Tug of war was a suitable game for the old America, that had not yet been fundamentally transformed into a land of unadulterated moonbattery. Now we have tug of peace:
Participants group themselves around a rope that has been tied in a knot to form a circle. Players squat down around the rope, holding the rope with both hands. At the count of three, all players lean back and-using the energy of the group-they stand up. When everyone has stood up (and cheered), players can, on the count of three again, carefully lean back into a squat.
In this game, the counterbalance support that players provide to one another is a graphic representation of mutual support and cooperation. It’s a totally different experience than Tug-of-War, which can be a painful exercise that activates aggression and leaves players in the dirt.
Or maybe, since the exercise allows people to stand up by pulling against each other, it symbolizes how competition causes everyone to rise. But I doubt that’s what the creator Maria Sapon-Shevin had in mind, considering that she is a barking moonbat:
Mara Sapon-Shevin is a professor of education at Syracuse University. She teaches, writes, and lectures all over the world on the value of inclusive education, not just as a way to help students learn, but as a tool for building strong communities and promoting social justice.
“Social justice” is an Orwellian euphemism for coercive left-wing injustice. Examples of social justice include when your money is stolen by the government and given to people who didn’t earn it, when you are systemically discriminated against for being white, and when the Department of (Social) Justice facilitates voter fraud to increase the political leverage of illegal aliens and other favored groups.
Sapon-Shevin’s experiences as a student shaped her approach to education. She notes that the competitive structure found in schools can be detrimental to students: “As a student who ‘did well’ academically, I often felt like I had to choose between high achievement and having friends. That’s a choice I don’t think any person should have to make, and from that experience came my commitment to inclusive, cooperative education and my deep appreciation of community building.”
Anyone wonder why education in this country is disintegrating to the point that college has become the new junior high?
On tips from Lyle.