Do Americans love their children?


Today I came across this post, by Dana Rae via Ethical Reporters against Faux News on Facebook

Today in school we practiced our active shooter lockdown. One of my first graders was scared and I had to hold him. Today is his birthday. He kept whispering “When will it be over?” into my ear. I kept responding “Soon” as I rocked him and tried to keep his birthday crown from stabbing me.

I had a mix of 1-5 graders in my classroom because we have a million tests that need to be taken. My fifth grader patted the back of the 2nd grader huddled next to him under a table. A 3rd grade girl cried silently and clutched the hand of her friend. The rest of the kids sat quietly (casket quiet) and stared aimlessly in the dark.

As the”intruder” tried to break into our room twice, several of them jumped, but remained silently. The 1st grader in my lap began to pant and his heart was beating out of his chest, but he didn’t make a peep. Eventually, the principal announced the lockdown was lifted.

I turned on the lights, removed the table from in front of the door, opened the blinds and announced “Let’s get back to work. ” I was greeted with blank faces… petrified faces…. tear stained faces… confused faces… elated faces…and one “bitch REALLY?” face.

This is teaching in 2018. And no… I don’t want a gun. #teacherlyfe

I showed it to my Wife. This prompted my Wife to go and dig out this gem on You Tube:

“In Europe and America there’s a growing feeling of hysteria.
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets.
MIster Krushchev said, “We will bury you.”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view.
It’d be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too.
How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer’s deadly toy?
There is no monopoly on common sense
On either side of the political fence.
We share the same biology, regardless of ideology.
Believe me when I say to you,
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the president?
There’s no such thing as a winnable war,
It’s a lie we don’t believe anymore.
Mister Reagan says, “We will protect you.”
I don’t subscribe to this point of view.
Believe me when I say to you,
I hope the Russians love their children too
We share the same biology, regardless of ideology.
But what might save us, me and you,
Is if the Russians love their children too”

Then Ethical Reporters Against Faux News followed up with this article:

East High active shooter drill simulates real gunfire

Yes, you read that right – in the US school children are ‘trained’ to know what “gunfire sounds like”!

“We don’t want to scare them. We want this to become as close to reality as possible,” Spinella said”.”

But as Dana Rae’s text at the top of this entry shows – many younger children do not know or understand the difference between ‘pretend’ and ‘reality’. So every time they are put through an ‘active shooter lockdown’ drill in school, they are emotionally, physically and mentally forced to go through the same trauma as if it had been an actual school shooting.

The only difference being that no-one was killed.

“Children suffer in more ways than PTSD and depression. For example, children that come face to face with armed conflict often feed off of the hostility around them and become violent and aggressive. Cairns says that exposure to violence at a young age makes such communication seem normal. “This is putting young people at risk for continuing cycles of violence,” he says. War-exposed children often imitate the violence they have seen while playing games and solve personal conflicts with aggression.”
Ed Cairns of the University of Ulster

So to be blunt – the US is not only NOT preventing new school-shootings/mass-shootings (by adopting sensible and civilized gun-laws) – they are actively TRAINING a new generation of mass- and school-shooters… by creating war-zone-scenarios in school.

My question in the head-line “Do Americans love their children?” is valid in the face of what they are doing to their children.

My American friends will of course say that they do – and yet, so much information coming from the US contradicts that.

From my POV Americans love their guns and their Constitutional 2nd Amendment (more about that in another blog-post) rights more than they love their children’s G-d-given rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

They love their guns and their Constitutional 2nd Amendment so much that they are willing to injure, maim and scar their children permanently  for life and even teach them, in school, how to be a violent mass-murderers.

And when their children grow up and act in accordance with what they have been taught – what have been imprinted on their minds and souls through active shooter drills – they will simply shake their heads and demand more guns so they can defend themselves…



~ by Henric C. Jensen on March 10, 2018.

2 Responses to “Do Americans love their children?”

  1. Yes. It is very sad. And slightly worrisome, because USA has a lot of military power, nuclear weapons and other WMDs… and USA is still the only country that has used a nuke. What says they don’t go batshit crazy globally and start attacking other nations because they are mad of fear?

    Civitates Foederatae Americae delenda est.

    Now, I don’t think anything should be done to the USonians, I say country USA should stop existing. USA has to be demolished, abolished, dissolved so that the people and the world can survive. All this fundamentalist fanatic extremist USonian mindset combined with the extreme fear and anti-science makes USA a threat to humanity. USA is a cancer.

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    • I agree. It is very worrisome. Not only for the rest of the world, but for those USonians who agree with us – they are stuck in a country that is permanently locked in paranoia, megalomania and hatred.

      Civitates Foederatae Americae delenda est.


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