The F Word

Your own Olive checking in from an urban public school. Yesterday, during the students’ regular dose of Islamic indoctrination, one of the actors in a dramatic reading uttered the F word. Well, the students went wild. That got a big reaction, and I was very proud of our students, because we teach them not to talk like that, and we model professional behavior, and we would be hypocrites if we then turned around and let some actors in an assembly drop F-bombs everywhere.
After the students settled down, the performers carried on with their lament about how hard it was for Muslims in the U.S. after 9/11. No mention of how hard it was for firefighters’ families who lost loved ones on that day. No, the correct lamentation, and the only acceptable one, is for the lady on the bus wearing a hijab who may or not have received awkward looks in the days following 9/11.
Move along, nothing to see here, every religion is OK to promote in public schools except Christianity, and every story is OK as long as the straight white male is the bad guy.

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11 Responses to The F Word

  1. EThompson says:

    I have ZERO tolerance for American Muslims. Utter silence in the face of these terrorist tragedies = collusion.

  2. NandaNanda says:

    Hey there, Olive! Other than the comparative religion of upper-level social studies/world studies classes, I’m coming to the conclusion that American public schools need to own up to their secular-progressive roots: Don’t mention religion *at all*. Btw, Islam, (being Muslim) is a religious preference, secularists, not an ethnicity: ditto Jewish, Christian, etc., so in no need of ‘protected/persecuted’ status in America. Period.
    The ‘indoctrination’ in this respect isn’t part of a public/secular school’s remit, anyway. How about competency in basic oral and written communication and consumer math, instead, hmmm?

    (P. S. ET, I’m sure none of the netizens here – and erstwhile connections elsewhere – are in any doubt about your thoughts in this regard.) :-)

  3. PencilvaniaPencilvania says:

    Did the students get a chance to educate the actors on why the F word is inappropriate in public assemblies? Sounds like the students should have done the teaching instead of the other way round.

  4. Mike LaRocheMike LaRoche says:

    “Move along, nothing to see here, every religion is OK to promote in public schools except Christianity, and every story is OK as long as the straight white male is the bad guy.”

    One of the many reasons I never got into public schooling.

  5. DevereauxDevereaux says:

    We here have repeatedly noted that islam is a malignant force in the world, totally inimical to our way of life. Islam has been our enemy since about 600 AD, and there is no sign of any letting off or change.

    People talk about the islamic reformation of about 1100. In truth it was not much of a reformation, and anything they learned or changed has gone back to the way it was.

    By it nature and foundation islam resists any and all change. It is as brutal and barbaric now as it ever was, from the day Mohammed (PBUH – that is Pox Be Upon Him) dreamed it up. He was a caravan raider, a tortured, thief, rapist, and child molester – ?how exactly can we expect anything different from that ideology.

    For those with faith, it clearly is satanically inspired. For those without, it still sits as a basically evil ideology. The fact that it has consistently been trying to destroy western civilization and culture for some 1400+ years makes one wonder why we aren’t now acknowledging we are at war with it, and take appropriate steps to defeat it. Oh, I remember now – our politicians are idiots.

    • EThompson says:

      “For those with faith, it clearly is satanically inspired.”

      What’s most interesting is that those of us who live a secular life are wholeheartedly content interacting with various religions, but Islam surely doesn’t qualify as one.

      As Brent would say, “Well done.”

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