John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, which is dedicated to civil liberties and human rights, has another article detailing the abuse and human rights violations going on every day in America’s government schools.
Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.
At least 500 students are locked up in some form of solitary confinement every day, whether it be a padded room, a closet or a duffel bag. In many cases, parents are rarely notified when such methods are used.
On any given day when school is in session, kids who “act up” in class are pinned facedown on the floor, locked in dark closets, tied up with straps, bungee cords and duct tape, handcuffed, leg shackled, tasered or otherwise restrained, immobilized or placed in solitary confinement in order to bring them under “control.”
In almost every case, these undeniably harsh methods are used to punish kids for simply failing to follow directions or throwing tantrums. Very rarely do the kids pose any credible danger to themselves or others.
Whitehead goes on to cite quite a few specific examples of the abuse. One might think that these so-called schools are psychiatric wards, or just scenes from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as though Nurse Ratched decided to change careers and become a public school teacher. But no, these daily abuses are really happening in today’s schools, abuse which we would not have imagined just 30 years ago.
Now, we know that schools mainly dish out boring, useless material mostly with the purpose of indoctrinating the kids to be obedient little robots and future tax slaves for the State, in addition to the political correctness brainwashing that is much more important to the social activist low-IQ government school teachers and administrators. But it seems that kids are acting up and out of control much more now than when I was in school.
In my view, when the child “acts up” in class and is disrupting the lesson, his parents should be called at their place of work. The parents’ work should be interrupted and they should be made to come pick up the child. If they don’t like missing a day’s work then it’s their own damn fault. Disciplining the child is the parents’ responsibility, not the schools. The parents should know how to discipline their children so that the kids don’t “act up” in school, and/or the parents need to work to resolve the underlying issues that are affecting the child.
Why is it that so many kids are acting up? In my view there are a lot of emotional issues going on with kids originating from their family relationships, which is not surprising given the narcissism which pervades our culture now. Parents don’t have as much time for the kids, to play with them, help them with their homework and just talk to them, as much as the parents have time for their iPhones and Smart Phones, their text-obsessions, gibberish emails and their video games, TV-watching compulsion and Internet porn surfing. Am I totally wrong about this?
But also, and perhaps more important, the kids’ brains are being poisoned by a lot of crap that many of us didn’t have to deal with when we were kids. One is the extra (and dangerous) vaccines that are given to kids now. When I was in school there were maybe 3 or 4 vaccines that we got. Now it’s 4 times that many, in as many as 40 doses by age 6, and that’s not an exaggeration. Not only that, but the medical establishment and pharmaceutical industry get the extra vaccines into the kids while they are still infants, a time when the kids’ bodies are not nearly developed enough to handle all those foreign invading chemicals. And furthermore, the vaccines now contain many other chemicals, such as preservatives and other additives. All these chemicals get into the bloodstream and get into the brain, and they affect the neurotransmitters’ natural way of functioning, so that the unnatural invading chemicals actually are harming the child certainly more than whatever benefits such vaccines might provide. And obviously all that will affect the kids’ emotions, and their behaviors.
Another factor is the junk food crap that parents give their kids, and that parents themselves consume on a daily basis. The parents themselves now are affected by processed foods, all the damn chemicals and so it’s no wonder to me that we have such a narcissistic nation, so obsessed with texting and the adults’ little electronic gadgets that they can’t put down for two seconds. The kids’ brains and neurotransmitters are definitely affected by the chemicals in all that junk food and processed food such as high fructose corn syrup that Big Agra now wants to call something else because more health-conscious consumers are on to the corn syrup poison and the dangers that it causes.
Well, there is one more factor that I feel reluctant to bring up, as far as what makes kids act up and have emotional problems that parents are too out of touch to address. And that factor is the kids’ actual living circumstances, the actual physical structures in which they live. I’m sure people have already heard about the possible dangers of “overhead wires” that connect the houses or apartment buildings’ phone and electrical service to the lines along the street. I’m not particularly sure about that, about whatever health effects that might have on people. But there have been reports of the effects of cell phone usage on the brain, but also the effects of wireless electronics in general in the home. Supposedly, they really can cause some issues.
But there is one other possible factor, that I will cite here only from personal experience. When I was growing up, I was constantly over at a friend’s house, I’ll call them the “Smiths” (not their real name). To make a long story short, Mr. and Mrs. Smith both had some serious health issues. But the kids, from my own eyewitness perspective over many years, didn’t have those kinds of issues, or at least nothing more serious than the usual childhood stuff. But it wasn’t until these later years, when I saw their house for sale around 2012 (for about the 3rd time since the Smiths sold it around 1990), that I realized that the positioning of the parents’ bedroom may have affected their own health. While the kids’ bedrooms were upstairs on the 2nd floor, the parents’ bedroom was on the first floor directly over the garage. When I noticed that once again in these later years, that really made sense to me as far as a possible explanation for the parents’ health problems. My own theory is that the carbon monoxide from the cars seeping up from the garage gets into the parents’ room in which they are sleeping (and breathing) all night long, and over a period of many years that may have affected them. They lived in that house for about 20 years. I could get into what their specific health issues were, which might help my conclusions to make more sense, but in order to protect their privacy, I will not do that.
I could be completely wrong about all that, but it’s something to consider in the case of kids in houses in which the kids’ bedroom might be on a first floor over the garage. Parents, too. I hope I’m not freaking too many people out as far as those who may live in a house in which there are actual rooms or a bedroom above the garage. It’s just a possibility, and something to consider. Here are a bunch of photos of single family homes, in which several of them have rooms above the garage. (The house in which I grew up had an attached garage but it was on the side of the house with just an attic above the garage.)
And given these realizations that I’ve had, there is no way that I would ever live in an apartment building on the first floor in which there is a parking garage right underneath on the basement level.
But, the answer to the problem of government school teachers and administrators and school police acting like they are in Fallujah is to abolish government schools and allow the freed market in education to flourish, and it will if given the chance.