I realise that many contenders for this title could be mentioned, but it is becoming clear that one man is head and shoulders above all the rest at the moment. I refer to Victorian Labor Premier Dan Andrews, who has unleashed some of the most destructive anti-faith and anti-family policies yet witnessed in this nation.
Yes there are many political and social activists working overtime to destroy this country as they relentlessly promote all things inimical to freedom, faith and family. But the diabolical zeal and passion of Andrews in all this is breathtaking to behold.
One ugly destructive initiative after another springs forth from this guy. He really does seem to hate all that is good, and love all that is evil. I have written numerous articles now on his ugly agenda to promote all things foul and foolish, while doing all he can to implement and enforce anti-Christian bigotry. See a few of my recent pieces on him:
He has already done enough to well and truly earn the title of Australia’s Most Diabolical Cultural Marxist. But his bloodlust seems insatiable. He keeps coming up with new assaults on Victorians, especially Victorian children. We all know he is running full steam ahead with the wretched “Safe Schools” program, and now he is unleashing more anti-child madness on us all. Consider this recent news item:
Pictures of both boys and girls doing the dishes and kicking the footy, and examples of female firefighters and male receptionists, will be used in classrooms from prep in a push to smash gender stereotypes. The State Government has released the new “respectful relationships” education curriculum to be mandatory at all state schools from 2017, one of the recommendations arising from the royal commission into family violence.
Preps will be taught the basic names of their private parts to equip them to report any abuse, and students of all ages educated in challenging male and female-based labels in the playground, classroom and workplace. VCE students will be educated in “gender literacy” and taught terms such as pansexual, cisgender and transsexual, while year 7 and 8 pupils will learn the meaning of the word “intersex”.
The age-appropriate resources, developed by the Youth Research Centre and the University of Melbourne, aim to stop gender-based violence and discrimination, and to develop a better understanding of diversity. One game teaches year 1 and 2 pupils that some kids have two mums or two dads.
As if the Unsafe Schools agenda was not enough (which will also become compulsory in Victoria in 2017). This is yet more radical gender bending activism being rammed down the throats of children as young as five. This is indoctrination and social engineering at its worst.
And this is child abuse pure and simple. Trying to sexualise innocent children at such an early age fits right in to the Kinsey playbook, but it has nothing to do with the wellbeing of children. This is about adult activists despoiling our children, turning them into pawns of their radical sexual and Marxist agendas.
But I am not alone in my concerns. Already a number of helpful commentaries on this lunacy have been penned. Since I like to give credit where it is due, and not reinvent the wheel, let me finish by drawing upon some of these helpful commentators.
Andrew Bolt was quick off the mark. He has rightly warned about this attack on our children and our values:
The Left’s inherent authoritarianism is so clear to see in the power-maddened Socialist Left government of Daniel Andrews. Having control over Victorian students, it now wants to force on them an ideology that demonises men and preaches at girls a disabling victimhood….
The sheer impertinence of Labor politicians and Leftist bureaucrats to think they have a right to impose their ideology onto the children of others, including the children of the parents who definitely disagree with their toxic ideology. What kind of person thinks they can misuse power like this?
Education expert Kevin Donnelly put it this way:
Hot on the heels of the Marxist-inspired Safe Schools Coalition program, which also originated in Victoria and has gone national, primary children as young as seven and eight are being taught domestic violence always involves women as the victim and that the primary cause is because men are guilty of “hegemonic masculinity”. This is described as the dominant form of masculinity requiring “boys and men to be heterosexual, tough, athletic and emotionless, and encourages the control and dominance of men over women”….
Ignored is that poverty, alcohol and depression also contribute to domestic violence, and that rates of domestic violence are a significant problem for particular groups in society such as indigenous Australians and the LGBTI community.
As well as demonising men, the program has a Marxist definition of gender. Like Safe Schools, gender is “created as a result of the social and cultural expectations about what is acceptable, appropriate or desirable”. Children are told they can identify as whatever gender they desire as gender is determined by “how individuals understand identity including being a man or a women, transgender, gender queer and other gender positions”.
Children are warned about “heteronormativity”, where it is wrong to assume that because 98 per cent of Australians identify as heterosexual there is something normal about it. In 2004 I published Why Our Schools are Failing and I warned about the cultural left’s long march through the education system to indoctrinate children with its ideology. The march continues.
Finally, columnist Rita Panahi is scathing in her criticism of this leftist propaganda:
Remember when schools focused on the traditional foundations of education: reading, writing and arithmetic?
Parents can look forward to a few additional Rs being added to the curriculum when the Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships program is rolled out at Victorian schools next year.
Instead of worrying about literacy and numeracy, the State Government appears preoccupied with filling young minds with ideological drivel based on activist research that paints boys as predators and girls as perpetual victims….
Professor of clinical psychology Kim Halford, from the University of Queensland, casts doubt on the wisdom of adopting simplistic “boys are bad, girls are good” gender theories: “Programs that only focus upon alleged male power and misogyny as the sources of violence grossly oversimplify a complex problem.”
Sadly, the State Government has allowed itself to be captured by the most toxic elements of the grievance industry. Rather than instilling in children the notion that we are all equal, regardless of gender, sexuality, colour or creed, we will introduce them to the unhealthy culture of identity politics before they can write their own names. Schools can teach children to be decent and respectful without brainwashing them with activist research that pits the sexes against each other and paints every boy as a potential rapist and every girl as a downtrodden victim.
Yes, real education has long ago disappeared in Victoria and much of Australia and the West. It has been replaced by social and political propaganda by the cultural Marxists who are intent on brainwashing our children to embrace their dastardly agendas.
As Thomas Sowell rightly stated, “Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today, but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination.” Yep, and Dan Andrews and his Labor government is a prime example of this.