I feel a fury blazing like white heat from me heart to me head. I can’t think straight.
Today headline in the papers say that the “Education Ministry still backing corporal punishment.”
I ain’t even read the article, this rage flare up. All I coulda think about was that vicious, rum-boozing creature who call heself a teacher in primary school. He couldn’t teach…so he beat.
I still wish somebody would beat that bastard for going to school reeking of rum and stale vomit.
All I can think of now is that horrifying thing my brother tell we when he been visiting the other day. My parents never know that it happen. Mr. Whakker the teacher beat my brother ‘til he faint. My brother was twelve years old.
I feel like somebody skin me heart and peel it when he tell we.
Who would beat Mr. Whakker, that son of a dawg, for doing that to my brother? Mr. Whakker dead now, I hope they flogging he in hell.
All I can think of now is that so-called ‘strict’ nun in a Catholic Prep School. My sister and my cousins and cousin-in-law still look back at she in anger. The nun make a child wee sheself in front of the class.
Beat. Beat. Beat. That is all that we get in this country. I feel that’s one o’ the reasons why we got so many cowed but angry people about now. Teachers beat. Plenty parents beat. Bandits beat. Hooligans beat. Somebody always beating somebody…but is always a bigger person hitting a smaller person. Ain’t that what they call bullying?
Plenty big people here believe that beating a child is good. To beat or not to beat ain't even the question, some folks strongly feel that teachers should be allowed to do it.
Plenty people praise they parents or grandparents for beating them to discipline them. Maybe them is secretly into that Dominatrix thing now…oooh baby, hit me, hurt me, hate me, ooh, I love it.
I cool down me rage and read the news. I shouldn’ta bother.
The Ministry of Education say it support corporal punishment…but it got to be administered following “strict guidelines.”
“Strict guidelines” on how to beat a child!
They say is a last resort to maintain discipline and order.
I ain’t anti-discipline. I just am anti-beating a child. I wonder why we can't seek alternative ways to discipline. But the truth is, we so beaten, we don’t even know how to think creatively anymore.