The Stupid is Strong With This One

It’s hard to believe that a letter like this could possibly be real, or that anybody could possibly be this stupid. But it is, and they are.

I am a math teacher at Brockton High School, the site of a school shooting earlier this month.

Note that this is a teacher, who is (presumably) an educated person; part of whose job it is to be concerned about students.

Current school security procedures lock down school populations in the event of armed assault. Some advocate abandoning this practice as it holds everyone in place, allowing a shooter easily to find victims. An alternative to lockdown is immediate exodus via announcement. Although this removes potential hostages and makes it nearly impossible for the shooter to acquire preselected targets, it unfairly rewards resourceful children who move to safety off-site more shrewdly and efficiently than others. Schools should level playing fields, not intrinsically reward those more resourceful. A level barrel is fair to all fish.

Allowing the children to run to safety isn’t “fair” because some children will be faster or smarter than others; the only fair solution is to keep them trapped because shooting fish in a barrel (he actually uses that metaphor) presumably gives all of the children equal odds on living or dying… Unfortunately, since more children (all of them, in fact) will be at risk in a “level barrel” scenario, with potentially higher casualties, then the average odds of being shot (number of casualties divided by total number of students) is higher for the student bodies – er, body. Of course, the typical socialist doesn’t care if everybody is sick, poor, and miserable; as long as they are equally sick, poor, and miserable; the same philosophy applies here.

Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry only ensures a defenseless, target-rich environment. But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.

DOUG VAN GORDER
Quincy
Letter to the Editor, The Boston Globe

So not only is he a horrible teacher who doesn’t care about his students, he’s also a horrible parent who would rather see his son die than have him be saved by politically-incorrect methods. Saving his son’s life would be a crime. I have to wonder what this moron’s son thinks, reading this letter in the paper – assuming that his son is even capable of reading, given what a horrible teacher, father, and all-around human being Doug van Gorder is. Someone needs to tell Dougie that Harrison Bergeron was a satire, not a set of guidelines. (H/T Before It’s News)

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2 Responses to “The Stupid is Strong With This One”

  1. TalkinKamel Says:

    As for the letter itself, all I can say is, I hope it’s satire.

    As for lockdowns, I’ve believed for a long time that they’re a dangerous, and highly unwise, procedure, and, in the event of a, God forbid, situation like Beslan, they’d actually help the hostage takers, not the kids.

    Having actually been involved in one, I can also say, not only would it give hostage takers inside the school complete freedom to round up the kids, but would also provide them more potential victims from the parents and families. In the lock down I was involved in, the parents were allowed to roam freely around the school grounds, look in the windows, congregate before the school doors, often with they’re other kids they’d picked up from other schools, and brought along with them! Talk about shooting fish in a barrel! Or giving any terrorists a whole new crop of hostages to play with!

  2. RoboMonkey Says:

    As for the letter itself, all I can say is, I hope it’s satire.

    If it is, the Boston Globe was taken in by it; because they wouldn’t have printed it unless they thought it was genuine. It fits their PC POV too well.

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