Look at this.
David Davis says it depends on the kind of idleness…
If the parent or parents is/are (a) GramscoFabiaNazi creation via deliberate-scumbag-non-schooling, then perhaps not.
I often wonder about what modern British people think teddy-bears are for. I thought that teddy-bears, as in “die Bährchen”, was a harmless toy originating in 19th-century Germany. But not now, and not here.
And jelly-babies are “Gummi-Bährchen”, or “little rubber bears”…..
Have these people realised that these shows may be on, because it’s what British children want to watch?
The MSM providers are not a perfect undistorted market: far from it. But they perhaps more nearly reflect what our youth wants in their programming than does, say, the BBC for what (it thinks) adults want.
Personally, I’d rather there were many more factual science, history and engineering programmes. That’ll also do more to “empower the women of tomorrow’s Young Country” than any amount of Disney child-hotel-soaps, or multiculti-Noddy.
But today, these…
Yep, you’ve spotted the deliberate deception! They are all the same man! Happy Christmas, old fellas and slappers, and let’s look forward to a politician-free new year….sometime in the distant future.
You’d all better hide the guns, crossbows, explosives and poisons, then, in lockable steel safes. And fit window locks, stairgates, handrails in the garden and locking-drawers for kitchen utensils.
But what’s the point of all that, when The British State can break your own front door down whenever it wants to?
I forgot, of course: it’s for the children.
So was stuff like the “Young Pioneers” and the Bund-Deutsche-Mädel.
I was going to get to this but Jonathan Pearce of Samizdata has summed the facts up sufficiently clearly already. How long before nobody at all can get any kind of job, anywhere, without one of these Blauscheine? Of course, link conditional acceptance to being clear of today’s equivalent of Witchcraft – even of allegations of Witchraft! – and you’ve got the whole people…in your hands. Sorted.
…will now being to proceed. This time it will be Air-Weapons.
I of course cannot say if this tragic accident has been staged on purpose by the GramscoFabiaNazis as is always the case in “gun accidents”, since no participants appear to be American-bribable-male-teenagers-with-girlfriend-difficulties, or lefty-connected-autistic-perverted-scumbags like Thomas Hamilton.
These human subgroups are the usual material that Fascists like to use as catspaws, such as this poor young idiot. he got mixed up with only slightly more serious people that we are fighting, and look what happened to him.
This individual tragedy might just be a genuine accident, as sometimes happens. People even get accidentally run down by trains and cars.
But I await events.
GramscoFabiaNazis say things like “if it saves the life of one child, it is worth it”.
Similarly, if it costs the life of one child to advance their cause, I guess they will also deem it worth it.
I wonder if they will be able to ban longbows?
Children, by the age of seven – or eight at the very very latest – ought to be able to do long multiplication and long division. This is a simple hominid brain-skill which merely involves adding, takking away, multiplication, simple division, and “place-value” – which the Hindu philosophers invented fourteen centuries ago. None of this was beyond the wit of average, undernourished English boys and girls in the 1950s, such as myself, when sugar was on-ration and we all had Ricketts and Worms (so we must have been “eating healthily”) to do this thing, when we were starving and still bust. It was not even unavailable to people classified as “Dumb Children”, who were classed as “dumb” by their teachers, their schools and their own perfectly willing parents, but who still tried hard, because they were given no option. Like D-Day landings, or Dunkirk, or Alamein, which some of their fathers (whom I of course knew as I played with their sons) had of course experienced without complaint.
Why they therefore can’t do it now must be down to the Universal Provider of the “skill-delivery-system” … which has to be … “The State!” For most of them at least.
And, more worsely, the “Private sector” can afford to mark time and NOT teach cubic factorisation by the age of twelve, because it can still stay ahead even when not doing so.
It cannot be suitable to suggest that the children today are “more dumb” than 50/60 years ago. Therefore, “non-availability-of-skills” has to be down to “non-delivery-of-solutions”.
Instead, they spend seven years, – SEVEN YEARS – in “primary schooling” … and what do they do? They colour in posters about “healthy eating”, and they learn that “The Tudors” were responsible for “Pirates, Smoking and Slavery”, and that Henry the Eighth “had SEX WIVES!!!!”
So….two whole generations wasted… and the best part of a third. And all that time lost. Fred Bloggs, who very kindly sometimes writes for us, asked me the other day about what could be done to rescue the education system in the UK. I had to admit that if I was him, I would not have started from here. And it would take decades, and we probably had run out of time.
….but the Enemy Class that creates unsocialised knife-wielders is.
Now, Marks and Spencer – and earlier, Tesco – join the ranks of the wannabe-State-Nannies.
Setting up an education system which de-civilises from an early age, coupled with continuing to treat adults like children, produces these conditions and events.
The nursery where my sainted wife works has a “policy” of not only not having “war toys” (a pejorative for guns) but not even allowing the word to be mentioned. Welocme to the Endarkenment.
Has nobody among these GramscoFabiaNazi “researchers” considered that children need to be fat in places like Stockton-on-Tees, because it’s effing cold a lot of the time? (So your children can, indeed must, be fat, or they will be uncomfortable.)
And that in wealthy, hot Sussex, way-down south of here, it’s just, well, hot? (So your children can, indeed must, be thin, or they will be uncomfortable.) They have successful vineyards, for f***’s sake.
Anyway, those effete southerners are too close to all those “Haute Couture” designers in strange places like London and Paris who seem to think all humans ought to be 3-meter-high-skeletal boys with a scowl, so they probably get to like thin children…
And of course, picking and treading the Sussex grapes, for the Political-Enemy-Superclass to crow about in venezuela and Cuba, in the traditional pre-capitalist-barbarian grape-treading-manner, gets you fit and thin.
…Or should that be “death row”, not death-throe…? LOL [Ed.]
The current Bill to make it difficult or impossible for MPs to have paying outside interests and careers may look like a “measure against sleaze”. But all it will do is turn Parliament, as Heffer states in that link, into a further-removed-from-reality Enemy Class – nay, an Enemy Superclass – of professional political hacks – which is to say, GramscoFabiaNazi by definition.
MPs, to be able to be truly representative of The People, should have been an Integral Part Of The People. They can do this by having run businesses such as retailers, and factories, or selling second-hand cars. Or by being employees of these firms. Or they can have been good Classical scholars-turned-General Officers such as Enoch Powell.
For MPs to turn into a political Enemy-Superclass, employed by (which is to say paid only by and through) the State, via machinery set up specifically to ensure they can’t do anything else worthwhile, is to permanently sunder them from those whom they were elected to represent the wishes of. It is so elementary but it needs restating clearly.
There are no conditions under which I believe for a second, that this Bill is intended to to anything other than finally break the link between electing MPs and their being actual, democratic representatives. This is deliberate and pre-meditated wickedness, all over again, and they are always at it and always will be, as long as the socialism meme thingy lasts. It __must__ be extirpated. They understand fully how to destroy liberalism, by making its concepts unsayable and therefore unthinkable. there musy be a lesson here for us, other than Ian B’s fine suggestion in the comment thread of this post of ours here….
This is what Ian B said:-
The answer is simple, David. There is only one weakness in their fortress, and it is only a slight weakness, but this is the weakness we must exploit. Education.
Every belief system requires control of education. Every authoritarian religion knows this. Every political movement knows this. If we are to triumph, we must take their schools away from them- or rather, take the children away from the schools.
Our task then is to discredit schooling. Not to campaign for better schools, or for private schools, or for vouchers or other wealth transfers. We must fight for no schools. To do this, we must fight for real education; that is, the separation of the concept of intellectual development of inviduals from the system of factory schooling.
Our task is to denormalise schools. Our task is to turn schooling into a thing of horror, like child labour; we must seek a state in the future where people will discuss their forebears forced into schools as they now discuss infants forced up chimneys and down coalmines.
Home education, unschooling, self directed learning, individual development. Private tutelage, community tutelage, voluntary learning.
These are our levers. Think of the children they say, using the children as a crowbar. Well, the children must become our crowbar; but whereas our enemies destroy children, we seek to free them. Where our enemies seek to smother them, we must fight for their right to breathe freely.
Down with skool. That is how the evil will end.
Jonah Brown is not happy:-
But at least he didn’t make any policy announcements.
(UPDATE1:- I see that Blogdial has picked this up – well done, please tell everyone asap. There are a lot of other outgoing links in Blogdial about this matter, which later you may care to follow. UKIP (and here too): Renegade Parent: old Gerald Warner: the Quisling-Graph for once is good and right, and this editorial too. plus links to the usual GramscoFabiaNazi Maoist lefty stuff as well, for entertainment if it were not so sinister and if the buggers did not really mean it, as they do.)
(UPDATE2:- And here’s Daniel Hannan, on how Thatcher saved Britain. That’ll get the Ballses, Ed and Yvette (she a chav or summat?) ranting.)
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The Libertarian Alliance today denounces Ed Balls, Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in the British Government, for taking the first steps towards what will be the outlawing of home education.
[Mr Balls has accepted a report recommending that all home educating families in England will have to register annually and demonstrate they are providing a suitable education. It further recommends that children should be forced into state schools if parents do not meet certain standards set by the education bureaucrats. See here for further information: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2009_0105 ]
According to Sean Gabb, Director of the LA:
“The right of people to educate their children within the values of their family, their faith or their community has always been respected by the British State. Parents have been legally obliged to proved their children with an education – but have never been obliged to send them to school, or even to notify the authorities of what they intend.
“The current proposals sound moderate. The talk is of giving support, not of forbidding. But they are the first step to outlawing home education. Registration will, for the first time, let the authorities know who is educating their children at home. Once these parents are known, they will be visited and inspected to ensure that they are providing a ‘suitable’ education. What this means – though not all at once: it will take several years of salami slicing – is that parents will be hit with impossible and ever-changing health and safety rules. They will be forced to keep records in rigidly prescribed formats – records that will almost certainly demand disclosure of the race and probable sexuality of the children, and that will (if not first lost on a railway train) be shared with foreign governments and private companies. paper qualifications may be required from parents. They will eventually be forced to teach the feared and discredited National Curriculum.
“At no point will home education be made into a criminal offence – as it is in Germany and Belgium, among other European countries. Instead, it will be surrounded by so many rules and by so much supervision, that most parents who now educate at home will give up. Many who carry on will be picked off one at a time – their children conscripted into a state school for some trifling infraction of deliberately conflicting and arbitrary rules. In extreme cases, parents will have their children taken into ‘care’.
“The motive for regulation is not the safety of children or to provide them with a decent education. State schools do not – and are not intended to – provide children with a decent education. Their purpose is to indoctrinate children with the values of the Establishment. These values used to be love of Queen and Country and a perceived obligation to go and be shot at when rounded up and put into uniform. Nowadays, the values are politically correct multiculturalism.
“As for regulation as a guarantor of safety, we only need look at the nursery worker arrested this week for sexual assaults on children. Since this is a matter before the courts we make no comment on the woman’s guilt or innocence. We do note, however, that she will have been closely examined by Ofsted, and checked against all the relevant databases, and judged officially safe with children. Anyone who thinks regulation makes children safe needs his head examined.
“This current proposals will lead ultimately to a state of affairs in which children can be torn from their homes and forced into schools where they will be brainwashed into values that their parents find abhorrent – and where they will probably be kept illiterate and innumerate as these things were once measured, and where they might also be bullied into suicide or lifelong depression.
“Ed Balls, the Minister concerned, wants all this because his Government has turned Britain into a soft totalitarian state. No child – except, of course, of the rich, who can always buy their way out – must be permitted to escape the ideological apparatus of the New Labour State. Home educators are the equivalent of the Kulaks in the Soviet Union. They show too much independence. They must be destroyed.
“The Libertarian Alliance denounces Mr Balls and the Government in which he is a Minister, and calls on people everywhere – British or not, parents or not – to write to him expressing their own contempt of and opposition to this attempted mass kidnapping of our children.”
The address details for Mr Balls are as follows:
The Rt Hon Edward Michael Balls MP
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT
His Deputy, Delyth Morgan, can be reached as follows:
Baroness Morgan of Drefelin
Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families
Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BT
For those who think these things still matter, Mrs Morgan should be addressed in correspondence as “My Lady”
Letters should be brief. They should refer to the report “Review of Elective Home Education in England (June 2009)”
(available at http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/everychildmatters/_download/?id=6080 )
Points worth making are:
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If you want deliberately to erase a high civilisation, reducing it to a seething, cheerfully-uncurious mass of conveniently-uncritical helots because you hate and fear what it’s achieved, what should you do?
Abolish their ability to do sums. At all.
The way to teach maths is as proper places do it, and as we did, say, 50 years ago. You start nice and early, not wasting the seven years of “primary” education in the colouring of posters about bullying, racism, slavery and healthy eating. You actively teach the young children maths routines repetitively, before the lifestage at which they get bored. Say at about 4, 5 or 6. Maths is a symbolic language, of which algebra is a subset only: the later you start, the harder it is to grasp intuitively.
By the time they shall become “eleven”, they can factorise cubic equations (and lower orders too), plot (real symbolic) graphs, understand basic trig and do vector resolution and combining, oh and also do all the silly pie-chart/histogram-reading nonsense and even tell you how Sameena ought to divide her sweets to share them with Cerys, Pradeep, Rhiannon and Nkongkwe.
No wonder “primary” “schools” are “failing” in this regard.
From here. (PS – help! What is a “Zak Efron” or a “Joe Jonas” , or a “David Tennant”- are they space aliens?) And why is Barack Obama a hero? What exactly has he done that is heroic? (I stood as a Tory prosepctive councillor in Rooksmead ward (or it might have been Brickhill, I can’t be arsed to remember) of Bedford in 1984 – was that heroic? Nah.)
Vicky Brown, general manager of Legoland Windsor, said: “We are thrilled that JK Rowling topped this poll as her books have been a great inspiration to children of all ages.
“At Legoland, we actively encourage imagination and creativity and believe in making the children the heroes – just as Rowling does in her stories.”
The top 10 heroes in the Legoland Windsor poll:
1. JK Rowling – 37.4%
2. Zac Efron – 27.3%
3. Barack Obama – 11.8%
4. Cheryl Cole – 6.7%
5. David Beckham – 4.4%
6. Andy Murray – 3%
7. Sir David Attenborough – 2%
8. Daniel Radcliffe – 2%
9. David Tennant – 1%
10. Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers) – 1%