Friday, March 05, 2010

The Moron Parent Nanny State Strikes Again!

I'll admit to being a fan of The Office. One of my favorite episodes is when Michael Scott(Steve Carrell) attends an improv class, and every skit he's involved in ends up with him pointing his finger like a gun and "shooting" his class mates, until, out of frustration, his teacher tells him he can no longer use his "gun" in class.
So it was with some amusement that I read about a kindergartner suspended making a gun with his hand. At first, I thought, how ridiculous. Little boys have been doing this for years, and it's not like his finger is going to go off and accidentally shoot some one. It's just another example of the overprotective politically correct nanny state taking it out on some poor little boy. But then I read more:
School officials allege Mason had displayed this kind of behavior for several months, despite numerous warnings."

Jammer's mother, Erin Jammer, received a warning about it Friday, and spoke with him about it.Here's where the problem for me begins. The school contacted little Mason's mother about this and she did nothing to stop the problem. You see, I'm all for pretend gun ownership, but when you start pointing your finger gun at other people, that's when other people's right to not have a finger gun pointed at them becomes more important. And if your child's school contacts you about a problem with your son at school, it's your responsibility to act like a parent and make sure the problem is solved.
I pity poor Mason Jammer. He's not going to go far in life because his parents have refused to engage him at an early age and teach him the qualities that make a good human being. Instead, they have left it up to the already overburdened public school system so they can spend more time watching Judge Judy, playing on Farmville or any number of things that WT do when they should be imparting what little if any wisdom they have to their offspring. If you have any questions why are country is so fucked up, look no farther than Erin Jammer and her inability to raise a decent human being.

1 comment:

Tom Harper said...

But raising a child is so hard, and there are other things that are so much more fun. Like Facebook. So many walls to write on, so many farm animals to trade for an apple orchard, so little time...