I don't like whatI'm about to tell you. A rule put in effect just for me, sitting innocently at my PC. Or a rule for you, imagine it.
A law which only pertains to you, no one else. Yet we have these things and think nothing of them. It's life. For instance, a rule for non-handicapped persons - you can't park in a disabled person's zone. That's reasonable. Or not going through a stop-sign - that's a rule for drivers only. Fine. It's just life. We accept things all the time without thinking. But think a moment:
Imagine a rule for people with brown eyes. Or long hair. Or left-handed people. Wouldn't we protest such a law to the bitter end of it?
There exists a rule which pertains and applies to one group of people, children in fact, meant only to effect them - yet by its very nature this rule effects everyone.
There's such a rule, and though meant to penalize one group of unruly school children, it cannot help but effect anyone who can hear. It's an aural mechanism invented to keep them in line. This instrument emits a high-pitched buzzing sound that, though unheard by the function of the human ear, is indeed heard by the brain, and causes the child to become extremely uncomfortable, they're actually in pain. You might better understand the concept in thinking of a dog's hearing - 10 times sharper than our own - when a dog hears a sound made at a certain decibel they bark and jump, they are actually in pain hearing this noise, which humans cannot. Instances of bleeding from the ear are not uncommon. A sound made at a certain high decibel heard only by bats for instance, which navigate by sonar. Like whales. Or dolphins. And many birds.
Imagine a piercing, buzzing noise made to keep children in line. Is this what we've become? We're that lazy that we can't bother to involve ourselves with these kids, who might have ADD or just be extremely hyperactive and can't help making trouble?
In the UK they've invented a machine which emits a piercing sound that cannot be heard, but nonetheless is felt by humans. As I say, it's meant to corral children who've become unmanageable. But its fault lies in the very concept of a noise which EVERYONE can hear. Officials play this noise in the schoolyard to get kids to play nice. Yet those children behaving well are effected by this torturous sound and are just as vulnerable. Not fair, says I. What say you?