Here’s One Reason Why The Younger Generation is Screwed
Here’s One Reason Why The Younger Generation is Screwed
A few days ago, I wrote about the values we had lost. Family, respect for our elders and our nation, decency toward one another, love of country and community all seem to have disappeared over the years, and I’m convinced our nation’s schools are a big part of the problem.
Example: an unhinged, self-important sow named Yvonne Mason, who spent nearly two decades corrupting young minds in South Carolina, who recently received a letter signed by President Trump, and instead of graciously accepting the missive, has decided to very publicly make “corrections” to the letter, which she claims is full of “stylistically appalling prose.”
“When you get letters from the highest level of government, you expect them to be at least mechanically correct,” Mason said.
She dinged the Trump letter particularly for repeatedly capitalizing “nation,” “federal,” “president” and “state,” turning these common nouns into proper nouns.
Using her signature purple ink — since harsh red ink is discouraged by some educators these days — Mason identified 11 instances of faulty capitalization in Trump’s letter.
And the left, including the media, had a collective orgasm!
Of course, let’s remember that the “mistakes” Yvonne claims the letter contained aren’t actually mistakes and if they were mistakes, they weren’t made by the President himself anyway. Any normal human being would recognize that a) the letter was written by a staffer, b) understand that the federal government writing style is very different from the writing style we use on a regular basis, and c) not make a spectacle of herself in a desperate bid for attention by very publicly sharing her “corrections” for the media to glom on to, and haughtily claiming she would send the letter back filled with arrogant snark.
A normal person would have been proud to have received a letter from the White House in response to their concerns, and if said normal person wasn’t a fan of the current White House resident, said person – if they were normal – would merely put the letter away.
But a supercilious attention whore, intent on showing the world how “woke” she was would do exactly what Yvonne did – publicly attempt to humiliate the President and then bathe in the media attention like a pig in shit.
Of course, all Yvonne did was beclown herself, because the “mistakes” she pompously points out aren’t mistakes at all. They are written in a specific federal government writing style. It’s common. The guidelines in the Plain Writing Act do not specify what to capitalize and what not to. The Act merely directs agencies to write clearly to increase accountability.
And by the way, the Act capitalizes “Federal.”
The purpose of this Act is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting clear Government communication that the public can understand and use.
Federal agencies set their owns rules for capitalization. The writing style of the Defense Department varies from the writing style of the intelligence community, which differs wildly from the Justice Department’s writing style. For example, take Executive Order 13549 signed by Barack Obama on August 18, 2010. Had Yvonne done a shred of research, she would have realized that generally speaking, Executive Orders and other White House correspondence capitalizes “State,” “Federal,” and especially “Nation.”
Sec. 1.1. There is established a Classified National Security Information Program (Program) designed to safeguard and govern access to classified national security information shared by the Federal Government with State, local, tribal, and private sector (SLTPS) entities. [emphasis mine]
And had Yvonne actually done any research into how government agencies write, (see the US Geological Survey Correspondence Handbook, for instance) she would have seen the following: When referring to different forms of government, capitalize “Federal,” and “State.” Also this: Capitalize the word Nation if used as a synonym for the United States… It’s a respect for America thing – something this arrogant hag wouldn’t know if it rustled her moldy meat curtains. Anything look familiar in the letter below?
Yvonne Mason is an unhinged, arrogant leftist, who apparently makes it a habit of writing to federal, state, and local officials and engaging in “rhetorical activism.” I wouldn’t be surprised if she passed those “values” on to the kids she taught for 17 years.
“Have ya’ll [sic.] tried grammar and style check?” Mason wrote at the top of the letter, punctuated by two asterisks.
“OMG this is WRONG!” she wrote at the bottom, citing one of many incorrect uses of capitalization.
THIS type of creature – rude, arrogant, snide, ungracious, and discourteous – is teaching your kids. What are these people teaching them?
Rudeness and arrogance.
Is it any wonder David Hogg proudly proclaimed that he hung up on the President of the United States when the latter took the time to call the snotty little shit after the Parkland tragedy?
Is it any wonder we have teenagers physically assaulting waitresses for making the wrong change in a restaurant?
What are they not teaching them? Spelling and Civics, at the very least.
Is it any wonder that Emma Gonzalez arrogantly proclaimed a few days ago that if you want to exercise your Constitutional rights, you should go “serve your fucking country?”
Is it any wonder David Hogg can’t spell and doesn’t know the basic functions of our government?
These are the people teaching your children – people like Yvonne Mason, who was obviously not worried about teaching kids decency, respect, or how to do actual research. Manners weren’t on the curriculum either, and apparently neither was setting a good example.
People like Greg Pittman – a history teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas – are also teaching your kids. This so-called “teacher” called Kyle Kashuv – a Jewish student – the “next Hitler” for posting a photo of himself at the range with a rifle after a trip there with his dad. Broward claims to be investigating, but somehow, given the county’s sketchy history of sweeping wrongdoing under the rug, I doubt anything will be done.
We, as parents, must demand more. We must demand better from the people who have our kids eight hours per day and who make such an indelible impression on their lives. We must be more involved as parents. I cannot imagine this is the first time Yvonne Mason exhibited crass, unprofessional behavior. I have a hard time believing that in 17 years of teaching kids, Yvonne Mason never once acted like an unhinged lout, especially during the Bush years, when Bush Derangement Syndrome had the left in its grip.
This behavior is unacceptable in people who are teaching our children, who are responsible for their mental health and welfare, and we need to expose it and call it out each and every time.