Thursday, 14 September 2017

Hurricane Irma Devastation in the Carribean. And Tax Havens.


How many of the Carribean Islands that have been devastated by the Hurricanes are Tax Havens under British Law?

Tax havens are a legal loophole to willfully withold contributing to that tax revenue.

How about a Hurricane Devastation Tax on that immense and amoral welath hoard to help those Islanders, mostly non-white, to rebuild and to rebuild with resilience in mind, considering the likelihood of more Hurricanes on the horizon?

I see no reasonable objection to a one off HDT fromthat vast hoard being raised to help rebuild the homes, infrastructure and the lives of the residents of these Islands.

And another thing!

The UK Government is funded on a day to day basis mostly by the taxes PAYE and Self Employed workers pay on work and sales taxes and other sundry taxes.

That money does not belong to the Government. It belongs to the people of the UK.

The Government holds our taxes in trust.

This is the 21st Century, not the 18th Century, when income tax was introduced to fund the wars against France.

That trust has profound implications, an implied duty of care - which clearly suggests that when it is spent or utilised, the policy must be wholly evidence based; opinion, ideology or religion are inadequate in this regard, in that all three are based on omitting some evidence.

It's time the general public understood this basic metric for healthy democratic governance, and dealt with the issues arising from that.

One really simple understanding that could transform our Country, without any violence.

Just pure evidence based logic. And decency.

Many claim that the British State is Christian State.  I do see the irony or discordance in my previous statement that Religious belief is not a sound basis for policy decisions.

Nonetheless.





What would Christ suggest in all of this?



Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Brexit or Remain is meaningless.



If Brexit leads to the UK grass roots confronting the British Establishment and removing them from positions of power within our Democratic Institutions and transferring power and responsibility to the grass roots tax payers who fund Government, then it will have be something that fundamentally challenges the status quo of power and supports the people.
If it leads to War Crimes investigations and indictments for all those who helped promote and prosecute the War against Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Syria, it will be truly Historic.
If it leads to the closure of Off Shore Banking, if it leads to devolution of democratic power to an awakened and active, intelligent grass roots that roots out Right-wing and Left-wing Ideology and replaces both with evidence based policy making and transparency in all areas of Governance, then it will be something extraordinary.
If it leads to the exposure of the all the deliberate failures to investigate and prosecute institutional abuse of vulnerable children then it will be meaningful.
If on the other hand, it strengthens the Establishment ....
And at present I see no evidence at all that it (Brexit) will lead to the positive, nurturant outcomes I want to see, that so many wise, intelligent, caring and vulnerable people want to see and be part of..

None.

If Remaining in the EU leads to the UK grass roots confronting the British Establishment and removing them from positions of power within our Democratic Institutions and transferring power and responsibility to the grass roots tax payers who fund Government, then it will have be something that fundamentally challenges the status quo of power and supports the people.
If it leads to War Crimes investigations and indictments for all those who helped promote and prosecute the War against Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and Syria, it will be truly Historic.
If it leads to the closure of Off Shore Banking, if it leads to devolution of democratic power to an awakened and active, intelligent grass roots that roots out Right-wing and Left-wing Ideology and replaces both with evidence based policy making and transparency in all areas of Governance, then it will be something extraordinary.
If it leads to the exposure of the all the deliberate failures to investigate and prosecute institutional abuse of vulnerable children then it will be meaningful.
If on the other hand, it strengthens the Establishment ....
And at present I see no evidence at all that it (Remain) will lead to the positive, nurturant outcomes I want to see, that so many wise, intelligent, caring and vulnerable people want to see and be part of.

None.

The entire program is delusional and meaningless.

Either way.

The Power Inquiry on the other hand is deeply, profoundly meaningful. This link will go to a brief over view I wrote some time back.

But most will not have heard anything about the Power Inquiry.

It is worth noting that the things any power system does not promote, or prefers to minimise most often  tend to be those that undermine it's power.

Self-Governance by the people is one of those things.... voting is far removed from genuine democratic self-governance. That was the core theme of the Power Inquiry.

Self governance by a group of people, or a nation of people, means that the power to make policy decisions rests in those people, and is not devolved to a small executive - power is shared as an active, day to day social response ability and practice.

Read the Power Inquiry Report document for yourselves.

Decide for yourself based on the evidence presented in that report.

Before you go, here's a basic metric for Healthy Governance which I have written out. It's short, logical and concise.





Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Women Only Carriages, Sexual Harassment, You and I and Us/Them.

1. The MP, Chris Williamson, who brought up the subject of women only carriages,  as a potential response to an alarming increase in sexual assaults and harassment of women on public transport, made it perfectly clear that it was merely a discussion point.

He did not indicate any suggstions of enforcement, he did not say talk about regulations, he did not produce a white paper in preparation of legislation.

All he wanted was a public discussion on the issue.

Because it had been brought up two years ago, and the idea was dropped, and yet the behaviour has increased, the situation has worsened and that cannot happen. It is happening, and it cannot be allowed to continue.

The issue is not separate carriages for women.

The issue is safety from harassment for women. And not just on Public Transport.

Every where.


I see his effort as an institutional cry for help.

An attempt, a tactic, to bring the subject to light.

Let us talk about this, honestly.

Deal with it.


Fair enough.


The subject is sexual assault and harassment. Not Carriages.


2. The first I heard of it was Majiid Nawaz on LBC during his sit-in for the lovely and logical, evidence based Jame's O' Brien, a seat he does not fill well, on the mid morning show.

Majiid used this topic to attack the Labour Party and lefties in general.

T
wo women challenged him on this and he dismissed those challenges by askin gthem what would it be like if a woman did not use the carriage and was harassed, she'd be asked why she did not use the carriage set aside - with the implication that is was in some way as if it were her own fault, and a defence could be made on that grounds, and he said that would be crazy if separate carriages led to that. He implied that separate carriages would lead down that path. Gaslighting. On public air waves. How arrogant, how repugnant.

He also likened the idea to Saudi Arabian segregation of women.

He did not address the harassment of women in any detail, or with much sensitivity to the subject, or for the women who disagreed with his tactic of using this subject to attack the Labour Party


Those who agreed with him were praised.
 
He used this issue to score political points, and the media have been doing that all day.

You have no idea how angry I am at this. I have no idea ho angry I am with all this.

Whathe was doing was gaslighting. Bullying.


He was missing the point and he was using womens distress (and many mens distress at this) to score political points.

3. In the past 8 months I have intervened on public transport to stop men harassing women, groping them, sneering at them, in obviously sexualised harassment. Thrice. Twice on the Bus, once on a late night tube. Going north..

On the last occasion, I got into a busy late night train, full of people emptying out fo the pubs, and I witnessed three drunken men, one sitting beside a woman, the other across from her, and the third in the aisle. The man in the aisle was groping the women, pawing at her, jeering at her in an obvioulsy lewd manner; the others were laughing, egging him on. She was clearly distressed.

It looked like it hand been going on for a few minutes.

I stepped up and stood up to him and told him to back off, that what he was doing was sexual harassment. Which is an offence.
 

He backed off, and then started to insult me.

I checked in with the lady, nd looked around behind me and saw everyone was watching, witnessing.

Fine. I did not rise to his bait, and I continued saying that what he was doing was an offence.

"The way you were behaving was the issue."


His friends got just  a little bit angrier. I stood my ground. I kept repeating that, hold their gazes... looking at each one in turn

I stared and he stared and then I turned to look back down the carriage, and everyone was still watching.
 

One or Two stops later she got off the train, muttering thank you to me; she had to walk past all three, including the harasser whom she had to pass really close by. She was intimidated. Scared. She moved rapidly. I watched the drunk trio.

They then started to have a go at me, and the harasser called me a faggot, and then, out of nowhere one of them said "


well maybe your daughter was raped..."  he smirked, his friends laughed. Their little joke.
 

These three guys were Asian.

It was a trolling  dig, a trigger statement, a deliberate  knock me off guard,  and it probably had some connection to the coverage around the Rotherham case, and he was implying my opposition to his action was racist.

It was not.

I made it clear that his skin tone, his ethnicity were not the issue, and not an issue here.

** Note : In my view, the ethnicity of people who harass and assault women or children, their background, their justifications or rationalisations, their explanations is all irrelevant. All the is revalent is the behaviour. That's the issue. If the behaviour ws not their, there'd be no issue. In cases like this, ethnicity is a distraction, a side issue. It always is.


"The way you were behaving was the issue. The behaviour, That's it."
Then he stepped towards me, in an intimidating drunken way... muttered another insult.I do not recall what he said.

I was about to respond to that, when some men behind me motioned to me, and asked me to  'move back here, m8!" Nodobdy said anything, they just slowlyfilled the  space between me and the three harassers,
 

For me,  skin tone, ethnicity,language, belief system, religion, club memberships, favourite egg dish, bath or shower?, it wholly irrelevant.

It was the behaviour that I was addressing. I made no negative comments about them at any stage of this interaction. I did not use insult at any time. I remained polite. We can do it.


- moral of the story - if we healthy men see such harassment in public, then we all need to say - ZERO TOLERANCE - TOGETHER. And if needs be, if a serious offence occurs, then it's a police matter, and then a court and sentencing matter.

We need to film the harassment as we move in. We need to stand together.

Because it is a problem of some men, that becomes a problem for many, many women. Too many women endure this behaviour.
As men we cannot stand by simply because we would never behave in that manner.And we cannot rest on the laurels of  "It's not all men!"

It is, as it happens, a problem all men need to confront.


Sexual abuse and bullying does happen either way, that is true. There is a wider contest of bullying. Harassment is bullying. It  is unacceptable anywhere, on this Earth. really.

   
Nonetheles that cannot be used as a way to deflect from the issue of men harassing women in a lewd and intimidating manner.

4. Often many of us men are scared of getting involved, for losts of different reasons, personal and social, we can become timid,feel deeply un-nerved when threatened by intimidation, aware of an inability to fight, and that is a genuine fear, a real risk and I get that.

But it is not good enough. We got to get together, stop the harassment and talk the harassers down. It can be done if we work together. It did this time, and other times.

We have to acknowledge we do not have this issue where it needs to be, now!


5. Zero Tolerance. Every time. It is an offence, and offensive, and not in the way of ‘taking offence’ which is another matter altogether.

This quote is pure wisdom, based on common sense and available scientific evidence. It has something to say on this issue.

"Because of the physiological unity of mind/body, because of the physiological unity of the brain's emotional centers, the immune system, the hormonal and nervous systems, when you suppress something in one area you are risking suppressing it in another area, so when you suppress your anger and boundaries emotionally, you are also suppressing your immune responses. And therefore your body is not as able to fight back against malignancy or, just as anger can turn against the self, so can the immune system

Anger is a necessary boundary protection. If something or somebody transgresses your boundaries, you express anger, not necessarily to hurt them, but simply to keep them out of your space. That's a healthy response. More generally, the role of emotion is to keep out that which is dangerous or threatening, and to permit that which is nurturing and helpful. So we have anger, we have love, we have attraction, we have revulsion, the whole thing. But that's exactly the role of the immune system. It's to keep out that which is noxious and unhealthy, and to attack it if necessary, and to allow in that which is nurturing and supportive.”

-Dr Gabor Maté
That means, to me, that sentencing is focussed on the community's health and safety, rather than punishment.

Health and Safety of the community, and utlimately the Society, rather than punishment, where everyone loses out.

Health and Safety says a person who cannot be trusted, cannot be trusted. 


Keep them safe. Not in Society. And. Importantly, education and honesty, as in listening to the people who have been hurt, harmed, on all sides of this issue. This is abut childhood and men and women.

THis is about looking at how people learn to be bullies.... looking at the neuroscience, psychology, biology and environment to see that is happening at the phsyiology. How all these elements ochestrate in to behaviour, Good or bad.The research understanding at present has much to offer by way of insight, Surivors have even more to offer. No more assumptions about people in distress.
 

Why some bullies choose racism, another will choose misogny, others attempt obectifiction, yet others strut as neo-nazi's, or parade and throw bricks as antifa... who cares? I think that is part of what happens when lots of people who want to be offensive, and I mean genuinely offensive, harmful find each other and bond. Footbal Hooligans. A vulture of ciolence. A culture of violence.

Their justification's or rationale are invalid. Reasons are a nothing. An empty space, with a narrative wrapped around it that is meaningless. The behaviour and the outcomes, that;s the issue.


6. We healthy men have to be the immune system that ejects the virus of sexual harassment. Of both men and women, by whomever.

Leaving it to Government, or guards, is neglect of our shared response ability.

7. When media personalities use this story to undermine Labour's standing, they are avoiding the first point, and using the trauma of women as a political device, to make a secondary point. Labour bad!

8. There is a need for an education led approach to prevention - not talking at children, not a curriculum to be tested on, but talking with children, parents and anyone else, and most of all, children in schools listening to the survivors. They were there. Firsthand accounts of what it feels like.

you know that joke :

"How many Vietnam Vets does it take to change a light bulb?"

- I don't know, man

"You don't know, 'cuz you weren't there, maaan, you were not THERE!"


9. Another point regarding placing more officials on the trains and stations - the profit lost, or the extra labour cost,which ever way you look at it, is not worth more than the feeling for women of the harassment that women are subjected to, the risk they feel, the lack of ease...

That said, someone passed me this comment from facebook:

"One gentleman said if we were all train guards and made sure people didn't feel vulnerable and step up when needed we would not need these carriages/ seats.”


Absolutely spot on, and so few words, not one wasted, makes me sound like a verbose ranter. But I know that of myself, anyways. I am a writer...

There's probably a lot more to be said on this... it ties in bullying and abusive behaviour in general.

10. So here’s another way of putting it.

An issue is raised. For discussion.

Sexual Harassment of Women on Public transport.

Are separate women only carriages a solution?

The media set the narrative.

Pundits  scream "going back to segregation!"

Gaslighting and deflection.

Then they use it to attack the Labour Party and J. Corbyn.

“Labour are utterly bonkers!”

Utterly repugnant, manipulative and puerile/immature. Bullying.

11. Healthy people must declare as a collective that there is no tolerance, for this kind of behaviour, none, and we must make it so.

Both the sexual harassment, and the punditry gaslighting. And quite a lot other obviously dysfunctional behaviour, such as the DWP WCA regime, which kills vulnerable people…. That’s another posting.

And remember, sexual harassment of women : it is a problem of some men, that becomes a problem for way too many women. End it.


Laters.









Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.

Monday, 21 August 2017

Ambition, Indoctrination, Racism and History

My only ambition is to nurture healing and recovery and to become healthy compost for the future. The future beckons, the grand children of all of us are calling out.



That is it. All of it. For me.

Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding a deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

He was correct. That is why they killed him. He saw through it all. Accurately. Dangerous knowledge in a public figure willing to share that knowledge.

Systems of indoctrination are one of the dynamics that run counter to this ambition.

Language - "Mixed Race Marriages" or 'Mixed Race Children' implicitly affirms Racism. It is a term the system approves of.

We are instructed to use these words, as a mark of respect. Very clever, very manipulative.

There are no races, only language groups and environment adapted groups... think the people of the Andes and the Sherpa's who's blood systems are more efficient at holding oxygen. Inuits who's faces and body fat layers are better adapted to the deep cold of their environment. And so forth... all of us human. With slight differences. No difference in intelligence, ability, desire for love and empathy, no difference in our vulnerability to abuse.

Race is a social construct.


Race, as a biologically mandated reality, is disproved by the evidence, not least that which emerged from the study of the Human Genome. Race is a cultural construct, not a biological reality.

Racist Violence and it's counter part, Anti-Racist Violence, are examples of Lateral Violence, where a population that  is over powered by a potent political, religious or economic system of power, where the power disparity is immense between the powerful and everyone else, where people lash out at each other, rather than address the oppressive system, as a way to vent their anger and rage.
Topically, and typically, the violence prone within Antifa and NeoNazi's alike are fundamentally weak in their analysis, which is partly why they stoop to violence. 

This feeds into the oppressive system, as a distraction that can be mobilised and publicised, and this helps to perpetuate the lateral violence. It prevents a just resolution to the problem.

People talk about the violence, and not the real issue, which is how people learn to become racists.

People who are prone to violence tend to get a high from engaging in violence -  it is a self administered drug, Adrenaline...

Antifa's violence is carried out knowing that they can manipulate observers by claiming they are confronting unjustness and bigotry - and yet nothing they have ever done by violence has reduced racism.

The Racists violence is carried out in the belief that they form an erstatz family or community and are protecting it.

Here’s one man who has chosen his own direct way to confront racism.

58-year-old Blues musician Daryl Davis. An African American. Daryl goes right to the heart of the person, a humanistic process which gradually undermines indoctrination on a person to person basis. The oppressed seeks to liberate the oppressor from their dehumanised state.

Something violence can never achieve. Beautiful, robust, logical. Evidence based.

“It’s a wonderful thing when you see a light bulb pop on in their heads or they call you and tell you they are quitting. I never set out to convert anyone in the Klan. I just set out to get an answer to my question: “How can you hate me when you don’t even know me?” I simply gave them a chance to get to know me and treat them the way I want to be treated.


They come to their own conclusion that this ideology is no longer for them.

I am often the impetus for coming to that conclusion and I’m very happy that some positivity has come out of my meetings and friendships with them.“

This is true freedom of speech, with a sense of social responsibility, in action.

Here is another man,Tony McAleer. taking a different approach, because he was once a racist. What he has to say is interesting.


"what draws young people into these (Neo-Nazi) groups? Research and my personal experience show that it is a sense of identity, belonging, acceptance and purpose. The lack of these factors in a young person's life creates vulnerabilities that extremist groups exploit. The culprit undermining these critical pieces of our human experience is a deep subconscious belief that we are unlovable, powerless and invisible – we call this the feeling of "less than." I am often asked how had I lost my humanity. 

How does one become a skinhead? My reply is this: I didn't lose my humanity. I traded it for acceptance and approval until there was nothing left. I am not a victim here; I was a perpetrator who victimized others. 

Life After Hate, the non-profit I co-founded with other former members of the white-supremacist movement, recently received a letter from a concerned parent. Her 18-year-old son with Asperger syndrome is up to his eyeballs in the white-nationalist scene. What frightened the parent was the community had embraced and accepted her son in a way he had never experienced in his entire life.

Those are very deep psychological strings being pulled and that seduction is wrapped in racist ideology. This child could probably rationalize believing any ideology in exchange for that acceptance and belonging coming from such isolation.

To help this child and so many like him, we need to address the loneliness and isolation before the ideology. If shame and loneliness are the drivers here, how can shaming, isolation and violence be the answer? The antidote to shame is compassion."

I get where he is coming from.


I was part of a cult in the late 80s, and it is precisely this dynamic that drew me in. The technique is known as love bombing. I was part of the Catholic cult before than. 

I felt very alone in my life, estranged from my family and the culture I was born into, I had very low self esteem and I was seeking to answer that loneliness, without really understanding it. I felt very alienated from family and culture. I was alienated from my true self, though I did not know it or understand it.

I was vulnerable. I was needy. I was insecure. I was charming and outgoing. I had front.

The Cult played on that. . I became a dedicated member, they loved me for that, and we saw ourselves as separate from everybody else.  I felt strong for the first time in my life. And therew as genuine affection and care within the cult. It wasn't all bad.

It took me a few years to work through this and it was quite frightening at times, not because the cult was abusive, but because I was choosing to go out into the world totally alone, I was confronting myself.


Self alienation can happen without any overt abuse of a child.


And let me add this, by way of an insight, there is pattern of interaction that happens frequently in our society, where  an infant's behaviour can be misunderstood or misconstrued and responded to inaccurately, and that too can be the basis of a deep seated loneliness, a sense of abandonment and alienation for that child.

Feeling misunderstood, unable to articulate what is happening, to adults who do not understand what is happening, and who resort to 'management' rather than love and knowledge as a way of dealing with the child.

No one is at fault in this, it's not another stick to beat parents with. It is a bio-social dynamic, common in traumatised and traumatising societies.

It's an understanding of what can happen when parents are stressed, and not supported to learn about child care... to learn about the natural child.


A child that underwent a shared stress in utero (in the womb). where the mother was chronically stressed, and where the flood of hormones then altered the child's neural and endocrine development, might well present 'problem behaviours' that lead the adults to exert controlling behaviours over the child. because no one told them that in utero stress can alter the childs brain development and endocrine system, and that too can lead to loneliness..

There is always a number of interacting factors in any situation. biologically or socially.


Another angle I like to look at is this.


The cultural background of a bully is less important in confronting the bullying than the actual bullying behaviour.

Many people readily fall into this trap. They assume that the bullying has it's roots in a specific culture, and that it applies to all in that culture.

The international political power system, (be it Western, Eastern, European, African, Occidental etc) is built on hierarchies of power and violence, and it is a bully system, and it serves the system to indoctrinate their populations to conform to the narratives they provide. Yet not all people born into that culture are bullies. Indeed the majority are not.



We talk about misogyny, we talk about racism, we talk about homophobia, we talk about Islamaphobia, without sensing that these separate 'categorys' are being used to avoid talking about the core behaviour, by treating them as somehow separate. A distraction.


They are not. They are the same thing.

Bullies will always seek to justify their behaviour, they will always attempt to mask or mitigate it with some almost rational justifications. We must learn to see through those mitigations.

Focus instead on the behaviour
- it's bullying. 


No need to glorify or mythologise it. Keep it simple.

"You are not a Nazi, you are behaving like a bully,and you are using Nazism as a cover story."


Freedom of speech in the public domain has to be set in a environment of total honesty, in a setting of taking responsibility, as a shared action.

This, for me, means that when a racist speaks, that we deal with the points raised by presenting the evidence. We tell the racist why their 'logic' is an error. Not merely that racism is 'bad'.

Snowden is an example to us all. He spoke truth.

The Survivors of clerical abuse within Institutional settings across America, Ireland, Australia and elsewhere are an example to us all.

They spoke and they speak the truth. They confront the issue with evidence, rather than violence.

Just as the Governments response to Snowden, and the Church's response to Survivors are an example we should not permit, let alone follow.

These Power Institutions have consistently lied, prevaricated, obfuscated, intimidated, bullied, denigrated Snowden and the Survivors to protect their own status, rather than come clean, put their hands up and be mature honest adults seeking to resolve and heal.

Allow the extremists to speak, and deal with the issues raised with EVIDENCE, knock the opinion based world view back with EVIDENCE, not with hatred, fear or dismissiveness.

Start with an honest history in schools.

Tell the truth, to undermine the lies.

I repeat myself : History must taught in our schools in complete honesty, especially from the perspective of all those harmed by the actions of Kings, Barons, Popes, Generals and other leaders. Then 99% or of Racism and Fascism as a grass roots phenomenon would vanish within two generations.

That is a relatively easy process to set up and establish.

For example, a class of 20 ten year old students: Ask them “What era are you interested in?”

Let them decide what era or subject issue is relevant to who they are, at that moment, and thus let their self motivation emerge. They will want to study what they want to study.
Then let them loose to do their own research individually, and in small groups, and ask them to present what they have discovered to each other and to you.

Provide support during that process.

Then host a series of discussions and explorations on what they have found, on the sources, the reliability, methods of verification, and talk about the merits of critical analysis, and objectivity, and then ask them to write a paper on the issue they have chosen, a collective paper, with all students as co-Authors.

It can include what ever they decide is pertinent. You might well learn something. They will for sure.

Teach History Honestly.

Again, I repeat myself - because it is really important for all of us to understand this. Tell the stories of people’s lived experience from the point of view of the people who have been harmed, not the point of view of kings, barons, nation states, religious power.

Do that, and all this racist bull will fade away.

Keep screaming at them, meet them with more violence, without the honesty, and they will remain, as long as our hypocrisy remains.

"The Kings were robbers, the Knights were crooks, I don't believe your history books."

This is a song I wrote some years ago, addressing this matter directly.

The US and UK and EU all have problems with acknowledging, accounting for and resolving the crimes of their Empires. Serious problems.

Talking of which…

Indoctrination. 

Why is this practice still permitted?

I know that indoctrination is an abuse of the rights of the child.

Faith based schools : Saudi Madrassa's, Catholic Convent Schools, Yeshiva - Indoctrination. Why are these still permitted?

What ‘right’ does anyone have to tell a child what to think and feel and do so using a sanction/reward system of psychological dominance to ensure compliance?

To ban indoctrination, to make the indoctrination of defenceless children illegal, to define it as a breach of Human Rights, would be to undermine the entire facade and primary purpose of Compulsory State Education.

And that would undermine the status quo of power like no other single revolutionary action. Which is why it is permitted. The roots of Compulsory State Education are found in the Hindu Rote Learning System which preserved their caste system for 5 thousand years, a caste system that still exists in ‘modern India’.

If I had absorbed all I learned at school, I would be a conformist, compliant servant of the state, and I would reflexively attack any challenge to the Authority of The State and The Church.

Because that is the true function of Compulsory Education.

It's not called compulsory for nothing.

“No child left behind!”

For me, the feeling to resist came easier than the logic, and I had to examine the evidence and engage in a serious study of our shared histories of violence and oppression and in particular, I had to look at all those aspects of the institutionalised values system which I had internalised.

It was not easy.

It could be made much easier.

Parents have a  role in this.

A duty of care, more fundamental and profound than any duty ascribed to Government.

If only they knew what was being done to their own beloved children, if only they understood what had been done to themselves as children.















Kindest regards

Corneilius

"Do what you love, it's Your Gift to Universe"

Thank you for reading this blog. All we need to do is be really honest, responsive to the evidence we find,and ready to reassess when new evidence emerges. The rest is easy.