14 Replies to “The Children Are Our Future”

  1. Cruelty-free knitted dissected frogs. Adorable.

    Somewhere in Xinjiang, a Han Chinese medical student is practicing dissecting and removing the organs of a Uighur.

    Who’s still breathing.

    (Future bitch of a Chinese child?

    Kate, the pretty Canadian girls sold to Chinamen as drudges, sex slaves and punching bags will be the lucky ones. Miraculously lucky.

    Not so much the plain ones, who’ll have their organs torn out by hacks in filthy prison camp “hospitals.”)

  2. Ok, we extracted the organs, now pass me my needles so I can knit and pearl the incision back together.

  3. Let’s not kid ourselves into thinking kids are currently getting any sort of a decent education anyway. Fake frogs or not. Ask any 18 year old to make change at the till, the ethics of Che Guevara, or if the world is melting if you think otherwise.

    We’d be better served if we concentrated on teaching the children of the future how to speak and read Mandarin so they don’t need a translator to follow orders.

    1. “Ask any 18 year old to make change at the till . . .”

      Pay in units to make the change returned convenient units and watch their brains glitch just trying to figure out what you’re doing.

  4. I didn’t care much about the dissections in school – but I did have a phobia about insects when I was a kid, which was not only cured by the required bug collection in high school, but gave me a deeper respect and fascination for nature! Substituting this kind of thing for a real, hands-on experience is just cheating the students of opportunities to grow.

  5. Dissecting a frog was always stupid. We had that assignment in grade 7. Macabre masquerading as biology.

  6. “How to train a child to be the future bitch of a Chinese child.”

    Harsh, Madame Kate. Very harsh.

    But to quote Glenn Reynolds: Fair.

  7. Back in the day, we did dissections as a part of Grade XI biology. Still remember the comment of the classmate who did the dissection of an earthworm and then went home to a spaghetti dinner.

    Joking aside, learning to stitch up humans and animals is definitely an acquired skill. Even the offspring who was accomplished in quilting and other stitchery found this out when – as a vet student – had to start stitching up animals. Though the previous experience with cloth were an excellent aid in stitching up the new “fabric”. And, I am told, there’s a difference between stitching up cadavers and living beings.

    That being said, I want to get the kits to make these critters for the grandbrats. But they have to be crochet, not knitting.