Brainwashing in UK Schools?

Pupils are being ‘brainwashed’ in Britain’s classrooms to believe that Tories are ‘evil’, a high profile teacher has claimed…

But the IT teacher has now come out said pupils were being ‘indoctrinated to a left wing mentality’ and encouraged to see the Conservative party as ‘evil’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4696456/Teacher-says-pupils-brainwashed-supporting-Labour.html

That reality illustrates just how the education system has become increasingly gripped by a culture of Orwellian groupthink, where only fashionable, Left-wing opinions are deemed acceptable. Any wish to deviate from this outlook — such as by backing Brexit or the Conservatives — is treated as a kind of heresy, an offensive challenge to the ruling creed.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4705532/London-teacher-reveals-Left-brainwashing-children.html

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George Carlin: Political Correctness is Fascism Pretending to be Manners

No endorsement of every opinion intended, but the point being made about language is perceptive:

Liberals No More Tolerant Than Conservatives

Politico:

But more recent psychological research, some of it presented in January at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), shows that it’s not so simple. These findings confirm that conservatives, liberals, the religious and the nonreligious are each prejudiced against those with opposing views. But surprisingly, each group is about equally prejudiced. While liberals might like to think of themselves as more open-minded, they are no more tolerant of people unlike them than their conservative counterparts are.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/05/09/why-liberals-arent-as-tolerant-as-they-think-215114

An Individual Person

“A woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

~Dorothy Sayers, “Are Women Human?”

Source: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2017/04/women-human-christian-academia/

An Inborn Social Construct

Alexander makovski boy with dollJonathan Last, “The Ridiculous Crusade for Gender-Neutral Toys” in Acculturated:

One of the oddities of modern life is that polite society currently insists that you are “born this way” if you are homosexual or misgendered. But when it comes to boys who like to play with swords and build fighter jets? For some reason, this is viewed as a societal construct that should be eradicated so that they’ll want to play with dolls.

Source: http://www.str.org/blog/why-arent-boys-and-girls-allowed-be-boys-and-girls

We Have Destroyed Language

We have destroyed language.  What do I mean?  I mean that words, to have any meaning, must have a clearly identifiable referent.  For instance, if I say the word “apple,” everyone knows I am referring to a specific type of fruit.  The picture below should be in keeping with what most people understand by the word “apple:”

McIntosh with sticker by Lars Zapf 2006-03-30 cropped

Likewise, if I say the word “orange,” it should conjure up in people’s minds some sort of image like this:

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But now we say that having clearly understood and identifiable referents for words is “hateful,” “discriminatory,” “bigoted,” “intolerant,” etc.  We say that being is a state defined by subjective rather than external, objective standards.  And so, using our new, enlightened postmodern manner of thinking, this is an apple:

McIntosh with sticker by Lars Zapf 2006-03-30 cropped

And so is this:

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And this is an orange:

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And so is this:

McIntosh with sticker by Lars Zapf 2006-03-30 cropped

These are apples:

Apple and Orange - they do not compare

And these are oranges:

Apple and Orange - they do not compare

Now tell me, using our new postmodern language, what do the words “apple” and “orange” now mean?

To move the discussion into a sphere where postmodern thought and language are currently being aggressively pushed, this is a man:

And this is a woman:

Now tell me please, what do the words “man” and “woman” now mean?  I submit that in a postmodern world, the terms are now meaningless.  They have no objective, clearly identifiable referent.  A man is a woman is a man just like in the above example where an apple is an orange is an apple.  I am both a man and a woman and neither because the words “man” and “woman” now signify nothing.  I have been defined and re-defined out of existence.  This, of course, is the end-result of adopting postmodern and Marxist philosophy and many are glad to embrace it.  I wonder, though, how many will still be willing to stay on the bandwagon once “poison” and “medicine” become indistinguishable.

Hate, Revulsion, and Scorn

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We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.

~Vladimir Ilyich Lenin~

Source: http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quotes_by/vladimir+ilyich+lenin