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School, the Thought Police
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School, the Thought Police

Is it just me, or does school feel like 1984?

When a teacher limits free speech illegally or refers to speech as inappropriate, or violates rights at all, I think this:
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"Thou shalt not be an asshole"
-The one commandment of atheism.

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"If you call xcriteria a shithead, he will write a ten page essay on why he is not a shithead, link you to a tedtalk on bullying and the tvtropes page on insults. After reading and watching all that you would evaluate your life and decide to never call anyone a shithead ever again."
03-17-2014 11:16 AM
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School, the Thought Police

School in a nutshell.

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RE: School, the Thought Police

(03-17-2014 11:26 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  School in a nutshell.
You mean life in a nutshell.

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03-17-2014 11:28 AM
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School, the Thought Police

Does school feel like 1984? Yes, it does.

They definatly have students on constant watch (with cameras in the hallways, some classrooms, and even bathrooms).

The school staff always tell you what to do, and if you don't follow their instructions, you'll get punished in some shape or form.

And yes, I do think they limit our free speech.
03-17-2014 11:29 AM
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RE: School, the Thought Police

(03-17-2014 11:16 AM)TheLiberal Wrote:  Is it just me, or does school feel like 1984?

When a teacher limits free speech illegally or refers to speech as inappropriate, or violates rights at all, I think this:
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This must be printed and put up onto walls of schools.

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School, the Thought Police

Yeah, school does mirror the thought police. Not totally, but definitely somewhat.

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RE: School, the Thought Police

I just wish it wasn't always the stupidest kids who flap their gums all the time.

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03-17-2014 02:59 PM
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RE: School, the Thought Police

My current school kills creativity, but my old one had all the camera's and the spy tech you are referring too. Locked doors from the outside to "protect us" instead of, you know, interviewing those wanting inside??!
03-17-2014 04:35 PM
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RE: School, the Thought Police

(03-17-2014 12:01 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  
(03-17-2014 11:16 AM)TheLiberal Wrote:  Is it just me, or does school feel like 1984?

When a teacher limits free speech illegally or refers to speech as inappropriate, or violates rights at all, I think this:
[Image: looks-like-youve-had-a-bit-too-much-to-t...crimes.jpg]

This must be printed and put up onto walls of schools.

The FBI would probably send you to Guantanamo Bay if you were caught putting these up around school. If you asked the principals, they'd say it was gross vandlism, and that only the lowest species on the food chain would do something so despicable. It'd be akin to one form of thought on when Luke blew up the first Death Star and killed millions of people, an act of terrorism.

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

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03-17-2014 10:57 PM
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School, the Thought Police

it feels like cyinide going down my throat
03-18-2014 12:23 AM
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Trar Away
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2+2=5 was used in Stalin's USSR to describe how the Five Year Plan was going to be finished early, due to the labor of the workers. 2=2+5 was used in Orwell's 1984 to describe how the Party could, if they saw fit, alter publicly conceived fact to match their agenda (in this case, most likely to glorify their own Five Year Plan).

2+2=5 was used in my last school's agenda book to illustrate how teamwork could provide better benefit than working alone. That's true enough, but did they really have to drive home how goddamn sanctimonious they were? Did the person who wrote that even read know about the book? I saw 1984 was being read in another class that I briefly walked in on one day, so it's not like they were all totally ignorant. Just ignorant enough not to draw conclusions. I'd bet money there were at least a couple students who did draw conclusions, but not openly.
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RE: School, the Thought Police

Amen, 1984 was a great book too
03-21-2014 11:52 AM
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