FYI: An Interesting "See You at the Pole" Case
stevenjamar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 31 13:28:31 PST 2005
Must be your HS was different from mine -- cliques reigned supreme at
mine -- no matter what it was built around, an orthodoxy develops in
So it would not at all surprise me to see most of the students
involved doing exactly that, if the leaders of the group were doing it.
See the movie North Country to see what can happen when a culture of
such intolerance takes over -- there it was against women.
BTW, I'm from the area where the film was shot-- and if you notice
the scenery -- it isn't quite that bleak all the time - - just for
the 8 months of winter. :)
On Oct 31, 2005, at 4:20 PM, Brad M Pardee wrote:
> It may be that there are places where See You At The Pole is
> organized like a pep rally, but every occurance of it I've seen or
> heard about in my neck of the woods was simply students meeting at
> the flagpole to pray for the students, teachers, etc. And going
> back to my question about the one student's uninformed bigotry, do
> you truly, honestly think that a majority or even a significant
> majority of those who support things like "See You At The Pole"
> would defend the boy saying "I don't hold the door for Jews"?
> Paul Finkelman wrote on 10/31/2005 02:31:15 PM:
> > Brad, these kids meeting for prayer look more like pep rallies for
> > football games; and the encouragement they get from local
> preachers to
> > go out and convert their fellow students is ineeed a kind of
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