Before we delve into the latest chapter of the PC police running amok, even with all of the havoc that they wreck on our Great Land, this is still a Great Land. It still is the greatest nation evah on God's green earth.
But stories like this do make me pause, as I am sure it does you.
In Ipswich Middle School in Ipswich, Massachusetts (where else?!), the principal, one douchebrain named David Fabrizo, has decided that the best and brightest students should not have their own special Honors Night.
No, no, no.
Now we have to think about those poor kids that did work hard yet did not achieve the same as some of their classmates. Because according to Mr. Fabrizo, it just would ruin their self-esteem.
Well, let me share Mr. Fabrizo in his own words:
"The Honors Night, which can be a great sense of pride for the recipients' families, can also be devastating to a child who has worked extremely hard in a difficult class but who, despite growth, has not been able to maintain a high grade point average."
Well, here it goes.
Sorry loser kids, but the lesson that you should be taught is two-fold.
One, there are better students than you. And what better time for the lower-achievers to learn that there are kids that just get it better than you. Which leads to point number two. For the lower-achievers to not give up. When you are in middle school and yes high school, you have a set number of years to work hard and to maybe by the time they are seniors get recognized on Honors Night.
And one last thing is that learning never, ever ends, for lower-achievers, middle-of-the-road and the smart kids.
Look, what principal douchebrain, Fabrizo, is doing is making those that did make an honest effort and the reward is special recognition feel bad. The ones that he is trying to protect are wondering if when the have their turn, will the same thing happen to them.
In reality, incentive motivates almost everyone. That is why people try hard. Whether it is in school, work, organized groups and the like. And yes, some people do come up short. But often times other opportunities often come up and people gravitate towards what they find they are good at.
This movement to dumb-down the smart to the level of the not-so-smart is not a good thing. We need to desperately move away from this warped, unrealistic mentality among the left. And make not one mistake, this is the left in full glory. No conservative would support such crap.
Although I should like to think this is not a right vs. left issue, the truth is that is has become such a thing.
School should at its best prepare children for one of life's sad realities.
That one is not always the best at everything. That we are good at some things and that we should discover those God-given talents and or gifts. That there is this reality called competition.
And school is just that.
Whether it be in the classroom, in sports, in extracurricular activities, competition is a good thing. It keeps the mind fresh. Maybe the body. And it is a great way to meet people.
In this case, there are some great students that have done great work and should be awarded with special recognition. Not made to feel like they did something wrong by, well trying and succeeding.
Without this, the United States becomes a nation on the decline. A nation that values false self-esteem over good, honest competition.
And it starts with people like Mr. Fabrizo and this kind of let down for students that did what they should be doing. Striving to be the best.
Parents should be outraged enough to force Mr. Fabrizo to change his mind and restore Honors Night.
For those of us watching this kind of thing going on all over the United States, it is but a sign that our decline is coming not from al-Qaeda from from within.
Maybe, just maybe the good guys can win this one and a minor victory can be had for the Honors students of Ipswich Middle School.