Yep, effective now, it is forbidden for teachers to refer to parents as mom and dad in California. Soon this proscription will be effective in England as well. The reason? Mom could be Bill and dad could be Bob or they might be a pair named Myrtle and Mary.
‘Only months after a plan generated by California’s legislature created a ban on the use of “mom” and “dad” in public schools, the Brits have announced a similar move, with orders for teachers to be more sensitive to homosexuality and not use terms like “mum and dad.” ‘ – it’s the law.
‘Written by the homosexual activist group Stonewall and announced by government Schools Secretary Ed Balls, the plan tells teachers not to make assumptions about a “mum and dad,” perhaps instead referring to “parents.” ‘
The teacher must not assume! Are students the products of a union between a man and a woman? No, no, two dads might have managed it, or a woman could have been impregnated mysteriously, as was the Virgin Mary. Or so teacher must now assume. In terms of politically correct thought, anything is possible, except smoking in public, of course.
‘“No teacher shall give instruction nor shall any school district sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias because of a characteristic [including perceived gender.]” ‘ Of course not: they can only sponsor what the state likes. Wasn’t it like that in Soviet Union and Nazi Germany too? We have to re-evaluate those ‘advanced’ societies!
How fair! How ‘progressive’! Of course that does not apply if the ‘characteristic’ in question is smoking, or being fat, or having a drink. In that case, instead, discrimination and instigation of the children against smoking parents, for instance, is encouraged in the name of ‘public health.’
However ‘public health’ does not apply to homosexuals. The abstract statistical risks of a gay lifestyle, in contrast to those of officially disapproved lifestyles, must not be construed as ‘causation’ of any illness or any harm to any individual. Of course not. Gays are to be part of the new Master Race. Smokers and fatties are not. Such are the vagaries of hate-mongering between eras.
Homosexuals are of the Reich. Thus it is illegal to discriminate against them. Smokers and fatties are the dread ‘others’ of the moment, fit only for ridicule, on the road to extermination. In fact there is a lesson in this.
Note that the homosexual activist group which wrote the British regulations for teachers is called Stonewall. This monicker comes from the Stonewall Inn riots of 1969 in New York City, considered the violent beginning, of the contemporary gay rights movement. Today’s ‘others’ will regain respect when they riot.
Hate is a force. It only gives way to sufficient counterforce. The dramatic emergence of homosexuals since 1969, out of closets, and into seats of power, provides a good example of this. The gays demanded respect, with force, so they got it. Even bloodthirsty ‘public health’ dares not attack the lifestyle with its all-purpose vilification tool of ‘lifestyle epidemiology.’
The homosexuals are respected. Indeed they can themselves now raise families, however conceived, in perfect respectability. Furthermore they can now dictate the abolition of terms like ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ or even ‘husband’ and ‘wife,’ since, we are told, these terms ‘could promote discrimination against homosexuals if a same-sex couple is not also featured.’
Everyone’s dignity should be recognized and we applaud the gay community for asserting its place. Censoring references to family members seems more than ridiculous, and we have not detected particular sympathy in gay quarters for the ‘others’ of today, such as smokers, but the example of the gay rights movement in achieving its own objectives is valuable to those who fight oppressive and vicious antitobacco. At the same time it is odd to see homosexuality becoming all of a piece with dictatorial political correctness.
Anti’s brave new world is to be ‘free’ of smokers, fatsos, drinkers and whatever other citizen category ‘public health’ or its pharmaceutical owners take a dislike to. The brave new world will be much healthier indeed! Families will be distant history (who wants to get married, nowadays, and why?), replaced by vaguely and constantly redefined ‘relationship’ categories, with kids of undefined biological origin raised in careful orthodoxy of the ‘it takes a village’ brand.
Grades kindergarten through eight, we can imagine, will involve only instruction in ‘public health’ and pleasure deprivation. High School will cover ‘protecting the environment.’ As far as reading and arithmetic go, spelling out ‘BIG BROTHER,’ and certifying that 2 + 2 = 5, will suffice for admission to university, where more thorough indoctrination may take place.
Scientific Truth, i.e. epidemiology by opinion consensus, including the unassailable logic of fear and hate, shall be the favoured major. Other students may learn the entire alphabet, so as to be able to prepare scripts for mass-media anchormen to read, detailing all of society’s many victories against pleasure-seekers, and any other non-conformists, such as universally reviled ‘thinkers.’
All resisters to conformity will be brought to justice! The burden of proof will be any accusation levelled by ‘authority’ — thus insuring that the accused (i.e. guilty) party is swiftly punished. Judicial courtrooms will double as churches, all the old ones having been banned, with no-smoking signs posted as the idols of worship.
Cameras everywhere will assure that everyone complies exactly with all regulations on everything. With personal rights, privacy, constitutions, morality, and sanity all replaced by ‘health, safety, and security,’ and with new threats and panic manufactured every day to reinforce this, the Health Reich will settle in for a comfy thousand years or so.
All of this will seem perfectly lovely to just about everybody, thanks in part to the miracle of antidepressants, administered to all from birth under orders from Reich Headquarters at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Aren’t you trembling with anticipation? Don’t worry, it’s just around the corner … actually it’s already in the making. What do you say, you don’t like it?… Well then, what are you prepared to do? Hint: it had better be all that the gays have done and more — otherwise just get used to all of it, now that you can no longer be called ‘pa’ or ‘ma’ by your own smoke-free children.