Thursday, December 9, 2010

We, the terrorized

The Hampshire County sheriff's office has fingered the culprit in the anonymous bomb threats that closed down Hampshire High several times last week: a 14 year-old girl.

The front page of the Hampshire Review has a huge headline, several different articles, and two pictures of students being taught the rudiments of totalitarianism as they walk through metal detectors, and get personal scans. One story even had anonymous students cheerily suggesting even more intrusive ways their behavior can be monitored by the state. Good little totalitarians, the article implicitly suggests.

What kind of society is so easily terrorized by a 14 year-old girl?

--Michael Hasty

1 comment:

Jim D said...

We all know what happened to Joan of Arc.