“I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon in my thirty years of teaching: schools and schooling are increasingly irrelevant to the great enterprises of the planet. No one believes anymore that scientists are trained in science classes or politicians in civics classes or poets in English classes. The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions. Although teachers to care and do work very, very hard, the institution is psychopathic — it has no conscience. It rings a bell and the young man in the middle of writing a poem must close his notebook and move to a different cell where he must memorize that humans and monkeys derive from a common ancestor.”
– John Taylor Gatto,
Publisher’s Note: Buy weapons, ammunition and equipment while you still can.
Even here in the Arizona, our morally stunted Apparatchik Governor, fondly known as Il Douchey, is proposing a raft of weapons prohibitionist nonsense. It’s precious that one of his Orc Chiefs, Napier, in Pima County is spouting the “Only Ones” mantra. Here’s the qualification for a coproach to carry his weapon and shoot Helots in AZ:
“Commissioned members must qualify annually, at minimum, with a weapons system intended for on-duty use on a Department-approved firearms qualification course and must meet all Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) firearms qualification requirements,” Pima County Sheriff’s Department General Order 2015-003 mandates.
Once a year for “each weapon system used in an official capacity”? And how many tries do they get?
“Members shall be allowed up to two (2) attempts to qualify on their initial qualification date. In the event of two (2) failures on the initial qualification date, the member shall be rescheduled by PRTC staff to return to the range, within five (5) business days, for an additional qualification attempt.”
OK, and what is it they get three tries to do?
Timed stages at 25 (seven rounds), 15 (12 rounds), seven (19 rounds) and three (12 rounds) yards? Shooters have to manage their ammunition and perform a few reloading/malfunction drills? “Five points for shots within the designated scoring area (center of mass or head)” and a minimum of 210 points out of 250 maximum?
So basically they get three chances to get a “B” and there’s nothing to stop those with the initiative from doing as much practice as they need in advance?
I thank the Gods every day that most coproaches are the poor marksmen that they are.
Pay attention to what is going on around you. I have an amusing response to the spoke-budgies and the “spontaneous” protects against the private ownership of firearms: get a sign that simply reads: “NO”.-BB
In case you didn’t know it, the primary reason the state owns the K-PhD education path happens to be the handy indoctrination of future subjects to be imbecilic, dependent and devoid of any critical thinking skills. The other reason is a convenient way to launder hundreds of billions of dollars through the education subsystem in subsidies, loans and grants.
Much like the pathetic and deadly Veterans Administration, the system is designed to enstupidate and philosophically sedate its clientele. In the case of education, to surgically transfer the brain-case from the individual to the state. Gatto infers adroitly: “In our secular society, school has become the replacement for church, and like church it requires that its teachings must be taken on faith.”
All statists are religionists for whom their idol and focused religious prostrations is the power of the state. Once you ask them to Socratically drill the substance of their assertions, they quickly fall dumb and mute. There is a reason that journalism and teaching are four (five?) year degree programs that prepare one to simply be a stenographer or spokes-parrot for the state.
The cherry on the colossal cake is the majority of the “workforce” is unionized and government supremacist in its orientation. I put workforce in quotation marks because the dirty little secret is that teachers work very little throughout the day. Like so many unionized zombies, the return is quite disproportionate to the legend espoused by the usual suspects in the government/media/education complex.