Tag: hypocrisy

No. More. Stupid.

Jesus Monte Christo on a Flaming Pogo Stick people.

Please read this! Help me help us all. Repeat after me.


Here comes the rant…

Abusive parents need to stop existing.

First and foremost, I would like to begin by stating clearly in no uncertain terms how much I loath abusive parents. If a parent doesn’t have enough mental clarity to recognize a and work through their problem, or worse, a parent considers themselves in the right for beating kids (No, I am not talking about a kid getting a spanking for doing something wrong, I m talking about beating your kid to a point that it requires medical attention for no reason at all, etc), they’d better stay off my radar. God knows I’ve had a gazillion times in my life where a little restraint on my part would have gone a long long way, but hitting/beating kids…that’s nothing more than cowardly.

I am seriously thinking about putting a site together where parents trying to protect themselves and their kids can post research, support, and advice….and another where everyone ever accused of beating a child is put online with supporting data. Too much? I think not. CPS and local governments are burdened with insane amounts of procedural bureaucracy. Media intervention steps up the anti by exposing the problem to popular opinion, and thus to voters, and those voters have a very direct impact on the local government. So by putting a pic of said wastes of space and a small amount of details, nothing non-factual of course, we allow those seeking assistance the opportunity to get help from the public, they could of course donate via paypal link etc for the abused family if they wanted to help that way or maybe a restricted forum where those who’ve gone through it all can share advice or can seek advice from one another.

Yep…that’s topping the potential projects now. Anyhow…on to other things pissing me off today…

California doesn’t know what a Heckler’s Veto is.

From the Morgan Hill Times

“It’s disrespectful to do it on Cinco de Mayo,” said Jessica Cortez, a Live Oak sophomore. “They can be a patriot on some other day. Not that specific day.”

Live Oak parent Greg Hall saw the band of Hispanic students walking down Monterey Road Thursday.

“I think it’s utterly and completely ridiculous,” Hall said. “I think the assistant principal and principal should be fired. The (protesting) students should be disciplined – suspended or expelled. The fact that these four kids were singled out for wearing American colors is utterly ridiculous.”

Hispanic students felt that students wearing American flags were disrespecting the Mexican-American students on Cinco de Mayo – the only day that they celebrate their Mexican heritage.

I am wearing a US flag, come get some.

When the hell did it become against the law to bear the flag of the United Sates of America???????
I think some people in California’s schools need to lay off all that weed they have access to and realize THAT IS OUR NATIONAL FLAG.
Cinco de Mayo is the holiday celebrating Mexico’s independence. It’s a holiday that isn’t even all that big a deal in Mexico. But in the Land of Hypocrisy, we will send student home from school for wearing US flags to school. Ergo, California is still retarded, I still hate earthquakes, and I’m going to wear a damn US Flag very May 5th for the rest of my damn life.

Already mentioned I am having some serious hate for a particular person that likes hitting children right? Right.

Missouri police need some thorazine.

OH YEAH. I just watched this HORRID video of a police officers playing at being swat in Missouri. They didn’t wait for an answer at the door. They knocked loudly, announced themselves a couple times, and went in. With a 7 year old girl watching, they shot the family dog (a little corgi), and then arrested the dad. In the end they only found weed, and then only enough that it was considered a misdemeanor. THEN, they charged the parents with negligence. Yep…kicked in door, shot annoying but utterly harmless dog in front of kid, then tossed dad around in front of kid. See Dad cry when he finds out they shot his dog. See kid start crying when she realizes dog is dead and dad is getting arrested for having just enough gonj to fall asleep to…and no one thinks firing guns inside a house is safe. OH BUT WAIT, THEY FOUND WEED. I have a solution:

Everyone in Missouri move to California. The police can kick in all the doors they want as long as they have the endorsement of Apple…and all the happy families that want their access to weed can get it legally. Everyone outside of California will continue to make confused faces at California then laugh, meeting the current status quo, and Missouri can be turned into something more effective and ideal, like one big farm. Missouri would be ten times easier to run, it would be cheaper, government cost of operation there would be next to nothing, and farmers would love it because California is sure to be short of whatever they are growing so they’ll always make loads of cash from their crops.

See? Everyone wins.

So that was my rant. I know, it was a little edgy and then a little off, but its the truth. It’s like all the stupid in the world just up and decided to call the United States home in the last ten years and its finally going overboard. Solution? No. More. Stupid.


Challenge yourself.

Just to be clear, this one struck a nerve and I have oodles of material, experience, and research coming at you in one big post.

The theme…no…the point…is the impression we make on the children around us. In a civilized and rational world, the previous sentence alone should give cause for anyone to think before they act in front of any child. It doesn’t matter if it’s their own or not. Here is the video that go me started on this, and I really would up that even the reluctant readers (aka my friends) would heed this small request…watch the video, and read this post.

As children, we act under the impression that what we see adults do is good. We act under the impression that the acts we see are those of a deific being whose experience in life has led them to an ability to take action in such a good manner that it could only be construed as the right way of doing things. Adults always do the right thing, right. How else could they live? It’s simple isn’t it? As adults we try to teach our children that it isn’t that simple…maybe that’s where we fail. Instead of continuing on a path of leading by example we lead by ignoring what we know to be poor judgment and act on whim…yielding an example that shows the depths of our own carelessness.

Now, as my friends and family read I am positive there will be some thoughts and mutterings of hypocrisy in ME being the guy writing about this. The truth is I’m still learning. I am still in awe…and it’s been a VERY long time since I was one of the characters shown in that video. Out of the vast oceans of experience in what not to do as a child, teenager, and adult…I managed to come out with a very clear perspective of the right and wrong of it…all of it. Tons of people ask me when I am going to have my own *grin*…well the truth is that while I’ve come close, the biggest thing holding me back is living in a society that will in fact teach my child a million poor habits for every good one I impart by way of example and genetics. It’s not fear…it’s caution (we’ll leave out that no girlfriend has an impact too but thats not my point *grin*). I am just using my own point of view to show the importance of our actions around our kids.

I read this article HERE. It’s the story of a lady’s trip to Sweden and her awe in the difference in culture. It holds just as much impact for me as the video, please read if you get the time.

Now I happen to think my friends and family have given birth to the most beautiful bunch of munchins the earth will ever see and am blessed in knowing how strongly they watch over and nurture their kids. The depths by which examples are made are astounding and I am kindof loving the huge pool of experience I am going to be able to dip into when I have my own. The scary part is the examples I see outside my friends and family though. The cultural experience M. Brittany Shahmehri wrote about in the link above was just amazing and inspired me to write more about this.

While a video or an article may motivate us, I think in reality we have only to reflect on our own experiences to gain a clarity in leading by example. In providing that example, I think we shine so much more. Challenge yourself just a little to be the good impression kids remember.

Here are some cool sites with loads of programs and materials to read:
Australian Child abuse prevention organization. That’s their video in the article.

Organization that focuses on a think-global act-local practice where groups everywhere do what they can locally to raise a little awareness. Cool group.

What Kind of Mother am I
This was a paper I ran into while researching. I am not a fan of the website’s interface but it is a good read if you can bear it.

Teach Empathy: Leading by Example
Small article with big points to be aware of.

If you have any books on this particular subject that seem to be the real deal I would love to hear them. Using critics’ opinions off the web is usually about as useful as a pair of ice skates in the desert.

Thanks for reading!