|GOOD GRIEF: Post-Election Grief Counselors for School Children
... and Boston aside, they're coming to a 'NEIGHOBORHOOD' near you
|Above: A quick iPhone grab from a few years ago in a Boston ...
'neighoborhood'. Yay, Charter Schools!
I understand, with the election of Donald Trump, many are feeling blue.
Its a bummer especially for we Bernie supporters.
But Ive now been alerted to something happening up in Boston
as a city I had previously encountered at the intersection of the third-rate
and the third-world. Its a place that regards itself as cultured, but
for the average Bostonian, dinner and a show is a Dunkin
Donut and a flip-down seat at Fenway.
Still, far more than that, its long been the national epicenter of
faux-liberalism. And in its own forged image, it comes up with new and innovative
feel good ideas to underscore its fakery. Indeed, after the recent
Trump victory, Boston Public Schools have pulled in Grief Counselors so
the students "can better cope" with the election results.
And worse, other cities are now beginning to follow Bostons
lead to diminish the electoral trauma felt by their students
the poor, precious dears.
Funny, that. Ive heard of a time before when school children had witnessed
three major assassinations four if one wishes to include Malcolm-X
in a short, five year period. They additionally saw 50,000 body bags
return home over a 10 year period night after night on the nightly
news. For many of these kids, their older brothers were in
those bags. The children of this age were also the spectators of
true and actual riots in the streets as they watched large swatches
of American cities being burned to the ground.
these very children navigated themselves through that very
adult world without
So how did this new, wimpish, emotionally panty-waisted generation come to
be? Look at who raised them ...
The 90's/Millennial-age parents who couldnt successfully raise
a fully tranquilized lab rat even if you offered them the incentive
of a 30-day trial Health Club membership housing 48 spin machines
every bit as production-uniform as the suburban-stupefied exercisers they
These KOHLS Commandos, wielding gift card currency, believing to have
culturally upscaled themselves with a couple of night courses at the local
Community College even if they were Cooking classes
have managed to create a generation even more self-centered,
self-indulgent and closed-loop than themselves
didnt think that could be done !
I mean, LOOK at these kids
While not entirely without dimension
all two of them theyve lived in households where the
micro-mini dramas of their text-chronicled whiny angsts are regarded as genuine
protest movements. And their parents have supplied these households,
furniture-stuffed garnished with Pier 1 Import accessories
that, at their core, have nevertheless showcased domestic environments that
have remained ... vacant. More telling, you cant find even the most
meager, single bookshelf therein containing actual books
not with a fucking Geiger counter (to repurpose Tom Waits).
So is it really any wonder that these kids of single-cell intellect and myopic
self-importance need grief counseling for election results,
somehow feeling the emotional anguish of a school shooting strewn with blood
covered bodies? After all, so many have already been in production-line
therapy just like their vacuous, counseling-trendy parents before
them. For what better way to create a continuum of self-indulgence where
the topic of discussion is always themselves when all other,
all-day venues real and virtual
just arent enough.
But on this day, I can only try to comparatively comfort these brain-dead
simpletons of their parents creation by telling them that something
even worse than Donald Trump lays ahead in the future that yes, will
ultimately amount to nothing
- Joseph -