Saturday, September 22, 2007

Politically Correct Pinwheel Pinhead Pacifists . . .

I really got riled when I saw this story in last night's OD: Students plant pinwheels for peace.
Students at Frankfort-Schuyler High School and Middle School participated in a world-wide gesture of peace Friday morning by planting pinwheels in the school's courtyard during the Pinwheels for Peace project.

Pinwheels for Peace is an international art and literacy project where students make pinwheels, write creative and artistic messages of peace on them and then place them on display as an art installation at the school.
This is just more of the politically correct indoctrination going on in our schools that is burning up valuable time when children should be learning the "3 Rs," wasting our tax dollars, and ultimately undermining our society by producing generations unable to think.

Let's give our children the knowledge that they will need to figure out the world for themselves when it's their turn to run things, instead of brainwashing them into a particular way of thinking.

14 comments:

Mrs Mecomber said...

Perfect portraiture of the pernicious pedagogy present in public schools.

Anonymous said...

to bad it's not your way of thinking, right?

Strikeslip said...

Wow!
Mrs. M's affection and ability for alliteration is amazing!

Strikeslip said...

Certain Islamic countries teach their children to blow themselves up and to kill as many people (who don't believe the way they do) as they can.

We teach our children to spin pinwheels and pretend that everyone else in the world is rational and can be negotiated with.

Both are examples of brainwashing, preventing students from thinking for themselves.

mr mecomber said...

all that is needed for evil to triumph is for ... pinheaded pinwheel pacificists to think they're doing something.

King Timahoe said...

Anonymous makes your point for you strike:

"To (sic) bad"!

Perhaps Anonymous' school was too busy with "political correctness" and "statements" to teach Annymous to spell "too"

Thats almost as funny/ironic as the graffiti in west Utica that used to read:

"Utica is my Toliet"

The jokes on who?



Hehehe

Anonymous said...

Well at least we know that Utica isn't the only district that is producing pinheads with astounding regularity.

I wonder if they got graded on this project. I mean does a Perfect Pinwheel Planter get an A as opposed to a Partial Pinwheel Planter? Surely there must be some kind of life lesson here that will ensure their futures.

Anonymous said...

It might be worth it to find out if the Pinwheel project espoused a political point of view as you suggest or if it was simply teaching students the benefits of world peace without advocating for any particular current issue.

If the students are being indoctrinated into a particular political point of view that is in fact wrong, but if they are learning the benefits of peace I do not see that as a problem. Most human beings prefer peace to war and the goal of our leaders should be to pursure peace unless war is absolutely necessary.

For those that say that war should be espoused, celebrated and encouraged I would lump you into the same group as the fanatics that do not believe in evolution or the holocaust.

Indoctrinating kids to believe in one point of view is criminal, but exposing them to the benefits of peace is something 99% or more of Americans can probably get behind.

Strikeslip said...

FYI - Here is a Lesson Plan for Pinwheels for Peace.

Anonymous said...

The concept for the lesson itself is not terrible if it included some research on how peace has been achieved in the past and included some examples of non-viloent resistance i.e. Gandhi and MLK. It wouldn't even be bad if it led to some discussion about how students can handle issues in their own lives non-violently.

After reading through the lesson I'm not quite sure what the benefit of making pinwheels is. Honestly it seems like a waste of time to be creating them when other aspects of the topic could be addressed.

The Almanack Editor said...

Yeah.. peace... and art. What a bunch of hooey. What we need is more war and banality.

Cato said...

Pinwheels? Evolution? World peace? Indoctrinating kids to believe in one point of view is criminal?

Enough, please! My sides hurt from all the laughing. Hoh hoh, those schools suuure don't indoctrinate unsubstantiated, kooky beliefs, do they, no no!

"Man without God is a beast, and never more beastly than when he is most intelligent about his beastliness." --Whittaker Chambers

It is interesting that before the fall of the Roman Empire, the only thing that became truly criminal was "intolerance." Of course, the Empire excused itself from the law and destroyed all the intolerants. Ahh, world peace at last...

Strikeslip said...

If you read the lesson plan carefully and look at the 'standards' that the lesson supposedly meets, you will see that there is absolutely NO SUBSTANTIVE KNOWLEDGE that is being transferred. Rather, the lesson is an opportunity for students to "express" themselves -- as part of an international group -- an exercise in group thinking or thought control. If you were a student and did not make a pinwheel, what kind of grade would you get?

If there was actual content to the lesson, as suggested by Anonymous immediately above, students might actually learn what really promotes peace -- and what does not. That might be worthwhile . . .

RomeHater said...

Is Frankfort one of the areas that doesn't allow residents and businesses to build wind turbines? Because wind power would do a lot more for world stability than the kind of beanie bling those poor kids are making.