Have I been assimilated?!


January 25, 2003, 10:37 PM
Please consider this an alarmed confession from a self-confessed
conservative. A while back I was attending a High-school orientation
with my boy. When the chearleaders and marching
squad came out to show off, they had their parade rifles with
them to use as part of the show. I could not believe I was
initially shocked and dismayed to see them with the (non-functional)
rifles. I guess in todays world I'm just not used to seeing kids
with guns. I preach NRA and 2nd Amendment and take my boy
hunting and shooting on a semi-regular bases (Even bought him
his own AR). Once I got over the initial suprise, I found myself
appreciating the fact that the school still uses this in their program.
I feel disappointed in myself and feel I have been tainted by
media bias. Anybody else been slapped in the face by self-
realization? Guess I need to spend more time on this forum
as therapy.

Just looking for a shoulder to cry on (in a macho, manly, sort of
way, of course


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4v50 Gary
January 25, 2003, 10:44 PM
What you saw, is the way it ought to be. Our society has been PC'd over.

January 25, 2003, 10:44 PM
No you have not neither! Sometiimes things just jolt us back to a clearer appreciation of what is truly going on. As for manly crying....try missing a ten pointer with a bad shot...that'll make any fella cry......

January 25, 2003, 11:10 PM
Nice post.

You have escaped assimilation by the forces of darkness.

Now you will be assimilated by the forces of liberty.

Rejoice! :neener:

ed dixon
January 26, 2003, 02:12 AM
You noticed the rifles. So the skirts were very long?;)

January 26, 2003, 02:43 AM
Probably a natural reaction. We are over-whelmed by a very vocal majority, their rhetoric well memorized by alot of us. More a "knee jerk" reaction rather than a true one.
By the way, was it a private or public school?

January 26, 2003, 02:45 AM
I would say that you have been successfully indoctrinated, but not assimilated. You're awareness of the brainwashing will save you.

Resistance is NOT futile, it is REQUIRED.

Hang in there Dude!!! :cool:

January 26, 2003, 03:59 AM
Thanks for the support guys! This was actually at a public school.
I wonder how they get aroung their zero tollerance rules:confused: .
I shall continue to resist with the aid of my
support group. Oh, and the skirts weren't that long... There were
many aspects of the program I felt required, er, ah, analyzing.
Must stay aware of our surroundings because, uh, survival requires
it :D .


January 26, 2003, 08:22 AM
My first thought on seeing a Springfield drill rifle: "Oh, my God! They've welded the bolt shut! Those heathens."

I was in therapy for weeks after.

January 26, 2003, 08:31 AM
If I remember correctly, some high school JROTC programs still had parade guns that they practiced with on school grounds back when I did my time in the public high school system ('92-'96). They were still non-functioning weapons, but once real guns. Now I think that they probably use the all wood look-alike rifles that are painted totally white. I'll have to take a look this Mardi Gras and see which high schools are using what in their programs.

January 26, 2003, 08:47 AM
My son is in the Air Force JrROTC at a public school. They still have non-functional (what a shame) Garands as parade rifles. I refinished a few of the stocks for 'em last summer.

I'll keep an eye open at the Mardi Gras parades too. Might be interesting.


January 26, 2003, 05:11 PM
You ARE in Texas!!! I would expect nothing less. That's why I miss Texas.

January 26, 2003, 05:23 PM
They even do it in Montgomery County Maryland! I'm surprised no one here has started a movement to ban the ROTC from using even neutered rifles.

It's a grand sight seeing a responsible kid with a gun.

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