If you're wondering how bad it feels to be in a Zero Tolerance environment for school children...look at your adult life.
The workplace has become Zero Tolerance Indoctrination. Co-workers no longer tolerate the views, opinions, culture and religion of others. Errors are not treated as mistakes and learning examples - they are immediately treated as if the sky were falling. Some jobs require less tolerance of behavior and errors than others. Most jobs have the flexibility of discretion on the part of employers, management and employees.
Our civility in society has also become Zero Tolerance Indoctrination. As a society we no longer tolerate the views, opinions, culture and religion of others. Judeo-Christian beliefs are frowned upon, while other religions are deemed cultural and not a violation of the rights of others, only their own if not tolerated. This is because those religions are based on a theocratic culture - our Country and society is not a theocracy.
Our justice system is becoming Zero Tolerance Indoctrination. As a society we no longer tolerate any misdeeds - we want mandatory sentencing and demand emotional legislation to emotionally protect us while infringing on our rights. Imagine a society in which a child walks out of the store with gum, and is charged with shoplifting instead of a life lesson of returning the item, apologizing and facing a logical reprimand and punishment. We have red light and radar cameras that generate revenue - they do not enforce any laws or make us safer. There is no tolerance in these robots - a fine is mailed and it is either paid or a penalty assessed. Imagine the day you are pulled over and the officer must write a ticket, for something, because the officer observed a violation and no reason you give will be sufficient - because their discretion has been removed. This discretion has been removed from the courtroom and is making its way to the responding officer. Imagine an ambulance responding to your home and they must take the patient to the hospital because they have no discretion and you have no choice.
Yes, that is the society we are developing when Zero Tolerance Indoctrination is accepted.
Originally posted 02/10/2013:
Zero tolerance in schools is like zero tolerance in homes - its emotional abuse. If you have not experienced and/or seen the effects of this type of environment, it may be difficult to understand. Imagine a home where you could not have an imagination because of fear. Imagine a home where you could not simply ask 'why' because of fear. Imagine, as a child, living in a home where you were physically abused - bullied - but could not defend yourself because of fear. Now, imagine the children of our Country in this school environment, and you may begin to see why our children are developing mental health issues, hiding their emotions and becoming robots.
This is not only fear, it is indoctrination. As a society, we have traded the well-being and imaginations of our children for their safety - but from what? Like a shaken soft drink, these children will snap and leave a big mess to clean up. Each event of lost safety is another opportunity to further indoctrinate. It took 50 years for America's children to be indoctrinated in the schools to socialism - they are adults now, the leaders of industry and our Country. How long will this new program of Zero Tolerance Indoctrination take and what is the purpose?
It will take three generations, and the second is in place - the first voted for Obama in 2008 and the second will be voting in 2016. The third, by 2024, will be voting. Zero Tolerance Indoctrination is a path and plan to dismantling our Constitution and fomenting the most significant zero tolerance society - communism. Stifled, trapped, scared, isolated...we are allowing the schools - government - to abuse our children. Is that the country you want? Every school district and employee that enforces Zero Tolerance Indoctrination should be charged with abuse and held accountable by the families.