April 15, 2010

Day of Silence, Day of Silliness

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Once again the Holiday known as the “Day of Silence” is upon us here in Snoqualmie and other screwed up cities across America. For those of you lucky enough to have never heard of the “Day of Silence”, let me bring you a little closer to the edge of common sense.

Silence“The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Each year the event has grown, and now hundreds of thousands of students participate to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior. Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.” www.dayofsilence.org

I have two problems with this day:

    1. It makes our Children face a choice that they may not be ready for; it puts them on the spot in an environment where communication is critical for success (School). If you speak in class you must hate and not support LGBT. Crap, most likely you had a math question or needed some help in a subject needed for graduation.
    2. The protests and counter protests disrupt and create an unsafe environment at School, and many parents just consider this a “Holiday” to avoid all of the conflict.

If you believe in a cause why not educate others and not provoke and piss them and their parents off, by grandstanding at our schools and students expense. I get that the LBGT students have a rough go, but is this the best way to get simple respect and acceptance that you deserve?

The only good news, Friday probably won’t be much different than any other day since most kids have lost the ability to speak anyway since texting has come along.

Just an old guy with a few things to say

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