Primitive culture in Britain, primitive science, savage science: all in the state of ‘Anthropological Anomy’ – some adults, many educationalists, few parents, and a lot of sensationalist seeking smut-hounds within the media: combined with a few noisy purity-leaguers and a lot of parliamentarians.
"We have become convinced that it is better to avoid such symbolic disguisings of the truth in what we tell children and to not withhold from them a knowledge of the true state of affairs commensurate with their intellectual level". Freud. Ref, ‘The Proper Structuralised View of the World’ which is missing. I.e, not a half baked and silly education – full of the easy dogmatic answers. "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". Orwell. Especially, about the ‘hopeless failings of authority and government’, and that they – will have to, and in a very short amount of time, make up their own rules (very scary for the ‘oldies’). Illegal activity on a ‘massive scale’ – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/7734712.stm (example) The same human behaviour, but much worse – today? Murder http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7733372.stm See, your News any day!
How dare anyone blame children and/or the vulnerable!
It is the bigoted with their power politics (government and religious), vast financial frauds (bankrupting the young and vulnerable), and the various states of denial (for any change) in the appalling examples (sectarianism and divisiveness) within the Educational System. Who, then, do so much ongoing and perpetual damage to children by their example? Church Schools, Faith Schools, Public Schools – Private Schools, so on…To Tonio, My grandson, "I wish you a world free of Demons and full of light" – Carl Sagan ‘The Demon Haunted World’. "The total lack of proportion in the whole exercise gives it a weird atmosphere of unreality, as though one had strayed into a science fiction narrative and landed on a planet, in which only fear and greed were institutionalised at a global level. A planet inhabited and ruled by anthropoids with only fossilized and vestigial intelligence, and a hideous preoccupation with death". ‘The Home of Man’ Barbara Ward.
Support http://www.barnardos.org.uk/ "One half of all girls taken into care in the UK are abused"! (Too many ‘care orders’ UK)
Speaks for itself! Religiosity – Homicide. Self-harm(ing) of children, young adults and the vulnerable: (mass) Religiosity= (mass – more likely) a low IQ + (mass) poverty, example – Africa the most religio-istic nation.
"This is no place to enter a debate with critics the violent character of religions in general or monotheist religions in particular. I just note that I remain unpersuaded. These proposals to explain complicity are unable to account for why the churches are often approached to mediate in situations of conflict, and even less why they are sometimes successful in their efforts. In my estimation, rather than the character of the Christian faith itself, a better explanation of why Christian churches are either impotent in the face of violent conflicts or actively participate in them derives from the proclivities of its adherents which are at odds with the character of the Christian faith. One way to describe these pernicious proclivities is to speak of confusion of loyalty. Though explicitly giving ultimate allegiance to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, many Christians in fact seem to have an overriding commitment to their respective cultures and ethnic groups. Hence in conflict situations they tend to fight on the side of their cultural (racial) group and employ faith as a weapon in struggle." Miroslav Volf. Ref, Susceptibility to ‘Admiration – Celebrity Worship’, photo album, and ‘How Art Made The World’. Dr Nigel Spivey
Why Philosophy is important. Philosophy (it lies somewhere between religion and science).