Wealthy old Etonians are leading the green brigade. "Have you noticed that Green is the first socio-political movement in which every single leader and spokesperson is filthy rich – they make the Conservative Party look like the Jarrow marchers. Even the suffragettes – a pretty posh posse – could count working-class women among their star turns. But look at the Greens – not one chav champion in the whole stuck-up setup that is chock-full of Etonians. The new generation of Private Frazers – ‘Doomed, doomed, we’re all doomed!’ – tend to be from hugely wealthy families, too, though their ancestors tend to be barons. It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to work out that what these silver-spoon scions may be experiencing is a good old-fashioned bout of class guilt to make them turn on the cut-throat carpet bagging that made their families’ fortunes. But whereas getting a dose of socialism would have led them to turn – quite rightly – on their own kind, the rich and powerful, the warped logic of ecology encourages them to turn on the poor and powerless. Hence the constant harping about how cheap food, cheap clothes and cheap travel are the enemies of the planet – so, presumably, prices should go up and the well-off won’t notice a difference while the poor should starve, go barefoot and stay at home. Just like in the good old days, eh, chaps?" Julie Burchill. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1038122/MRS-ANGRY-Grande-dame-poison-pen-Julie-Burchill-lets-rip-modern-life.html
Evolution and stupidity. ‘The Genius of Charles Darwin’ Richard Dawkins. Channel 4 – TV. ‘Depth’ of Education in the UK!
"Poor Richard Dawkins. He took a bunch of kids from a school science class to the seaside to collect fossils, hoping to enthuse them about evolution and to persuade those who were afflicted by religion to "think again". There’s the problem. How can you "think again", when you haven’t done much thinking in the first place? Dawkins waved his hand at the cliffs, mentioning how many million years ago they’d have been under water, while one or two of the kids seemed to be wondering where Adam and Eve fitted into this story". http://theanswers42.blogspot.com/2008/08/evolution-and-stupidity.html
Church Schools and Faith Schools. Religion in Schools. REBT and Disconnection. UK. BBC.
"Do young people model their behaviour on adult delinquents?" – Yes – "The reason for the lack of public outrage is because the (whole) system so strongly favours the aspirational and manipulative middle and professional classes who are the ones who would normally be making the most noise". Ref, past blog entry with the name of ‘author’.
"An artist’s impression of Mitochondrial
Eve who probably lived in Africa,
about 150,000 years ago."
Wikipedia a Nova video