LifesiteNews.com reported on March 28:
As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe.”
“Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly,” said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne.”…
“They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out,” the organization says. “Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents.”
Not so long ago, this story would induce little more than a shoulder shrug and a bit of pity for the poor folks living in such a place.
That is Germany–not America right? I’m safely tucked in the Bible belt. Besides, we have enough problems of our own–why worry about what’s going on in another country?
At some point, it’s wise to step out of our own house and check to see if our foundation has eroded. Now is that time. A steady drip over time becomes part of the landscape hardly noticeable, then it erodes more than you can imagine right under your nose.
This incident, although in Germany, is worth looking at a little more closely. Not just because of the shocking depravity of the acts involved, what is more important is to understand the plight of the parents. It’s a good reminder to check our own foundations and compare what is currently happening in our schools to the rights of parents.
Our similarities might surprise you.
1. “Sex education” is not about education–it’s about re-education.
Early on, the role of sex-ed was touted as needed–parents were not doing their job. “Ozzie and Harriet,” so the narrative went, would not talk to their girls and boys about sexual matters. Needless to say, this produced a crisis. We had to stop the epidemic of teen pregnancy.
In reality, parents actually were talking to their children about sex–that was the real problem that needed addressing. Two parent households were passing on their traditional, Judeo-Christian values. Teen pregnancy was on the decline when “sex ed” came to the rescue. Facts never detour the arrogant. The minority elite govern on vision:
“In the words of an article in the Journal of School Health, sex education presents ‘an exciting opportunity to develop new norms.’ Only in the light of this agenda does it make sense that so-called ‘sex education’ should be advocated to take place throughout the school years–from kindergarten to college– when it could not possibly take that much time to teach basic biological or medical information about sex. What takes that long is a constant indoctrination in new attitudes.” Thomas Sowell The Vision of the Anointed [Emphasis mine]
This is not a new trend in Germany, as we learned from the plight of the Romeike family. Which, by the way, also unearthed the Obama administration’s view on the rights of parents in the education of children.
The curriculum that has parents alarmed ushers in “early sexualization” of their young children. The new norm these parents are fighting against is what they termed “the ideology of the rainbow.” Gender mainstreaming is the current “exciting opportunity” to create a new norm both here and abroad. We are just not protesting it as fiercely.
Why is that? Could it be a credit to the success of those early years and long years of effort? Just as a steady stream of water over a period of years erodes a foundation, years of a constant ideological drip into the minds of children erode the morality of an entire generation, and all under the noses of their parents.
2. The advancement of “cradle to grave” education is a socialist construct at odds with the family.
The brutality shown toward the German parents reminds me of the violent union tactics we’ve seen here at home. Interesting to note that the new curriculum in Germany is advanced by the Green party, Socialist party and championed by the activists.
Ever wonder how Common Core came in seemingly out of nowhere, with such force? It has a distinct socialist stench.
One of the key players in Common Core is Marc Tucker. Tucker has openly cast his vision for transforming the American educational system into a workforce production mill for years. The vision he first set forth in his famed, “Dear Hillary” letter was rooted in the German educational system.
Training for service in a workforce and the “global economy” is contrary to the American tradition of parents bearing the responsibility of educating their children, taking over the family business and pursuing their own dreams.
Tucker assumed Hillary was the anointed one–he was wrong there too. Little did he know he would have to wait a few years more when he wrote to Hillary:
“This vision, as I pointed out above, is consistent with everything Bill proposed as a candidate. But it goes beyond those proposals, extending them from ideas for new programs to a comprehensive vision of how they can be used as building blocks for a whole new system. But this vision is very complex, will take a long time to sell… One would want to make sure that the specific actions of the new administration were designed, in a general way, to advance this agenda as it evolved, while not committing anyone to the details, which would change over time.
Everything that follows is cast in the frame of strategies for bringing the new system into being, not as a pilot program, not as a few demonstrations to be swept aside in another administration, but everywhere, as the new way of doing business.”
Sound familiar? Tucker goes on to explain:
“We propose, first, that the President appoint a National Council on Human Resources Development. It would consist of the relevant key White House officials, cabinet members and members of Congress. It would also include a small number of governors, educators, business executives, labor leaders and advocates for minorities and the poor. It would be established in such a way as to assure continuity of membership across administrations, so that the consensus it forges will outlast any one administration. It would be charged with recommending broad policy on a national system of human resources development to the President and the Congress, assessing the effectiveness and promise of current programs and proposing new ones. It would be staffed by senior officials on the Domestic Policy Council staff of the President.”
3. The vision: A genderless society. The reality: Sexualization and exploitation of children.
It doesn’t take a village to raise a child–it takes a family. The fact that simple statement is so obvious, and yet not embraced or believed, should be enough evidence that the new norm is settling in. It’s the parents and extended family who are charged with protecting children from being exposed and manipulated.
Common Core is taking us on the same path as Germany. The sexualization of children divides the family, destroys lives and inverts Judeo-Christian values. The ideology that children are nothing more than a resource owned and cultivated by the state seals the transformation by legally seizing young minds.
The greatest lesson we can glean from the plight of the parents in Germany is that parents are, and must be, in direct opposition to a state when it comes to our children. We alone are the first line of defense.
The poo-flinging activists are just useful idiots doing a political party’s dirty work. Know the real enemy.
Consider this: Who owns the children?