Sometime in the middle of the night a magazine showed up on my chair. It was not there when I went to bed. It was there when I got up. If I did not know my wife’s habits I would suspect gremlins or some conspiracy. It’s title is California Educator and it is published by the California Teachers’ Association. I think it ended up on my chair because my wife is a bad shot. The trash can was three feet to the left. Maybe she just missed.
On the cover was a picture of a man in a football helmet. He was not a player because he was wearing a polo shirt. Guess what the educators of California are concerned about protecting you from now? The title in the corner was “Changing the Concussion Discussion.” They now want to protect us from competitive sports.
I generally don’t read these propaganda tools. I glance through to see what their latest avenues of foolishness are and throw them away. When I opened the cover I was greeted by a picture taking up a quarter of a page showing a women in a shirt labeled “Chico State Women’s Soccer” bouncing a soccer ball off of her head. Do you sense where this is going?
Let me give you the short description of the article given in the Table of Contents.
“Repeat concussions are now linked to long-term brain damage. Concussion rates skyrocketed in the last decade, especially in girls’ sports. CTA members...are promoting new policies and procedures to protect students making the ‘winning at all costs’ concept second to athletes’ health.” p. 1Notice the little phrase they slipped in, “especially in girls’ sports.” I think an honest reporter would say that the skyrocketing is because of the increase in women’s sports. And who was a big advocate of an increase in women’s sports? Liberal, left wing, progressive educators. Now in typical, “don’t let a crisis go to waste,” fashion these concerned citizens are going to go after team sports.
Education hates competition. Competition is masculine. Cooperation is feminine. Education is run by women and feminine men.
These helpful, concerned citizens want to make you safe. Think seat belt laws, bicycle helmet laws, gun control, length-of-blade knife laws, nutrition information laws, etc. Ultimately the safest way to live is without any freedom or chance of risk. They will make the decisions for you including the sedative you will be issued or the prison you will be sent to.
Remember that teachers work from the government and they are here to help you.
California Educator. October 2013.
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