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It is most troubling what we hear in the news lately about a young boy named Briar Mac Lean (13 years of age). He is a boy who is being punished for doing the right, moral, and courageous thing. In case you are unfamiliar with this young lads name (or don`t have time to google it) he tackled a knife wielding student to prevent a vicious assault with a knife from happening to another student.

The short of it is this: Briar Mac Lean of Sir John A. Mac Donald Junior High, grade 7, saw a fight break out between two students. One student pulled out a knife during the fight, and Briar Mac Lean tackled the armed student to prevent a potentially life changing event. What is of concern to all of us as a society is how the Calgary board of education for the junior high school set out policy for this type of incident. Briar Mac Lean was reprimanded for stopping another student from potentially killing another.

The principal gave Briar a lecture about `playing hero is not appropriate in school` (neglecting to acknowledge the young lad is not playing hero but is indeed one) and given a suspension, proving the old adage "No good deed goes unpunished."

Thankfully his mother decided to expose the school for this shameful conduct and alert the media. However, what is most troubling is that the school board supposedly has a policy in place to discipline all students involved in any type of violence. Not surprising, this philosophy holds true in the adult world as the police and Crown lay assault or other criminal charges against people who defend themselves, others, or property.

This is a very disturbing trend as we see that socialization of being a docile sheep starts in school. Is the school board or principal really at fault here to punish a student for defending the life of another? I submit the answer is no. The principal and school board are no more than pawns or errand boys for the government that dictates their policies.

There is a quote I remember as a school boy that sticks with me to this day by John Locke;

"Must men alone be debarred the common privilege of opposing force with force, which nature allows so freely to all other creatures for their preservation from injury? I answer: self defense is a part of the law of nature, nor can it be denied to the community, even against the King himself!" Taken from the two treaties of government.

Funny how this is no longer taught in school anymore. I will submit this is not taught in school anymore for a reason. It would appear the government is incrementally becoming successful in putting policy in place to completely castrate the populace. As Canadians we have already have beyond strict gun laws. It is interesting to note that we are a British Common Wealth Country. Here is what Ghandi had say about firearms;

"Amoung the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look back at depriving the nation of arms as the blackest."

So you may ask yourself, what is the crux of this article? The answer is that there is a systematic policy making machine in place to socialize the people into becoming docile, obedient, and submissive sheep.

Let us examine another Calgary, Alberta, case; Jace Decosse was attacked while he slept, beaten, cut, and had his finger severed. What was his defense to this attack while his kids slept in the room beside his? He pretended to play dead while his loyal pitbull defended the family and did so at the cost of his life.

Now a man who plays dead while under attack while his kids are in the next room is a coward not worth his salt. His dog stepped up to the plate and defended the family with his last breath. A man who places his own safety above his family is despicable. A man real man with a family (or any parent for that matter) should fight with their last breath to defend the home and family. Any man who does other wise, or values his safety above his families, should not have had a family in the first place. But, he may simply be the product of what the policy making machine wants, or rather the government.

But if we look at how we are being socialized to put our courage and moral resolve away this should come as no surprise. I am not picking on Jace Decosse for being a coward. Rather his type is going to be more and more common as we as a society progress to "Sheepsville" or rather regress to being spineless jellyfish.

If we look at other animals we see how they defend themselves and their young from harm. Male lions protect their cubs from being killed from other males from outside the pride. Mama bears (Sow) protect cubs from male bears and other predators. We are being socialized to have this instinct, and divine animal right taken or suppressed in us. Lucky for Jace Decosse that the attackers did not turn their attention to the children.

I think that we as a society need to take a hard look at the social policies put in place by the powers that be, and realize that our most basic inalienable rights are being taken from us. We need to collectively take a few minutes from our busy lives, and the rat race, and realize how dangerous these social policies are both in the school system, and in Canada`s criminal code.

We must take issue with this for our future generations sake. It is important to remember the police do not make us safe, they only come after the fact. We as living creatures are responsible for our own safety and that of our young. This law is no different than that of any other animal. We need to vote, protest, and be the change we want and need in our society.

Should we not, we will see less and less stand up young men like Briar Mac Lean, and more and more guys like Jace Decosse.

Otherwise, as we can see that the predators, and government (same may argue that they are the same) can victimize us with impunity, and the sheep will do nothing except be devoured.


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akwb77  

An excellent point of view. I am in complete agreement. It makes me reflect and wonder in what other ways are we being suppressed by this type of social influence. Anyone who has been around a while and has the clarity of thought and memory, would probably attest to the continuing decay of society's well being. I find that I ask myself the question, "are we too smart for ourselves, that we are blinded by our ego?"

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