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2020-09-18 11:49:44 AM  
41 votes:

a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.


George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.
 
2020-09-18 10:10:11 AM  
38 votes:

west.la.lawyer: Responsible gun owners and open carry and this shiat.
Texas needs its own tag


It ain't just Texas.   We already have the tag for it:   'Murica.
 
2020-09-18 9:45:19 AM  
30 votes:
Ever read the fan fiction that used to be on Tonya Harding's website? It was detailed and graphic. People actually put a lot into it and were invested.

Rittenhouse's fans will be here shortly to display their fan fiction, which is far more tasteless than anything that was on Harding's site.
 
2020-09-18 10:49:38 AM  
26 votes:
Rittenhouse should be racked and stretched before being disemboweled while still alive, then decapitated.
 
2020-09-18 11:16:46 AM  
16 votes:

a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.



Yeah, they put George Floyd along with Gandhi and Malcolm X? Rittenhouse AND one of his victims?

This entire assignment sounds like it was just trying to make the news.
 
2020-09-18 10:43:41 AM  
16 votes:
Killing people who object is a great American tradition.
 
2020-09-18 12:19:49 PM  
13 votes:
Nazi kills protester In "self-defense" after getting a plastic bag thrown at him, then shoots two others after they try to stop him (like Republicans keep saying people should do during mass shooting situations) = lauded as a hero by Republicans.

Protester kills Nazi in a far clearer case of self defense, as bear spray is a bigger threat than a plastic bag = demonized then assassinated by the Federal government.
 
2020-09-18 11:54:01 AM  
12 votes:

NM Volunteer: a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.

George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.


Martyrs choose to die for their cause. George Floyd was a victim.
 
2020-09-18 10:03:32 AM  
11 votes:
Responsible gun owners and open carry and this shiat.
Texas needs its own tag
 
2020-09-18 10:58:43 AM  
10 votes:
I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.
 
2020-09-18 12:01:08 PM  
9 votes:

GrinzGrimly: west.la.lawyer: Responsible gun owners and open carry and this shiat.
Texas needs its own tag

Texas is not an open carry state unless you have a License To Carry. It seems more like we we need a Chicago tag to cover the dozens of weekly senseless shootings despite their harsh gun laws ("Oh, but Indiana!!" - yeah, yeah, yeah, then why doesn't Indiana or Texas have this crap happen every day...)


Texans are too busy dealing with exploding deregulated industrial locations to have time to run around shooting one another.
 
2020-09-18 12:45:09 PM  
7 votes:

Armchair_Invective: Not like making heroes of mass murderers is anything new to the US (Yes, it really happened, 1938).

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Time's Person of the Year isn't necessarily a hero or good.  It's for the most influential person of that year.
 
2020-09-18 11:51:46 AM  
7 votes:
My essay:

Kyle was a hero because he gave old white guys half an election for 3 minutes while they indulged their own murder fantasies at the expense of innocent lives.

Should I double space or are we good?
 
2020-09-18 11:50:05 AM  
7 votes:
A fat kid with a gun really should replace the Bald Eagle as the symbol of the United States...
 
2020-09-18 12:00:49 PM  
6 votes:
"The Dallas Independent School District apologized for the "unapproved assignment" and removed it from its online portal, according to NBC affiliate KXAS. Students do not have to complete the assignment."

Ummm, that's it? No "oh and we fired the idiot who designed this assignment."
 
2020-09-18 11:49:57 AM  
6 votes:
Smarter kids would've taken the opportunity to roast both the lil' assassin and the dumbass teacher in their essays, instead of reporting him right off the bat.
 
2020-09-18 12:11:10 PM  
5 votes:

GrinzGrimly: west.la.lawyer: Responsible gun owners and open carry and this shiat.
Texas needs its own tag

Texas is not an open carry state unless you have a License To Carry. It seems more like we we need a Chicago tag to cover the dozens of weekly senseless shootings despite their harsh gun laws ("Oh, but Indiana!!" - yeah, yeah, yeah, then why doesn't Indiana or Texas have this crap happen every day...)


Yeah, sure, you can't open carry a pistol in Texas. You know who is super mad about it and protests it in Texas?

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Oh right, rifles in Starbucks in Texas are perfectly fine
 
2020-09-18 12:08:43 PM  
5 votes:

gameshowhost: Smarter kids would've taken the opportunity to roast both the lil' assassin and the dumbass teacher in their essays, instead of reporting him right off the bat.


Then they'd have to put up with the dumbfarkery of their fascist classmates.
If a teacher is this farked up, I guarantee some of the parents in the area are just as nuts, and have raised their kids poorly.
 
2020-09-18 12:05:33 PM  
5 votes:

GrinzGrimly: west.la.lawyer: Responsible gun owners and open carry and this shiat.
Texas needs its own tag

Texas is not an open carry state unless you have a License To Carry. It seems more like we we need a Chicago tag to cover the dozens of weekly senseless shootings despite their harsh gun laws ("Oh, but Indiana!!" - yeah, yeah, yeah, then why doesn't Indiana or Texas have this crap happen every day...)


Indianapolis population
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vs Chicago
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Statistics, how do they work?
 
2020-09-18 11:54:33 AM  
5 votes:

NM Volunteer: George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.


He's not a martyr either; he wasn't put to death for his beliefs.  He's just a tragic example.
 
2020-09-18 11:34:01 AM  
5 votes:
a flying monkey made me do it:
Teacher might as well have sprayed chrome on their teeth and rammed their enemy

WITNESS ME! And please be sure all citations adhere to MLS standards, thanks.
 
2020-09-18 12:31:19 PM  
4 votes:

a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.


There is a very simple answer to this question.  He was a victim.  A completely unwilling victim.

He was a victim of systemic racism.  He was a victim of a system that has allowed cops to act without consequences for entirely too long.

Just keep in mind for a moment that that sort of thing has been going on every day for decades.  And if THIS incident had not been caught on tape, nothing would have come of it.  And that sort of thing would still be going on unchecked.

Does this make Floyd a hero?  No.  But he has still been elevated to one who's death created a movement which is creating positive action.  And for that he will be remembered as a hero.

If I were given the assignment to write an essay, that is the angle I would take.
 
2020-09-18 11:58:46 AM  
4 votes:
He's a hero to Incels everywhere.
 
2020-09-18 11:54:52 AM  
4 votes:

NM Volunteer: Jake Havechek: Rittenhouse should be racked and stretched before being disemboweled while still alive, then decapitated.

Emasculated with a cigar guillotine cutter too.


Stern He's nothing but a low down
Youtube Z-_I_KOSEJs
 
2020-09-18 11:52:02 AM  
4 votes:
Trolled your way out of a job, dummy.

Neither Floyd or Rittenhouse belongs on that list. And what kind of sources are you going to cite for a biography of a 17 year old who's main accomplishment is premeditated murder?
 
2020-09-18 11:45:14 AM  
4 votes:
"...a student at W.T. White High School in Dallas..."

That's a bit on the nose.
 
2020-09-18 11:22:25 AM  
4 votes:

NikolaiFarkoff: a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.


Yeah, they put George Floyd along with Gandhi and Malcolm X? Rittenhouse AND one of his victims?

This entire assignment sounds like it was just trying to make the news.


Teacher might as well have sprayed chrome on their teeth and rammed their enemy
 
2020-09-18 12:34:37 PM  
3 votes:

a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?


Well, once he and five other men broke into a pregnant woman's house, George pressed a pistol barrel into her pregnant belly and they all robbed her. That's pretty exemplary.

Also, he was murdered by police
 
2020-09-18 12:22:13 PM  
3 votes:

Pincy: NM Volunteer: a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.

George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.

Doesn't a martyr die on purpose for a cause? He is not a martyr because I don't think he had any intention of dying. He is a victim of a racist system for sure.


Most don't die by their own intention. A martyr would be someone unjustly killed whose death becomes politically important to those on opposing the people who did the killing.

But regardless of what word we use, the man was killed by a procedure that 5th grader should know is lethal force while other cops just watched.
 
2020-09-18 12:09:03 PM  
3 votes:

NM Volunteer: a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?
He shouldn't have been killed, no.  What happened to him was terrible and no one in that position deserves to be killed by the police.  But what did he do that schoolkids should also do?  Either it was a hamfisted assignment or I'm missing something, or both.

George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.


Doesn't a martyr die on purpose for a cause? He is not a martyr because I don't think he had any intention of dying. He is a victim of a racist system for sure.
 
2020-09-18 12:02:03 PM  
3 votes:

a flying monkey made me do it: I don't think George Floyd qualifies as a hero.  What did he do that makes him exemplary?


As 9/11 demonstrated, America uses "hero" because it's afraid to say "martyr."
 
2020-09-18 11:59:54 AM  
3 votes:

emersonbiggins: Walker: "I think he's a hero too"
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what is on his lip?


Putin.
 
2020-09-18 11:56:56 AM  
3 votes:

Ambitwistor: NM Volunteer: George Floyd isn't a hero.  He is a martyr.

He's not a martyr either; he wasn't put to death for his beliefs.  He's just a tragic example.


He was put to death for his killer's beliefs, though.
 
2020-09-18 11:55:12 AM  
3 votes:
We don't pay teachers enough, so we end up with trash teachers.
 
2020-09-18 11:53:40 AM  
3 votes:
Rittenhouse was suggested as "hero for the modern age" along with the possible subjects of Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, George Floyd and Joseph Rosenbaum - one of the Rittenhouse's alleged victims.

...That's a shiat list of "heroes for the modern age."
 
2020-09-18 11:50:50 AM  
3 votes:
Does he also think the dudes trapped in the Alamo won?
 
2020-09-18 11:50:05 AM  
3 votes:
But some people can't separate martyr from hero, apparently.
 
2020-09-18 4:36:57 PM  
2 votes:
Fire the farking teacher and any one in an administrative  position who either approved it or failed to kill the assignment before it saw the light of day.

never allow them to work at any school ever again.
 
2020-09-18 2:45:45 PM  
2 votes:

Armchair_Invective: Not like making heroes of mass murderers is anything new to the US (Yes, it really happened, 1938).

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TIME covers are supposed to be for people who "for better or for worse... has done the most to influence the events of the year".  Not necessarily heroes.
 
2020-09-18 1:18:09 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-09-18 12:44:29 PM  
2 votes:

Malenfant: gameshowhost: Smarter kids would've taken the opportunity to roast both the lil' assassin and the dumbass teacher in their essays, instead of reporting him right off the bat.

Then they'd have to put up with the dumbfarkery of their fascist classmates.
If a teacher is this farked up, I guarantee some of the parents in the area are just as nuts, and have raised their kids poorly.


Yeah, the fact that it never entered his mind this might be a bad idea speaks volumes.
 
2020-09-18 12:25:24 PM  
2 votes:
Don't forget about hero Charles Whitman.

Full Metal Jacket - Charles Whitman - Lee Harvey Oswald
Youtube a5IWK9sRYTs
 
2020-09-18 11:59:07 AM  
2 votes:
Guess this makes Eric Harris a hero too, eh teach?
 
2020-09-18 11:55:39 AM  
2 votes:

gameshowhost: Smarter kids would've taken the opportunity to roast both the lil' assassin and the dumbass teacher in their essays, instead of reporting him right off the bat.


Weird definition of smarter, risking it for the lulz.
 
2020-09-18 11:50:49 AM  
2 votes:
Well. I mean, that kid did live the right winger wet dream. He crossed state lines in his machine gun to go black guy hunting. Of course right wingers revere him as a hero.
 
2020-09-18 11:50:02 AM  
2 votes:

Walker: "I think he's a hero too"
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what is on his lip?
 
2020-09-18 3:46:25 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-09-18 3:31:08 PM  
1 vote:

Hills-Sachs_Legion: Maybe they mixed up Chris Kyle with Kyle Rittenhouse? Both named Kyle, both right-wingers held up as heroes for shooting enemies of Red America, both idolized in Texas.


I doubt it. Look at the name directly underneath Rittenhouse's.
 
2020-09-18 1:45:16 PM  
1 vote:
Maybe they mixed up Chris Kyle with Kyle Rittenhouse? Both named Kyle, both right-wingers held up as heroes for shooting enemies of Red America, both idolized in Texas.
 
2020-09-18 1:33:39 PM  
1 vote:

Kalyco Jack: thorpe: Ever read the fan fiction that used to be on Tonya Harding's website? It was detailed and graphic. People actually put a lot into it and were invested.

Rittenhouse's fans will be here shortly to display their fan fiction, which is far more tasteless than anything that was on Harding's site.

Mentioning Tonys Harding and Kyle Rittenhouse in the same post? What is this, the trailer trash hall of fame?


I'm still trying to figure out which one had bigger boobs at that age.
 
2020-09-18 1:23:41 PM  
1 vote:

fiddlehead: Rittenhouse was suggested as "hero for the modern age" along with the possible subjects of Gandhi, Cesar Chavez, Malcolm X, George Floyd and Joseph Rosenbaum - one of the Rittenhouse's alleged victims.

...That's a shiat list of "heroes for the modern age."


"Why do you look like Caesar Romero?"
"Because you don't know what Caesar Chavez looks like."
 
2020-09-18 12:54:06 PM  
1 vote:
Not sure what we expect from people who worship President Useless Asshole.

If you can do that, there's nothing you won't do.

We could have a Rwanda-style purge happen here and millions of Republicans would cheer that shiat on and/or participate gleefully.
 
2020-09-18 12:50:26 PM  
1 vote:
The teacher just wanted the kids to sieg heil in a different light.
 
2020-09-18 12:15:19 PM  
1 vote:
Martyr suggests Floyd died in support of some cause. I'm going with "victim".
As for Kyle, symptom?
 
2020-09-18 12:13:22 PM  
1 vote:

thorpe: Ever read the fan fiction that used to be on Tonya Harding's website? It was detailed and graphic.


No, and I'm going to need a sizable sample before I believe you.
 
2020-09-18 12:11:50 PM  
1 vote:
Teacher likes this Ghandi:

UHF (11/12) Movie CLIP - Gandhi II (1989) HD
Youtube 4ega5Rcct2s
 
2020-09-18 11:59:29 AM  
1 vote:

Spartapuss: gameshowhost: Smarter kids would've taken the opportunity to roast both the lil' assassin and the dumbass teacher in their essays, instead of reporting him right off the bat.

Weird definition of smarter, risking it for the lulz.


Not for lulz, for giving the teacher a proper UFIA before reporting him for making a shiat choice.
 
2020-09-18 11:55:27 AM  
1 vote:

emersonbiggins: Walker: "I think he's a hero too"
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what is on his lip?


Freedom sore
 
2020-09-18 11:54:22 AM  
1 vote:

Jake Havechek: Rittenhouse should be racked and stretched before being disemboweled while still alive, then decapitated.


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/kid needs to spend a long time in genpop, not be freed from the tedium of prison life
 
2020-09-18 11:50:48 AM  
1 vote:

Jake Havechek: Rittenhouse should be racked and stretched before being disemboweled while still alive, then decapitated.


Emasculated with a cigar guillotine cutter too.
 
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