|A world gone mad
||[May. 21st, 2003|08:51 am]
Secret Service grills students Oakland teacher calls U.S. security agents after teens make in-class comments threatening President Bush
What kind of school teacher turns in students for a remark like this? What is the world coming to that we are this paranoid?
Oh brave new world, that has such fuckwits in it....
Coupled with everything else, the Patriot Act, especially, this just...gods, I lose my faith in humanity at times. Threats against students, teachers, I understand, but this.... Welcome to the era of uber paranoid CYA mentality. People, teachers especially, fear their own accountability. (And are often unsure of just WHAT said accountability and responsiblity entails, especially in legal terms.)
I mean, it's implied she has a class of your standard high school fuck arounds as it is--you'd think you'd learn to distinguish sophmoric bullshit from real threat, after a while.
Sorry this lacks coherency--am at work. Gods, but yeah, it pisses me off too.
Lovely Stalinist state we live in, anymore.
2003-05-22 03:49 am (UTC)
Stupidity has no bounds. And absolutes like "you must report a threat against the President" endorse this kind of knee-jerk reporting--"I vus just followink orders."
What kind of teacher does shit like that?
The same ones who throw a mentally disabled child in jail for saying something equally harmless.
The fucking idiots.
Pardon my lack of coherancy...
I'm exhausted and going to bed now...
Random rage at this level of stupidity is certainly allowed, dear.