Every dictatorship worth its salt knows that a fundamental way to cement power and keep the masses in control is to separate children from their parents. When the state usurps the role of parents, the task of creating a compliant and comatose citizenry becomes infinitely easier to achieve.
Thus all the totalist states have specialised in separating parent from child. Instead of children looking to their own parents for guidance in all things, including moral and spiritual development, they look to the all-powerful state. This worked wonders for the Communists and other coercive utopians.
So it is no surprise that today’s secular left governments are happy to follow suit. And in Australia we have no greater example of this than Dictator Dan Andrews’ Labor government in Victoria. I have written plenty of pieces now on all the dastardly deeds of this devious and dangerous Premier.
He simply shows no signs of slowing down alas. And to think he still has 15 more months to go in his reign of terror. Yikes. His latest outrageous act of leftist social engineering is to allow children to access contraceptives without parental knowledge or consent.
Last time I checked Victorian school kids needed parental permission to get an aspirin. But now they can get something far more worrying and their parent need not know anything about it. Hmm, why am I not surprised that someone like Andrews would be happy to run with something like this?
One news report on this offers us some more details:
Girls as young as 11 could obtain a prescription for the contraceptive pill from school without their parents’ knowledge, under updated guidelines for a Victorian program that make it clear parental consent is not a legal requirement.
Guidelines for the Doctors in Secondary Schools program, made public this week, suggest teachers will have the authority to overrule parents who have objected to their child seeing a doctor during school time, with “all secondary school-aged students … considered mature enough to make a decision to see a GP”.
Announced as part of last year’s Victorian budget, the $44 million program involves GP clinics operating once a week in 100 secondary schools, providing treatment for physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health issues. The program has already been rolled out in 20 schools.
While the scheme claims to seek to balance the rights of young people with the need for parental involvement, the guidelines heavily emphasise the rights of young people to seek confidential medical advice.
Thankfully however not everyone is happy about the move:
Australian Christian Lobby’s Victorian director, Dan Flynn, accused the Andrews government of preventing parents from obtaining access to critical health information affecting their children. He said parental consent should be required for minors seeking treatment at school. “The government cannot use the time that it has children in its care to provide medical advice and treatment … without informing parents,” Mr Flynn said….
Opposition education spokesman Nick Wakeling said parents “must be included in decisions about their own children”. He said it was concerning that schools could make a judgment call to override a parent’s reasons for not consenting to their child seeing a school GP.
There are just so many problems with this. Instead of pushing contraceptives down the throats of our kids we should be emphasising that they concentrate on their studies. The three R’s would be a good place to begin. This road to contraceptive handouts is a counsel of despair.
It assumes every kid that age is a sexual dynamo, has sex 24/7, and is incapable of some self-restraint in these areas. Why do we even countenance the idea that 11 year olds are fulltime sexual locomotives? And are folks even aware that many contraceptives are in fact abortifacients?
Why not just work with groups like Marie Stopes International or Planned Parenthood and set up abortion mills in our high schools? And for “safe sex” let’s set up nice bedrooms in our schools so our kids can do their thing, no questions asked?
Oops, I better stop giving these activist educators more dumb ideas. They have enough ideas as it is. Hmm, how about teaching our children to respect themselves and providing them skills in learning how to say no to sexual pressure instead?
But the sexual revolution is both favoured and encouraged by these hyper-left politicians and “sexperts”. Encouraging the sexualisation of children has also been another part of how the totalist state maintains power over the masses and keeps resistance to a minimum.
Thus it is no surprise that this is being pushed in the same state that has led the way with the awful “Safe Schools” programs, with seeking to ban religious instruction in schools, and even trying to keep Christmas carols from being sung.
It is all of a piece for Dictator Dan and his secular left activists. They will do anything to assault Christian morality, the family, and traditional values. Most Victorians would just prefer the government concentrate on workable road networks, a crackdown on crime which is running amok here, and some halfway decent education, instead of indoctrination.
But we won’t hold our breath as long as Dan and his leftist buddies are in charge.