Saturday, 12 December 2015

They Should Rename The ‘Guardian’ The ‘Daily Virtue Signaller’….

I would not have been the only headteacher on Sunday night wondering how best to talk to our children about the Paris terrorist attacks. We are quite a closed community, bound by our geography. The vast majority of our students are white. We do our very best to provide children with the opportunities to learn about cultures, religions and races they would not otherwise be familiar with.
Any guesses? I’m going with Wales or Cornwall.
One thing most headteachers can take for granted is that their staff are united by a moral purpose. We work in schools because we want to invest in children’s futures, educating them to become global citizens.
Educating them to be whiny little SJWs, mostly!
So although I knew full well that when I arrived at school last Monday I would come across children whose opinions about the events in Paris would be at best closeted and misguided, I did not expect it from my staff.
Oh, woe is you!
During morning briefing some shifted uncomfortably when I explained the clear and consistent message we needed to reinforce: that the refugees from Syria were fleeing from the same people killing Parisians; that to blame all Muslims for the attacks was exactly what the terrorists wanted; that we are a school where hate is not allowed.
So you told them what they ought to say? Even about things that have no bearing on the situation?

How very Stalinist of you…
It was not all plain sailing. There were comments directed towards a Hindu boy.
We aren’t told what they were. Of course!
A small group of children spread a rumour that our town would be bombed next. It all became too much for a couple of vulnerable youngsters and they simply needed to hide in an office and cry.
Well, I think that’s standard government advice for anyone in a terrorist attack!
I did not expect anything untoward from staff. Naivety? A young teacher asked to speak with me, and told me of concerns that an older member of his team had been sharing Britain First posts on Facebook; he found the sentiments racist and offensive.
What a charming chap! A future Stasi in training.
One of the receptionists spoke to her line manager about colleagues saying: “They should let them all sink and die, even the kids”; “Send them back to their own country”; “Shoot to kill” and more.
Great! Even the receptionists are getting in on the act!
And by the end of the day there had been a bust-up in the staffroom about whether Islam was fundamentally a violent religion.
*chuckles*
Carefully, I spoke to the offended, and to those who had offended – and tackled them without pointing the figure and shouting “Nasty, racist, xenophobic Islamophobe!” – though at least once I wanted to.
But you manfully (womanfully?) resisted. Truly, you are a being of great nobility!
As a headteacher, I expect disagreements over lesson observations and accountability. I never thought I would have to remind staff not to be racist.
Remind me again, what ‘race’ is Islam?
I will be doing my best to counter this by talking to staff, debating with them fiercely when I need to. But this feeling in my school concerns me deeply. If you can’t count on teachers to offer a thoughtful and informed reaction in the face of these atrocities, I worry about my country.
I worry, too. I worry that we are building a country where odious, smug little Gauleiters like you are checking for wrongthink in your staff.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

So how is this SJW going to defend shariah from accusations that it is homicidal, misogynist, homophobic, racist, paedophile enabling, creationist, anti-art, anti-music and basically anti everything that makes life in a western democracy better than a third world shithole?

Antisthenes said...

Stalinist and Stasi certainly sums these idiot up. They unfortunately are members of a very large group of people who believe that free speech only applies to those whose opinions are acceptable to them.

We are teaching our children what to think and not how to think not just in the classroom but in our homes as well. So we adults are guilty of brainwashing and find all kinds of justifications for doing so many of which are fatuous and some even sinister. If we spent our time first teaching children how to think and providing the information for them to think about then we would see better outcomes. People would voice opinions not based on phobias or isms and they would see the world how it factually is and not how they are told it is.

JuliaM said...

Comment from Jim (accidentally deleted, bloody fat fingers!): The social justice types are beginning to get worried - large proportions of people, even (as this article shows) usually compliant middle class types, are starting to go 'off reservation' over Islam. There is a limit to how much BS you can feed into people that is the direct opposite of what they see with their own eyes before they begin to see the emperor has no clothes. The mandatory 'This has nothing to do with Islam' that our Lords and Masters trot out every time there is an Islamic terror attack is now having the reverse effect - everyone can see it IS to do with Islam, and the more they say it isn't, the more people think 'It bloody well is you know!'

Anonymous said...

If you want to know whether Islam is a violent religion just read the bloody Koran. It is stupid repetative drivel and takes some real dedication to wade through. It is also very much in favour of violence. It is interesting that in order to prove that their religion is true they have to kill people who say it isn't.

Stonyground

johnd2008 said...

I was a very young child during WW2 and clearly remember the blitz. My father was a fireman so was on duty, leaving my mother alone to cope with two toddlers and a baby . Before our shelter was built we slept in the pantry under the stairs. My mother turned it into a game and I can never remember feeling frightened. We also had airraid drill at school.It was also common to find that one of our fellow pupils had lost their father or other relative, killed or missing. No one ever tried "counselling" other than a sympathetic hug and we just got on with it. We knew who the enemy was .Eventually the SJWs are going to have to face reality and realise the world is a nasty place full of nasty people.

Furor Teutonicus said...

It is her sort of arsehole that are more dangerous than any pajyama clad wanker with an AK.

WHEN it comes to the point where the sand-niggers are 51% of the population, because we stupidly taught them that that was how democcracy works, then it will be all those liberal shits that are grassing us to he religious police for having a bottle of beer hidden in the cellar, or not going to mosque last Friday.

It will be the dumb arsed cow in the organic crochet nickers, honoury member of the PTA, sandle wearing Lentil eating fuckwit living next door, who will be guarding the concentratiion camps they throw the rest of us into.

Do not think for one second, they will see a flash of light, and find that we have been right all along.

THEY will be part of the system, until the system decides to eat them. Even then, they will try and figure out if it was not maybe, THEIR fault for not being moslem/black enough, before forgiving their executioners.

Born stupid stays stupid.

Anonymous said...

If Islam is a race then surely so is Christianity, Communism, Fascism etc and these should be equally protected. I suppose the head dealt with this point just after speaking about Christians being thrown overboard from the boats to drown.

Richard Brown said...

Where is this school?

JuliaM said...

"So how is this SJW going to defend shariah from accusations.."

*la la la I can't hear you* ;)

"They unfortunately are members of a very large group of people who believe that free speech only applies to those whose opinions are acceptable to them."

Spot on, as we were to see later in the week, from Yvette Cooper...

"The social justice types are beginning to get worried - large proportions of people, even (as this article shows) usually compliant middle class types, are starting to go 'off reservation' over Islam."

But not enough!

"It is her sort of arsehole that are more dangerous than any pajyama clad wanker with an AK."

Spot on!

"Where is this school?"

The 'Guardian' has made sure we don't know.