Like many others, I’ve come to the conclusion that political activists are targeting the most impressionable people in the community, that is, our schoolchildren. And due to their tender age and intellectual vulnerability, they clearly think that they are ripe for the ideological picking.
Let me give you an example as to what I mean. The table below is a comparison between what the policy for the NSW Education Department regarding “controversial issues” was back in 2015, compared with what they currently are in 2019.
As you can see, we’ve gone from controversial issues having to:
… serve a clear educative process … consistent with curriculum objectives and not advancing the interests of any group, political or otherwise.
To now being:
… acceptable for educational purposes consistent with the delivery of curriculum and to be neutral places for rational discourse and objective study.
As any government bureaucrat—or should that be, apparatchik? —will tell you, the beauty of Newspeak is that, like a nose of wax, it can be shaped and moulded to be anything you please. Now, gone is the bothersome legislative framework which says that schools are to be focused on clear educational benchmarks related to the Gonski Report. Now youths and even children have #climatestrikes to take a day off school and engage in social activism on behalf of the global warming movement.
I witnessed this kind of systemic activism first hand when in 2015—before the legalisation of same-sex marriage—Burwood Girls High School held a Wear-It-Purple day and there was no “opt-out”. Instead, all students were told to comprehensively dress in purple clothes, eat purple food, and have a parade under the rainbow flag. All that was really missing was the singing of a gay anthem.
However, the only reason this whole Orwellian fiasco ended up in the news was because of a flagrant overreach. The school, possibly because of activist coercion, had in direct contravention of the NSW Guidelines, authorised a film to be played to all students which advocated for the controversial political agenda of gay marriage.
By the way, when the film Gayby Baby was finally shown, but after school hours due to the intervention of the Education Minister Adrian Piccoli, the NSW Police turned up in their absolutely fabulous, bespoke purple uniforms to support it. Again, rather than even attempt to appear ‘neutral’, their actions were an authoritarian way of unambiguously saying that anything but complete compliance with the LGBTIQ agenda would not be tolerated.
Then, all of sudden the penny dropped. This was how the recent Children’s Climate Change Crusades were engineered! Interestingly, it was technically in keeping with the NSW Department of Education’s new guidelines in advancing their education. And what’s more, it’s not like it was actually happening on school grounds.
Since then, however, I’ve realised that 2015 was only the beginning of a process which has previously been employed to manipulate children and youth into activist causes. For example, Chairman Mao propagandised school-age children with his Little Red Book and the Nazi’s shamelessly exploited children through the Hitler Youth Movement. A similar trend is emerging in Australia that reveals that school children are being systematically targeted to enlist in the Left’s progressive program.
I mean, let’s face it, what could be more alluring to a teenager than taking a day off school to pester politicians, such as Tony Abbott, regarding their perceived inaction over the climate catastrophe. Let’s face it, children just out of primary school know far more about the issue—and all of the economic ramifications of so-called climate change—than does one of Australia’s most recent Prime Ministers…
All of which is to say, is it any wonder that Labor, under Bill Shorten, wanted to lower the voting age 16? For some of the State Education Departments of Australia have gone the full-Orwell and so have quickly become unashamed propaganda machines.