Monday, June 10, 2013

Oh, For The Love of...

The stoopid. It hurts my brain.

California school holds toy gun exchange
California schoolchildren lined up Saturday to trade in their guns -- the toy kind, made out of plastic.

In exchange for the colorful toy firearms, Strobridge Elementary School students received books and a chance to win a new bike, Bay News 9 reports.
The principal thinks that children who play with toy guns go on to want real guns later on in life. And people that huff paint cans often lead productive lives - apparently some of them get employed as elementary school principals in California... Listen, you drum-circle participating, self-hating nimrod, kids like to play with toy guns. Period. It doesn't make them grow up to be mass murderers any more than letting them play with plastic food turns them into Julia Childs.

Isn't that nice and tolerant of principal Hill? Imagine if he banned dolls because girls might grow up and get pregnant? Or if he banned Legos because kids might grow up to be engineers? Toys exist because children want to play with items similar to those they see. We have entire pretend worlds out there, and this chucklehead wants to remove certain elements because he doesn't agree with them. What a lovely little dictator. I look forward to the next "Heather Has Two Mommys" buyback.

Because, you know, once you establish that one set of irrational fears based on personal preference is acceptable, you open the door to all of them...

That is all.

Another dispatch from...
(image courtesy of Robb Allen)

6 comments:

Shane W said...

I'm proud to say my 9 year old wouldn't trade one of his toy guns for the new bike.

Everytime I think this world can't get more ridiculous, some crap like this takes place

Suzanne McCarley said...

Indoctrination. Gotta start early.

Joe Allen said...

My first thought when I heard about this was that this was the perfect opportunity for an enterprising parent to sell "back" a whole bunch of dollar store toys to finance purchasing their kid a Cricket!

But, alas, not only are they not buying "back" something they didn't sell in the first place - they aren't even "buying" anything, just swapping propaganda for toys and a miniscule chance at something of any value.

Anthony Welsch said...

So the principal of this school has time to spend on a Saturday taking "back" plastic guns?

Sounds like an overfunded school district to me...

Ed said...

When my own children did not have toy guns given to them, they instead picked up sticks and pretended that they were guns. They had made their own toy guns.

Daniel in Brookline said...

Ed:

I wonder if this idiotic principal would accept those sort of toy guns in return for a book?

Because if he did, I'd want to spend an entertaining afternoon with my boys, making toy guns to exchange for books. Win-win.

(And if the books turned out to be useless drivel, we could use them for targets. Win-win-win.)