May 02, 2009

Dude forgot to duck, that's all

Like just about any sensible Canadian, I'm failing to see the problem here:

"The 15-year-old was suspended for four weeks from Keswick High School over a fight that he says began when another student racially abused him and punched him in the mouth. The boy, who has a black belt in tae kwon do, fought back with a single punch that broke his antagonist's nose."

But of course, because Canada apparently has a wildly disproportionate number of non-sensible people in its school boards and police departments, this:

"He was initially the only person investigated, and police charged him with assault causing bodily harm... Earlier this week, the boy's father received a couriered letter from the York Region District School Board. It said the school's principal, Catherine McGinley, was recommending the discipline committee mete out the harshest possible punishment when it meets on May 13."

Let's be clear here. It was the 15 year-old vizmin Canadian kid who was acting in the finest, peacekeeper, Maintiens le Droit, D-Day, "peace, order and good government" tradition of this country. As a fellow Canadian, I'm proud of him.

The collected authority figures of Keswick, Ontario, on the other hand, are acting in the pathetic tradition of some other, probably imaginary, deeply f--ked up country, and it would probably benefit us all tremendously if they went back there, wherever that is. Outer space, under the ocean, I don't really give a crap. So long as I could believe they would have nothing more to do with the education and discipline of our young people, I would be ecstatic.

Posted by BruceR at 12:06 PM