The effect of the nanny state is really becoming obvious.
Recently we've hear about a dad who was ambushed and strip searched by police and "co-parent" school bureaucrats. They did this to him because his daughter drew a picture of her dad fighting monsters with a gun.
Then today I heard about a kid who was suspended in Ajax because he dared to tell his female classmates that dignity and modesty were attractive. Sent home!
None of this should happen but the good news is that the progressives are unwittingly creating more conservatives.
A school is like a progressive utopia. Educated unionized government employees control every aspect of that environment. They control the agenda and they control the truth itself. All of history and science pass though the pacifying pc filter to conform to the prevailing liberal paradigm. What happens in our schools is the precursor to what happens in society at large. Its the canary in the coal mine.
I could get depressed about this. I could say that the progressive pc nannies have won, but all they have won is the right to show off their fallibility. I enjoy watching it fail. The kids are naturally rebelling. Rebellion these days is to be conservative.
I felt this myself when my first grade teacher tried to tell me that my favorite animal was not a Killer Whale but an Orca. I became aware of social engineering before I became aware of taxes.
Imagine how these kids see the world now? Their experience is orders of magnitude worse than anything a progressive ever did to me. You also know how experiences in our childhood are magnified. Memories like these ricochet on down through our entire lives forming our opinions, our actions and our politics.
I wouldn't wish the above on anyone. I do take comfort however in that the Nanny State itself provides the means and manpower to defeat it.