Friday, August 17, 2012

Anarcho-tyranny 101

Anarcho-Tyranny is the intersection of a failure by the government to maintain order needed for society to function (anarchy) combined with a grossly excessive application of governmental force to law abiding citizens.  This is how it's done.

That right there is some "Zero tolerance" policy, Scooter:
The terrorizing charge against a Freeport Middle School teacher who spoke in class about shooting a rifle will be dismissed if he avoids criminal conduct for the next 60 days.

David Mason appears at his plea hearing Monday at the Cumberland County Courthouse in Portland. David Mason, 59, pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court on Monday. He was issued a court summons Feb. 14 for what he said during a seventh-grade social studies class the previous week.

Parents have told the Portland Press Herald that Mason spoke about shooting students on the school's roof with an M-16. John Richardson, Mason's attorney, disputed that but would not say exactly what Mason said.
Well, talking about shooting from the roof of a school is pretty clearly a violation of the "zero tolerance" no guns in school policy, right?  Good thing he won't be around the schools.  Oh, wait:

Mason will spend the next academic year working on curriculum in the superintendent's office and may retire after that, Richardson said after Monday's brief court proceeding. Mason declined to comment.
Compare and contrast with this hardened criminal:
A New Jersey second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension.

Seven-year-old Kyle Walker's mom told an The Press newspaper of Atlantic City that her son was suspended for violating the district's zero-tolerance policy on guns. She said her son told her he'd drawn a water pistol.
The kid's biggest mistake was that he didn't join the teacher's union.  Then he could have told all his playground chums that he was going to shoot them from the school roof, and nothing would have happened to him.


Ragnar said...

Back in the day, ok I'm old, half my class (all the boys) would have been suspended under today's evil drawing rules. None of us were and none of us have ever shot up a school or a person (war excluded). A teacher who threatened to shoot us, would have been gone in a heartbeat. That is because back then the authorities knew the difference between a threat and a drawing.

Anonymous said...

I think these grade school kids need a union.

(That's a joke. Kind of.)

Cap'n Jan

Borepatch said...

Cap'n Jan, you speak Deep Truth. I'm sorry we never met up when I was in Austin.

Charles Lee Scudder said...

My Partner just read this post over my shoulder and was really confused, until they realised the title did not say Anarcho-Tranny.

Ritchie said...

"shooting students on the school's roof"

Not to slide into Grammo-Naziism, but what would the students be doing on the school roof? Yo, media-take two adverbs and call me later, much.

Ken said...

I still take issue with the use of the term anarcho-tyranny. Anarchy does not mean colander face and buttless chaps (see Pennsylvania in the 1680s, among other examples), it means no archon. The term as used describes the Nation of Men.

One supposes it must have some name, so call it the Miracle of Selective Enforcement.