everyday people. The targets included an elderly woman, an elderly man, a little boy, and a pregnant woman in a nursery.
Once upon a time, police were there to protect people like parents, children, the elderly, and pregnant ladies. But the lines are being drawn and great effort is being undertaken to create a new breed of villains for the “authorities” to fight – and those villains are us.
What I do not understand is why send your children to school at all. Surely homeschooling is a much better option given your views. Surely state schooling is a very dangerous thing to be doing, simply because at some point your children will make some comment about their home life which will prompt a school official to report you to CPS. Then your life becomes pure hell.
How about you dont read blogs of people that you disagree so strongly with??? How about dropping your attitude?
As someone who has read both your response & Jorge’s, I would have to say that it is you who has the attitude…
I am with you Jorge. The state schools are dead. We are killing our children by sending them there. The best thing for our children and thus America is unschooling, home schooling, independent schooling, and any schooling not involving the state.
There is a political class including the teachers unions who will fight tooth and nail to maintain the status quo. They have to be defeated. They are capable of much trickery, treachery, and skullduggery.
And who will do all of this home schooling, two parents both holding down jobs at minimum wage?
Unemployed undereducated parents looking and hoping for work?
A single mother on food stamps?
Jim, I’ve read of some parents doing in four hours what takes eight in the school system. Don’t you remember all the time that was wasted in school not learning a thing? Four hours ain’t that much to squeeze out of the day. Split shifts, work two part time jobs, whatever it takes for that which is most important.
And what’s wrong with having a grandparent or uncle help with educating a child? Seems quite natural.
Also, I’ve read that a single mother on food stamps is doing better than most. If she has a $40,000 yr job she’s better than a single mom making $70,000 yr. Look it up.
A single mother that makes $40k/year does not qualify for any benefits no matter how many children they have. Source: https://aix-xweb1p.state.or.us/caf_xweb/SNAP_Estimate/frmEstimate.cfm (Data: $40k/year with no expenses for housing, utilities, healthcare, etc. & 12 children). Other states may be different, but I’ve never heard of any that would qualify for benefits making that much. To get full benefits which is a maximum of roughly $135 per person/child, but usually has a maximum set in many states of around $600-700 no matter how many dependants. While the current state of government assistance, like most issues in our society & all things touched by government, needs a total overhaul, no one that is poor & legitimately getting benefits (i.e. not scamming the system) is wealthy or even remotely middle class. But like every other societal issue this has been used by the ruling class to control people (those poor who are getting benefits) & manipulate others who either vilify or defend those on government assistance. This fuels the end goal to divide sections of society, to distract from the real problem & create a conflict between the “serfs” so they can never unite to remove the greedy leeches of usury who have enslaved society by means of debt money, the Federal Reserve & their charter member banks. By creating money as debt from nothing & adding 6% interest that is owed on every dollar in circulation, but the interest does not physically exist so this debt can never be paid off, so every country with a central bank has been scammed into a never ending cycle of inflation, taxation & debt that is passed on to each new generation which is more destitute than the last.
END THE FED! Close your bank account! Bank at a credit union & pay off your debt!
Not sending children to public school takes no one out of the “line of fire” – it only postpones that potential. If actions such as are proposed here should become “normalized” it would likely make home school families the next targets. We can’t simply hide our heads in the sand and hope all the nonsense will just go away…
If you know anyone who survived Europe in the 40’s, ask them how it worked there!
That is not so, Sheila. If /everyone/ who professes beliefs that are incompatible with state-schooling and its ideology (Christians, libertarians, etc.) pulled out of the state schools the result would be of incredible benefit to the cause of liberty. The loss of legitimacy would go a long way toward preventing they type of persecution you are predicting.
People who accuse others of hiding just because they choose a different path always turn out to be shills for state approved viewpoints. Public schools are dead. It’s time for the people to go different direction. Public schools are a relic of the past similar to the horse and buggy.
Telling someone that taking their children out of the government’s schools will make them a target is pure, unadulterated, fear mongering. The government is not so powerful they get everybody. This is why they have convince people that the schools are good thing when the opposite is true.
“Education is a very effective weapon in the hands of whoever controls it.” -Joseph Stalin
You are making huge assumption here that anyone who accuse others of hiding are always supporting the State. Do you really think the State (and really, their puppet-masters, the elites) will just let people get out from under their thumbs so easily? Some people who are saying this do NOT support the State or any governmental control system, they are simply considering possibilities of how those controlling systems will respond to people trying avoid being controlled. It is not fear-mongering, it is considering the possible reactions of your enemy, being aware of them.
Funny that you accuse this person of fear-mongering, when the general public, unaware of the dangers we see, accuse of us of being fear-mongers, crazies, paranoids etc. If you would tell the general public not to assume and to get informed, do not fall into the trap of assumption yourself. You do not know the life of each individual who questions other’s course of action, only that they disagree or see added difficulty. Do not assume each person disagreeing or seeing possible difficulty is automatically State-supportive or a shill.
Instead of telling them off for their obvious concern, think of ways to deal with the problems they see so that you are ready for ANY possibility. There are elites manipulating things all over the world to gain total control and you need to keep aware of it and prepare to react to it. I don’t know the answers, I am just aware that these possibilities are there. I don’t trust government, it has become corrupted, many of them all over the world. And the collar is being tightened. So be aware, keep an open mind to possibilities that may occur, and don’t slam down people who may be seeing dangers down the road you haven’t yet.
Our neighbors directly across the street homeschool their 3 kids.
They are the nicest, most pleasant & responsible kids I have ever seen.
It seems that they are this way due to them being “deprived” of being forced into the madness of multi-culturalism & of being taught that dysfunctional characteristics of some other cultures is to be celebrated & respected & even emulated in our government schools.
No matter what any “licensed teacher” may say ridiculing homeschooling, they can never say that they have more care for the success & love for the students than their own mother & father do.
We tried all the variations for our 5 daughters. Christian based private school, home school, and public school. From our experience, home school is the only place where you can actually encourage you child to think for themselves, do for themselves, and learn your family values. The private school was next best.
Public school was way down the list…and the public high school that we used was actually supposed to be a pretty good one. One year in public high school and our 3rd daughter wanted to home school again
Public Schooling is a form of child abuse that should end. Yes, schools and police denigrate parents and all the public. Recall the recent story where a mentally challenged student was thrown to the ground and arrested merely because he had not tucked his shirt in? Or where little kids are expelled or arrested for just drawing a picture of a gun? I know of a school principal who told my brother he had more authority over the children than my brother. Police are recruited based upon psychological tendencies to act like goons and trained to shoot first and ask questions later. They don’t respect the rights and dignities of ordinary people. All of us have been declared “enemies of the state” by law… check it out!
They are making a stink about any kind of gun, even one made from a cookie, to demonize guns in the eyes of kids.
“at some point your children will make some comment about their home life which will prompt a school official to report you to CPS”
They now give class assignments that asked probing questions about the home life, like if the dad has a gun, what drugs are in the medicine cabinet, etc. Beware!!
When I ask people why they don’t home-school their children they all say (like parrots) “socialization” … Now I have a better grasp of what they mean by that. Sick and twisted, a.k.a. what it means to be a Pod Person. Here’s a bit to support that conclusion:
“… This is all about operant conditioning, and the goal is to make a free and independent human into a socialized mechanism.
What’s called New Age Philosophy, this part of it, was created intentionally, as an op, to generate passive acceptance masquerading as higher consciousness. Socialization. An underpinning for the succeeding wave of political correctness.” …
I HAVE LIVED ON THIS PLANET FOR 66 YEARS , IF YOU GO BACK TO CICERO’S TIME , THEN TO ROMAN CIVIL LAW AND ENGLISH COMMON LAW , U S CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THEN AMENDMENT LEGALIZATION ! WELL THATS HOW YOU CAN COOK THE FROG SLOWLY TURN THE TEMPERATURE UP ! DID YOU GET THE HINT ? IF NOT THAT’S WHAT THE FEDERAL MOB IS DOING TO US AND OUR CHILDREN !! FROM THE FEDERAL , TO THE STATE , TO THE COUNTY , TO MUNICIPAL , TO THE 88 THAT OBEY THE RULES OF CRIMINALS THAT THE VOTERS HAVE ELECTED , TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR CHILDREN AND OF COURSE THEY THEMSELVES . NOW TELL ME ! I AM NOT EDUCATED BY THE CORRUPTED SYSTEM , SO REMEMBER THIS WHEN EVERYONE IS STARVING I WILL HAVE FOOD AND WATER , WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN AND POSSIBLY YOU ,DID YOU OR THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ELECTED PREPARED YOUR DAILY NEEDS ? IF NOT I WILL HELP YOU AND OTHER , TO LIVE AND TO BE IN HARMONY WITH NATURE.
RULES AND REGULATION HAS CONFUSED HUMANS TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND NATURE , IF SO GO INTO THE FOREST AND LOOK AT OTHER LIVING ORGANISM/LIFE , DO THEY HAVE BORDERS , RULES , MARRIGE LICENSES , OR PROSTITUTES/POLITICIANS ? LIKE ALL OTHER 88 ON THIS PLANET IF YOU THINK THAT MONEY OR OTHER OBJECTS INVENTED BY HUMANS IS WEALTH THE YOU THOUGHT WRONG .
CHANCES ARE THAT YOU WILL BE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY .
FORGIVE ME FOR NOT BEING EDUCATED LIKE OTHERS BUT I WILL BARTER WITH ANYONE ITS IN MY NATURE TO DO SO
I am 32 and have lived a life that most people do not even consider possible. Whenever I talk about my experiences and what I have learned in my studies, most do not believe me. Their self limited views and experience do not allow them to. Unfortunately such people comprise the voting majority that allows this nonsense to continue. I have written many articles with sources included as to why the state is as bad as it is, and how its not to far off from becoming a second Nazi GE. I am not paranoid by any means – I just pay attention to events, and have the knowledge to put a context on it. What you say is true, and I agree wholeheartedly. The problem is that sooner rather than later, there WILL be a massive war between ‘us and them’ before long. Sadly, many ‘free thinkers’ lack the want to coordinate efforts to be of any good, and will be swept under in short order. I just hope that there’s enough of us to make ma difference when it all goes down.
Have you heard about ambient intelligence and surveillance. Police hack into your “wifi” electric meter. They use wireless body antenna implants. They use lasers, thru the wall vision, wireless tasers like the diablo flashlight by guardsman, and technology like the audio spotlight by holosonics. Trooper Jared Vance says it sounds like mumbling in the walls. They tased me into a heart attack, wouldn’t let the EMT’s help me to the ambulance (I’m not sure why Officer Thomas Schull came and blocked the ambulance out.) My heart was damaged. I left the hospital after it was obvious the police were directing my care and not the emergency room doctors. They returned with a phony ECO and kidnapped me. The General Court has no record of a custody hearing. This is called “crisis intervention” in Virginia. The only crisis I was having was “sleep deprivation” from their constant tasing and a heart attack. They damaged my heart. Newport News has installed yagi antennas all over the city. You have no privacy in your bedroom, shower, or anywhere. They gang stalk you and threaten to kill you everywhere you go. I gave the judge dozens of license plate numbers with times, dates and descriptions. The president’s executive order 13491 bans this gang stalking. It is torture and it is 24/7. It’s been going on for almost five years. I requested a “cessation from torture” from a federal district court judge. Her own clerk of courts confessed to me that the judge knows how excruciatingly painful it is. It never ends. Please feel free to publish this and reproduce it. Unless everyone is educated the abuse of power and torture will persist.
You can thank George Bush for the militarization of the police. He poured money and equipment into local police agencies. In my county the cops raided the wrong house and the family sued, but have read only one tiny item about the progress of the lawsuit in my county newspaper.
When push comes to shove, people tell me the military won’t fire on the people. From what I read in the national news, they will. They always have, including, I have read, the time Dwight Eisenhower and George Patton, as young officers, led troops against people demonstrating in DC. The troops fired. They are trained to follow orders, and they will. In Eisenhower’s case, I believe they were demonstrating for the military pay they were owed.
The people have to work together to take back the country from the fascist corporatists, who own the govt. body and soul. But it won’t happen. And the most insightful people will get out of the country before the rest wake up. History repeats itself….over…and over…and over…..
I meant, the cops used their military-style SWAT equipment to raid a house, in a county where DWI and writing bad checks are the main crimes. And most people are pretty much law abiding, church-going folks. Give the cops a bunch of high tech fighting equipment and they can’t wait to use it. Why do so many think they live in a cartoon-Internet game and jump at the chance to use it?
Is it possible that in the quest to dumb down America, make us fearful and paranoid, the powers that be are using our instant gratification culture against us…especially in our schools. Is it possible that they are trying to steer people away from public schools by making them volatile, scary places so that private, for profit schools can emerge and teach their own private agenda? Charter schools are on the rise as are private, for profit prisons…that get paid per head; the incentive to keep young people in prison. When some institutions are privatized, the public no longer has any input. If more parents went to school board meetings, PTA meetings…to voice their concerns and find out the mind-set of the school administrators…they wouldn’t be so surprised when rules and issues come up that they never heard of. Parents have power because they have the bigger number…it requires sticking together and standing up for what you believe in.