Contemporary cartoons like South Park and the Simpsons have predicted the future with almost infallible accuracy. In South Park: The Pandemic Special trigger-happy, gung-ho cops became surrogate teachers after the town’s educators fell ill from Covid or refused to work for lack of eagerly sought vaccines. A similar event is unfolding, this time for real.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham, a Deep State democrat, has abused her authority in calling up the state’s National Guard to play substitute teacher. She said so many educators were out sick with Covid that she had no choice but to enlist Guardsmen to fill an “educational vacuum,” even though Republican Party of New Mexico Chairperson Steve Pearce warned she was setting “a dangerous precedent.”
Grisham’s reasons for mustering Guardsmen, however, are not just exaggerated, they are blatantly apocryphal. Although a few teachers are legitimately sick, most were furloughed or outright fired for refusing to take an experimental vaccine scientifically proven to weaken the immune system, cause life-threatening blood clots, and, in some cases, result in instant death.
The Guardsmen teaching kids program is rife with issues that should concern every parent.
As of 18 February, 94 members of the New Mexico National Guard have begun work as substitute teachers, but 36 of them have no high school diploma. Twenty-six of those received a GED prior to joining the National Guard but had no accredited college hours or a teaching certificate. Only 8 of the 94 are teachers while not serving the National Guard.
When Grisham on 8 January announced the program, she ordered the New Mexico Department of Public Education to create a “fast track” program that allowed unqualified Guardsmen to earn a teaching certificate in just two weeks. The program’s results were less than astounding.
Lauren Grey, a 26-year-old high school drop-out originally from Odessa, Texas, is among the Guardsmen tasked with educating our nation’s youth. She is currently teaching fourth-grade students at Estancia Elementary School in rural central New Mexico. On Thursday, February 17, Grey showed students a map of New Mexico and asked them to point out the state’s capitol. When one double-masked student thrust his hand in the air and shouted “Santa Fe,” Grey admonished him, incorrectly saying that Albuquerque, not Santa Fe, was the state’s capitol city. Several students refuted Grey’s mistaken assertion, which prompted an unprofessional response.
“Who was your last teacher? They weren’t smart. Albuquerque is the capitol of New Mexico. I’m in the military, I’m in charge, and I can carry a sidearm if I want to. Do you know what a sidearm is? It’s a pistol, a gun,” Grey said. “Now repeat after me, ‘Albuquerque is the capitol of New Mexico’.”
The students fearfully complied.
It’s not an isolated incident.
Guardsmen have been given a choice whether to appear in class in civilian clothes or military dress, and thus far all have appeared in class wearing uniforms—medals, ribbons, and, yes, sometimes sidearms. In a sunny classroom in Pojoaque Valley Elementary School, northern New Mexico, a class of despondent preteens is doing a group reading exercise. Lieutenant Austin Scott Peters paces around, peering over shoulders as the 6th-graders read aloud passages from William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. One student reads about the novel’s protagonist, Ralph, plight in dealing with the story’s primary antagonist, Jack, whose lust for power, blood, violence, and cruelty sways the boys to embrace anarchy and aggression.
In the classroom Lt. Peters pulled a loaded sidearm from its holster, saying, “Those who have the most firepower makes the rules. I don’t care what anyone else has taught you. These are the facts. Ignore them at your own peril.” He carelessly brandished his sidearm, pointing it at several students before finally returning it to its holster.
Students screamed and panicked and fled the classroom, later telling parents that a “faculty member” waved a gun in their faces.
These are two occurrences Real Raw News has hard of, and more probably exist.
Currently, the New Mexico National Guard has no real leadership except for Gov. Grisham. Its former commander, Major General Kenneth A. Nava, retired on December 31, 2021.