More School Daze

Things haven't changed much among high schoolers. Now two of them have gotten into trouble with The Powers That Be for quoting (gasp!) Hitler in their yearbook. Pity the poor souls who thumb thru the yearbook and actually read the quotes chosen by the various students. (As if that's ever happened!) There was no word in the article , though, as to whether or not the quotes were actually attributed to Hitler, or merely cited without attribution.

In typical fashion, the Left rejects ideas based not on the merits of the ideas themselves, but rather on the proponent(s) of the ideas. The two quotes in question ("Strength lies not in defense, but in attack." and "The great masses of people ... will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.") were both taken from Hitler's "Mein Kampf". On the face of it, they both seem to not only have merit, but to be especially appropriate for our day and age.

Cowardice among school administrators is nowhere more in evidence than in their non-plan to take action against the responsible parties ("School officials would not comment on whether they would discipline the two seniors or Runyan."). Apparently, they're too busy arranging grief counselors for those poor unfortunates who were so devastated by ideas they might or might not agree with from people they find disagreeable.

One cannot help but wonder what would have happened had the quotes come from Stalin.


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