If a boy is inviting people to his birthday party, shouldn't he be allowed to invite his friends (subject to parental approval, of course)?
School officials in Lund, Sweden say no. They say an eight-year-old boy has to invite all his classmates, including the boys who don't get along with him.
Because, you know, otherwise it's discrimination.
We know this because when he handed out invitations, he didn't invite two boys, whereupon the school officials confiscated the invitations.
The boy's father has been reduced to filing a complaint with something called a "parliamentary ombudsman."
Raise your hand if you're glad you don't have a child in that school.
Raise your other hand if you're glad you don't live in Sweden.
(I thought the civil rights movement was all about encouraging people to judge other people on the basis of their character, instead of on the basis of irrelevant factors beyond their control. What in the world happened to that worthy goal? And how did mindlessness, of all things, take its place?)
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