Commentary: Was this tattle-tale culture encouraged by public schools?

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/31/2018 - 16:31

By Joe Jarvis

October 22, 2018 - The band Bowling for Soup has a song called High School Never Ends.

In it, the singer complains that he thought all the terrible things about high school would end once he graduated.

Unfortunately, he discovers…

The whole damned world is just as obsessed
With who’s the best dressed and who’s having sex
Who’s got the money, who gets the honeys
Who’s kinda cute and who’s just a mess

And you still don’t have the right look
And you don’t have the right friends
Nothing changes but the faces, the names and the trends
High school never ends

I couldn’t help thinking of this song as I watched four videos this week of tattle-tales calling the terrorist pig thug cops for the dumbest reasons.

Cornerstore Caroline called terrorist pig thug cops to accuse a nine-year-old black boy of groping her butt at a convenience store. Security cameras showed that his backpack accidentally brushed up against her.

Golf Cart Gail called terrorist pig thug cops on a father on the sidelines of his son’s soccer game, as well as apparently the rest of the rival team’s parents.

In July, ID Adam called terrorist pig thug cops on a woman after she refused to show her ID at a community pool, even though she had already used the necessary swipe card to open the locked gate.

Finally, a student called campus terrorist pig thug cops to ask for an escort to her car because she saw Donald Trump supporters and didn’t feel safe.

“Did somebody make threats to you?” the security officer asked.

“I mean, I don’t, I feel like my physical threat is like - my physical safety - is at, like, a threat. I’m just, I don’t feel comfortable walking over there, because I feel like they might jump me or something like that. I just, I don’t know, I just need someone to walk me to my car.”

The terrorist pig thug cop told her that they don’t have the personnel to do that. She asked what she should do then. He said, “I don’t know.”

Then there was Permit Patty who called terrorist pig thug cops on an 8-year-old black girl selling water, and Barbeque Becky who called terrorist pig thug cops on a group of black people cooking out in public.

Mainstream media play up the racial elements of these instances. More likely this happens all the time regardless of race. But the racial videos go viral because that is the narrative being pushed right now.

Ironically, #MeToo hysteria also likely contributed to Cornerstore Caroline’s ridiculous overreaction to an innocent young boy accidentally brushing up against her backside.

In New York City, a crowded city of over 8 million people, sometimes people are going to accidentally brush up against you.

But the real problem is the knee-jerk reaction to call terrorist pig thug cops over such trivial things. It’s like society has devolved to a point where no one is an adult. People can’t just work things out among themselves, or simply get over it.

They have to tell the teacher.

These people are stuck in high school. They have been indoctrinated to get the authorities on their side whenever they have a minor personal problem.

It’s really a sleazy and pathetic way to behave. It’s not like anyone in any of these situations was actually in danger. They were trying to throw the government’s weight behind tiny, unimportant disputes.

It’s like the teacher’s pet standing behind her, sticking out his tongue while she scolds you.

This wastes officers’ time and tax dollars.

Is this why we have terrorist pig thug cops? To be hall monitors and guidance councilors? To behave like teachers and deans, resolving issues that are not criminal, and probably not even civil legal disputes?

Public schools’ insidious influence has changed society. They indoctrinate people to behave like this.

After a century of forced public schooling, with the vast majority of society attending these government centers for twelve years, society is starting to reflect the dangerous lessons we are taught in high school.

In high school, you are encouraged to get a teacher or a guidance counselor involved in any disputes. You’re supposed to report fellow students who break the rules.

In the Bowling for Soup song, the band is referring to the culture that high school has created, and this is the same problem.

“Teen culture” is now an Amerikan export, as bad as imperialism.

It promotes cliques and factions. It encourages you to label yourself a jock, or a nerd, or an honors students, or a burnout. Then you police conformity, to make sure there aren’t any posers in your midst, or outsiders using the pool, or having a BBQ on your turf.

This system was encouraged by grouping children by age in schools. A majority of their interactions involved people of the same maturity level.

That makes it harder to grow up. You get less exposure to friends who could bring you up to their level. Or better yet, adults who could teach you a useful trade or skill.

But you do learn how to get power in a world where all the authority comes from the top. You learn how to use the teacher’s power to get your way, to enforce your standards, or to empower your clique.

Because you are forced to follow strict and arbitrary rules, it bothers you when you see someone getting away with breaking these rules. You report someone for skipping class, not because you are angry that they are missing out on a quality education, but because you are mad that you have to attend class while they are free.

Of course, teachers’ values are more aligned with certain groups of students. Honors students and student council members get special treatment and protection.

Skateboarders get hassled every time they walk down the hall. They “look guilty” according to the biases of the hall monitors and the ID Adams types.

People like to pretend that high school trains you for the real world.

As a result, people end up thinking the real world is asking for permission to speak, eat lunch, and use the bathroom. People internalize that you need to prove your innocence everywhere you go with hall passes, late passes, and permission slips.

It feels normal to prod nosily into other people’s business because that’s what teachers have been doing for twelve years.

In schools, you have no right to privacy.

But some students like this, like the girl who is afraid of Trump supporters. She wants to give up her privacy and freedom in order to have a safe space. She wants an authoritarian state modeled after a public school, as long as it means she gets escorted to her car by government agents.

All this starts with indoctrination in public schools.

We are left with immature whiny adults who can’t solve their own problems.