Absolute surrender to insanity: Boy Scouts of America ban squirt guns and water balloons

Spritzpistolen Verboten !!!
Spritzpistolen Verboten !!!

Okay.  This is it.  No further proof is needed to confirm the absolute collapse of Western Civilization.

Those of us who live in what used to be Western Civilization are now living in a weak and extremely pathetic insane asylum.

If you want to understand the larger context of the humiliating surrender to the Castro regime by the U.S.A. take a look at this piece of news from the Boy Scouts of America.

Boy Scouts can no longer shoot at each other with squirt guns, or engage in water balloon fights with projectiles larger than a ping-pong ball.

And as you read about this latest capitulation to insanity by the Boy Scouts,  keep in mind that at many universities and colleges, the faculty are being forced by students to censor the curriculum and to exclude texts that might be deemed offensive or traumatizing.

In other words: from cradle to grave,  Westerners are now expected to treat each other and everyone else in the world as fragile wimps.

At Columbia University, a group of students calling itself the Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board on Literature Humanities is demanding an intensive and extensive censoring of Western literature, especially of texts that might “trigger” traumatic responses in minorities or anyone who is easily traumatized.

Students at the forum expressed that they have felt that Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization’s curricula are often presented as a set of universal, venerated, incontestable principles and texts that have founded Western society. Such a presentation does not allow room for their experiences in the Western world or in class discussions. While these founding principles have been liberating in many ways, instructors should more consistently acknowledge during class discussions that many of these same principles have created an unjust, unequal, and oppressive existence for many…

[For example]…..Ovid’s “Metamorphoses” is a fixture of Lit Hum, but like so many texts in the Western canon, it contains triggering and offensive material that marginalizes student identities in the classroom. These texts, wrought with histories and narratives of exclusion and oppression, can be difficult to read and discuss as a survivor, a person of color, or a student from a low-income background.

Beware: Really baaad stuff!
Beware: Really baaad stuff! No Apollo and Daphne for you!

All this ludicrous nonsense  is being promoted as ISIS blithely revels in barbarous cruelty with abandon, beheading people, stoning and burning them to death, tossing them from tall buildings, even blasting them off the face of the earth with bazookas.

So, moving up the ladder from the Boy Scouts to the Ivy League to the White House, this is the weird ethical code in play: let King Raul make whatever demands he feels like making, and meet all his demands.

We wouldn’t want to traumatize him, would we?  Poor chap.  So badly abused for so many years…. and such a survivor!

We win!
Ganamos! Hasta sin pistolitas de agua!  (We won! Even without squirt guns!)

From Bryan On Scouting:

Water guns OK for target shooting, not for firing at other Scouts

As summer — and pool weather! — lingers on the horizon, it’s a good time to remind you that BSA policies prohibit pointing simulated firearms at people.

Yes, that includes water guns.

The official source for this information: the 2015 Boy Scouts of America National Shooting Sports Manualavailable as a PDF right here.

You’ll find the relevant sentence on page 99. It reads: “Water guns and rubber band guns must only be used to shoot at targets, and eye protection must be worn.”

Water balloons, meanwhile, have a size limit: “For water balloons, use small, biodegradable balloons, and fill them no larger than a ping pong ball.” (Page 100)

If you need more explanation, see page 61 of the Guide to Safe Scouting. The key paragraph reads:

“Pointing any type of firearm or simulated firearm at any individual is unauthorized. Scout units may plan or participate in paintball, laser tag or similar events where participants shoot at targets that are neither living nor human representations.”

Why the rule? A Scouter once told me this explanation I liked quite a bit: “A Scout is kind. What part of pointing a firearm [simulated or otherwise] at someone is kind?”


2 thoughts on “Absolute surrender to insanity: Boy Scouts of America ban squirt guns and water balloons”

  1. I was traumatized by not having chewing gum or cheese as a child in Cuba. That means gum and cheese have to be banned, right?

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