Saturday, 18 June 2011

Education, Education, Education - Not!

"The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men."
Bill Beattie
Not content instilling in the minds of their own children the "benefits" of the European Union, thus creating future model citizens, the European Union is desperate to broaden this 'education' to all schools. This is blatant propaganda at its worst and worthy therefore of any fascist empire. That the Hansard Society feel enabled to interfere in a subject outside their remit; and for a representative of what is supposed to be democratic government to endorse such an action is but another example of social engineering.

Digressing slightly, one does wonder why it is necessary to have a Minister for Europe when we also employ a Foreign Secretary, the latter's duty being to deal with matters abroad.

Lidington, Minister for Europe, states:
"Like it or not the EU is an important channel for the UK’s global ambitions."
No you blithering idiot, the UK is an important channel for the EU's ambitions which must surely be to ensure future generations are not the problem that the present generations are!

Returning to the Hansard Society who, on their website, state:
"We aim to strengthen parliamentary democracy and encourage greater public involvement in politics. At the heart of our work is the principle that civic society is most effective when its citizens are connected with the institutions and individuals who represent them in the democratic process."
they would seem to be going about it in a rather odd way. Our national politicians do not represent the views of their constituents and to promote an organisation which is anything but democratic is nonsensical. It is all too obvious that Lidington and Michael Raftery would appear to share a 'common purpose', one designed to subvert our society.

Surely one of the basic tenets of education - something in which we should all participate, regardless of age - is assimilating knowledge; and the following is worthy of consideration:

He who knows not, but knows not that he knows not, is a fool
Shun him

He who knows not, but knows that he knows not, is simple
Teach him

He who knows, but knows not that he knows, is asleep
Wake him

He who knows, and knows that he knows, is a wise man
Follow him


A K Haart said...

We seem to have evolved a cultural bias against discipline, against the structured effort required to educate a child. It's as if we'd like it to be easier than it is, to involve less work than is actually required.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

AKH: And that bias has been 'taught' by the PC brigade. And the fact that we'd like things to be easier for us has also been 'taught'!

Anonymous said...

At the heart of our work is the principle that civic society is most effective when its citizens are connected with the institutions and individuals who represent them in the democratic process."

No. A civic society is most effective when its institutions are the servants of the citizens. Period.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

DP: Very good point and one which I should have mentioned - Damn!

Anonymous said...

Coincidentally or whatever, Up Pompeii also has an article on MC and Islamisation of the UK on Education. The process is without doubt, a deliberate piece of social engineering, to turn this once stalwart pillar of Christendom to a weak reed of MC.

The State that was - the State that is, and the State that will be

The 1944 act gave local education authorities the duty to contribute towards the spiritual, moral, mental and physical development of the community. So significant was this provision considered, that it was strengthened in subsequent legislation and defined as spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, or SMSC in shorthand. Providing for pupils' SMSC development is an important and, in my view, essential contemporary purpose of education..........chief inspector of schools, David Bell

The Butler act was repealed in 1996 This coincides rather nicely with the advent of "multiculturalism and the subsequent election of Nu Labour in 1997.

Anonymous said...

Unhappy Father’s Day

His Grace has been following a particular heart-rending story of one father’s quest to be permitted to spend time with his young son, whom he has not now seen for 195 days (and counting). So distressing are the facts of this case, and so upsetting some of the details, that it beggars belief that such injustice compounded upon injustice might be possible in this enlightened era of ‘human rights’, in which the UK cannot deport 102 foreign criminals because of their 'right to a family life'. And yet our ‘Family Courts’ treat some of our own fathers with utter contempt, inculcating the belief not only that they are worth less than the immigrant, but making them feel that they are possibly even less than fully human.

Read it and weep, as his grace says.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

DP111: I have just commented elsewhere on my blog, in the comments, that I must add UP to my blogroll.

Re your second comment, although slightly off-topic is noted. I have read AC's post and it is akin to all the cases of 'child-abduction' carried out by social services on which Christopher Booker has been so eloquent in the Sunday Telegraph - and which is also a national disgrace.