By David Risselada •
On Saturday March 24th, students across America will once again be taking to the streets to demand law makers pass stricter gun laws. Poor, brainwashed kids don’t even realize there are already thousands of gun laws on the books. None of which by the way stopped either the Parkland shooter or the most recent attempt at mass murder in Maryland. The latter showed quite clearly that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. In this writers humble opinion, any school shooting that happens after the nation witnessed this truth will be squarely on the shoulders of the school district who failed to provide adequate armed security at their school. This doesn’t mean providing your students with a bucket of rocks as Pennsylvania school superintendent Dr. David Helsel believes.
While the media and their government cohorts attempt to portray this movement as grassroots in nature, led by students demonstrating great leadership, the truth is vastly different. Powerful leftwing groups such as Planned Parenthood, Every Town for Gun Safety and the Woman’s March are behind the funding. Public schools, using taxpayer dollars are also encouraging kids as young as kindergarten age to participate. In one instance a student was suspended from school for refusing to join in the protests as he was a second amendment supporter.
When schools force students to participate in political activities they are essentially causing, whether intentionally or not, conflict and confusion in school students because the values the school system intends to push may contradict the values the student is learning at home. This is unacceptable. Also, if a student chooses to express himself in a different manner or express values that are not in line with the masses, the student could become isolated or even targeted for retaliation.
The sad reality of all of this is that our students are being denied the truth of history. All through the twentieth century mass movements against what was considered to be the normal culture always ended in mass violence and bloodshed. Tyrannical dictators like Hitler, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung worked incessantly on the children of the nation, turning them into agents of the state while programming them with the idea that the culture they grew up in was somehow backwards while teaching them they had the power to fix it all. The result was mass slaughter and the destruction of nations. Some may consider this to be an inappropriate analogy however, this writer disagrees. Last week during the school walk out against gun violence we witnessed student mobs engaging in behavior like ripping down an American flag, storming and trashing a Wal-Mart and attacking police. Our students are turning into out of control mobs with the help of the public school system.
Another example of this out of control behavior occurred near this writer’s hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. A young student of Glenpool High School was viciously beaten to the point where surgery was necessary simply for expressing opinions that went against the tide. In a post on social media this student made a comment referring to the protests by saying he would catch all the clowns heading to the sports arena for the circus. He claims he was referring to the students participating in the walk out simply to get out of class. In other words, he was beat for not participating in the anti-gun walk out because he had given the impression that the clowns he referred to were the protesters themselves. Did he really deserve this? Is this the new reality we live in now? Where expressing different opinions can get us beat down?
The left likes to refer to those of us who support the constitution and the bill of rights as Nazi’s and bigots. The truth is that the school system and other leftist controlled organizations are creating the next generation of tyrants. They have taught our kids nothing of truth, but instead filled their heads with lies about being oppressed victims. They have taught our kids that they live in a nation of white supremacy and that we are all racist unless we abandon our values and march in lockstep with leftism. They have taught them that the state is their controller and master and conditioned them to live in fear always looking to government for answers. This is not likely to end well. In conclusion I would like to leave you with one of my favorite quotes.
“Education should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils are thus schooled they will be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters would have wished … The social psychologist of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for more than one generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.” —–Bertrand Russell quoting Johann Gottlieb Fichte, the head of philosophy & psychology who influenced Hegel and others – Prussian University in Berlin, 1810
Here is a link to the go fund me page for the student in Glenpool.
David Risselada is a former U.S. Serviceman, commentator, and author of the book “Not on My Watch: Exposing the Marxist Agenda in Education.”