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Posted: 6/3/2001 7:15:46 PM EDT
How many of you have gone to parent teacher conferences and been told by the teacher that she/he is concerned because there are firearms in your home. I thought I was the only one but some people I went paintballing with over the weekend say they are also being condemmed for having firearms in the home. Is this a new NEA plan to make us disarm out of guilt?
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:18:09 PM EDT
I live in an area where only the plain people (Amish) don't own firearms. It's a plan alright, but it came from higherr than the NEA.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:21:37 PM EDT
FJ - I am childless, so I have not heard of this tactic, although it does not surprise me. It appears that they are attempting to use a tactic called "shunning". If you read Don't Shoot the Bastards Yet by Claire Wolfe, you'll know what this is. Basically, shunning is to socially ostracize someone based on their beliefs, status, job, etc. If everyone in the community shuns you, life can get very difficult, and possibly make you change your behavior or beliefs. They used to do the same thing to blacks, i.e., not letting their kids play with black kids. This is just another reason to get your kids out of government schools NOW!! Take a second and third job if you have to so that spouse can homeschool, but get your kids out NOW!
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:25:04 PM EDT
The NEA is run by "teachers" and administrators who have been thoroughly trained in the aims, goals, and tactics of [b]secular humanists[/b]. Those goals and beliefs have no room for self-sufficient, self-reliant, armed free men. John Dewey, the "great" educator, was a secular humanist, he even signed the [i]Humanist Manifesto[/i]. He set the tone for the entire public education system. His theories and those of his fellow travellers are the foundation of the Lefts attempt to brainwash public education students. Public schools ought to rightfully be called [b]Dewey Camps[/b]. G2
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:37:11 PM EDT
It's just one more prong of the multi-front socialist attack on true American values. They are attempting to make us all believe that up is down, black is white, "Freedom is slavery(1)," and "Work will make you free(2)." (1) 1984, by George Orwell. (2) "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign above the Auschwitz gates. Don't let them get away with it a little bit. Ask them if they have dangerous chemicals in their house. No? What about bleach, insect spray, gasoline, ammonia, etc. Don't you know what the results can be if those are mixed in the right combinations? Use the Bill Clinton/O.J. Simpson defense: deny, deny, deny, make counteraccusations. Or put another way, never defend, always attack. Don't ever attempt to defend your lifestyle. If you do, you place your core beliefs up for debate. Instead, attack them, and if possible, from directions they don't expect. I read an interesting article on debating with the intellectually dishonest once, and here are a few of the steps the author recommended: *** If you're not a little bit uncomfortable with your position, it isn't radical enough. How can you be TOO principled? Take the most extreme position you can -- you're claiming territory you won't have to fight for later, mostly with your "allies". *** Let the other guy offer compromises. Think of them as rungs on a ladder. Keep your own goals fixed firmly in your mind and make sure you never move any direction but upward. That's how the other side got where they are. It works. *** Never aim at anything but total achievement of your goal: utter capitulation of the enemy. Every effort involves inertia and mechanical losses, so adopting any lesser objective means partial defeat. Total victory means you don't have to fight the same fight again tomorrow. *** Second thoughts, failure of confidence, nervous last-minute course-changes are all detours and recipes for defeat. The time to think is before the battle -- if possible, before the war -- not in the heat of it. *** The shortest path to victory is a straight line. He who remains most consistent wins. *** Go straight to the heart of the enemy's greatest strength. Break that and you break him. You can mop up the flanks and stragglers later, and they may even surrender, saving you a lot of effort. *** Always attack in "perpendicular" fashion, from an unconventional and unexpected (but relevant) direction. The enemy will be unprepared; you can strike him with your full strength while he finds nothing to attack effectively. *** Remain the judge of your own actions. Never surrender that position by default. When the enemy screams "Foul!" the loudest, you know you're doing him the most damage. Those who help him scream are also the enemy. *** If you can avoid it, never play on the other guy's field, by the other guy's rules, or with the other guy's ball. He didn't design his system to give you the advantage. Remember that organisms defending their own territory are twice as effective as an intruding attacker. *** cont'd.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 7:39:01 PM EDT
cont'd. You may never convince the other guy, but it's often worthwhile to keep arguing for the effect it has on bystanders, especially his allies. *** Well-timed silence is an effective bargainer. Most people fear silence at a level below conscious analysis and rush to fill the emptiness with accommodation. A difficult tactic to learn and use, but it works. *** The more fundamental position is the highest ground, allowing the most "perpendicular" attack. If he argues politics, argue ethics -- things seldom go beyond this stage. If he argues ethics, argue epistemology (look it up). If he argues epistemology, argue metaphysics. If he argues metaphysics, you're up against Darth Vader and you're in trouble. Switch back to politics and accuse him of being out of touch with everyday reality. Or ask him if he's stopped beating his wife. *** Conservatives are accustomed to being called fascists and well prepared to defend themselves on that ground. Liberals are used to being called socialists. Those labels can be switched, however, and remain valid and instructive. It also catches them completely unprepared. *** Understand from the minute the fight begins that you're going to take damage. Accept it. (You'll always suffer more from the idiots and cowards on your own side than from any enemy.) Keep your overall goal in mind above all. Those who swerve to avoid a few cuts and bruises defeat themselves. *** If you lose, go down fighting. It costs nothing extra, and now and again ... *** Know down to the last cell in your body that the other guy started it. He's the one who put things in an ethical context where considerations like decency and mercy have no referent. The less pity moves you now, the sooner you can go back to being a nice guy. *** Otherhandwise, the easiest, most humiliating path to defeat is thinking that to beat your enemy you must be like him. Avoid the temptation to set your values aside "for the duration". What's the point of fighting if you give up what you're fighting for? If remaining consistent with your values leads to defeat, you chose the wrong values to begin with. *** Truth is a valuable commodity which you don't automatically owe to anyone. Remember, however, that lies are even more expensive -- they're tiring and costly to maintain -- and even a tiny one can utterly destroy you. *** Never soft-pedal the truth. It's seldom self-evident and almost never sells itself. There's less sales resistance to a glib and comforting lie. *** Lies can be custom-tailored; truth comes straight off the rack -- one size fits all. *** Those who lead through authority have rivals on whom they must expend as much energy and attention as they do on their enemies. Those who lead by example have enemies, but no rivals. *** In conflict, if you control their head you win the fight. If you kill the head, the body will surely die... if you confuse the mind the body will be ineffective. *** NEVER tell everything you know! NEVER! Hold back the majority of your knowledge. Always keep a well stocked reserve. *** Good luck. FMCDH Semper Fidelis Jarhead out.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 8:32:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/3/2001 8:32:08 PM EDT by madman_kirk]
It is of my personal opinion, that this is all part of the master plan to disarm the American people.brainwash the children that firearms are bad,only bad people own firearms,in todays society only the police and "the government" should have firearms,only someone intent on commenting a crime would own a firearm and my all time favorite "the police will protect you,don't try to protect yourself".when this generation comes of age,this is what they will be basing their life decisions on.in my 43 years of life,i have been witness, as many others on this board have,to the government and those too weak to think for themselves turn this into a nation of people who take no personal responsibility for their own actions.they want "the government" to think for them because "the government" knows what's best for them,will take care of them,feed them and give them money taken from those whom worked hard to support themselves and their families.When i read news reports of a high school sr.being arrested because a kitchen knife is found in her car,an 8 year old boy being suspended from school for pointing a chicken-finger at someone and saying "bang", or the rampant political correctness in our collages,that has cause the first amendment to be all but dead on campuses across this nation ,I'm so thankful, I fall to my knees that i don't have children to raise.for those of you that do, I pray you will please teach them to think for themselves.Tinfoil hat on,rant mode off.mmk
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