February 14, 2016

St. Valentine’s Day MASSACRED in the name of "tolerance"

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

I suppose it was just a matter of time and now, it’s here -- progressives reloaded their politically-correct bazookas to obliterate another fun day: Valentine’s Day.

The assault on poor Cupid began a few years ago when a forward-thinking school principal in Massachusetts decided to “re-brand” Saint Valentine’s Day as “Caring and Kindness Day.”

At least the kids were still going to celebrate something, regardless of the moniker.

Not so at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul, Minnesota where Principal Scott Masini has just kissed Valentine’s Day goodbye forever -- for not being “inclusive” enough.

Mason himself is “inclusive” though. He included ALL holidays in his parental notification letter saying the school would no longer “tolerate” Halloween, Christmas, or Thanksgiving either referring to them as “dominant” holidays that may suppress someone else’s view, whatever that means.

So, no cards or treats shall be allowed into the school on Valentine’s Day.

Isn’t it perversely ironic that progressives, so obsessed with tolerance are often the most intolerant people of all? But I digress.

What’s the strategy here? A news story notes the school’s student body is “overwhelmingly non-white”. Despite a diverse student body, there’s no evidence that any parents were clamouring for a holiday prohibition. In fact, judging by parent comments on social media, the vast majority are upset with this P.C. version of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.

Even Masini acknowledges that his holiday policy won’t be popular so if there’s no popular support for such a harebrained idea, why implement it?

The progressive principal remains unrepentant: “One of the concerns that I have,” Masini said, “is whether or not [Valentine’s Day] is encroaching on the educational opportunities of others and threatening the culture of tolerance and respect for all.”

Translation? If somebody, somewhere might hypothetically have a problem with Valentine’s Day, better to play it safe and call the whole damn thing off. Brilliant.

Principal Masini has devised a “fix” for a problem that doesn’t exist. And this guy is in charge of an elementary school?

Sorry, kids. Looks like February the 14th is now less about Cupid, and more about Stupid.

 

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commented 2016-02-23 16:18:25 -0500
Why not be inclusive ,and have an Islamic valantines day with their own special version of Cupid on 9-11
commented 2016-02-15 17:57:43 -0500
Less about Cupid and more about Stupid! Love it!
commented 2016-02-15 11:12:10 -0500
When I woke up I discovered today is family day what a waste of a day all the stores are closed. You can tell I’m old because I always thought Sunday was family day. These socialist will do any thing to get a day off with pay. If they wanted a holiday why not use Feb 14 th as it is Flag day in Canada what is wrong with promoting Canadian nationalism.

Thanks for reading my rant.
commented 2016-02-15 10:16:22 -0500
Don’t worry kids National Hijab Day is approaching on February 25 in Ottawa. It is for two hours for all interested to come and learn about the head scarf. Probably an event soon to come to a school near you where only dumb, indoctrinated parents will allow their little, darling daughters to outfit themselves in support of Islam while they hopscotch happily to school.
commented 2016-02-14 21:20:09 -0500
Dan Mancuso commented
“You laugh, but these progressives are dismantling Canada, piecemeal…each little cut each day, we lose our past, our culture, our system of law and governance, our national and personal sovereignty…who said it was OK to do that? "

Pierre Trudeau when he introduced the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of 1982, which states that the Charter itself “shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canadians.” Because Trudeau believed English Canada had no culture of its own incoming cultures have the right, through the Charter of Rights, to supersede that of established Canadian Culture.

“The belief in the minds of many that Canada has no culture of its own is given further sustenance by the fact Trudeau enshrined “multicultural heritage” and not “Cultural heritage” in the Charter, meaning if Canada had a culture of its own to speak of it would have merited a mention in the Charter.”
http://ujjaldosanjh.org/index.php/entry/multiculturalism-canada-to-he-with-the-new-colonisers
commented 2016-02-14 21:06:46 -0500
You laugh, but these progressives are dismantling Canada, piecemeal…each little cut each day, we lose our past, our culture, our system of law and governance, our national and personal sovereignty…who said it was OK to do that?
commented 2016-02-14 19:48:04 -0500
Kindly don’t leave out Ramadan, black history month, Chinese New Year and of course, Diwali … We can’t allow any of these holidays to violate- oh wait – only Christian holidays will removed? Sorry I forgot we’re only focused on white male-esque holidays … Because not only is it permitted to obliterate them, it’s fun to upset them too, isn’t it you hypocritical jack asses? Well I’m gonna have a few friends over for some parties in the next few months … Ones got big ears and a fluffy tail , the other is green and carries a staff , and of course the last is the son of God. All are welcome to my festivities … They’re inclusive … Can you say the same?
commented 2016-02-14 18:30:56 -0500
Fraser Mcburney: Cancel all these holidays because they are just another drunk? I guess we can use the model of the former Soviet Union as an example where chronic alcoholism was at epic proportions.
commented 2016-02-14 17:36:40 -0500
His re-responses to me………………

“You still aren’t getting the whole story. Nice try”

and…………….

“Give me your name first.” ( I did, and just did again)
commented 2016-02-14 17:09:46 -0500
And Masini’s response to my email? ………a smiley face.
commented 2016-02-14 17:04:17 -0500
Masini lacks tolerance for people who like the day of Christmas!. Left wing liberals now they like to call themselfs progressives are acting like their dictators!. Thanks to TheRebel.media for reporting this I’m going to financially support the Rebel.
commented 2016-02-14 16:58:11 -0500
You sir, are just another asshole that not just bends but breaks our Western values and traditions. GOD FORBID we upset the minority regardless of the wants and wishes of the majority. Keep stripping away, piece by piece all that we, Western idealists hold close. Keep making us change how we celebrate OUR days that we as children grew up to love.

YOU SIR………are an asshole
commented 2016-02-14 16:50:49 -0500
I cannot imagine one more generation added to the crazy SJW and PC population we already have. Children are conditioned to be afraid of anything fun and enjoyable, let alone say or think anything because they are afraid to express and speak their minds, the molly coddling nanny state will have produced a bunch of angry crippled adults. This is the progressive way to foster identity, that we all identify exactly the same??
Supposedly young adults are struggling with a sense of identity, no doubt the result of their liberal educators who crippled them with PC conformity beginning at a young age, finding the final phase of conformity conditioning on a university campus. How can there be creativity, ingenuity, intellect, and progress (not progressivism) when they are not allowed to self-identify?? It seems to me that all this progressive BS will produce is more and more crippled adults lacking self-identity, self-confidence, paralysed when faced with grown up decisions because they were lied to about the real world. Conditioned from an early age, for permission and direction about what to think, feel, and say, we can expect more and more child-adults unable or willing to accept personal responsibility. Progressivism does not create a pool of future empowered citizens. It creates victims who will look to the government for handouts.
commented 2016-02-14 16:13:46 -0500
Sent Scott Masini this email…………..“You haven’t been fired yet? Just another liberal demi-god, with mass delusions of grandeur.”

Scott Masini responded……….."Not only haven’t I been fired but I received unanimous support from colleagues in St. Paul…since it is a district policy…not something I made up. Please call if you’d like to discuss instead of hiding behind your anonymity.

Scott Masini
Principal | Bruce Vento Elementary I Saint Paul Public Schools
A No Excuses University School
(e) scott.masini@spps.org | (o) 651-744-3492
vento.spps.org

I responded with the following email……………………

Oh, I’m not hiding behind anything. I’ll link you up to the comment section where I first read of your nonsense and you can respond to the other commenters as well as contact the reporter who put this piece together. The following is my original comment and a few others. As you’ll see Scotty, many people use their real names……….

SHANNON ANHALT commented 4 hours ago
Here’s Principal Scott Masini’s email address. Let ’er rip………………scott.masini@spps.org

STEVE HICKEN commented 3 hours ago
Coming soon to Canada no Christmas,Easter,Halloween. Valentines Day,St Patrick Day, April fools ,Mothers Day Victoria Day,Labour Day and all Civic Days.And The left will also kneel and pray to god 5 times a day. Maybe not now but within 20 to 30 years.

FRASER MCBURNEY commented 3 hours ago
All holidays should be cancelled. Lets get ride Christmas (it’s expensive) St. Andrew’s day ( It’s for Scots ) St George’s day (English only) St Patrick’s day (no parties please) St Jean Batista Day (it’s only a day off for Quebecers) St. Valentine’s day (It causes lovers to love) July 1st Canada day ( can’t do that anymore might offend some one) Labour day (everyone is too lazy to labour) Birthdays ( who want’s to grow old) and by the way let’s get rid of Ramadan (a whole month what a waste of time) Let’s not forget the Jews (stop Yom kipper nobody wants to atone for anything) summer holiday (just work and pay taxes) Victoria day (just an old queen) thanks giving day (the turkeys need a break) Halloween (it’s too dangerous for children) Easter day (get rid of those silly rabbits) and of course New Years Day (just another day with a hang over)
BRUCE KIRK commented 1 hour ago
“according to social media parents are upset”. Therein lies the root of the reason why assclowns like masini can dictate stupidity and indoctrinate children into this leftist victimhood ideology. mansini is a result, not an aberration, of 2 decades of parents effectively ignoring the leftist politicization of the education system and effectively ceding control of their children to unionized bureaucrats/teachers.

Link to the original story……….http://www.therebel.media/st_valentine_s_day_massacred
commented 2016-02-14 14:42:22 -0500
“according to social media parents are upset”. Therein lies the root of the reason why assclowns like masini can dictate stupidity and indoctrinate children into this leftist victimhood ideology. mansini is a result, not an aberration, of 2 decades of parents effectively ignoring the leftist politicization of the education system and effectively ceding control of their children to unionized bureaucrats/teachers.
commented 2016-02-14 14:16:06 -0500
these stupid fucking progressives will stop at nothing in order to destroy everything. the one and only most unrepentant idea about valentines day i follow is on February 14th I declare it international MGTOW day. that makes a whole lot more sense.
commented 2016-02-14 14:15:06 -0500
@ Dieter Cunth
outstanding!
Bravo!
commented 2016-02-14 13:40:11 -0500
I’ve always believed that in every single progressive, there’s a shrieking little Nazi trying to get out.
commented 2016-02-14 13:32:35 -0500
When the School Boards are forced to merge, it will happen here as well.
commented 2016-02-14 13:28:33 -0500
oh and did you also realize Muslims do not like pets of any kind. No cats , dogs, budgies, gerbils or anything like that . Pets are unclean and must be destroyed.
commented 2016-02-14 13:23:32 -0500
All holidays should be cancelled. Lets get ride Christmas (it’s expensive) St. Andrew’s day ( It’s for Scots ) St George’s day (English only) St Patrick’s day (no parties please) St Jean Batista Day (it’s only a day off for Quebecers) St. Valentine’s day (It causes lovers to love) July 1st Canada day ( can’t do that anymore might offend some one) Labour day (everyone is too lazy to labour) Birthdays ( who want’s to grow old) and by the way let’s get rid of Ramadan (a whole month what a waste of time) Let’s not forget the Jews (stop Yom kipper nobody wants to atone for anything) summer holiday (just work and pay taxes) Victoria day (just an old queen) thanks giving day (the turkeys need a break) Halloween (it’s too dangerous for children) Easter day (get rid of those silly rabbits) and of course New Years Day (just another day with a hang over)
commented 2016-02-14 13:19:39 -0500
Coming soon to Canada no Christmas,Easter,Halloween. Valentines Day,St Patrick Day, April fools ,Mothers Day Victoria Day,Labour Day and all Civic Days.And The left will also kneel and pray to god 5 times a day. Maybe not now but within 20 to 30 years.
commented 2016-02-14 12:41:43 -0500
Yup – tolerance means appeasement

Thanks to evil islam we will be in trouble before you know it
commented 2016-02-14 12:27:27 -0500
There is the old saying something to the effect, “A puritan is a person who lies awake at night worrying that somewhere, someone is having fun.” The source escapes my old-guy memory.

Just replace puritan with socialist and you have today’s society in a nut-shell…the nut being of socialist tendancy.
commented 2016-02-14 12:14:17 -0500
you know you are infamous when you get doxed.
well done!
commented 2016-02-14 12:10:50 -0500
are we going to replace it with a day for throwing people of diverse sexuality off buildings in the name of ‘inclusivity’?
wouldn’t want to leave anyone out of that party now would we….
commented 2016-02-14 12:08:48 -0500
Here’s Principal Scott Masini’s email address. Let ’er rip………………scott.masini@spps.org