"Ever since Plato, the
idea of capturing the hearts and minds of children has fascinated
social planners. Mussolini cast himself as 'schoolmaster' to the
nation, while in the Soviet Union a prize was given by the State in
honour of a boy who informed against his mother and father. Late
last year , a British energy company created a website to
teach children how to become 'climate cops' and turn in their own
parents" [Jonah Goldberg, Daily
Mail, 04 January 2009].
"It is the mark of a
truly authoritarian regime to recruit children to nag out-of-tune
parents or to spy on disobedient citizens. ... ruthless governments,
from the Soviets to Chairman Mao, cultivated zealous little
police-kids: because childish minds are easily moulded to accept
political orthodoxies. In Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four it was
'almost normal for people over 30 to be frightened of their own
children' because they were 'ungovernable little savages' who spied
for the Party" [source].
"Mobilising children to
police their parents' behaviour used to be something you only found
in totalitarian societies. I grew up in Eastern bloc Hungary and I
remember children being encouraged to tell teachers if their parents
listened to rock'n'roll" [Frank Furedi at:
"The secret police of
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu recruited thousands of
children aged 12-14 to spy on their school friends, parents and
teachers, according to communist-era archives. At the height of the
dictatorship, a staggering 15 per cent of the country's informants
were children. They were encouraged to report anyone who expressed a
political opinion contrary to the status quo or those who merely
made a joke of Ceausescu" [source].
"Is the Scottish
government also taking cues from George Orwell's 1984? In the
dystopian classic, 'children who turned in their own parents as
traitors' are treated as heroes by the party" [source].
"In the old communist
countries, the regimes also encouraged denunciations by children,
who usually had little idea what would follow. In Soviet cities,
until 1991, there were statues of a little monster called Pavlik
Morozov, who turned his own parents in to the secret police for
hoarding grain. Schoolchildren would be marched to these shrines of
evil and told to revere his memory. And yet the 'Conservative' Party
is proposing to write childish denunciation of parents into the law
of the land this summer..."
"It is becoming clear
that we are moving towards the State ownership of children ... This
is another step towards the clamping-down of adult citizens'
dissent. ... children can be easily conditioned - at the schools and
in the education system - to empowerment over the adults they look
up to, by becoming the eyes and ears of the nanny or totalitarian
state. It gives them a sense of purpose and significance; something
to which we all aspire, whether adult or child. In all totalitarian
states children have been an excellent resource to reinforce the
current cultural emphases of the state or to report on the latest
defined 'malpractises' or 'misbeliefs' of adults. They make
wonderful eyes and ears to report on Mum and Dad and, when they
become teenagers, excellent 'correctors' of their betters. In the
Polish Peoples' Republic, in the 1960s, the eager and willing
brigades of Community Youth sang songs and hymns to wonderful 'Uncle
Lenin', whose bidding they did with gusto; but at the cost of
fundamental adult freedoms. ... this is a severe threat to our civil
and religious liberties and to our national welfare and well being"
[Letter to the British Church Newspaper, 11 July 2014].
Social Care: A Poem
become apparent that, in this modern day,
our health and social services are rife with compliancy.
"And if you
dare to tell them, this system isn't right,
Prepare yourself for battle; you're going to have a fight.
and turn the subject; to them we're all the same,
They will take away your dignity, and blacken your good name.
you'll be abandoned, to suffer a bureaucratic fate,
Targeted by the social sharks; that use our babies as bait.
destruction of the family will be their only goal,
It has become apparent: the social care system has no soul"
"God gave children to parents,
the State, to love, nurture, teach, discipline, and train up into adulthood. It does
not take a 'village' or the
'Collective' or State-run 'Care' homes to raise a
child; it takes a loving and biological/adoptive/foster family.
Please see the article
Communism and the Family for the ideology underlying the
"The issues are:... [continue
"And he that stealeth [a child], and selleth him..."
"The words of a talebearer
are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly"
"Every fool will be meddling ... Withdraw thy foot
from thy neighbour's house:
lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee"
(Proverbs 20:3b; 25:17)
thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope
of a fool than of him"
"Woe unto them that decree unrighteous
and that write grievousness which they have prescribed"
"Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds!
when the morning is light, they practice it, because it is in the
power of their hand. ...
So they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage"
is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through
whom they come!
It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck,
and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones"
"Let none of you suffer ... as a busybody in other
(1 Peter 4:15)
anywhere in the Holy Bible will you find God giving civil government
authority to rear or direct the rearing of children ...
God told parents, not the government, to 'train up' their children."
(Laura Rogers, Societal Structures vs. Restructuring, as quoted in Berit
Kjos, Brave New Schools, p185)
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