Welcome to Crazy Town Child Care Center. Your children are very lucky to be here.
Would you send your child to a child- care facility where the director was actually the most needy and most erratic person in the school?
Would you send your child to a place where the person in charge has temper tantrums on a daily (some that last for days!) basis?
Would you send your child to a school where the leader is a consummate bully who gets great pleasure out of intimidating people by name calling and putting them down? (“Hi Mrs. Adams, I just want you to know that your child has such a “low IQ.”)
Would you send your child to a school where the person running it had no sense of curiosity and no desire to learn anything?
Would you send your child to a place where the director had so little compassion for people that he would support separating children from their families? (“Mrs. Vasquez, your child will be staying in detention indefinitely.”)
Would you send your child to a place where the director is a sociopathic liar?
Would you send your child to a school where the director has been known to call women pigs and dogs, and inappropriately grope and touch them?
Would you send your child to a place where the director doesn’t see the value in reading much of anything? (“In this school we only use bullet points and pictures.”)
Would you send your child to a place where the director feels he has the right to put your child in “time out” because the child expressed a dissenting opinion?
Would you put your child in a school where the principal has been described as a “moron, idiot and “acted like-and had the understanding of-a “fifth or sixth grader?”
(These words were attribute to James Mattis, Secretary of Defense, in Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear, Trump in the Whitehouse.” Frankly, I think Mattis owes an apology to all the 5th graders for diminishing them!)
Would you send your child to a school where the director’s assistant had to remove documents they were ready to sign which could put your child in danger?
Would you put your child in a school where the director encourages racism? (“What’s with all these brown kids in our school?”)
Would you put your child in school where the director doesn’t believe in science?
Would you put your child in a school where the director believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to them?
Would you put your child in a school where the director has no interest in anything but making money and could give two shits about your children?
Would you entrust your child to a malignant narcissist?
Would put your child in a place where the assistant director refers to the school as “crazy town?”
Based on the anonymous Op-Ed the N.Y. Times published, if you are a Republican, the answer would be yes!
It’s astounding that the person who wrote that OP-Ed imagined he was making us feel all safe and cozy. We could all now take a deep breath and relax knowing that the discordant noise could be brought down to a reasonable level so the children could have their afternoon nap. Yes, the director is unstable, vengeful, erratic, impulsive and dangerous, but we got your back.
What we really need is for that person and all the other people who believe what was written in that Op-Ed (which includes most Republican election officials!) to get a bullhorn and pronounce that the children are “at risk” and action must be taken to protect them.
Instead we get shrugs and smirks. “Hey, he doubled the milk and cookies the kids get every day (Think: taxes!). Pretty cool, right”?
The Op-Ed mystery person actually used the word “amoral” to describe The Don. When you look up the definition of amoral you get references to fish, regarding the ability to make decisions about right and wrong. From an evolutionary point of view (oh wait, no science please!) that’s pretty damn primitive. Personally, I am ok with fish being amoral, but when the most powerful man on the planet is amoral, I definitely have a problem with that. Speaking of fish, to quote the famous Chinese proverb: “The fish rots from the head.”
Since we are talking fish and meaning of words, let’s look at the difference between amoral and immoral. While an amoral person doesn’t know the difference between right and wrong, an immoral one does. So my question: Is it immoral for people who know the difference between right and wrong to stand by and do nothing to stop an amoral man because they are benefiting from some things he is doing? (We don’t care what he does to the children as long as we get our milk and cookies!) Or is that just moral bankruptcy? Well, whatever words you use to define it, it defines the Republican legislators and people in The Don’s administration.*
Please don’t forget to read to your children every night and make sure you teach them the difference between right and wrong: the future of our country depends on it.
*Listen to the great hypocrite Lindsey Graham talk about Bill Clinton’s morality during his impeachment.