Monday, 14 September 2009

A lesson in destroying a country

Melanie Philips' article on the recent survey of teachers in the UK which found that most were utterly against any form of UK at all - a camp site is more to their liking, a camp-site where we are all part of one "universal brotherhood". What complete tosh.

One of the most startling aspects of our society at present is the way things that were once considered to be virtues have now become the object of intense disapproval, and vice versa.

A recent survey of teachers by London University’s Institute of Education found that some three-quarters of them believed it was their duty to warn their pupils about the dangers of patriotism.

In all honesty I do not think there is a single stone which could be overturned, in the UK, without finding New Labour disaster lurking beneath it. The teachers appear to be taking on a similar approach to the Germans and their banning of everything which reminded them of Hitler and the Nazis. From their blowing up of all Nazi buildings in Berlin (yet for some inexplicable reason left most of the others, scattered through out Germany, intact - the SS school in Saxenhusen is today a Police College) to their banning of the Swastika to it becoming unlawful to even think that the Holocaust never happened. Despicable the Nazis were in every shape and form, somehow they managed to get their autocratic agenda beyond the grave.

Who could really blame the Germans though, their country had experienced the worst fate of any for probably a couple of centuries. It made sense to make all those silly bans eventhough most people only pay lip service to them it seems since the Neo-Nazis are flourishing in Germany. It makes little sense today since it is a violation of freedom of speech and thought. The crimes which the Nazis created; thought-crime, post-Nazi Germany enacted.

Enough of that though. What does this have to do with British teachers? Drawing parallels between the above we can see quite a few similarities. The teachers are supposedly doing the pupils a favour by supposing that ignorance of Churchill will honour the suffragettes. Or more to the majority, ignorance of anything in British history will somehow stop British children from turning into little Renegades themselves, of hunting Jews and Gypsies. Obviously marking them all with stars and creating massive camps as well.

I must say I am rather dumbstruck about how they perceive children are to learn about historical protagonists and antagonists. You cannot live in the 21st century and not have heard about Hitler today. This is not possible for it will be mentioned in a newspaper or movie from time to time. Part A is complete thus; pupils know of the antagonist. But in supposing they are doing the pupils a favour by not teaching them Part B; the protagonists - this is complete madness. Why was it that Germany lost in WWI, what did the allies do to provoke WWII - did the allies do anything at all? WHO ARE THE ALLIES?!

They are not so much rewriting history, they are just omitting parts which they find (precisely why teachers should be allowed this much power is beyond me, if we are to have a national curriculum they must adhere to it or the whole objective is lost) objectionable. But, parents today who had parents who fought in WWII, I daresay, will not agree with this omission of facts.

Gordon Brown has spoken in favour of encouraging pupils to be patriotic, calling for ‘Britishness’ lessons to be part of the curriculum. He is right to be concerned about the erosion of national identity.

What he is reluctant to acknowledge, however, is that the root cause of this is the promotion of multiculturalism, which has turned patriotism into a dirty word.

But without patriotism, a society starts to die. If the core purpose of education is to transmit a culture down through the generations, it is not patriotism that is a menace to this country, but the teachers whose real target is Britain’s identity itself.

Quite. Mr Cameron really has his work cut out for him. In every echelon of society there are people with utterly warped priorities who have lost all sense of what it meant to belong to an entity larger than themselves. I am not going to be a poster boy for Conservative school policy for I do not agree with privitisation of education - but if it gives parents control of what their children learn then it will be hard to object to it, should the Tories not overcome this very large obstacle in bringing Britannia back to her feat. Removing her from the ostensibly ubiquitous position she currently has; that of giving every other nation on the planet a fellatio.

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