Friday, September 16, 2011

Monthly Terror Drills Now Required By Law For Students Including Kindergarten And 1st Graders :

Here's another item about schools and preparing students for terror: Monthly Terror Drills Now Required By Law For Students Including Kindergarten And 1st Graders. In the past, most of these stories about government sanctioned terror drills -- which took many forms -- were from the U.K. This story is from the U.S.

At first, the story seems like an alarmist piece. After all, all public schools have fire and lock down drills. A good thing, since naturally the reasonable goal is to protect children. Modeling calm behavior in the midst of risk and danger is a good thing; no one could argue that.

But then things turn ugly and the propaganda comes tumbling out loud and clear. Like the drills social engineering experiments in the U.K., where parents and often staff weren't notified in advance of the staged events, the following took place in New Jersey:

NJ School Shooting Drill Terrifies Teachers

About 50 teachers at a New Jersey school experienced a terrifying moment when a shooting rampage turned out to be a drill, but the teachers didn’t know it.
It happened Aug. 28 at the Phillipsburg New Jersey Early Learning Center.
A man burst into the library and started shooting. But the gun didn’t have any bullets, just blanks.
Teachers took cover under child-sized tables, crying and trembling.
“People are crying. The girl next to me is trembling and shaking. You heard people crying. You heard other people praying. It was pretty dramatic,” one teacher said.
The school district put the drill in place to test staff readiness.

To "test staff readiness" is disingenuous spin. 

In this same article, I was very surprised to read about a drill that took place here in Oregon in the town of Albany, about an hour's drive from where I live:

School shooting drill gets cops, kids on same page

ALBANY, Ore. – For students, fire drills and earthquake drills are simply the norm, but on Wednesday, in a sign of the times, students in Albany took part in a school shooting drill that was very intense.
This may have been only a drill, but it’s just about as real as it gets.
“Basically, the weaponry is the same weapon we carry on duty,” said Albany Police Sgt. Travis Giboney. “However, they use a marking cartridge: kind of like a paintball, except it’s a gas-driven paint pellet.”
I am completely in agreement that these drills contain an agenda that is extremely insidious. However, I don't agree with HIggins' point about student safety tactics during an actual lock down:
Instinctive tactics like flight and dispersion would probably serve them better than hiding beneath desks while a shooter walks by and picks them off through a window.
Good point in many ways, but ignores developmental and age appropriate factors. However, that is not the issue here.

Be sure to watch the clip embedded in this article; chilling as to what police are being trained in these days by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, "terror expert."  This is where much of what is going on in our schools comes from.  Not only has Grossman trained in every state, but has also trained the Coast Guard, military branches, and the Forest Service. That last agency may seem like an odd one to include, but look into what they've been doing lately and it doesn't seem so strange. Grossman's agenda (and we have to ask -- who, or what, is he serving?) isn't limited to schools and government; he trains corporate America as well. 

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