Going to get a little bit political and social comment today, I hope you won’t mind. More than that, however, I hope that you will read and understand why it is that I have chosen to speak out.
A couple of days ago it was revealed a school in Canada had decided to not celebrate Mothers Day. Children would not be making Mothers Day cards nor would the school’s traditional Mothers Day parade take place. The reasoning was that, since many children in the school did not LIVE with their mothers it would place them in an uncomfortable situation. Now, having spent the majority of my working life in schools, I can tell you that the percentage of children in our schools who are living with only one parent is high and most every day the difficulties faced by those kids AND their parents are obvious in all sorts of way. However, this example, to me, is symptomatic of an ill that is overtaking our society in which seeking to accommodate the minority penalises the majority. Yes, it is increasingly becoming a fact of life that the minority rules.
I could multiply examples but they are so obvious to us now that it’s not hard to find them. Political Correctness, which has, at its heart, the manifest of neutering our society, stifling innovation and creativity and “making society equal” is now so deeply ingrained in every level of society that it is inescapable. Nothing can be done that, in any way deviates from the manifesto of blandness, sameness and uniformity. There are already attempts to remove all references to gender-based terminology in our school, colleges and universities (there is a reason for this and I’ll get back to it shortly). In the dying days of the Obama presidency in the USA the abominable attempts to abolish gender-specific toilets led to an (understandable) public backlash as parents rightfully revolted against the idea of little girls having to share a toilet with grown men. Once again, various “think tanks” deep within the United Nations (the world’s largest and best funded organisation for introducing socialist change) have come up with ways of imposing their concepts of what they think society should be like in the 21st century.
Perhaps the worst aspect of Political Correctness is not how pervasive it is, nor how perverted it is, but how STRONG it is. These, and dozens of other changes to the basics of our society are not only PROPOSED by these social engineers, but are enshrined, mostly against our will, in legislations that make it illegal for us to disobey them.
And who is responsible? A small minority of people dedicated to enforcing their outrageous ideas upon the majority.
Then there is the example of “inclusiveness”. At first glance this would seem to be diametrically opposed to the concept of Political Correctness, but it is, in fact, part of the same pernicious movement. Using a wonderfully effective guilt trip, the proponents are engineering society so that everyone gets the same opportunity, everyone is included and everyone gets an equal part of the pie. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way that the political landscape (and thus society) has been manipulated in the matter of indigenous rights. The patter goes like this, “Indigenous people have been neglected for so long so it is up to us to ensure that that situation is reversed and to make sure that all areas of society are set up so that indigenous people can be INCLUDED.” Well, hello, last time I checked, our society DOES include everyone, and the only people who are NOT included are those who choose NOT to be.
Now, harking back to my teaching days again, I had occasion to teach and interact with many Koori kids in that time. I found them to be just the same as white kids, eager, creative, willing to learn and anxious to improve. That was, however, until the social engineers decided that it was time to take these kids out of the classroom on a regular basis and have them instructed by various aboriginal “elders” on their culture and ways. The rationale was that it was important for them to maintain a knowledge of their heritage. No problem there, except that it hasn’t quite worked out that way. This programme has produced a new generation of Koori kids who have been indoctrinated into the very worst racist attitudes; kids who openly curse “white” teachers and who have a sense of entitlement that makes them some of the worst troublemakers in their school. And there is nothing the schools can do about it. “Inclusiveness”? Well, the idea is great but it has led to an appalling outbreak of EXCLUSIVENESS. Once again, the minority rules. And don’t get me started on the billions of dollars that have been ploughed into this idea.
Yes, the minority now rules rather than the majority. And nowhere is this better illustrated than in the present Islamic invasion of western society. Wherever and whenever they move and settle, Muslims are DEMANDING that the social fabric of their chosen area be changed in order to suit their particular needs and religious ideas. Again, the majority is being forced to change in order to pander to the needs of a minority, and, in this case, a minority who is utterly unthankful for the changes that are made. The situation in Europe and especially Germany and the UK has almost reached the point of being irretrievable.
Oh, and by the way, schools and universities, remember I mentioned them as being the seedbeds for left-wing political change? Well, there is no surprise these since the various teachers’ unions have, for as long as I can remember, been the most radical agents of socialist propaganda in our society.
The cornerstone of our society is democracy, the majority rules and enacts laws that are for the benefit of ALL society. In our lifetime we are seeing that cornerstone being eroded away as the idea of accommodating the minority at the expense of the majority gains momentum. I fear for our society in the next generation.
I’ll finish with this. Nowhere is the fact that minority rules more evident than on our roads. Millions of dollars are being wasted accommodating a tiny minority of people who choose to ride bicycles (a totally unsuitable vehicle) on the roads. Heavy fines apply to those who dare flout that pro-bicycle laws and regulations and the bicycle lobby, with a strident voice that far outweighs its actual constituency continues to scream for yet more accommodation for their needs.
Of course I should also say that, as a minority group, motorcyclists have long been the victims of the mentality that they DON’T matter BECAUSE they are the minority. The recent introduction of laws in the various Australia states that allow us to filter to the head of the queue when the traffic is stopped is the first instance in my memory where we, as motorcyclists, have been accommodated in any way at all. I might add that the reason for this is that allowing filtering hasn’t COST any governments any MONEY, maybe that’s the reason why it has happened.
I’ll close with that. I hope that I haven’t offended anyone, and, if I have, it is something that I will have to bear. Free Speech is another cornerstone of our society.