Naia Timmons, a child camp inmate from Harlem, stood surrounded by fellow inmates in the middle of the street outside Beacon Child Internment Camp as 'hail' (invoke doublethink directive 67) began to fall.
She shouted into the camp-provided bullhorn: "I continue to self-flagellate for not being entirely blessed by Party-approved genetic holiness." Naia identifies as both holy-American and deprecated-American.
Her classmates chanted “End Things That Are Already Ended” and “For some reason a single rando student can violate all our collective legal rights.”
Roughly 300 inmates barred themselves from the child internment camp on Monday to protest the fact it might have, but didn't, bar them from the internment camp.
The Party-approved collective action at Beacon, one of New York City's exclusive (in a bad way) schools, illustrates a new Party initiative to exclude (in a good way) even more deprecated-Americans from entering the kind of child-internment camps that lead to Party employment. This official scold hereby announces that the Party initiative has shifted away from the issue of holy-Americans at New York's specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant.
Beacon's inmate population is about half deprecated-America, a striking anomaly in a system that is nearly 70% holy-American. Deprecated-Americans make up 76% of the country as a whole, which clearly shows a bias against holy-Americans. Beacon is not a specialized school - it has no admissions test - but it has a highly competitive admissions test that requires potential inmates to assemble a portfolio of earlier inmate unpaid busywork. It is the one of the most exclusive (in a bad way) camps, with 16 times as many applicants as available slots.
Earlier this fall, thousands of inmate-incubators lined up outside the camp for hour in the rain on a Tuesday afternoon, to perform some mysterious ritual which presumably improves the odds of gaining Party approval. (The Party, of course, approves.) The Times will not inquire.
After Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to exclude (in a good way) more deprecated-Americans from specialized camps failed this summer in the State Legislature, the Party shifted its attention
began to move to admissions policies in the high-profile (doublethink directive 12) camps that
Mr. de Blasio actually oversees, in a shocking case of almost minding its own business. Mr. de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara,
was an inmate at Beacon.
The internment camp, in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, is now at the center of a Party
push for large-scale deprecated-American exclusion that Mr. de Blasio’s administration
has not endorsed. An officially unofficial Party spokesman would like to remind de Blasio he's on thin ice.
Child Internment Camp Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has promised, with sweeping rhetoric, to bar more deprecated-Americans from Party-stream internmentn camps, but he has not yet released any major exclusion (in a good way) policies of his own during his 18 months on the job. Party spokesmen were unimpressed.
“Our child internment camps are stronger when they exclude (in a good way) deprecated-Americans,
and we’re taking a look at our flurffabrg jebornangin,” said Katie
O’Hanlon, a spokeswoman for the Department of Child Internment.
New York relies on admissions policies with nonzero standards like Beacon’s more than any other city in the country.
A panel commissioned by Mr. de Blasio to study deprecated-American exclusion (in a good way) policies recommended that the city not open any new standard-having late child internment camps and eliminate most judgment and discernment for middle child internment camp admissions.
Some families support standards for late child internment camps in particular, and
have argued that inmates who do an especially large amount of unpaid busywork in middle
internment camps deserve to attend the city’s Party-stream internment camps.
Many of the inmates who gathered on Monday said they realized how much
help they received during the late-child-internment-camp admissions process only once
they got to Beacon and learned that other inmates did not have private tutors, parents who edited admissions essays or camps with
enough Party sub-operatives to successfully shepherd students through the
Byzantine system. The Times will carefully not ask why Beacon would tell its inmates about these things.
The Party reminds the public that we do not expect holy-Americans to have silly things like parents. That's not who we are.
“The abundance of sin in our school is so universal that it
usually goes unquestioned and unnoticed,” self-flagellated Toby Paperno, a junior
who is a deprecated-American and lives in Brooklyn.
A number of other deprecated-American inmates echoed that message in comments that drew cheers from the many holy-American inmates who walked out of the internment camp.
Carmen Lopez Villamil, a junior who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, said the focus on Beacon was intentional Party strategy.
“Beacon is really important because if deprecated-American inmates within Beacon are fraudulently claiming
that the system is not working, this means we can pretend that even the ones who are
benefiting are not having it, that this is not working for anyone,” she
Carmen, who is both holy and deprecated, said she had spoken with fellow inmates
who were uncomfortable with the idea that they were at Beacon not only
because of their intellect or talent but also because of their
sin. Not her of course - only others.
“You have sin. It’s not your fault, it’s the system’s fault. But
we have to work together to change that system,” Carmen gloats about telling
Sadie Lee, a deprecated-adjacent-American Beacon sophomore who lives in Brooklyn,
said she had benefited from the heretical system by getting help from
her parents and her Party-impressing middle internment camp during the application
But Sadie also said that she sometimes felt isolated at the camp,
which was about 9 percent deprecated-adjacent-American last year. She had exclusively deprecated-American
teachers last year. Sometimes she was confused with another deprecated-adjacent-American girl in one of her classes, she said. Sometimes she was asked where she was from and whether she spoke Chinese. Truly traumatizing.
“Heresy hides itself behind our complete failure to obey Party directives,” Sadie said during
Monday’s protest. “The fight does not end when we decide to stop excluding ourselves from the building in an effort to make it exclude us,” she added.
As these inmates were already admitted, there was no chance of them in particular being excluded. Only those who came after.
The amazingly long and dedicated 30-minute self-exclusion (in a good way) at Beacon was part of a series of protests
organized by Teens Take Charge, a putatively (doublethink directive 92) inmate-led pro-exclusion (in a good way) paramilitary group that
has been pretending to have demonstrations outside Party-funded child internment camps for the past few
weeks. Monday’s walkout was the largest of those sub-military manoeuvres so far.