How to spot a fake geek guy:
- says robin is useless
- says aquaman is useless
- worships batman bc batman is invincible
- doesn’t “understand” superman because he’s not relatable or interesting
- makes “hero vs hero” posts
- probably smells like axe
Unfortunately, yeah. It’s a real thing.
For history context, The Pledge of Allegiance is a thing that gets recited at many public meetings, including school (I’m not too sure about its frequency in private school, because I don’t teach in one, but I’m sure most private schools recite it, as well). It’s some bullshit fealty attempt that even if you Wiki it, you won’t really get to the reason why it’s said. At school, the morning announcements will start, the person will say “Let’s pledge allegiance to the flag” and everyone will stand up and face the flag to recite. To ensure that every student has access to the flag when the pledge is read (or whatever), there are American flags in pretty much every classroom of a school (my classroom came with one before I even got there).
There’s a lot of technicalities due to Supreme Court cases. There are several states that don’t actually allot time to say the pledge (Hawaii and Vermont appear on this shortlist, according to Wiki). There’s other states that have students say the pledge and then a state pledge (Texas and Ohio. Which doesn’t really shock me). Students don’t have to say the pledge. It’s actually entirely within their legal rights to stay seated/stand and not speak it/do whatever within reason why the pledge is taking place (For all you US students reading this, remember this fact).
Unfortunately, many teachers refuse to acknowledge this/aren’t aware of this ruling/don’t give a shit, and will report kids for disciplinary issues if they do not observe the pledge. Social studies teachers are notorious for this type of behavior, because they feel obligated to create Americans through US history or whatever bullshit excuse they can think of. I stand and try to not say it unless a student is close to me, because I work in an affluent area and if I get labelled as “Un-American” my job will be miserable.
I used to categorically refuse to say the pledge as a child on the grounds that I wasn’t U.S. American either legally or by heritage and most certainly did not pledge my allegiance to its stupid flag.
Teachers didn’t love me.
My town school system taught that you didn’t have to say the pledge -in elementary school we read that book where a teacher chastised a kid who fucked up the pledge and the incident turned into a huge debate… Idk the name. I bet some states have banned it- but some teachers were insistent that you stand up “to show respect”.
I think that book is called the whole truth or sth like that?
But anyway yeah I live in Texas and we had to say the the Texas pledge and the us pledge every morning
STATE PLEDGE? o.O
states have pledges?
Well, luckily at my school at least in the few instances I saw teachers were pretty ok with people not saying the pledge? By jr high they’d pretty much let us forgo it so we could finish our homework from the night before instead tbh. And we didn’t even have it in high school.
Like, I know I keep talking about how it’s funny Dean is in How To Get Away with Murder, but we can also talk about how Bennett is in it as well.