Anyone who has ever had a toddler knows that when your little one falls down, often, they look to you before deciding whether they should cry or not. If you rush over and say, “Oh you poor baby, you’re hurt” then the wailing commences. If you glance over and say, “You’re okay. You’re a tough cookie. Get back up,” then you’re teaching them that the proper response to falling is shaking it off and getting up again. We’re instilling courage and resilience when we do this. We teach children how to respond to almost everything by modeling a healthy response for them, but our school/indoctrination system seems to have missed this crucial concept of Dealing with Disappointment 101. Their overly nurturing and politically biased response to Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton is making everything worse.
Basic psychology tells us that when we bolster someone’s fear by our response, we’re actually reinforcing that they have grave reason to be fearful. By babying these kids because their favored candidate lost and constantly discussing the fears, the education/indoctrination system is teaching kids that the proper response to a Trump presidency is abject terror, disappointment, and donning the cloak of victimhood. The meetings for a primal scream, the delaying of midterm exams, the counseling, and the excused absences to protest all say to kids, “Oh my gosh, this is serious. We’re all be spending next Christmas in a Death Camp.” Here are some ridiculous examples of anti-Trump bias being taught in schools. These tactics aren’t education. They’re indoctrination.
One school system introduced an anti-Trump curriculum The San Fransisco Chronicle is reporting that lesson plans in the Bay area include such instructions as: “Let us please not sidestep the fact that a racist and sexist man has become the president of our country by pandering to a huge racist and sexist base,” wrote Fakrah Shah, a Mission High School teacher, in the introduction to her lesson plan. “DO NOT: Tell (students) that we have LOST and that we have to accept this.” Let’s look at two things in the introduction to this program. First, “DO NOT: Tell (students) that we have LOST and that we have to accept this.” Who are the “we” in that line? It seems to presume that all students were Clinton supporters. Would this have been acceptable if a school was teaching the children that they didn’t have to accept…