Fight The Power — With Stick Figures!
In the last few weeks, overzealous bureaucrats with visions of Columbine dancing through their heads have suspended two students from school (here & here) for drawing violent pictures. One of the kids who drew a marine blowing away a member of the Taliban was apparently even told that his drawing was “highly inappropriate” & “not normal”.
While I’m all for taking real threats seriously, it’s ridiculous that these kids got kicked out of school for the type of doodling that many of us, including me, did in our school days. Now I could write a long essay talking about how silly this is or encourage RWN’s readers to call the schools, but after thinking about it, I decided a picture was worth a 1000 words…
Viva la stick figure violence! Up with freedom of expression, down with fussbudgets!