Children traumatized by 2016 Election, with “profoundly negative effect”

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Good grief:

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center showed children have been negatively impacted by the election, with kids’ classroom climate suffering drastically.

The Monday report, which surveyed 10,000 teachers across the U.S., found many students were experiencing higher anxiety and there were more reported cases of “verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags.”

According to the survey’s findings, nine out of 10 educators saw a negative impact on students’ mood and behavior after the election. Eight out of 10 educators reported higher anxiety by marginalized students.

Half of educators said they heard students targeting each other based on who they would have voted for.

You know who I blame? The parents for scare-mongering their children. Let alone for raising the safe space generation.

Cue the violins and read the nauseating angst and melodrama:

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Emotional Van Jones: How do I explain this to my children?

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Who’s responsible? Teachers who lack the self-awareness to see their own bias for what it is, and passing their beliefs on to impressionable students.

Who’s to be held accountable? Much of mainstream media for pushing the narrative of Trump as the second-coming of Hitler.

It’s not like Bush’s election wasn’t without protest.

Remember Bushitler? The Democratic Underground and Kos Kiddie-types figured the Bush regime would declare Martial Law and keep himself in power beyond his 2nd term; Infowars readers predicted an Obama third term. FEMA camps? 1.6 billion rounds purchase by Homeland Security? Yeah, to do what? Hysteria. Distortions. Conspiracy. Paranoia.

Same thing with Obama and comparisons by the right (including some of us here at FA), linking Obama to Hitler and Brown Shirt youth army. These comparisons are wrong. And those who use the tired, worn-out pithy, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” are taking history and shaping current events to fit the narrative much the way conspiracists will draw connections to validate what they choose to see.

I remember Election Day morning. Logging on FB I had so many FB friends proudly posting photos of themselves, taking their kids voting, and proudly sporting their “I voted stickers” and praising hallelujah that they lived in a country where they had the privilege of voting; how proud they were to be an American, exercising their civic duty. Then by nightfall, it was like the End of Days was at hand for my liberal friends. I have never seen so many ridiculous posts and political drivel and rants. One of my college-age friends who I knew as a little girl posted a photo of herself curled up in the fetal position, lying on the floor. Seriously?! Wtf? And lol at you.

Blue America. Get a grip.

I’m still not a Trump fan. Still think he’s a despicable prick. Possibly dangerous. But not a repeat of Hitler. Not worth scaring children, over.

This is a cult of personality populist win during a time of anti-Establishment rancor. Hope and change for the right on the heels of hope and change from the left. *sigh* Jokers to the right of me; clowns to the left.

I sit on a wait and see perch, for now.

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14 Responses to “Children traumatized by 2016 Election, with “profoundly negative effect””

  1. 1

    Spurwing Plover

    To all you idiots who say Trump is not your president then the answer is quite simple PACK UP AND LEAVE you can maybe go to CUBA and tell them what a great person castro was and you may end up being spat on or a POW RIGHT IN THE KISSER

  2. 6

    Spurwing Plover

    Just what kind of lies is the NEA telling these kids anyway? what kind of lies are in the text books and what do the see or hear from the liberal run media scum sucker and muck rakers

  3. 7

    Bill

    This is similar to the citizens of Okinawa jumping off cliffs becaus the Japanese soldiers told them the Americans were going to slaughter them. The responsibility resides with the liars, in this case, the Democrats and liberal media.

  4. 8

    TrumpWonandNeoconslost13

    Trump won.

    It’s past time for FA, TRS, NRO etc. to internalize that you were wrong about Trump being nominated and you were wrong about him being elected.

    Your petty whining is just further eroding whatever tiny bit of credibility you have left.

    Let it go. Get some help.

  5. 9

    harleycowboy

    All of this is brought on by the kids hearing the parents talk of Trump. They know nothing of policies, past performances or political ideologies.

  6. 13

    Randy

    @Reem: I believe you should orientate your malice towards those who initiated the subprime mortgages. Then you should look at those who packaged the sub-prime Freddy MAC and Fanny MAY mortgages into investment packages.

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