Not every school system in the world is insane. The Indian Creek School District in Jefferson County, Ohio passed this week just ahead of Thanksgiving Day a resolution by their school board to allow teachers to carry guns by a vote of 5-0. Now what is wonderful about Jefferson County and many other rural areas in the midlands of America is that they still have people in them who haven’t been ruined with progressive thoughts and can still think for themselves. Their parents taught them how to open a can of beans with a can opener and they can still change their own oil in their cars, so when they vote on important issues, they still have a bit of self-reliance left in them and can imagine how a teacher might be competent enough to carry a gun and stop a hostile assailant without hiding in the corner and waiting to be killed. Where city thinking has permeated, these types of self-reliant options are not so obvious. But its still good to see that not every school district is filled with losers setting children up for danger to claim them at the slightest provocation.
I know from more information than experience that my school district of Lakota does not have such courage. A few of the school board members do, but the majority are weak-minded people who are panicky parents themselves, or have spouses who work in the school and they have been drinking the helpless cool-aid for a long time, which is common when institutionalism eats at the mind like corn on the cob during one of those Thanksgiving Dinners. What’s left isn’t pretty. They tend to be weak people who can’t hold their liquor at education conferences, can’t manage their own finances, or are just liberal hacks seeking justification for their existence on the backs of extorted money from a government school. So their modes of thinking are not challenged by reality, leaving them dangers to themselves and others. In that regard they can’t imagine that teachers might be responsible enough to carry a gun in school to stop a mass shooter, as an extra safety measure. They can’t trust themselves so how could they trust anybody else.
That is usually what we find in city government offices, panicky people afraid of their own shadows who want to believe that safety can be legislated into validation with words on a paper and that they can gamble with people’s lives with the same odds that a lottery ticket buyer plays for a big pot of money. And that’s how budgets get out of control because with fearful people comes big spending, especially when its other people’s money. That is how all these anti-gun thoughts seep into society, by these weak-minded losers who find personal management difficult. How else would you describe people who vote for these kinds of things in schools who spend their recreation facedown drunk in public with half their clothes missing? And that’s not a specific reference, but a common one. You can hear such stories from most school districts from such people, and it is they who decide how safe or unsafe we are from attacks.
It’s refreshing to hear from real people in real districts like the Indian Creek School District along the waters of the Ohio River with West Virginia just on the eastern horizon. In places like that most everyone has shot a gun, they know how to use them, and criminals don’t have much of a feeding ground as a result. You don’t find much crime happening in communities like that because the people are self-reliant and respect each other’s property. Part of the resolution on gun carrying that passed there was teachers would have to complete a training course and get re-certified on a yearly basis. That’s reasonable, and it’s a sure bet that a mass shooting won’t happen there. This debate has been going on for a long time and nobody is saying that we just put guns on teachers and send them into classrooms without support. But the real issue at hand is that everyone must understand that blind trust in a system ran by the worst and weakest of our civilization is not conducive to a safe world. If you want that, you must give it to yourself on an individual basis. If a teacher wants a safe classroom, they must give it to themselves. If voters want to live in a safe world where they can defend themselves from attacks, they must carry guns and call the police to clean up the mess. None of this “duty to retreat” garbage. Guns represent an equal playing field much more than any other measure, and those that have them can stop violence when the odds fall on people’s fate.
It really comes down to the quality of people, rural areas preserve the quality of people’s minds because they are left alone from the daily concerns of group linked activities more so than in cities where collective concerns are a much more dominate consideration, from traffic lights to grocery stores. When people get some space to think, they tend to think better and more oriented to their individual needs, which is why people flock to the rural areas to begin with, so they can be away from snoopy neighbors, drunk losers who hide behind school board positions, and generally lazy minded people who want to hide in the crowd so people don’t see their true character. People from the country don’t have anybody to hide behind, so they tend to carry guns and defend themselves when pressed in ways that institutionalism has been trying to eradicate for thousands of years. After all, institutions of all kinds do not want independent people, they want dependents who cleave to them like babies seeking a mother’s milk dripping from a worn-out nipple.
You have to drive a few miles to get there but I would rationalize that if parents wanted to send their kids to a decent school, and if we had School Choice which we don’t, then the Indian Creek School District in Jefferson County, Ohio would be a good place to send your kids to school. But that is exactly why we don’t have School Choice, because losers who know they can’t compete with better managed districts want more than anything to remain in the background and hide in collectivism hoping like any drunk would, that if only they odds worked in their favor through sheer mass, that nobody would discover they don’t have a damn clue how to actually solve a problem, or defend our most valuable assets, children. They are hoping that the odds of being a victim of a mass shooter are the same as the state lottery and that their spouses won’t find out what they really do at education conferences once the drinks start flowing. In Indian Creek, if a school board member were found drunk on their faces in a public forum, the whole town would know about it because there isn’t as much noise there to hide the scandal, so behavior tends to be better, and so at least it is somewhere. And that’s better than nothing.