Don't Ask, Don't Tell (What You Were Taught in School)

Novinite Insider » EDITORIAL | Author: Irina Samokovska |March 15, 2012, Thursday // 13:18| Views: | Comments: 1
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Bulgaria: Don't Ask, Don't Tell (What You Were Taught in School)

"I decide what the children dance to! If they like Azis, they will dance to his songs," said Metodi Filchev, choreographer of a chalga dance performed as a March 8 greeting by junior students to a song of the Roma pop-folk singer.

Filchev had to account for his actions after a video showing the uniformed students do the dance went viral in social networks and online media and drew widespread condemnation.

The choreographer of the controversial dance insisted that there was nothing wrong about the March 8 greeting, adding that he had selected the song of Azis, whom he described as a "world-famous star" with "nothing scandalous about his outlook" (despite the rabid cross-dressing?)

"The kids like this, and it is me who decides what they dance to," Filchev snapped.

Following the choreographer's logic, kindergarten and elementary school students are free to dance to whatever they like.

It seems logical then to ask if the school and the kindergarten in question are pursuing a Peter Pan sort of environment.

Generally speaking, children are sent to school so that they do not do what they like because what they like usually ranges from unconstructive to detrimental.

This is why they need good and trustworthy orientation points in the figures of their teachers.

Filchev is an arrogant disorientation point.

And he is not one of a kind, as disgruntled commentators have confirmed.

Either the authority in charge kicks Filchevs out, or Bulgaria gets a chalga-minded no-values generation.

The latter will involve expanding the network of suntan studios, beauty salons, hair extension salons, botox sites, etc and, last but not least, bars and discos for the "little monsters" to strut their stuff.

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GaryR - 16 Mar 2012 // 22:26:43

<<Generally speaking, children are sent to school so that they do not do what they like because what they like usually ranges from unconstructive to detrimental.>>
So I guess we're all lucky that someone sat on you when you were a child--otherwise you wouldn't have written this insightful, respectful, open-minded and insightful opinion of the values and sources of pleasure of people who are different from you.
<<rabid cross-dressing?>> I'm not sure I understand the "rabid" depiction of cross-dressing.
Nor am I sure of what a <<Peter Pan sort of environment>> is--an immature, imaginary land? What? Childhood?
<<suntan studios, beauty salons, hair extension salons, botox sites>> sounds like Hollywood. Yet America survives, both as a "hotbed of shallow culture" and as a cultural intellectual wonder.
So, Irina, what do you dance to?

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