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Herein lies the Ghost in the political machine of the Rt. Hon. Edmund Burke. Much like Max Weber arguing with the Ghost of Marx, this blog seeks to make relevant and where appropriate support or reject Burke's 'Reflections' against the backdrop of the disastrous New Labour experiment.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

5-year old sex education is a thought crime

Labour's latest bright idea to curb the excesses of teenage nihilism is to court them young into the arms of the nanny state, with institutional sex education lessons for 5-year olds. Couple this with a move to have a 2-year old national curriculum for toddlers really is sending a message for indoctrination from cradle to grave.

The problem with Labour's motives is that after a decade or so of a full liberalising of our media content, both TV and Internet, the ability for children to educate themselves in sexual matters has been sadly all around us, so why bother?

The stumbling block about teaching sex education is that it is not like biology or any other subject that uses logic or knowledge, but rather emotions and feelings, something that a national curriculum is devoid of.

I have no problem with a year 7 entering secondary school receiving sex education, which is when the body starts to undergo changes to go along with the social upheaval every child faces at the 'big' school. Children under 11 have a limited concept, often labeled as innocence, of sexual matters; just that when a man and a woman love each other certain things can happen.

The problem of teenage pregnancies and STIs will not be cured by bombarding little youngsters with basic 'emotional' and biological terminologies that the Government wish to see taught from 5 years. I feel it is all this pervasive sexual 'education' in our society from all areas that has lead to absentee fathers, single mothers, teenage pregnancies and growing sexual exploits.

Labour is offering the easy way out for parents to abdicate all their responsibility as parents and allow the State to pick up the pieces, via welfare provision and teachers having to act as parents during lesson hours.

Parents should take back control and educate their children with traditional moral diktats and social mores, as taking away knowledge-control from parents and handing it to children is a bastardised form of democracy. It gives the adolescent unadulterated power to make choices which they are too young to decide.

It should also be noted that murmurs of allowing children of 16 the vote is yet another example of giving children too many rights, without them being able to master the responsibilities of the rights they were previously given.

A recent Closer magazine article shows a 12-year old girl who has had sex with numerous partners, smokes 15 cigarettes a day and has the occasional joint; all with her mother's approval. What is worrying is how smug the mother is, claiming it is the soft teachers that has been the cause of all this.

This woman is devoid of any parental responsibility, preferring to cede power back to the State, so she can live her life without having the burden of raising her own child.
A true parent doesn't leave their responsibilities of child-rearing to teachers when at school, but they actually keep their child's well-being central to them when dropping them off at school, as they go to work and bring home a wage to secure their family's financial security. Surely working for your family either at home or at work is society's benefit as well as your family's personal success.

When you decide to have children you shouldn't do things for your own selfish gain, but help others and educate your children to help society, not to live a privatized closed off existence. However, this doesn't give the Government the right to nationalise our families at a time when they have nationalised our banks.

What has happened is parents have given up and allowed their children to turn to physical acts of deprecation, be it sexual misdemeanors, knife and gun crime, casual drug abuse, the list goes on. This out and out belief in nothingness, a total lack of hope, has lead to a generation so afloat, without social anchorage, that social brakes need to be applied to this accelerated culture or face a train wreck.

What needs to be done is for parents to wake up to the gravity of the situation at hand, the need for parents to set up new schools that our free from State meddling; a social education given by all families to all children that is centred on traditional family values; the return of national service; the push for more vocational apprenticeships, by allowing businesses into schools so to demonstrate what they require of the future workforce.

And finally the moral imperative that sexual relationships should be enacted during adulthood that centre around stable loving relationships, not an empty meaningless act of rebellion from a bored and unmotivated child-culture.

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