Thursday, 18 October 2018

Parenting by the state

UK Column News: [5 October 2018]

Indoctrination in schools

Brian Gerrish: "Well, change of subject and an introduction to David Scott, but let`s just have a look very briefly at this. Several people sent this into us. It`s a youtube video clip which shows a teacher at a primary school encouraging, teaching, showing very small children how to write letters to ask a man Thomas to marry them. And the significance of this is that the boys are writing the same letters that the girls are. So the teacher says a couple of clips from the [start] of the video `You`re going to tell Thomas it`s a brilliant idea to marry you`. "

"So this school is teaching children about LGBT relationships from the earliest age ... and of course you rapidly learn what`s going on because the teacher says that the children can be more accepting at this age and if you get the information into the children they accept it now . Then you don`t have a problem trying to convince them of what they should accept and believe in later years."

"I looked at the clip several times; it`s utterly fascinating... because what this teacher is doing is indoctrination and she knows it`s indoctrination but she thinks this is acceptable."

"David, I know this is going on with a vengeance north of the border as well."

David Scott: "It certainly is; and we`re seeing it state funded. One of the odd things is this year there has been LGBT `pride marches` all round Scotland. There was one in Perth. There were two at the weekend; one in Inverness and one in the western isles, if you can believe that. And the western isles one, there was a bit of controversy because the western isles counsellors were refusing to fly the `pride flag`. So these are being state funded, well funded, and then what you find is that in each local authority there are agents pushing the agenda. They are often extremely militant LGBT agency activists but they are in state funded organisations, state funded jobs, and very often teaching the teachers or in similar areas of control over the wider education system."

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Mike Robinson: "Right David, we`re going to move on to ACEs and we`ll find out what ACEs are in one second when we look at a short video clip."

"So we`ve got a short video here and then we`ve got some stills..."

Mike Robinson: "So David, ACEs and their consequences can be prevented?"

"Yes, so this is the latest thing to come out of America and it`s all over Britain. It`s all over western Europe. This is the new thing. It`s not that new; it`s ten years - no, it`s twenty year old research; but it`s suddenly become the flavour of the month. There`s been a film called `Resilience` which you can`t get to see. It`s been shown to all of the Scottish government employees - made by James Redford - and this is describing what is termed as the `science of hope` if you can believe that; and the `science of hope` goes to show how we`re going to transform society by government action. You have to be hopeful; you have to be optimistic and you have to - well, what do you have to do?"

"And they then go on to show correlations between adverse childhood experiences, and adverse experiences in early life, and negative outcomes, which on average is true; and we`re aware - you know, people in the Fresh Start foundation, particularly so, we`re aware of people who, for example, take to alcoholism in order to self medicate because of childhood abuse. This is true; this happens."

"But there`s something wider happening here because what they`re doing is they`re looking at the statistics of the population as a whole and then they`re taking that and changing it into a decision as to how they`re going to influence the lives of individuals and it becomes government policy and it starts going into some very strange and very totalitarian areas. So that`s what we want to explore here."

"This next slide: this is from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States; so this is a government organisation in America. They`re pushing this forward and you see here: `Parent Training today`. So this is one of the areas that is going to be pushed. They`re going to have state appointed parent trainers. So this is going to reduce the independence of parents within family life in the family unit very significantly..."

"So having identified - initially there`s ten ACEs: emotional abuse, emotional neglect, physical abuse etc etc,  although those numbers are growing now. There`s never any limit... The CDC have identified five things they`re going to stop ... happening. So the first one here is `Strengthening economic supports for families`. Now this means strengthening government subsidies for single parents, essentially."

David Scott then puts forward the view: "Economic support means state economic support, wealth transfer and, of course, it`s welfarism that has been the biggest corrosive effect on the family and has caused most of the society wide decay for those who are most vulnerable. "Scott further suggests: "So essentially what we`re doing is we`re going to double down with everything we`ve been doing - we don`t know what else to do - and we`re going to do more of it."

"Next we`re looking at `changing social norms`... So the bedrock of society is the family with traditionally one parent, usually the man providing; and one parent, usually the mother in the more nurturing role. Well, we`re not having that; we`re going to change that; because the state has now stood in the role of the father for providing for the children.  We don`t need fathers quite as much; there are a lot of single mothers and we`re going to make that the norm. We`re not going to think anything ill of that; we`re going to destroy any social propulsion towards a more stable society basis of the family..."

"Then we`ve got `quality child care and education early in life.` Odd diagram that. This is a little girl playing chess with a wheelchair bound old lady. It may be her grandmother; we`re not sure. So that might be an excellent thing to do. We`re not quite sure who`s looking after who there. Then after that, we`ve got `Enhancing parenting skills.` "

"There`s two nice lesbian mothers here, very slim. They`re outside `24-HOUR URGENT CARE parenting class`. `This way.` So we`re going to teach people how to parent. The state`s getting involved in this as well. And then most creepy of all, we`ve got `Intervening to lessen harms and prevent future risk.` So the state - actually it`s not very good at making the trains run on time and repair holes in the road - is going to prevent future risk. It`s going to look into the vibrant dynamic complex world of - you`re a family - and it`s going to decide if you provide a future risk to your children. And if you do ... then they will act to prevent that and there`s no use arguing..."

Named person scheme

"This is where it`s going. It`s very similar to the Named Person scheme It`s very similar to all of the huge lists of `parenting outcomes` and `risk indicators` we have in the Named Person scheme. It`s a slight re-branding of it. It`s based on similar American-based pseudo-science and it`s everywhere."

Mike Robinson: "Sorry David, it strikes me that in some way it`s related to `social credit` which is something that Dr Graham Downing was talking about to Ian Crane on Humanity versus Insanity last night. We`re going to play that programme after this, if you`re watching the UK Column live stream. But, you know, what you`re saying is there`s some kind of measurement made of whether you are a capable parent or not; and if you`re not, the state is going to intervene, potentially up to the point of removing the children."

"... Of course, we know that the state is the worst parent of all. So this is the bizarre thing. The last defence for children is the family unit and this is assaulting the family unit. So it seems superficially plausible but when you actually analyse what it`s doing it`s all acting against children."

"Now the next slide here is: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This is from the Scottish government website. The initial ones were from America... It`s been parroted in Scotland. Now they`ve put a saltire on it and they`re going to say this is really important. Scotland to lead the world. No, no no no. Scotland`s just doing as it`s told as it always seems to do these days."

"Now some of the other things that are coming out - it`s called the `theory of everything` OK, so the idea here is this explains everything. This explains everything about your life; this explains everything about your future. And there`s always a pyramid. We don`t seem to be able to do these without using pyramids to explain things diagramatically."

"So here`s the pyramid for ACEs. Now this, as you see, goes from conception to death. Right, so this is the `theory of everything`. So you see that down at the bottom you`ve got adverse childhood experiences ... and that allegedly causes disrupted neurodevelopment which allegedly causes social, emotional and cognitive impairment which allegedly gives rise to the adoption of behaviours which then allegedly cause disease and social problems and an early death. So there you go..."

"Now I was having a quick look at some of the Scottish government support for this. Nicola Sturgeon was at a conference in March this year. She was reflecting on the powerful impact the `Resilience` documentary had on her and emphasised the importance of considering tackling ACEs, as ACEs were one of the most important ...[?] currently taking place across Scotland. So it is being pushed by her own government. And her old friend professor Sir Harry Burns*, the man with all the slides in the World Bank... He told the audience of the original study and the accidental realisation that many of them attending who had been to the clinic had been sexually abused in childhood and he says here - there is a core truth to this, right, that you`ve got a lot of abuse; you`ve got a lot of, particularly sexual abuse, but rather than tackling that what we`re doing is we`re using it as an excuse to build the state into an every more powerful vehicle for controlling society. That`s what`s happening here."

"Now the next little bit is just a shocker. This is from the Journal of Applied Philosophy and it is awful, and it is Licensing Parents Revisited. Now this is one of the most disturbing and in many ways ignorant articles I think I`ve ever read. .. He first of all makes the case for licensing professionals and it`s all positive. You know people in the professions may harm those they serve either directly or by failing to fulfil their fiduciary duties and the harm can be significant so we need the state to get in there and regulate. Now we don`t because there are contraindications here but what he ignores is that licensing is very often used by professions to limit access, to ring fence money and to drive up fees. It is not what he`s claiming but he skirts over any real negative effects and then goes on to make the case, well now parenting is ... important, and then we should license parents because we need ... to ensure parents are competent; and then he briefly looks at the fact that we don`t really know how to do that. It`ll be OK."

"And then he looks at the right to have children which he`s not very impressed with. He says ... `she may think she has a right to her children whereas people do not have a right to be professionals` and the conclusion is: `Does a parent have a right to rear the child under her control without interference from the state?` And there`s a false choice here between a parent who might be abusive and one with no state involvement at all; or complete control and the case for independence of family life is broken down and the conclusion is `yes` we have a good case for licensing parenting. This sort of thing which seems crazy I think is on the way in..."

Brian Gerrish: "David, I`ve got to say that as you went through that this is clearly coming in. It`s coming in as policy; that policy coming in through the civil service, but very often we can see that a lot of it originates with the United Nations. But this is very very dark and sinister stuff.  One of the points you`ve just made is that `we allow the abuse of the children to take place` because ultimately this form of control over parents and families can be brought in as an excuse over the top of it."


(The abuse that is allowed to take place is then covered up. As an example, towards the end of the programme there is a discussion about the Melanie Shaw court case)


* Sir Harry Burns speaking at a conference below:

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