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Posted on 03/05/2013 6:33:20 AM PST by JoeProBono
BALTIMORE, - A Maryland father said it was "insanity" to suspend his 7-year-old son from school for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun.
Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, said he was trying to chew his breakfast pastry into the shape of a mountain during breakfast at the school Friday, WBFF-TV, Baltimore, reported Monday.
"It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't." the boy said. "All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn't look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun kinda."
However, he said he knew he was in "big trouble" when a teacher saw what he created.
B.J. Welch, the boy's father, said he was shocked when Josh was suspended for two days.
"I would almost call it insanity. I mean with all the potential issues that could be dealt with at school, real threats, bullies, whatever the real issue is, it's a pastry ... ya know?"
The school sent a note home with students Friday afternoon.
"A student used food to make an inappropriate gesture," the note read.
The kid should have said: “You have a dirty mind. That’s not a GUN, it is a representation of my PENIS!” Everything would have been fine, and the kid would have been sent to gay-lifestyle orientation classes.
Time to get rid of the letter “L” and the number “7” too then. Imagine the chaos if they were both turned on their sides?
While we’re at it remove the letter “C” as it resembles an islamic crescent. Also “t” because it resembles a cross.
Public school = stupidity.
Political correctness = tyranny and censorship.
At first it was a paradox to me, but “Academics” are often the most narrow-minded, reactionary and bureaucratic people I meet.
Thank goodness they caught the little bugger before he could nibble a cookie into an AR-15.
This current spate of what seems like insane sensitivity to firearms looks dumb now, but it is all conditioning for when the kids grow up and vote.
Imagine the RKBA debates when 40% of the USA is conditioned to fear guns, and to hate and shun RKBA supporters.
The oppressors can plan for the long haul, we are seeing it now. Heck already anyone under 40 thinks we live in a democracy, to give an example of conditioning in schools.
Punishing a kid for accidentally creating a forbidden image is thought control in action, crimethink being punished.
Leftists own education. This kind of crap has been going on for decades and has only gotten worse and worse. I see absurd stories like this almost daily now. And for the most part, conservatives do nothing. A very few home school or put their kids in private schools, but most just complain or shake their heads and proclaim (my favorite) “my kids school is not like that”. Right.
At least the school system taught Josh something about cookies. If he wants a couple of days off from school, all he has to do is nibble on cookie.
The absurdity just goes on. What bothers me the most is the intense brainwashing of our youth that guns are bad, guns are evil, anyone who has a gun for any purpose is yucky. My own grandson once wore a Guns’n Roses t-shirt to preschool which only had the name of the band on it, and they were horrified. They made him turn his shirt inside out and treated him like a felon all day long. It won’t be long until they are offering rewards to kids to tell whose parents have guns.
I think it looks like a B-2 Bomber and could kill millions! If it wasn’t really a half eaten Pop tart.
So...I kind of doubt the kid's 'mountain' story.
Either way, the teacher is the one who should be suspended for being such a friggin' dolt.
Makes perfect sense: Instill a sense of shame and guilt into children as early as possible regarding anything associated with guns; the more ridiculous the reason, the better. Presto, future anti-gun person. (The libs hope.)
No less beleivable than a gun...
It was an assault Pop Tart.
By the way... the gun issue aside.... shouldn’t this unregisterd and fat producing food item have been confiscated by school officials? Why was a Pop Tart allowed in the school? Why wasn’t the child given a bit of broccoli instead?
The kids could go on strike with a collective nibbling of cookies into guns.
Well, they don’t call them Baltimorons for nothing!
The real insanity is to continue to destroy our children’s minds and deliberately destroy this country by sending kids to government run indoctrination centers.
WTF do we think will happen if we continue to let communist union scum teach our kids/grand kids?
1) If you or your spouse has the time, home school your children/grandchildren. BEST POSSIBLE METHOD
2) If you don’t have the time (seriously??) but have the money, send your children/grandchildren to private schools more aligned with the brilliance of the Founders.
3) Least effective but better than what we are doing now, a charter school more aligned with real American values.
4) Continue to be part of the problem and contributing to the destruction of everything given to us by the Founders who risked not just a few hours of their time or a few dollars but risked everything.
That is not a gun.
It is not in the shape of a gun.
The boy was not trying to chew pastry in the shape of a gun.
The school has violated his rights. This is a criminal offense. The perpetrator needs to go to jail.
The parents need to sue for civil damages.
I’m sick of it.
Hah..in kindergatden .my square of Graham cracker was rendered a gun shape with one bite off a corner...on purpose.
just because I think its the “agenda” I have to wonder...Baltimore is a largely black populated city isn’t it?....was this teacher a black person?...it seems that the white kids always get in trouble for this junk and I wonder if little black kids face the same?...anyone know...???
So it exhibits on a regular basis.
'Political correctness = tyranny and censorship.'
Used by those without the brainpower to think for themselves.
The kid should claim Stand Your Ground. He had to make a popgun out of his poptart to defend himself against a kid across the table who threatened him with high capacity pistol made out of toast. Evidence??? — he ate it.
If I were this kids parents, I would take the teacher and the school board to court and sue for millions... Show me where the crime was. Pop- Tarts are now considered a weapon?
Then I would take that pop tart and see how far up the teachers ass I could shove it.
Is there any real men out there? Or are there only sheep.
How far away are the cattle cars and ovens at this point.
first pic looks more like a stealth bomber - even more dangerous.
He violated the pop tart free school zome but still made thru the pop tart detector at the door.
In the latest episode of Ban Fake Guns, we have a boy suspended from school in Florence, Arizona, for carrying, yes, a picture of a gun on his computer. Screen saver. This is surely a sign of complete mental breakdown by school officials. And yet one more reason to home school.
Steve Watson, writing at infowars, runs down the recent litany of fake gun crimes at schools across America, resulting in student suspensions, suspension hearings, and actual school lockdowns:
Gun built from lego bricks. Massachusetts.
Two kids talking about a nerf gun. New York.
An actual nerf gun. New York.
A pink bubble gun. Pennsylvania.
A paper gun. Pennsylvania.
Pointing a finger and saying pow. Maryland.
Playing cops and robbers with fingers. Maryland.
Making a gun hand gesture. Oklahoma.
Should we assume that because cops and school officials can’t stop real crimes, they’re settling for stopping fake crimes?
Can you hear the typical response to these school suspensions and lockdowns? Well, everybody in the community is on edge these days, after Sandy Hook.
That remark garners a Mmm, well, sure.
Then, the follow-up: It’s unfortunate that school officials and police MAY HAVE overreacted. Suspension from school is PROBABLY too much. These kids need some form of LESSER DISCIPLINE, and, of course, EDUCATION about the dangers of guns.
And there you have it. It’s a sleight-of-hand trick. Go completely overboard with an officially certified insane action (suspension, lockdown), and people will ask for something slightly less insane instead.
Well, shooting old Bob in the leg and blowing up his car because he was sitting on his back porch cleaning his rifle was probably a bit much. A few days in jail would have taught him the right lesson.
In schools, the slightly less insane (but still quite insane) solution to fake guns might go something like this:
Today, class, we’re going to learn about how dangerous it is to have a picture of a gun.
You see, Jimmy, when you build a gun out of lego, you think it’s all right because you don’t know any better. But some other child might be terrified when she sees the gun. And that’s why we’re here. To protect everybody from bad feelings.
Jimmy scratches his five-year-old head and wonders what world he was born into. He’s just been introduced to greatest good for the greatest number, you have no freedom, and least bad for the lowest number, all in five seconds.
What we’re seeing here is a mandate to change the culture. Teach these kids that any reference to, symbol of, or thought about guns is wrong.
Welcome to operant conditioning.
These fake-gun busts are really about thought crimes.
We recently saw that with the passage of a New York State gun law. It requires psychiatrists to signal the police when they have a patient who may be a danger to himself or others. The patient is thereafter banned from owning a gun.
Any patient, any person has had thoughts of violence. Any psychiatrist can tease such thoughts out of a patient. And that can be sufficient to make a report to the police.
Eventually, the population can be directed to believe that a bad thought is a definite and inevitable precursor to a real crime. Therefore, nip things in the bud. Label thoughts themselves as crimes and the thinkers criminals.
Well, Charlie has been having some very strange thoughts. Did you know that? I mean, he’s not the person we assumed he was.
Strange thoughts? You mean at the party last week? He was just kidding around.
Don’t be an idiot. Thoughts like that lead to serious crimes. Have you been living in a cave?
And that’s what it feels like. You were living in a cave. When you came out, you discovered the public mindset had changed. All of a sudden, people were believing something new. In this case, they’re believing that bad thoughts always led to bad actions.
For example, remember crimes before there were hate crimes? Somebody killed somebody else and he went on trial for murder. Then the hate conditions were added, to increase the penalties. At that point, the court system was given the task of reading the criminal’s mind and deciding why he really did what he did. If he had the wrong thought before committing murder, he was a murderer-plus.
Soon, you’ll be hearing this: Little Bobby brought that nerf gun to school. Twice! It’s incredible! So the school officials have referred him to a psychiatrist. And his parents are making a stink about it! Can you believe that? Obviously, the boy needs treatment. You know what? The parents do, too.
Here’s what you won’t hear. Over the course of the next year, little Bobby is dosed with Ritalin, Zoloft, and Valproate. Driven into a psychotic state by the drugs, he stabs anther child at school.
Then people will say, Everybody knew this would happen. That nerf gun was the sign. The boy was having bad thoughts.
Every special group in America with a social agenda is now committed to operant conditioning of the young. This means repetitive indoctrination in school and intense peer pressure. These groups aren’t messing around. They aren’t interested in rational dialogue between consenting adults. They’re going for the throat: brain-bend the young early and often.
So in schools, we have the dissemination of the green agenda, the bullying agenda, the hate-crime agenda, the gay and lesbian agenda, the sex-education agenda, the vaccination agenda, the psychiatric-treatment agenda, the share-and-care it’s-all-for-the-group agenda, the living-Constitution agenda.
I don’t care where you stand on any of these issues. That’s not the point. The point is, the presence of these agendas in schools reveals that those who control the public education system in this country, and those groups who can wheedle their way in, are truly heinous people who fervently believe children are blank slates, little machines waiting to be programmed, and nothing more.
We are talking about a most profound cynicism concerning human beings and what they are made of. We are talking about the view that humans are absolutely and only mind-controlled devices that require the proper software and the Go signal to live their lives and think their thoughts under the supervision of lines of code.
Get this straight. It doesn’t matter what software codes you might prefer. What matters is that children are being put at auction to the highest and most persistent bidder.
If you can’t grasp this big picture, I suggest you look and see what software is operating you.
References to guns, representations of guns, and thoughts about guns are now targets for a big-time purification/eradication campaign in schools. It’s an innovation in the mass hypnosis operation. It’s happening in schools because that’s where the children are. That’s where they can be corralled and controlled. That’s where the federal money keeps the lights on and the toilets flushing and the checks coming. It’s called leverage. Behind their big bucks, the feds play a tune, and the teachers repeat it, over and over and over.
by Jon Rappoport
March 4, 2013
Josh Welch. Seven years old. Park Elementary School, Baltimore. Bit off pieces of strawberry tart, trying to make shape of mountain. Tart ended up looking like gun. Josh suspended for two days. No bullet wounds reported.
On top of all that, the students at Park Elementary were sent home with a letter stating there had been a disruption at the school.
So far, no federal troops have been deployed to guarantee the security of the students.
I can think of a solution to this problem. Every pupil at Park Elementary should make a gun out of his/her next strawberry tart. All at once. An armed rebellion.
Then the parents should yank their kids out of Park and start their own school. I’m reasonably certain they can find, among themselves, teachers and a principal who aren’t absolutely insane.
In the wake of this Strawberry Statement, perhaps we’ll see waves of supporting protests across America: kids bringing paper guns and pictures of guns and pastry guns and bubble gum guns and water pistols to school.
Suspend all of us!
Thousands of new private schools and home schools then spring up. Parents defect out of the public school nightmare. No more random diagnoses of ADHD and drugging with cheap speed called Ritalin or Adderall. No more pressure to take dozens of toxic vaccines. No more social engineering programs in classrooms. No more sex ed for kids. No more junk food lunches. No more pastry scares.
No more federal funding accepted for public schools. No more no child left behind or left ahead or left in the middle. No more textbook publishers ripping off schools with new editions of the same old books every year. No more every child has to have a computer or else they won’t learn anything nonsense.
Just thousands upon thousands of empty school buildings, which are then razed, leaving open land on which fresh clean food crops can be planted for the community. By the community. No outside help required. No Monsanto.
The US public school system was originally invented for one purpose. To teach children how to be citizens of a newly minted Republic.
Obviously, that mission has failed. To even mention Republic or individual freedom these days in a school, with serious intent, with the goal of exploring their meanings in depth, could provoke an alarm bell, a lockdown, and a phone call to the DHS.
Therefore, nullify. Defect. Decentralize. Get out.
Let these strawberry tart teachers educate their own kids and make a mess out of it. You don’t have to allow them to make a mess out of your kids.
In their own homes, these psychos can act out their own social programming, until hopefully their children rebel and refuse to knuckle under.
Need I even say it? The elites behind the public school apparatus in America send their kids to private academies. They wouldn’t get within sniffing distance of the mind-numbing factories they’ve designed.
Decades ago, I taught in three private schools. But these were special places. They were built to take on the discarded refuse of public education, the kids of the zombie parents who gladly got rid of their little ones every day so they could forget about them. I saw the wrecks, the boys and girls who drifted, clueless about what was happening to them. They were virtually unteachable. They’d already been blasted out of whatever interested them in life.
On my last day at one of these baby-sitting horrors, a teacher told me: In five years, I haven’t taught one student one thing he remembers.
For me, there was a saving grace. I saw that my students had imagination. It was some kind of immortal and indestructible quality that survived, no matter what. It came out in bizarre and sudden ways, and the buttoned-up classroom certainly wasn’t the best setting for it, but it was there.
It was the bottom-line refusal to go under. As bad as things got, these kids still wanted to create something different. That’s why I admired them.
They were canaries in the coal mine, because what they’d experienced was a cameo of where this whole society was (and is) going.
As the pressure builds, people are driven back on their own resources, and those resources turn out to be the capacity to invent.
People eventually say, I don’t like this reality. I want to make another one.
If they hear themselves loudly and clearly enough, they can do something. They can defect, opt out, and decentralize. They can become the artists they always were.
They can offload the mind control and the garbage they’ve been tuned up with, and they can step out into the sunlight.
When enough of that happens, the robots who are in charge of running the day-to-day details of a mad overweening system, like public education, will gradually wake up and realize they’ve been conned, and they’ve been conning themselves.
They’ll walk out the door, too.
None of this happens without crisis. There is an internal struggle to shake free, shake loose. But victory is there to be had.
If I had a kid, I’d teach him to make a Glock-shape out of a strawberry tart long before I’d let him near the door of one of those android factories called a public school.
That’s why I think public schools aren’t doing enough to indoctrinate children. We need more recycling of cans, more fake talk about global warming science, more tolerance of inter-species sex, more hundred-dollar textbooks filled with social messages, more overt anti-religious propaganda, more intervention by counselors who fantasize about being psychologists, more metal detectors, more verbal attacks on students who ask uncomfortable questions, more junk food in cafeterias, more information about living gay in the third grade, more lockdowns, more anti-terror drills, more DHS pamphlets, more instruction on how to snoop and meddle and snitch, more we’re all in this together, more teachers breaking down and weeping and flipping out, more unionization, more control, more administrative pronouncements from educrats, more uniform curricula from government, more studies and task forces getting nothing done to stem the tide.
Until finally, the whole business crashes.
Until finally, the light goes on in people’s minds.
Until this thing we call public education is exposed for anyone with three working brain cells to see.
Until this product is recalled to the factory—except there is no factory.
Then the canaries in the coal mine will be vindicated.
Then people will have to take their destiny in their own hands.
Then my student, James, who came to the West LA loony bin where I taught, who showed up every day with a different propeller hat he’d made, who danced in the aisles in the assembly hall, who sang little improvised ditties about snowstorms in July and doctors taking off their clothes and examining themselves…James will be vindicated.
He’ll be remembered (at least by me) as the kid who saw the crackup coming and tried to create works of art to explain it.
James was a happy inventor. He was the court clown. He delivered messages from his own psyche. He was more alive than the president or Congress, and far more knowledgeable than the evening news.
I dream of meeting him after all these years. I, wearing one of his propeller hats. I take it off and tip it to him. He grins and nods. Finally, I understand what he was telling us.
Propeller hat, strawberry tart. Listen to the canaries.
The author of an explosive collection, THE MATRIX REVEALED, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. >www.nomorefakenews.com
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What I said. So obvious, isn’t it?
I got ya beat, mine’s electric. :-)
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