When the moral state of a nation heads downwards, so does its mental state. The two seem to be closely linked: as we become more and more immoral as a culture, we seem to become more and more stupid as well. Moral myopia and mental moonbattery seem to go hand in hand.
Of course this becomes a two-way process: more idiocy leads to more immorality, and more moral meltdowns lead to more mindlessness and madness. Examples of this are easy to come by. This site documents them all the time. I should get paid for doing this – I would be filthy rich by now.
My first example comes from – yep, you guessed it – “our” ABC. Worse yet, it involves a ‘sexuality expert’. Whenever you hear that someone is a ‘sexuality expert’ you know it might be time to head for the hills, especially if they are given a free pass on the ABC to push their lunacy.
A sexuality educator has claimed that parents should ask their babies for permission before they change their nappies. Deanne Carson, who identifies on Twitter as a sexuality educator, speaker and author, said that doing so would set up a culture of consent early on.
She explained that she works with kids as young as three years of age on issues surrounding consent, but encouraged parents to introduce the idea much earlier. She said that while she recognises the fact that babies are unable to actually give an answer, it’s important to use eye contact to teach them that their response matters.
On an ABC segment on consent laws, she said: “We work with children from three years old. We work from parents from birth.” The reporter was pretty confused by the suggestion, asking again: “from birth?”
Ms Carson continued: “Yes, just about how to set up a culture of consent in their homes so ‘I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK.’ Of course a baby is not going to respond ‘yes mum that’s awesome, I’d love to have my nappy changed’. “But if you leave a space, and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.” Viewers were very “dumb founded” by the suggestion, with some calling it “lunacy”.
Talk about a triple facepalm moment. Talk about lunacy on the loose. Talk about yet another reason to put the ABC out of its misery. Thankfully much of the world is still somewhat sane, and so this story has been reported all over the place, and she and her goofball ideas have been universally panned.
Just who is paying these people anyway? Why do I suspect that somehow my hard-earned tax dollars are propping her up, and that in the real world she would never find a real job with all this looney tune political correctness? And I am not alone in being flabbergasted at this insanity.
Kirralie Smith of the Australian Conservatives for example said this: “Many children never want you to change their nappy. Asking them for consent is a serious indication of severe mental problems. Nappies must be changed to prevent serious skin damage and pain for the child. What is worse is the fact the ABC actually spent our tax dollars on this moronic opinion.”
My next case in point is a commentary piece found in today’s Herald Sun. Because it is hidden behind a paywall, I can only offer the opening lines: “It’s time sex work was recognised as skilled labour … Sex workers are enormously skilled and talented workers.”
While it would be useful to be able to see the entire piece, I think we can all get the drift here. Indeed, a google search reveals similar pieces. It seems that New Zealand for example had already done this, and it seems that the above writer is drawing upon pieces like this. It begins:
Would-be migrants to New Zealand can claim valuable points as skilled sex workers or escorts, according to Information on Immigration NZ’s (INZ) website. But an immigration expert says it would be difficult for any applicant to succeed.
The agency confirmed sex work/escort is on the skilled employment list, despite it not being on the skill-shortage list.
A sex worker or escort is defined as someone as providing clients with sexual services or social companionship. “The list itself comes from the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) list and not INZ,” an agency spokeswoman said.
According to information on INZ’s website, sex worker or escort is listed as an ANZSCO level 5 skilled employment, and applicants could claim points if they were paid at or above NZ$36.44 (US$25.87) per hour, which is NZ$75,795 (US$53,818) based on a 40-hour week.
OK, so let me see if I got this straight: spreading your legs and taking someone’s money for doing that is now skilled labour. Um, it may be risky, foolish and unhelpful labour, but it is not quite up there with brain surgery and rocket science. It does not take advanced degrees to allow total strangers to do what any animal can do.
Yes, “skilled labour” is used as a category for certain immigrants that a country may prefer to take in, or give special emphasis to. So these folks are telling us we should give those who sell their bodies some priority here? We may not be putting hookers at the front of the queue, right up there with doctors and lawyers, but we are still giving them preferential treatment over others.
Good grief, what next? If escorts and prostitutes will be preferred over others, who else? Perhaps those involved in bondage and sado-masochism? Will a dominatrix get preferential treatment over a mere house painter? Will we decide that drug dealers are also skilled labourers?
It seems to me that successful drug smugglers are involved in highly complex and skilled work, requiring a lot of intelligence, expertise and years of experience. I suppose they should be bumped up the queue as well then. Mere law-abiding bakers or candlestick makers can just languish at the bottom.
Those involved in money laundering also must have a high degree of intelligence, skill and creativity to engage in their “occupation”. It seems if we want to be a fair and just country, and one that does not engage in evil discrimination, we should be giving them special priority as well.
Just think of all the time, effort, planning and dexterity a bank robber must have to perform his craft successfully. Why not give them a bit or preferential treatment as well? We need those skilled labourers. Just think how much good they would do to our nation and to our economy?
But hey, who am I to question what our enlightened politicians, leaders and intelligentsia think is best for us? I am a mere peon, and would likely be at the bottom of the list If I sought to emigrate elsewhere. And hey, I don’t even ask babies permission first before I seek to change their stinking nappies. What kind of monster am I?