Monadnock Regional School Newspaper Takes Nationalist, Flag-Waving Stance

Monadnock Regional Middle and High School

Monadnock Regional Middle and High School

Monadnock Regional School has become the center of controversy recently after a heroic student refused to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Apparently singling the courageous girl out in class and attempting to pressure and embarrass her was not enough. Now the school’s newspaper has weighed into the controversy – on the side of flag-waving nationalism.

The author of the article, student Kellie Doc Gordon, excoriates the Keene Sentinel and journalist Meghan Foley, claiming Foley’s article on the pledge controversy was “biased” against the school. Of course the reality is that the only reason the article seemed one-sided was because the school bureaucrats basically refused to comment. They’re circling the wagons. All Foley got from them was the school superintendent saying they’ve dealt with the situation. No one else from the school, including the teacher in question, was willing to comment.

“The Pawprint Newsletter”, the school’s weekly propaganda rag, also included an editorial cartoon which suggests that the military is somehow risking their lives for your freedom of speech, which is demonstrably false. The military is fighting in foreign lands to uphold the commands of politicians, whose interests have nothing to do with preserving freedom and whose actions result in the further destruction of those freedoms.  The military are merely the enforcers for the military industrial complex.  Don’t believe me though, take it from a decorated Marine, Major General Smedley Butler, the author of, “War is Racket“.

Read the whole article in the school paper, here.

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6 Comments

  1. This line:
    “‘The Pawprint Newsletter’, the school’s weekly propaganda rag…”
    lol.

  2. Ian said, “The author of http://freekeene.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PawPrint2015-05-18.pdf, student https://www.facebook.com/MereGrey, excoriates the Keene Sentinel and journalist Meghan Foley, claiming http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/monadnock-student-stands-up-for-right-to-sit-during-pledge/article_d018b4b0-6f46-5c74-9927-ad331f5e320e.html was “biased” against the school. Of course the reality is that the only reason the article seemed one-sided was because the school bureaucrats basically refused to comment”.  
    Prove the article was “one sided” because of bureaucrats.  Post a statement from someone within the

    This young lady has written a very intelligent article. She said, “While humiliation is the opinion of ours alone because of the incredible allegiance
    the person, punishment is pretty well defined.  That makes good sense. ‘humiliation” is a feeling. “It is an emotion felt by a person whose social status has just decrease”. wikipedia The young lady chose to feel humiliation. If she truly believed her cause was just, she would have just left the classroom until the pledge was over. Instead, she chose to be humiliated by her own standards. To post this young lady’s facebook is just another way you are trying to humiliate her.

    Ian said, “All Foley got from them was the school superintendent saying they’ve dealt with the situation. No one else from the school, including the teacher in question, was willing to comment”.  Why is it so important that you know all the details of of this incident? First off there is student confidentiality. Second none of what the young lady did in class had anything to do with you. Remember, “she chose to own being humiliated” The school apparently took care of this. After all, the incident happened in school.

    Ian said, “The Pawprint Newsletter”, the school’s weekly propaganda rag, also included an editorial cartoon which suggests that the military is somehow risking their lives for your freedom of speech, which is demonstrably false”. You would bash a student newspaper? The military has and continues to fight for your rights. Today’s military is fighting terrorists who would like to do nothing more than take away your rights. When 9/11 occurred, thousands of people were killed. Where were their civil rights? Terrorists took their rights away when those planes crashed into the Sears towers. That is who the military is fighting right now.  By the way, your article and stance are trying to create a situation to “humiliate” the author of the article you are against. What if she chooses not to let you humiliate her? What is your next step? You chose to try and humiliate, citizens, police officers, politicians. (of course everyone tries to do that) and the list goes on. You can’t bring awareness if you are trying to invoke humiliation. 

    Ian said, “The military is fighting in foreign lands to uphold the commands of politicians, whose interests have nothing to do with preserving freedom and whose actions result in the further destruction of those freedoms.  The military are merely the enforcers for the military industrial complex”. 
    Are you aware the statements were made by an officer back in 1935? He died in 1940. He fought in a lot of battles. He was a good soldier and made it through the ranks. His opinions were his own. They had very little if no influence. Today we are fighting a different war. Why shouldn’t those overseas enjoy the rights we have? Why shouldn’t those people enjoy democracy? Those who can’t fight the war alone need people to help step up for them. ISIS is committing grave atrocities. Shouldn’t those who can’t speak for themselves get a helping hand from the USA?

    Ms Gordon said, “”The Origin and Meaning of
    The Pledge of Allegiance” by Ken Lynn, Lynn
    describes how the pledge was first created in
    1892 to commemorate the 400 th anniversary of
    the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
    While it was initially only intended to
    be recited that one day, it was quickly adopted
    for that.  That is true. You chose to take your information and twist it into part of your cause by perversing the real meaning behind the Pledge of Allegiance. 

    Ms. Gordon said, “Its sole purpose
    was, and is, to represent the
    efforts by those who did, have, and
    will dedicate their lives, to free-

    · dom for this country we call home. Without
    the sacrifice, bravery, and love provided by the
    men and women of our armed forces, the USA
    would not be what it is today. This comment is part her statements and part fact.

    Again, You are  and have been doing for a very long time is to try and “humiliate” instead of educate for your cause. The article Ian wrote only proves that. There are no real statements with evidence, most of Ian’s article is full of monotonousness slams. Why would you post this young ladies facebook page? To try and humiliate her. Nothing else.

  3. Are you really arguing with a high school newspaper?

  4. ShaunnaNash Just reporting the news as this story develops.

  5. FTL_Ian ShaunnaNash Is the newsletter that impressive as a standard of journalism that it’s worth your effort to churn content out of it?  This is just bizarre and looks like just picking on a heroic high school student, singling her out because you disagree with her beliefs.

  6. Congratulations, you’ve fought a losing battle for a couple years now so your final choice was to then start targeting those younger than you who are also your target audience. Brilliant job, you’re choice in battles is self defeating to your cause and you don’t even have to try.

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