Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chippendales for kids

We saw a weird performance with the 5th graders the other day at the big theatre in Walnut Creek... It was a say no to drugs theme and they had a drug dealer on stage (pothead type guy on a cell phone saying to this woman, "hey baby, wanna party?") Suddenly he's surrounded by eight motorcycles on a darkened stage, lights flashing, and then the swat team comes down from the ceiling. Music going, kids clapping -- everything but the stripping.

I loved the part where Officer Wallace's 4 year daughter came onto stage during the show and kicked the drug dealer while he was on his stomach, handcuffed on the floor.

It was all quite entertaining, but then gears were shifted, and kids were called on stage.... "character counts" essays were read, and so on....

According to those sweet little eleven year olds, they will never be buying pot, or doing drugs, EVER....:-)

4 Comments:

Blogger pjd said...

Where was I during all this? How come I didn't hear about it? Sounds very... Orwellian, in a way.

I'm all for the "character counts" ideal, but I get a little hesitant about celebrating the unlimited authority and unrestrained brutality of law enforcement. Little girls kicking suspects when they're down? Aren't we supposed to presume innocence until guilt is proven in this country? Or have we gotten so into pre-emptive strike diplomacy that we now accept the policeman as the ultimate authority of right and wrong?

Hey, I love the cops I've met in our town. Don't get me wrong. But civil liberties should also be held in high regard.

3:41 AM  
Blogger pjd said...

You've been tagged. Sorry, but you are always first in my target sights when I have to pass along a tag.

1:47 PM  
Blogger bluesugarpoet said...

How did I miss this post!?? Are you sure you actually saw this, or was this some sort of feverish nightmare you had after battling food poisoning. Sounds surreal! Great post. :)

2:44 PM  
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