BFFs Be Gone! Public Schools Now Want To Ban “Best Friends”

First public schools gave up on even attempting to coherently define such tricky concepts as “boy” and “girl”, banking on the fact that most American parents would ultimately decide to just roll along with their “professionally” orchestrated plunge into terminal idiocy...and they did.

Even after the American public school system “came out” as totally pro-gay, totally pro-LGBTQRSTD, and totally against the coherent definition of “boy” and “girl”, American parents kept right on sending their boys and girls to this system for an “education”.

Oh sure, they whined and complained and expressed their “shock” at the lunacy of it all, and they moaned about what a terrible message this sent to their precious little kiddos, but they kept right on sending their kiddos to that system for an “education”.

So if there’s one lesson that even the typical public school product should have picked up on by now, it’s that there is apparently nothing – no act or policy of wanton stupidity or even downright evil – that public schools can pursue that will inspire most American parents to take their children out of harm’s way.

That’s just kinda where we’re at now in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA.

No matter how crazy stupid public schools get, most American parents are determined to go right on feeding their children to that beast.

So when we see public schools moving right on down the path that they’ve so clearly charted, we have no business being surprised. Once you can get away with ditching even basics like the definition of “boy” and “girl”, yet people keep right on sending their boys and girls to you for an “education”, well…any system in that position knows full well that it is fully empowered and free to continue to its descent into darkness.

The latest stop along said descent comes by way of what might seem (to any sane person) a rather silly question:

“Should public schools actually ban children from having best friends?”

To more and more public school advocates and “education professionals”, this is not a silly question at all.

It’s a question that we must treat seriously.

And then answer in the affirmative.

Not.

Even.

Kidding.

That’s the dark comedic takeaway from an article that was published at U.S. News and World Report entitled Should Schools Ban Kids From Having Best Friends?

This gem of a piece from an “education professional” included the following tidbits:

“I am always fascinated by trends. And I am especially intrigued by the emerging trend among European schools, and now some American schools as well, to ban best friends.

That’s right. Some schools are attempting to ban the entire concept of children having best friends.

This, to me, seems like a Herculean task. The notion of choosing best friends is deeply embedded in our culture. Nonetheless, there is, in my opinion, merit to the movement to ban having best friends.

Certainly in life we all benefit from having close friends and confidantes – those who really get us. On the other hand, there is something dreadfully exclusionary occurring when a middle schooler tells the girl sitting next to her that she is best friends with the girl sitting in front of them. Of course, this scenario plays out in a variety of ways, but child after child comes to my therapy office distressed when their best friend has now given someone else this coveted title.

Many of you will suggest that our kids should toughen up and will become hardier if they learn to deal with the natural shifts in friendships that are inevitable. Perhaps, there is some truth to that. However, I am concerned about the bigger picture, which includes the pain associated with exclusion and the gentle comfort associated with inclusion.”

Because obviously, the avoidance of pain is paramount.

And this approach can’t have had anything to do with the formation of our present Snowflake culture, right?

Riiiiiiiiiight

The professional idiocy continued:

“So, what do I, as a psychologist, think of this trend where schools are banning best friends? I have thought about it long and hard, and I say bring it on. Let me tell you what brought me to this controversial conclusion.”

But Ms. Professional Education Person, what if your conclusion or your words hurts my feelings?

Would that cause you to reevaluate?

Maybe even apologize and retract?

Nah, didn’t’ think so…

She droned on from there:

“I am a huge fan of social inclusion.

The phrase best friend is inherently exclusionary.”

Yeah, it’s kinda like “boy” and “girl” that way. Boys are not girls and girls are not boys.

Which is why public schools can’t stand those terms either.

Ms. Education Professional continued:

“Among children and even teens, best friends shift rapidly. These shifts lead to emotional distress and would be significantly less likely if our kids spoke of close or even good friends rather than best friends. And, if kids have best friends, does that also imply that they have “worst friends?” A focus on having best friends certainly indicates there’s an unspoken ranking system; and where there is a ranking system, there are problems. I see kids who are never labeled best friends, and sadly, they sit alone at lunch tables and often in their homes while others are with their best friends.

My hope is that if we encourage our kids to broaden their social circles, they will be more inclusive and less judgmental. The word “best” encourages judgment and promotes exclusion.

I am not, however, an advocate of encouraging kids to have huge groups of friends. What I would like to see instead is children having a smaller group of close friends. In fact, there is research suggesting that adolescents who have a small group of close friends fare better emotionally than those who are part of a larger social circle. Perhaps those who are part of a large group lack closeness and are socializing primarily with acquaintances.

Wow, she just has all kinds of ideas as to how others would be forced through the coercive power of the State (though its “schools”) to choose friends and define friendship.

Neato.

But she’s all “tolerant” and “inclusive”, remember…as long as those terms, like every other, are completely redefined to be what she wants them to be.

Welcome to the world and worldview of public schools.

Now please, for the love of God (literally), get your children away from this idiocy.

And to the pastors and religious leaders (“professional” and otherwise) who keep right on enabling and standing for this garbage no matter how thick, deep, and comically destructive it gets: Repent.

Do your job.

Stand for truth.

Save some children.

And maybe even a culture.

(See: Why is the beast of Socialism eating our children? Ask your pastor.)


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