November 11, 2003
I don't spend as much time with my son as I wish that I could. When he's around, I encourage him to BE A BOY. Run, jump, catch a football, haunt the woods, have fun, play your ass off.
But I also try to teach him RULES.
He does what I tell him to do, or unpleasant consequences follow. He knows that fact. That's why he obeys me without question. (He may outgrow that attitude when he becomes a teenager, but I've got the right roots planted so far.)
I didn't inculcate that response in my son because I wanted to break his spirit. That's the LAST thing in the world I ever want to do. But he needs to understand RULES. He needs to understand that ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. He needs to understand that there are some things out there that you JUST DON'T DO. It's my job to teach him those things.
If my boy ever walked into a classroom and beat the shit out of a teacher, I would ask the cops to give me a minute with him before they hauled him off to jail. I would use that minute to beat the shit out of HIM, then I would hand him over to the cops, while telling Quinton, "You made your bed. Now sleep in it." Goddamit! I taught my boy better manners than that.
Too many parents don't do that elementary job of raising a child. Far too many BLACK PARENTS don't do it. I know that it's politically incorrect to say so, but when 12% of our population is responsible over over half the prison inmates in the country and they enjoy a 70% illegitimate birth rate, somebody needs to say STOP IT! Sweet Bejus on a bicycle! Stop excusing this shit. Stop blaming it all on racism and poverty. Put the responsibility where it belongs.
Those two 16 year-olds who beat up that teacher did so because they are a pair of animals who do not understand how to behave in polite society. They belong in jail. I don't want assholes such as they are attending school with Quinton. My boy will not receive an education if he is surrounded by thugs in school. I want them GONE, out of there. And I don't say that because they are black.
I say it because they are undisciplined savages.
I've spent 30 years of my life watching and listening to people excuse this sort of behavior and even ENCOURAGE IT with their failure to admit that personal responsibility starts with YOU. It's about time people got fed up and called a halt to it.
When a 16 year-old mau-mau invades a classroom, beats up a teacher and has a STUDENT IN THE CLASS help him kick the man when he's down, that's not a racial problem. That's a self-discipline problem. That a problem for CIVILIZATION. And I can think of NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER for that kind of behavior.
If I were black, I would be appalled by that story. If you are black, you should be, too.
No, I take that back. EVERYONE WHO READS IT should be appalled by that story, because that's exactly what 30 years of diversity-indoctrination and racial set-asides have given us: A generation of thugs, with chips on their shoulders, no respect for manners and no self-dicipline.
Government works wonders, doesn't it?
The acceptance of responsibility for one's actions is not taught enough. That's Jesse Jackson's meal ticket. Blame someone else.
We have been blaming someone else for the past several decades as well as let the government control how we raise our kids- that got us nowhere.
"Far too many BLACK PARENTS don't do it. I know that it's politically incorrect to say so, but when 12% of our population is responsible over over half the prison inmates in the country and they enjoy a 70% illegitimate birth rate, somebody needs to say STOP IT! Sweet Bejus on a bicycle! Stop excusing this shit. Stop blaming it all on racism and poverty. Put the responsibility where it belongs."
Until some black leaders, some black men , are willing to say that, then walk the walk, things will continue to decline in the black community.
Discipline is an expression of love, damn it !! It means you care enough to make sure that children make it to adulthood intact and behave well !!
Alright...now I'm getting confused. I know troll-types use other, nice peoples names to make stupid remarks, but are nice people now using troll-type people's names to make intelligent remarks?
"Cause...I have a hard time believin' that's really Ralphy up there...short, smart and to the point comment....
Nope...just cain't be....
What I want to know is what kind of wussy teacher can't take a punch from a kid. All I know is if I was the teach in the classroom, those boys had better have finished the job, cuz if they didn't, I would have.
Ditto what Stevie said.
Sloop New Dawn
There are no excuses for thsi type of behavior; however, I am sure they will be forthcoming.
Ralphy is confusing me. He's beginning to sound reasonable.
Amen to that. Preaching to choir. I was appalled as well. You just know they'll get off with a slap on the wrist or a short term in the YDC.
Aaron, you know that if the teacher acts in self-defense, *his* ass would be grass. Another evidence of the mixed-up way things are now. Am I right?
Gummint schools need to be phased out. if the Founders thought it critical that education of the people be left up to gummint (always a bad idea) they would have authorized it THEN. As it stands, schools have become liberal indoctrination centers. The failures are all over the news.
I've always scratched my head when a child's behaviour is blamed on something else. Like years ago when a a 5 yr old [I think he was five] burned down the house after watching Beavis and Butthead. The show was blamed, and I was askeing was what in the sam hell was the mom doing? And why wasn't she the enclycopiedia TV-antica when it came to what her kid was watching?
I'm sorry but like those commercials being rotated on TV say: Parent-the Antidrug. They are the first line of defense and offense. And they should be responsible for knowing what their kids are into, up to and whatnot.. Hell I told my mom she missed her calling and should have been an investigative reporter.
But I've turned out fine and I thank her every chance I get.
You can add another mark to the tally, I'm appalled. It's ridiculous and it boils down what others have indicated, people not wanting to take responsibility for their actions, or lack of actions.