Hillary Clinton reportedly said Wednesday labeling herself as a “capitalist” likely hurt her with Democratic voters during the 2016 primaries.
Schools are scaring kids by running fake school massacre drills, and psychologists with a Democrat-controlled think tank who wants preschoolers to have psychiatrists is running to media with their hot takes.
These days, students are not only tested through fire drills, which was once a nice excuse to get out of class for half an hour. Now that the media has allowed news of school shootings to take over the news cycle at the first blush of an incident, children are being drilled on lockdowns, including how to hide in darkened rooms and how to run for their lives.
Amazing. It’s not gym class where the kids are getting their legs worked. It’s now “we’re all gonna die” class.
Child Mind Institute
For the second time in a week, we’re covering the Child Mind Institute, who were pushing towards assigning children to psychiatrists before they even hit school age. They say that millions and millions of kids will develop a mental health issue, which is good business for its founder. Dr. Harold Koplewicz was involved in promoting Paxil to kids before the drug’s creator settled with the Department of Justice for $3 billion after being charged with playing down its risks.
“A Hillary Clinton-supported child research institute with connections to a federally charged drug company says that millions of American children develop mental health disorders as teenagers and that doctors must work harder to diagnose and treat kids.”
Now, we have Dr. Kristin Carothers, a psychologist with the Child Mind Institute making her voice heard on the issue of lockdown drills. According to the Institute, she specializes in ADHD and behavior disorders in children.
CBS ‘Sit-Down With Students’
At the local station in New York, CBS invited Dr. Carothers to join the “discussion” along with a group of students ages 9 to 12 to talk about how they’re coping with the drills.
The students expressed various feelings about the lockdowns, echoing phrases and words they’ve learned from their teachers, parents and the media like “intruder” and talking about how parents don’t understand what it’s like to be squished into closets and wonder if it really is a madman this time.
CBS went on to describe the series of blurbed interviews as “stoic,” and parents reacted like robots:
“It sounds like the school does a good job. It makes me feel safe for [my daughter].”
Your kid is being stuffed into a closet to play pretend that white supremacist misogynist video game player is going to shoot them in the head, and you’re happy with it? You’re just going to accept it? Because it’s free schooling and you get her out of the house for eight hours?
Dr. Carothers Tells Kids Anxiety is Normal
And then there’s Dr. Carothers of the Clinton-loving Child Mind Institute, telling everyone that they’re experiencing anxiety, but in this case, it’s a “good natural response.”
That’s right kiddos, feeling anxiety when your Spanish teacher tells you to ándale is the normal response. My response is that these teachers and schools are monsters for thinking that school shootings are so normal that kids should practice them. It’s horror porn for the administration, it’s not about safety for the kids.
Says the doc,
“Sometimes that response goes into overdrive and we think we’re in danger but we’re not in danger.”
That couldn’t have anything to do with the media screaming and blaring about how kids are being shot to death all over the country, right? Fires are scary too. Fires kill students, too, but kids don’t need a psychologist to sooth them on CBS after a fire drill.
“You can try to think, we call it a ‘coping thought,’ that ‘we’re practicing this drill to keep me safe, my teachers are doing everything they can to keep me safe.’ If you can keep that in your mind as you’re going through the drill it might help a little.”
There’s your answer. If ever you feel anxiety when Miss Edwards is screaming at you to drop your pencils and hide behind filing cabinets, repeat a mantra to yourself that it’s all going to be already, because my unionized teacher who hates guns is here.
Or train kids to ask their parents about homeschooling, which was the standard for millennia.
Sources: CBS New York, Child Mind Institute.
The Guardian over the weekend did an interview with Susan Sarandon about her general stance on politics. I found her stance on how the right attacked her:
“I’m not attacked from the right at all,” she will tell me. Instead, she is accused of not checking her white privilege, of throwing away her vote on a third-party candidate (the Green party nominee, Jill Stein) during the US presidential election, and of recklessly espousing a political cause that let Trump in through the backdoor. Liberals in the US, it seems, can summon more hatred for Sarandon right now than they can for Paul Ryan.
She talked about how she supported Hillary in 2001 and the nut jobs that where call her with threats:
It is often overlooked that in 2001, Sarandon supported Hillary Clinton’s run for the Senate. There are photos of them posing chummily together, grinning. Then Clinton voted for the war in Iraq and it all went downhill. During the last election, Sarandon supported Bernie Sanders, then wouldn’t support Clinton after she won the nomination, and now all the moderates hate her, to the extent, she says, that she had to change her phone number because people she identifies as Hillary trolls sent her threatening messages. “I got from Hillary people ‘I hope your crotch is grabbed’, ‘I hope you’re raped’. Misogynistic attacks. Recently, I said ‘I stand with Dreamers’ [children brought illegally to the US, whose path to legal citizenship – an Obama-era provision – Trump has threatened to revoke] and that started another wave.”
“No, from the left! ‘How dare you! You who are responsible for this!’”
The final point of note for was about war and deportation:
Did she really say that Hillary was more dangerous than Trump?
“Not exactly, but I don’t mind that quote,” she says. “I did think she was very, very dangerous. We would still be fracking, we would be at war [if she was president]. It wouldn’t be much smoother. Look what happened under Obama that we didn’t notice.”
It seems absurd to argue that healthcare, childcare, taxation for the non-rich wouldn’t be better now under President Clinton, and that’s before we get to the threat of deportation hanging over millions of immigrants. “She would’ve done it the way Obama did it,” says Sarandon, “which was sneakily. He deported more people than have been deported now. How he got the Nobel peace prize I don’t know. I think it was very important to have a black family in the White House and I think some of the stuff he did was good. He tried really hard about healthcare. But he didn’t go all the way because of big pharma.”
Tags: #Obama, #Hillary, #HillaryClinton, #DonaldTrump, #Trump, #Immigration, #Deportation, #War, #Election2016, #SusanSarandon