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Is it Police Brutality, as the Police Beaten the Bodybuilding Strong Man Down as They Tried to Take Him into Custody?  It’s More of Arresting a Perp Who Is Committing a Crime Getting Caught

After the ENTIRE story had been told, this is how a law professor interpreted the events, what the officers did, still was, NOT, “police brutality”, but it’s easy for the viewers of the video to misconstrue the law enforcement officials’ behaviors as, because of how the assailant’s had blood running down his, face, after he was hit in the head by the officers who were there to arrest him…off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Awhile ago, in the jurisdiction of the Zhongli Police Substation there was a man that resembled the Hulk who’d gone into the super convenience shop and started vandalizing the shop, two officers were sent to the location to take care of it, and in the end, the large man was beaten to bleeding all over his face, the locals started, filming this, and streamed the footages to the online media.  A portion of the locals believed that the police didn’t do anything wrong, the other sect believed that they were too brutal.  I however, think, that you can just, see the results and make your judgments, but we must, review over the process.

I’d looked at the footages posted closely, four total, and, the police’s way of handling was this: as the police arrived, the two officers restrained the large man’s arms, but, the man suddenly started attacking the two officers, and the officers were hit five, six times on their head, or back, and clearly, the officers couldn’t, dominate him, and so, they ran off, and, took out the pepper spray and sprayed the assailant, Hulk walked out of the store, headed out of the store.  It may be the pepper spray’s taking effect, as the man exited the shop, he’d, fallen onto the floor outside, but still slurred in speech, “I will, kill you all!”, at this time, the footage showed an officer with an iron police baton, beating on the Hulk’s head, twice on his head, ten times on the body, hollered at him, “hands behind your back, hands behind your back”, the Hulk put his hands behind his back, another officer went up to cuff him, and, as he was cuffed, the police did NOT continue to hit the man.  And at the end, what we saw was, the large man was cuffed, stumbling and falling outside the shop, blood coming from his face, quite thrilling, with the officers, wiping the blood off his face with a tissue to stop him from, bleeding.

and here’s a video of the events, off of YouTube, this video “blames” the officers for hitting the large man twelve times after he was already, sitting on the outside of the shop!

But for those who’d zoomed in at the last segment of how the largely built man was bleeding, and the police hitting him, will believe: the police used brutal force in enforcing the law; and the attorneys might note, the police hitting the strong man wasn’t justifiable cause for defending themselves.  But I’d noted, that as the police was chased by the largely-built man, getting attacked by him, and how they’d, cuffed him, after they’d, hit him, because this is, what’s normal during an arrest of a suspect.  Reason being, that as police are called, there would be those perps who don’t believe they’d  done anything wrong, or refused to behave, and at this time, out of necessity, the police selected to use force to enforce the law.  And, those who came late would operate on hindsight, told, that the police should be more patient in telling the perp, and wait until backup arrives, then make the, arrests, if this had happened, then, the locals may interpret the officers as, not doing their jobs, that they’re, “slacking off”.

Some believed, that after Hulk was subdued, the police could stop beating him.  Problem being, how can you tell, that Hulk had been, subdued?  I believe it’s when he finally got cuffed at the hands.  Letting the suspect go after the suspect was cuffed, the police will get sued to not doing their duties as officers correctly, and as the suspect breaks away from police control after getting cuffed, the police also gets sued for allowing the suspect to escape arrest, and so, it’s easiest to tell, if the man had been, subdued as the cuffs are placed on the wrists.  What I saw in the video that’s streamed online was, the police had, stopped hitting the man, but, did the officers go overboard in law enforcement?  And, if you believe that the man’s stop resisting arrest is his, “being subdued by the police”, that’s because you did NOT see how much forces the man was using to attack the officers, and, it’s hard for the officers on site, to not worry that the man might, suddenly, attack them, again.

I believe, that in the process, the police’s hitting the man twelve times, is the process of them, taking him into custody, the process of arrest, it isn’t, police using brute force, nor is it their, “using their duties to hurt the criminal”.

So, based off of what’s said, from the video, it’s easy for the viewers of come to the mistaken conclusions that the police were using brutality in arresting this large man, but, based off of the before, the during, and the after, the police did exactly what they were paid to do, to keep the shop safe, to protect the citizens in the local areas, to prevent further damages to the store being done by this, huge man who’d, suddenly, lost, control.

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Nobody is an Outsider When It Comes to Dementia

Because this affects, EVERYBODY, even IF you don’t have someone who’d been diagnosed with it, yet!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

As Taiwan marches toward the super elderly society, dementia will be a major issue that the government will have to deal with in the futures.

The W.H.O. estimated that currently, the total population of those who’d been diagnosed with dementia had exceeded fifty-five million, and, it’s estimated that the number will increase to seventy-eight million by 2030, and by 2050, it’ll get up to 1,390 million.  And, every three second now, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and the total cost needed is one trillion dollars U.S. annually, and by 2030, the costs are expected to double.

Based off of just Taiwan, one out of thirteen elderly over sixty-five is demented, one out of five who are over eighty is demented, on average, there’s one out of five.  In the twenty years to come, it’s estimated, that there would be one more who will be diagnosed per thirty minutes, with the population of the demented older adults continuing to rise.

“Didn’t you just ask that?”  “Why did you forget again?”, the demented patient would always repeat the same behaviors, asking the same questions, forgetting what was just said to them, and calling their loved ones by the wrong names, with the unstable emotions, getting angry, or cussing  out, changing in daily routines, forgetting where one’s residence is, getting lost when going out, forgetting to turn off the stoves, causing the housefires, getting into traffic accidents when they’re wandering outside, having delusions and hallucinations.  And so, the caretakers, the families had to face the long-term worries, and the pressures from the caretaking; to the point, of how the lesser families, due to lacking of resources provided, the tragedies.

It’s the government’s duty and responsibility to, make sure that the elderly population live their lives with enough quality, with the dignity and health too.

First, the forums should be offered at the school setting, to help increase the awareness of Alzheimer’s in older adults, to take the label off; and, encouraging the local communities, the charitable groups, the shops locally, to devise a friendly space for the demented elderly to olive, to offer the courses for the families and the elderly to get involved in, to offer the breather programs needed for the families, the trainings  of how to care for elderly with dementia, so the elderly patient can live in a familiar environment and get the treatments they are needing, to reduce the burdens of the individual families in taking care of their loved ones.

And, to set up a fuller, more comprehensive program of care, the medical and support system, to diagnose the illness quickly, to treat, to increase the quality of the network of care, to set up more communal care centers, so the families can get the needed information on how to care, how to utilize the resources that are available to them to help care for the aging.

To have more understanding for the demented elderly, more tolerance and respect, to offer help when needed, I’m sure, we can all, take part in this.

Nobody is an outsider when it comes to dementia.  We must, set up a “friendly toward Alzheimer’s” country that’s, patient centered, right now.

Because, there are, more and more elderly getting diagnosed, this becomes, a pressing, matter, and, there’s no way we can, catch up to how quickly Alzheimer’s is, taking over, because we are living longer and longer compared to before, and, the deteriorations of the mind comes with aging, and, the government, the rest of the world, has only begun to realize, how serious this problem is for the society, that’s why, this is a call out for help, from everybody in the community here.

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The Mess Behind the Barthel Index, the Lacking of Provisions of Long-Term Care

Until this neurologist gets beaten up by the patient’s son, and the Department of Health & Social Welfare still does NOT take it, seriously enough, because, the neurologist was only, bruised, with nothing broken, besides, it wasn’t as if the family of the elderly person took a gun and FIRED into the neurologist’s HEAD, so, nothing gets, D-O-N-E!!!  The lacking in responses from the DEAD government of the DDP, and we’re, still, allowing them to continue in office here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The neurologist from Tri-Service General getting beaten by the patient’s family because of not validating the Barthel Index, but the real problem behind this, is on the system the government sets for allowing the citizens to apply for the foreign hired nurses, the government failed to consider the practical needs of the families in need of long-term care patients, and only went by the neurologist’s assessments of needs of the patients on the Barthel Index as the sole source of evaluation for hiring a foreign nurse, not only does this expose the neurologists in the dangers of physical violence, verbal threats of the frontlines, it’d also made the families that are in desperate need of long-term care help onto that guillotine, becoming a victim of the system.

The debate of the Barthel Index had long term been debated, and there’d been many incidents including how the families, in order for the in-hospital assessments, they’d had to haul their loved ones in a wheelchair into the hospital to get approved, later came, the loosening of the rules, of getting the medical professional into the homes to do the evaluations for the individuals in need; there are the immoral neurologists who’d worked with the agents to write out the falsified approvals and earning the kickbacks; or allowing patients to use the evaluation that’s not their own; there are also, even, the falsifying of the evaluation illegally, and, all of these, are to fulfill the needs to hire the lower waged foreign nurses.

Many experts, scholars believe, that the hiring of the foreign care nurses should be through the long-term care system, for instance, the home visits, to see the actual needs of the patients, but the government is always, “steps behind”, the problem had been under the sun for over a decade to date, and nothing is being, done.

And now, we can expect, that the approval of need for assistance of care can come more swiftly, this time, the Tri-Service General neurologist’s being assaulted is no a sole medical violence case, but a problem with the structure of how the long-term care evaluation system is set to run, the government’s evading responsibilities with “doesn’t fit the qualifications of long-term care provisions”, refusing to solve this, and in the future, are we only able to see the neurologists, the family physicians, getting beaten up, because of a failed-for-approval Barthel Index?

And so, this is how LACKING the DDP government is, just like in everything, it’s still, johnny-come-lately, in the provisions of approval for the hired nurses of long-term care, and, it makes us wonder, what the FUCK (don’t pardon me!) is the Department of Social Welfare doing, are they just, officials, sitting higher up, in them, tall, tall chairs, with the tea cups in their hands, drinking tea every single afternoon, at TWO sharp or something???


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May the Tragedies of Eighty-Fifty NEVER, Happen, Again

But you know that it will, due to the lacking in the long-term care policies that work that are still not quite, set up by the, government here!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Mother’s Day is here again, the scent of carnation is the symbol of mothers, and, we don’t need to put mothers on that high pedestal, their kindness toward us, we can’t, repay them for all of our, lives.

In the times of thanks, there are however, a group of aging mothers who are taking care of their own young, as they’re, growing, older.  The 8050 Trend reported by the “Orange Generation”, the parents in their eighties, raising their fifty-year-old midlife age children, their golden years, are, shadowed over by the dark clouds of long-term care, they can’t see the beautiful rays of the setting sun, there’s no rainbow after the rain, it’s a never-ending war, also, a tragedy of Mother’s, Day.

I have a friend with polio, she had never been married and is already sixty, and in her midlife years, she’d been diagnosed with diabetes, and now, she’s looked after by her elderly eighty something mother.  When she was younger, her mother told her, that it’s okay she never marries, so long as she’s healthy and happy, but, as she entered into midlife, the assortment of conditions came at her, and in her mother’s elderly years, she’s responsible for caring for her own adult daughter, Mother’s Day had never been easy for her, no need for blessings of any sort, and her only hope, is to, get away, from the hells of long-term care.

I’d bumped into a mother-son pair on the weekends, sometimes at the marketplace, sometimes, on my way to the marketplace.  This mother-son pair live close by, the son wedded a foreign woman, later his wife ran off, it was only him and his mother.  He work during the weekdays, his mother took care of the meals.  On weekends, the two would go shop for groceries together, the mother walks in front, and her son was like a guard, walking behind her, very, carefully, he looked similar in stature to his own mother, as the mother passed through the butcher’s, the vegetable, fruit stands, fish, stopped, the son’s arms were fully hung with the plastic bags, and that, is what marked the weekend marketplace.

This seemingly nice picture, quite harmonious, but actually, the man never got over his own wife running off, became severely depressed, and had to quit work, and could no longer shop at the markets with his mother now.  Later, the woman would come to the markets, in her cane by the weekends, and would greet those whom she was acquainted with, not knowing when her son will get better, and how much longer she can, take care of him, or maybe, one day, she would, die before him.

My neighbor’s fifty-year-old son was sent to prison a few years back for something, the siblings had given up on him, only his aging mother didn’t, every other week, she would bring his favorite meals to visit him in prison.  As he was released, he’d moved in with his mother, couldn’t find a job, became, a borderline person of the society, and started working odds and ends, picking up the recycle materials to sell for measly income, and his mother can only put up the money she’d saved to help him make his own ends, meet.

The trend of eighty-fifty is that heavy lock and chain in old age, it had all the untold sorrows of the parents, a deeper sort of imprisonment than the prisons.  I hope that there won’t be any more of the tragedies of the eighty-fifty in society repeatedly, hope that the systems of welfare the government set up can be more complete, that we the offspring can all become those whom our parents can, rely on when they’re, older.

And so, these are cases of how the aging parents are still responsible for their adult children, for whatever reasons there may be, and this is bad, because these aging parents deserve a break, but they simply, can’t get it.

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The Son Spent All of His Mother’s Retirement Funds, and the Mother Still, Blamed Herself for Dragging Him Down with Her

The circumstance was what trapped this family, and, the parent became aware of the leeching that the son was doing, and asked for help from without to get the resources the family needed, to snap out of this, vicious cycle, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

Felt Bad for Him as a Manual Laborer in the Fields, the Unemployed Son Became Verbally Abusive, and as He’d Found a Stable Job, He’d Finally, Became Steadier Emotionally

Would you worry about how you may not have enough elderly assistance, retirement pensions, to give to your own children who can’t provide for themselves?  Actually, the troubles aren’t just in the parents’ generations, but the middle-age children’s who are supposed to be the primary sources of labor in the society, becoming leeches, are caused by circumstances.

Chih, who works as a manager in business in China got laid off several years ago, as he’d returned back to Taiwan, he couldn’t find a job that’s fitting to him, he’d returned home to look after his aging mother who lives alone, and has diabetes.  Chih is the most achieved of all three sons of the family, with a master’s degree, and in a management position at his work.

In the past four years, his mother’s elderly assistance was given to Chih to use for his living expenses, while his mother used the earnings she’d made from the vegetables she’d planted to live off of.

Some suggested to her, to leave the manual labor of the fields to Chih, his mother told, Chih is a white-collar worker, not fitted for the manual laboring, that he will soon find a good job.  She’d also said, that she didn’t want her other sons to know that Chih didn’t look after her, and took her pension, she didn’t want her three sons to get upset over this.

The story came out, when the elderly woman’s diabetes caused her to need an amputation, after the clinic reported it, the social workers visited, and found that the residence was too unkept to be fitting for any human inhabitants, Chih not only didn’t take care of his own mother, he’d become verbally abusive toward her, when his life didn’t go his way.

The Elderly Welfare Protection Foundation’s C.E.O., Lin observed, that a lot of the families with the children leeching are made of an elderly and a child living together, becoming an enclosed system.  If there are other children, or there are two elders, there would be less prevalence of tragedies.

Another trend is, there’s the special sort of attachment between children and parents, like Chih’s mother believed that her son became unemployed to take care of her because she’s ill, and felt that she’d imposed too much on him; Lin also sorted through cases where the elderly woman felt that her son’s divorce was because she was too awful to her daughter-in-law, that it’s her fault that her son’s life was, a mess.

There are the various storylines of how one becomes a leech, but how to face it, would be the primary determinant of if leeching on the elders is only a transitional phase or if it is, for long-term.

Chih’s family had an intervention, the three sons shouldered the responsibilities for caring for the elderly together.  Chih found a job, although his job didn’t pay that much, but he’d become regular in the schedules of work, with forming of new interpersonal relations, he’d felt that he was stabler emotionally.

Lin believed, that this family, the  problems got found because the elder was abused, ill, neglected, abandoned, or leeched on, but, only way to resolve these matters is getting the unemployed middle age offspring to return back to the workforce, the norms of the tracks of, society.

And so, this is still an abuser/enabler interactions, but it’s made by circumstances, because for whatever reasons there may be, the offspring can’t or won’t find work, and the parents started providing the money needed, and the offspring started taking that for granted, and think, oh, I will be provided for no matter what, so there’s no need for me to work, and thankfully, this particular case ended well, as everybody snapped out of that vicious cycle.


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The Taiwanese “8050” Trend, the Elderly Parents Became the Caretakers

On social welfare, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

With the Eighty Year-Old Taking Care of Their Own Children in Their Fifties, the Families are Closed-in, Plus the Pandemic, Causing More Hardships on the Special Needs Families

The woman in charge of the Dali Borough of Taoyuan, Chen started visiting the local homes to give out the quick scan kits, and that was when she’d discovered that there are many special needs families, like the ninety-one elderly woman, Tseng was caring for her own seventy-five-year-old son who had a stroke; there was a low income family she’d visited, with the daughter being mildly mentally retarded, caring for her own father in his sixties, alone on her own, the two live in a small suite; and there are two more, with the middle age adult children at home, agile and able-bodied, but refused to work, relying on their parents’ selling the recycle materials to keep them.

In Taiwan, the “Eighty-Fifty Trend” is nothing unique, almost all the frontline workers in the local communities, whether they be people in charge of the boroughs, the head chair of a community, or the long-term care service organizations all told, that they all see these sorts of problems, but, “we keep everything about our families private”, and the scales of the modern day families becoming more nuclear, causing these families to get discovered, only when there are the news reports on the living means.

Chen found that when there are the families with the needs, she would make the scheduled visits to deliver the foods, the rice, and other resources these families may need, care about how they are doing, carry on in conversations with the members of these families, to keep them from going off into the deep end.  And the kindhearted neighbors would also, give these families their homegrown vegetables to show that they’d cared.  Chen had gotten the registry of the special needs families in her area from before, hoping, that as the person in charge of her borough, she could, do more, but, due to the invasion of private, she was, denied the roster, she’d believed, that most of the locals are helpful enough, that maybe the social services and set up a set of legal, regulation abiding means, working together with the social workers, to help those in charge of the local boroughs know, if there are the families in need of help in the localities, and are willing to accept the help from the outside.

And so, this, is how the people in charge of these local boroughs are, reaching out, but, the families that needed the assistance, may not be willing to receive the assistance that they are in need of, due to, problems in their ego, or, they feel ashamed, of needing assistance from the outside world, and, for whatever reasons there may be, by not getting the help they needed, it will only, cause more tragedies to occur in the local communities, and, no matter how hard these individuals in charge of the local boroughs wanted to assist, they can’t!

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The Loans Scams on the Rise, the Unemployed Man Wanted to Take a Loan of $300,000N.T. Out, But Got Scammed $260,000N.T.s Instead

These scam artists are still, preying on people’s needs, their, vulnerabilities, and, the victims’, desperation here, off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The cases of scams are happening too frequently here, the false loan scams are also, rising higher by the days, the scam rings posted the loans ads online, using the handling charges, the evaluation of credit, mistakes in operating the machines, etc., etc., etc., to get the victims to pay first, the Criminal Investigations Agency estimated that up to the sixteenth of this month, there’d been 308 cases, fifty-percent increase compared to last year around the same time.  And the money scammed away had doubled, and the agency found this may have to do with the downturn in economy.

The police investigated, that the man, Tien who’d originally worked odds and ends jobs received an ad on LINE offering to lend him half a million dollars N.T., he’d gone to the super convenience shops to operate the machines to pay for the $100,000N.T. in guarantees, and the link he’d received after submitting asked him to click and key in his personal data to register, and claimed that he’d keyed in the wrong account information, that his account would be frozen, and that he had to pay $60,000N.T. to get everything reset, and that he had to pay another $60,000N.T. for the inconveniences.

Tien had three times gone to the super convenience shop to pay a total of $220,000N.T., and still didn’t get his loan approved, and the other party told him to pay more, claimed that they needed more from him to create a higher credit limit for him, and he’d consulted his families and realized, he’d been, scammed.

like this!

and, if you clicked the link, then, you’re, SCREWED!!! Photo from online

The unemployed man, Yeh saw the loans ad on FB, added the LINE account, and borrowed $300,000N.T.s, clicked the link that offered him to register for an account, and the message showed that the loan wasn’t approved; the other person stated he’d keyed in the receiving accounts wrong, that he’d had to pay a handling charge to get the secured transactions of his accounts, then used the excuses of his account being frozen, that he’d needed to purchase the banking insurances, asking him to pay more.

Yeh went to the super convenience shop to make the payments eight total times, and bought the game credits five times, spent a total of $260,000N.T.s, and the clerk at the super convenience shop became suspicious, and called the police, that was when he’d learned that he was, scammed.

The police told, that the scam groups are now using FB, text messages, LINE, using the loans’ ads, with low interest rates, guaranteed to approve, using the claims of the individuals’ keying in the wrong data, and other excuses, to scam; and all the money these victims offered up, were placed in the dummy accounts, there were rarely any handing off of cash now.  This year, twenty-percent of the scams involved the paying for something using the barcodes in the super convenience shops, buying up the gaming credits, and this is on the rise.

The Criminal Investigations Unit told, that people need to check if the agencies they’re taking the loans out with are legit, those with a set location of the offices, and see if the rates are reasonable, and after their loans are approved, then, pay the handling charges, but do NOT, leave your bankbooks, and identifications with the places you are taking the loans out of.

And so, this, is the newest way we can, get scammed, and, these scam artists are getting really, innovative, I mean, who’s going to check, if the loans ads are, legit, we’re already, in desperate need for CASH here!  That is why, desperation made these victims, that much easier, as, targets!

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Learning to Live, Alone

As we age by the day, this is something we all have to face on our own, eventually!  Translated…

Rode the MRT to the HSR to pick a friend up, bumped into my neighbor, Yun, I thought she was traveling out, she’d shaken her head, and told me, since her husband had passed on, she couldn’t face the empty house anymore, “loneliness sent me straight into panic mode”, and so, she’d come to the high-speed railroad station, sat at the corner, to read the papers she’d brought with her, to be in the company of the crowds that were coming and going, and, after she had the railroad station lunch box, she’d headed home.

As I’d heard how she’d passed the time, it’d made me feel sad.  Yun didn’t have children, didn’t go out to socialize, she’d built up that high wall, isolated herself; I’d often called her up to ask how she was doing, invited her to exercise with me at the parks, to increase her human contact.

what we will all be, faced with, one day! Photo from online

Those who live alone in my community, mostly were the unmarried, the widows/widowers, or those who’d not lived with their young.  And, the rate of those who live on their own is getting higher, becoming the trends, and the, norm.  And, there are more and more who’d come to understand, that even if two people were married, one day, one will leave before the other, and, everybody has to practice living on one’s own, to finish the bottom halves of their, lives, alone.

Recalled how there was a study from before, that the elderly if they’re healthy enough, can take care of their own daily living needs, living alone gives them that sense of independence, made them happy; but the prerequisite to this is you need to be able to face up to the multiple challenges that come your way on your own, you need to be prepared in the finances, health, as well as your social connections beforehand, then, you will meet that goal of “living independently on your own”.

And so, this still showed, how maintaining social contact in the elderly years is one of the keys to stay healthy, and yet, as people become reliant on each other, because they’re married, shared a life too long, then suddenly, it’s just, one of you that’s, left, and it take a long, long time, to adapt to that, and sometimes, you don’t completely, adapt yourselves to your lives, alone!

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Principles, & Roles, the Balance Between Education & Politics

As politics, dips, its, FILTHY fingers into, everything that’s NOT its, “business”, and we the people can’t, do shit ‘bout it, because???  We are, enslaved by all the, government we’re, living under, and there’s, NO way out for us, “little people” of this god damn, world!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

“In the realms of education, the education of, politics” had always existed, in a sort of, way.  Most of the school principals, the officials, or the city representatives, refused to acknowledge of influence that politics exerts on education, but they couldn’t deny that politics had, rooted into the realms of, education.  There’s this sort of avoiding the conflicts, primarily due to the aloofness toward history in the politics, and, the misinterpretations of the definitions of neutralizing education.  And yet, the politics of education discussed the positive influences of education on politics, and how the politics should, guide education toward a more positive direction, and the interactions between these two forces, kept on being, neglected, it’s truly, sad to see this.

In the earlier authoritarianism days, a lot of the fathers had the tiny head of police defining their actions, fearing to get involved in the political would cause them to get into troubles, and so, they’d reiterated to their younger generations to, stay away from politics, to stay safe and sound.  For the years that came and went, a lot of the educators, because they have this, “political clean-freakness” about them, they refused, and would want anything to do with politics, this is what most presidents of the universities felt too.  While, the party in power loved, using this cognition, to shape the philosophies of how education and the politics should be like the church and the state, separated.

In recent years, there were the many middle and elementary school principals and head of departments, instructors, due to the means of counseling the students, teaching the students, caught the attention of the news media, in the criticisms of the city council representatives, the media, the officials got pulled from their positions in the schools, but, as this happened, the trusts between politics and education is also, dissolving fast.  And, as the politicians tried to appease the voters, and go after the education systems, the educators, the schools, causing the interactions to turn bad, trust became broken.

this would be, what the government lookslike, right, now, tipping over! Illustraiton from online

Tseng once told, “we act on our own means, playing the roles we’re, assigned”, meaning, that we all must be, morally responsible, to hold firm to our own beliefs; and as we work in the society, we must interact with others, we need to learn to “give and take”, meaning, “getting along with others well”.  The educators, in the current political situation, other than keeping the knowledge of the principles of education, passing the knowledge of the skills, the lessons, these instructors must learn to act in accordance to their roles.  By the same, the politicians should NOT just play the roles of government officials, but to, introspect over one’s own behaviors, to see if, they’d done what’s, morally, responsible!

And so, this, is how morality is still the key to, being a good politician, but unfortunately, these politicians will, do whatever the HECK it’s going to take to keep themselves in offices, for as long as they possibly can, taking away we the people’s most basic of rights if they have to.

And this is still, ideal, what the writer stated, but, it’s, nowhere near, practical.

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A Sixth-Grade Girl Was Suspected of Being Bullied in School, the Parents Accused that the Instructor Coerced the Other Students to Lie on the Stand

What was worse, is that the teacher had, taken the LEAD, in the bullying of this, victim, and the victim’s, written and crumpled, thrown out note got found, by the parents, that’s how this whole thing got, busted, WIDE, open!  Off of the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Young Girl in Taichung Feared Going to School, Became Suicidal, Lu the Mayor Demanded that the Department of Education to Quickly Check for the Facts the Humanistic Foundation Wanted the School Instructor to Get Out of the Instructors’ Rosters

A sixth-grade girl was suspected of being bullied by her classmates, and turned into by her instructors; the parents of the victim accused that the homeroom instructor, Liang not only “didn’t do a thing” to stop the bullying from their child’s peers, she’d also told the students to lie about what happened, to make it that the female student had hugged other male students, along with “engaging in abnormal behaviors”, to report this case as a matter of gender equality, causing the female student to have too much pressures, to her having suicidal tendencies.

the Humanistic Foundation demanded with the parents’ at the press conferences, that the Department of Education in Taichung should quickly terminate the contract for hire, and get the students in the instructor’s classes to the other classes, and offer counseling to the students who’d been directly or indirectly affected, but not by the counseling office of the school, that the Department of Education should carry the responsibilities for counseling of the students.

The mayor, Lu told, that the city will do everything by the book, demanded that the department of education to supervise the school in the gender equality board evaluations, so justice will and can be, served soon.

like this…photo from online

The Department of Education pointed out, that last year in December, the sixth grade girl had a spat with  a student, as the school intervened, she’d written a five-hundred letter of apology, and the parents of the bully victim had accepted the student who’d bullied their own daughter, but were upset of how the homeroom instructor handled the matter, how the school did NOT report the incident, and that’s why, they’re, pursuing.  Later on, the homeroom instructor found, that two male students had pushed another male student, who’d, bumped into the young female student, and used the reasons of “improper bodily contact”, and listed her as the victim, and reported the matter to the gender equality evaluation committee.

The parents pointed out, at the start of last December, their daughter’s photo was made into a funny shot by the students in the class, then, she was isolated, and then, bullied, the student asked the homeroom instructor, Liang to help her with it, but, the instructor said she “wasn’t into handling it”, and the instructor had even posted the names of the other students who’d confirmed that the bullying was occurring in class on the parents’ group of the class, the instructor had attempted to sway the parents’ views, causing the parents to have the misunderstandings, and started the rumors in the classrooms, to isolate the student, the parents of the victim went to school to ask, and Liang the instructor told them, “it was all an misunderstanding”.

In January this year, the instructor, Liang had the students falsely testified, that the girl had had “improper behaviors” such as hugging with other male students, and reported the incident as a case of gender equality, and not notified the parents, to make the young girl face the attorney on her own, to withstand too much, pressures.

The parents told, their daughter now feared going to school, that one day, she’d, wondered by the railings outside of her fourth floor classroom, leaving the note that she wanted to take her own life behind; they’d asked the school to investigate the instructor, the school gave them “we won’t be looking into it” on paper, without giving the parents any reasons, nor had an conference of discussing if the female student needed to get placed out of her original class, and made the child get bounced around from one classroom to the next and the next, and she couldn’t get help anywhere, and had had her mother stay in the classes she was learning in every day.

A parent who’s child had lied about the bullying by the teacher came forth, told, that her son or daughter was “told by the instructor how to write a statement of what had happened”, and later, wanted to tell the truth, to clarify things, but became a subject of the rest of the classmates’ bullying too, and became, depressed every day when s/he is to go to school.

Yeah, this is how bad it gets, not just because of how this bully victim’s continually getting picked on by the classmate, but how the teacher not only didn’t do a thing to stop the students from bullying this victim, she’d taken the lead in the bullying too, and this sort of an improper instructor should get her/his teaching license, revoked, and labeled AS “improper instructor”, so no more schools would EVER, hire her/him again!

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