Sunday, March 28, 2010

The silly sheep - "there are wolves in them there schools" they cried

RE: Polys decide on school curriculums in Victoria
"Is your mother treating you badly my child?" Here have some lollies!

Politicians who think the wolves are easy to round up  need to think again . While its also tempting to think the sheep are a dumb lot , and need someone to tell them how to look after their children - watch out -teaching is the parents primary job and only fools think they can do better or apart from them . The greatest evil is still ,in 2010, done in the name of the best intention .Fancy polys telling  teachers what they should teach .  Trying to prevent indoctrination and unfair discrimination is fine. To think you can do it is one stupid  thing,  but to think that leaving it to some court of administrative justice means you clearly  missed out on the very first lesson .
"Is your mother treating you badly my child?"  Here have some lollies!
First off , the people are not sheep and if agnostic intellectuals are sending their kids to church schools in bigger and bigger numbers , the evidence is that intelligent parents and children can cope with the religious talk stuff . The wannabes worry too much .
Not everyone believes they are as influential with their words, as polys and the media do .  Ask a real teacher or parent.
Kids get plenty of heresy in any school , and at any school playground . At a good school they get to choose what they think ( and to some extent what they hear)---maybe even learn to "fight" for it.  Passion is the seed of violence,  but thats no reason to run away from it - or to not allow it to be heard ( Voltaire would be amazed at what Hull is trying to do)! No wonder many thinking parents avoid State schools because their philosophy is increasingly a woosy one and you get to hear everything - very noisy; confusingly so !( you heard it first on Blogger!)

Gillard and Hulls are worried .They think there are wolves in them there schools . Maybe there are, but weeding em them out by asking them to appear in court is not going to work. Wolves don't wear badges and allow themselves to be called in on "the job description" only .  Worse,  its really woosy, discriminating, unfair abusive , counterproductive  and overly deterministic to label anyone with a passion "de wolf "when the no one person is a wolf really anyway .
The proper target here is really wolf like and woosy like behavior . The reason why the characterization is helpful is because the common distracted focus on improving behavior  is wasteful and counterproductive - only for the reactionaries . We don't need a wolf check , we need a fair fighting policy to check "wolves" and wolf like behavior.

Gillard and Hulls are worried ,  but like many , they are not sure what they are really worried about .  You need to know the enemy , before you can fight the enemy . All the power , money, courts and sirens  won't stop one wolf if you leave the windows half  open and don't allow parents to teach their own children;  esp if you think you, wonderful you , know how to deal with wolves specifically in your/their own circle of acquaitances. ( Hello Grandma)
Those with raw power often forget about the real value of raw cunning,  and no one is more vulnerable to forgeting that than the generation who promote and do not acknowledge pseudoinnocence.
Cummon , You know what wolves are like - more cunning than those who think the court is the place to promote justice and reasonableness ;Those who think a power driven logomachine is the place to fight and win the real battles.( Copyright EA March 2010)

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