Scotland Moves to Oversee Upbringing of all Children
One reader just sent me a petition on this subject. I signed it right away.
"A bill currently going through the Scottish Parliament seeks to appoint a “named person” to each child in the country. This person, outside of the child’s parents, would “promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person.”
The Children and Young People Bill, which would be part of the already widely adopted Getting It Right For Every Child approach, has been met with backlash by some who have called its provisions “dystopian.”
Here are some of the functions a named person would provide, according to the bill:
(a) doing such of the following where the named person considers it to be appropriate in order to promote, support or safeguard the wellbeing of the child or young person—
(i) advising, informing or supporting the child or young person, or a parent of the child or young person,
(ii) helping the child or young person, or a parent of the child or young person, to access a service or support, or
(iii) discussing, or raising, a matter about the child or young person with a service provider or relevant authority, and
(b) such other functions as are specified by this Act or any other enactment as being functions of a named person in relation to a child or young person..........."When will the people decide that enough is enough?
In Scotland, parents may soon be reduced to being nothing more than wage-earning babysitters for their own kids.
As I noted in a previous post, I read Orwell's 1984 three years before the title year. The picture was a frightening but not unrealistic one, but the handwriting was on the wall for the USSR.
- and it would never happen here in the West, or so we thought.
Western Marxists went right back to work. If they could no longer pretend that the Soviet Union was a functioning state with a viable system, they would stick with the Plan B that had been in operation since the intervening of WWI and WWII. Cultural Marxism, the baby of Western Marxists, had as its goal the complete undermining of Western Culture (Lukaks - "Who will save us from Western Culture?") to prepare the way for worldwide Socialism. American Academia could even suggest that only the ongoing existence of the classist and Capitalistic Western societies prevented the USSR from succeeding.
Yes, if Major League Baseball had instituted a maximum fastball speed of 85 MPH, then maybe even I could have played on the Yankees.
Western Marxism, though so far avoiding any talk of gulags, is softer in nature, but is is also filthier, uglier, and far more immoral. One of its key strategies is to drive a wedge between parents and children. The UK is already notorious for the manner in which Family Services staff are sicced on parents. Letting your kids know that you hold the position that England should consist of mostly ethnic English, for example, is enough to bring a Family Services visit and possible legal trouble at the hands of the State.
If this bill becomes Law, then massive amounts of already-precious tax Pounds (One bold and intelligent move was to avoid the Euro) will be needed to hire the needed hordes of Leftist-minded bureaucrats that will revel in interrogating kids. What they will want to know is whether or not Mom and Dad stray from government-approved methods of raising children, household rules, or punishment, and if they voice any concerns about the direction in which their country is headed.
Winston Smith, being childless, mostly had to worry about the cameras and microphones that were everywhere, including in his TV. Tom Parsons was reported by his young daughter. In Scotland, there may be no need for either; if they do not display sufficient initiative, the Bureaucrats will just take the kids aside and coax them to open up.
What do your parents do if you do not do your homework or talk back to them?
Do they let you go anywhere you want and stay out late or are they too restrictive?
Do they ever spank you?
Do they support the Multicultural policy of Cultural Enrichment or are they racists?
Do they ever claim that Muslim immigrants commit too many crimes?
Do they speak well of or have any literature from groups such as the Scottish or English Defense Leagues?
-You get the picture.
The people of the West are watching the grains of sand run through the hourglass. There will come a time when they will no longer have the means to effect a necessary political movement to free themselves from Western Marxism. For some time, the UK and her daughter-nations were alone in fighting the Nazis in the Westerns theaters. After the war, the UK was then promptly moved in to the Socialist camp. It is telling that the great British Polemarch, Winston Churchill, was sacked once his work was done - his vociferous opposition to and realistic assessment of Socialism made him a danger to have around.
It is even more tragic that George Orwell, who saw and described with such clarity what happens in a Centralized Marxist state, was himself taken with the sick dream of Socialism. Like other Western Marxists, he (Possibly the only one who did so sincerely) seemed to believe that the Western nations could create independent Socialist states that would not only be worker's paradises but would also avoid all armed conflict. He avoided full-blown Communism, but appears to have deluded himself that the Leftist system of Fascism was the same as Capitalism and that he would be more free to write want he wanted in a Socialist country. If he were alive today and could see how Conservative/opposition journalists and others are treated by the establishments in the West, I think that he would see things quite differently.
Today, I received an email from Schoolhouse Home Education Association that contained the following message:
"No to Named Person' conference, Edinburgh, 9 June 2014
Although the Children & Young People (Scotland) Act has now been passed, we have decided to keep our awareness raising petition 'live' as a barometer of public opinion on the important issues of data theft, surveillance and the Named Person for every child in Scotland which have been subject to minimal scrutiny by elected members.
Now that a legal challenge is being launched by the Christian Institute to the most odious aspects of this anti-family legislation, we are pleased to invite supporters to attend a conference in Edinburgh on 9 June which will allow the issues we have raised in our petition to be discussed.
Please see our latest website update for details: http://www.schoolhouse.org.uk/home-ed-in-the-news/no-2-named-person-conference-the-family-fights-back
Many thanks for your support,
"No 2 Named Person conference: the family fights back
13th May 2014 | Events & Activities | Home Ed in the News | Law & Policy | Media | Schoolhouse
As the Christian Institute prepares to launch a judicial review of the anti-family ‘named person’ and data theft provisions contained in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act, with legal papers expected to be lodged by the end of June, all those who are concerned about the implications of this odious Trojan horse piece of legislation are being invited to attend a conference at the Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh on 9th June.
Organised by Dr Stuart Waiton of Abertay University, who has contributed numerous articles and papers during and since the passage of the CHYP Act and is an outspoken critic of unwarranted state interference in family life, it will seek to raise public awareness of how the illiberal legislation is already being used to create a climate of fear and disempower families, most especially those whose parenting choices do not accord with the state dictated, tick box defined template. That would be all of us."
"Welcoming the opportunity for an honest debate and discussion after years of disinformation by the government and its vested interest cheerleaders, a Schoolhouse spokesperson commented:
“Schoolhouse is not alone in deploring the deceitful tactics employed by the Scottish Government to force through its ‘early interference’ agenda (originally proposed by a previous Labour led administration), disguised in child protection clothing and deliberately missold in order to fool the masses, including teachers and health workers who have now all been effectively demoted to the status of state snitches.
“Popular support for our petition to reject GIRFEC surveillance and a Named Person for every child in Scotland demonstrates that it is deeply concerning to many thousands of parents in Scotland that their government and parliament should sweep aside the protections afforded by both Article 8 and the Data Protection Act in such a wanton, cavalier fashion without any meaningful debate.
“Along with many other individuals and groups, Schoolhouse fully supports the Christian Institute in its challenge to this shameful piece of legislation, which has no place in a free society, and we will not co-operate with state appointed oppressors and bullies whose job descriptions include contempt for children’s rights and the undermining of families by tick box.
“With no tempering second chamber, power and control have become the dominant characteristics in Scottish politics and it is therefore up to us, the sovereign people of Scotland, to resist such totalitarian policies no matter how they are spun. As one home educator put it, ‘why should we be forced into buying wheelchairs from the sort of people who just broke our legs"