Zero Tolerance Idiocy, cont.
Sometimes a drawing is just a drawing.
Actually, I take that back. Nearly every single freaking time a drawing is just a drawing — particulary when it’s done by a thirteen year old with no evident psychological problems. And on the rare times when a drawing isn’t just a drawing, it is still just a drawing — though one that perhaps takes on import in retrospect, should certain interpretive methods be applied.
But those situations are so rare that they hardly merit creating a class of pint-sized criminal, one that simultaneously robs kids of their creativity and promises to turn them into the very kinds of bitter, puckered, petty tyrannical scolds who today attempt to squeeze the childhood joy right out of them.
Social scientists argue that kids abused as children will often grow up to become abusers. By that same logic, can we not say that kids who are treated as criminals for violating ludicrous nannystatist policies will grow up to be members of their local schoolboards — or worse, state lawmakers?
As Darleen quips, “Vouchers, please.”
Amen Yes indeedy to that.