Thursday, June 08, 2017

Trumpism infiltrates our public schools.

Courtesy of Buzzfeed:

In the first comprehensive review of post-election bullying, BuzzFeed News has confirmed more than 50 incidents, across 26 states, in which a K-12 student invoked Trump’s name or message in an apparent effort to harass a classmate during the past school year. 

In the parking lot of a high school in Shakopee, Minnesota, boys in Donald Trump shirts gathered around a black teenage girl and sang a portion of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” replacing the closing line with “and the home of the slaves.” On a playground at an elementary school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, third-graders surrounded a boy and chanted “Trump! Trump! Trump!” 

On a school bus in San Antonio, Texas, a white eighth-grader said to a Filipino classmate, “You are going to be deported.” In a classroom in Brea, California, a white eighth-grader told a black classmate, “Now that Trump won, you're going to have to go back to Africa, where you belong.” In the hallway of a high school in San Mateo County, California, a white student told two biracial girls to “go back home to whatever country you're from.” In Louisville, Kentucky, a third-grade boy chased a Latina girl around the classroom shouting “Build the wall!” In a stadium parking lot in Jacksonville, Florida, after a high school football game, white students chanted at black students from the opposing school: “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!”

The first school year of the Donald Trump presidency left educators struggling to navigate a climate where misogyny, religious intolerance, name-calling, and racial exclusion have become part of mainstream political speech. 

These budding political beliefs among some students carry consequences beyond the schoolyard. Today’s high schoolers will be eligible to vote in 2020, and today’s fifth-graders will be eligible to vote in 2024. But even if the wave of Trump-related bullying doesn’t reflect some widespread political awakening among young people, it indicates a more troubling reality: the extent to which racial and religious intolerance has shaped how kids talk, joke, and bully.

I am old enough to remember school yard arguments about the Vietnam War and Watergate, where children often argued their parent's point of view overheard at home with angry words and sometimes angrier fists.

We only had the vaguest understanding of the various arguments, but we were certainly not lacking passion or confidence that we were right.

That was one of the most volatile times that I can remember in this country, and to be honest it essentially pales when compared to what we are seeing today.

For all of his faults Richard M. Nixon was a man concerned with setting a proper example and the dignity of the office.

Donald Trump on the other hand is like an escaped circus orangutan who passed out in the Oval Office and woke up with everybody calling him Mr. President.

He is a classless, racist, misogynist who has no idea how to comport himself as a human being, much less the leader of the free world.

That means that every young,  impressionable child who looks for an example of how to deal with responsibility, interact appropriately with others, and demonstrate self control, will look at the leader of his country and find the worst possible role model imaginable.

There is no way that is not going to have a negative impact on the future leaders of tomorrow.

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I want Donald Trump castrated and hung from the rafters somewhere in D.C. for the world to see. He's pure evil upon our country and world and the majority already detest him!

    Just look at the fucking damage he has done to our country already.

    I hope everyone paid attention to Comey on TV today. I think he was right on in not trusting Trump as far as he could throw him!

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  2. Anonymous2:32 PM

    What's his name fucking nazi?

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    1. Anonymous2:48 PM

      How about Dictator Trump? (in the image of Hitler!)

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  3. Anonymous2:33 PM

    "circus orangutan"aka $hitgibbon

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  4. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Trump has his following of racist bastards and he never put them in their places and tell them there is no place for racism. He wasn't about to tell them to knock it off. Trump needed the illiterate rednecks votes.

    Just like Sarah Palin started her following of white racist bastards and refused to put them in their places and stop them.

    The Secret Service had to assign extra agents to protect Senator Obama because of what Palin did.

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    1. Anonymous2:58 PM

      Bitch, just imagine if minorities called Sarah Palin racist names. She would play it up to her benefit. Poor Sarah.

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    2. Anonymous3:20 PM

      I suggest that Palin will die of a horrid disease that will bring her ungodly pain, which is just what she deserves. Then Satan has the door wide open for her arrival and we know she said a long time ago that she loved open doors!

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    3. Anonymous6:39 PM

      Sarah is so yesterday, it's comical to watch her dance. Like the whores in the Old Testament.

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  5. Anonymous2:56 PM

    fact$:
    http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-did-trump-himself-meet-with-the-russian-ambassador

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    1. Anonymous2:59 PM

      Comey fact$:
      http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-what-we-now-know-from-james-comey?c=series

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  6. Anonymous3:12 PM

    cut kinky cruZZer off:
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/watch-ted-cruzs-mic-gets-cut-halfway-through-remarks-to-christian-conference/

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  7. Anonymous3:24 PM

    littleHEADline:LIAR
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/ny-daily-news-leaves-little-to-the-imagination-in-their-post-comey-hearing-cover/

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  8. Anonymous3:26 PM

    The Constitution and Rule of Law
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/06/in_denying_president_trump_s_abuse_of_power_republicans_are_choosing_party.html

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  9. Anonymous3:46 PM

    R.M.Teach them well:
    http://www.politicususa.com/2017/06/08/rachel-maddow-conquerors-fox-news-finish-1-night-row.html
    A Few Good Men:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDknDWp-elE

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  10. Anonymous3:51 PM

    MayDay!
    "May might be forced to resign, after calling the snap election simply because she wanted to expand her power in the House of Commons."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/theresa-mays-election-gamble-backfires-british-exit-poll

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  11. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Peckerwood Gowdy: "Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is set to become the next chairman of the House of Oversight and Government Reform Committee, after the Republican Steering Committee gave him their backing on Thursday."
    ". Current Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will resign at the end of June."

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/trey-gowdy-to-chair-house-oversight-committee?via=desktop&source=copyurl

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    1. Anonymous3:30 AM

      Enough to make you want to vomit.
      Beaglemom

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  12. Anonymous3:55 PM

    That's right. Those damned LIBRUL schools teaching peace, understanding, and inclusion, when there can be all out HATE for those who look and believe different than you because JESUS.

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    1. Anonymous4:28 PM

      See 2:46 PM. Yep!

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  13. The leader of the free world is Angela Merkel.

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    1. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Sure ain't Theresa May! :)

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  14. These kids are parroting their parents. No matter who is in the White House, children are going to reflect the values of the home.

    We heard of the same racist rants and actions when Obama was president, the racists revolting against that black man daring to be president.

    This is a sad commentary on parenting, that the same ignorance, bigotry and racism that the adults display is being passed on to their children.

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    1. Anonymous7:05 PM

      I was never so proud of myself when I told my Dad never to utter the word "n****r" in front of his grandchildren, which he never did, and that I voted for Barack Hussein Obama twice for President.

      Color me a church goer that heard sermons a different way.

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  15. Anonymous3:29 AM

    I saw in the Wash. Post this morning that the White House is trying to say in defense of Trump's illegal behavior that he is a "naif." It's somehow only Trump's ignorance of how things are done in Washington that is to blame. Frankly I think it's Trump's corrupt nature as a human being. He's behaved this poorly all his spoiled, indulged life. He's no more honest as a politician than he is as a businessman.

    Comey's testimony exposed Trump as a man incapable of facing up to the traitorous things he and his GOP pals did in order to wrest the White House from the Democrats last November. Trump and the GOP were so determined to control the entire federal government (in order to do it in) that they enrolled a very willing Vladimir Putin to help them. They have brought such shame and potential harm to this country. Can we as a nation survive it?
    Beaglemom

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  16. Anonymous4:53 AM

    Donald Trump on the other hand is like an escaped circus orangutan
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    Please do not insult orangutans !!! They, unlike trump, are very intelligent, sociable animals.

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