Charlie are you really Gay? Followed by Charlie are you straight?
Charlie are you a Demon? Followed by Charlie are you an Angel?
Charlie is hell hot? Charlie is hell cold?
Charlie can you move the bottom pencil? And why do I need two pencils to reach you anyway?
Charlie why do you only answer yes or no questions?
Charlie are you an idiot? no seriously, are you? Wait.. or am I for even talking to you?
By now you probably realize that I think this whole Charlie Charlie thing is pretty ridiculous. But what I find even more ridiculous is the response of our teachers and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Here’s an excerpt from a guardian article on the whole incident;
Anatol Rodgers High School Principal Myrtle McPhee said yesterday that her students have been “experimenting with a homosexual Mexican demon” named Charlie at the school.
So much so, that the school called in pastors to pray for the institution Friday morning.
McPhee said her students followed the instructions to communicate with the demon from YouTube and What’s App posts.
“…It has come to our knowledge that our students are summonsing demons through a spirit called Charlie, which is a Mexican demon,” she wrote.
“My principal, Myrtle McPhee is calling for pastors and ministers to come in tomorrow morning…to pray on the campus and in our classrooms where the students have been performing such acts. Your kind assistance would be greatly appreciated.”
McPhee said she intends to hold an assembly next Thursday in an attempt to “reach each child” about the dangers of “experimenting with social media”
I am deeply saddened by this. Personally if I had a child in Anatol Rodgers I’d pull them out, not because of the challenge but because of the Teachers.
A facebook friend wrote
The real sad thing about Charlie Charlie is that this would have represented an awesome opportunity for our schools to use a real live example to teach our children how these online memes, fads and parlour tricks work. To explain the science behind fulcrums, gravity and air pressure.
This would have made an awesome example to build their capacity for critical analysis that would have stayed with them forever.
But NOOOO, we in the Bahamas looked up at the console and decided to press the “Let’s Practice Ass” button.
And if you really believe this crap is real, go read this articles Charlie Charlie Explained
And if you still have issues just do the experiment yourself and ask the questions I did at the beginning of this article. Or even better ask none at all and watch the pencils move anyway.
Honestly, there was a budget communication last week. The week before was the release of the draft Freedom of information bill. We have serious issues to deal with not this Charlie Charlie crap. But the responses of grown adults including our educators, compelled me to respond.
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