the Disillusioned kid: Youth of today
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Monday, March 27, 2006

Youth of today

It's no great secret that I don't like children. As far as I'm concerned they're a bunch of loud, objectionable little people who serve no useful function in society. Inexplicably, there are some who disagree. Given this starting point, it shouldn't come as a great surprise that I don't have much nice to say about Mitchell Langcaster-James of Eastfield Primary School, East Yorkshire. The little shit is apparently worried about the effects of tomorrow's strike by local government workers and decided to pen a missive bemoaning its effect on his education:
"I don't think it would be setting a good example," he said in his letter.

"I don't want to miss school on Tuesday for we have double literacy in which I am writing a story that I would like to continue.
Yes that's right. He's disappointed that he's gonna miss "double literacy". It doesn't appear to have occured to Mitchell that in writing his media-friendly epistle he has just demonstrated that he doesn't need to be in school to write and is more than capable of doing it in his own time. Hell, he could even start his own blog if he wanted to. Fuck knows, the blogosphere isn't short of uninteresting, semi-literate fuckwits. Nobody's going to notice another one.

Despite being picked up by the paragon of journalistic integrity that is the Beeb, nobody seems to have done any serious investigation of this story. There aren't - at least so far as I can tell - any interviews with Mitchell or his parents. This lack of anything even vaguely resembling serious journalism is intriguing. Mitchell is eight-years old. He isn't even half-way to his first legal piss-up. Don't you think somebody should at least have asked if his scribblings were encouraged by mummy and daddy? Personally, I'd put money on it.

Long story short: ignore the whingeing; support the strike.

[Cheers Dan C.]

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