Sunday, September 13, 2009

British Teachers Against Teaching Patriotism

Amidst the scary parts of the article is the encouraging fact that many British teachers are against "brainwashing" their students by teaching patriotism. Majority of teachers don't want to promote 'brainwashing' patriotism to pupils

It's an odd article, I'm not sure if I missed something or what, but it seems to jump from discussing teachers dislike of indoctrinating students to items about students tested on a number of things. It goes from the following comment by writer Fredercik Forsyth who dismisses fears of indoctrination:
Novelist and commentator Frederick Forsyth said: 'I wish these teachers would see that patriotism in the sense of that quiet pride is nothing to be afraid of. It's not aggressive. It doesn't put down foreigners. It doesn't noisily wave flags and it certainly doesn't swerve towards the BNP.'

And segues to this:
Pupils at a state comprehensive school are to be given therapy lessons by staff from a celebrity rehab clinic on drug addiction, anger management and eating disorders. Teachers at Notley High, Braintree, Essex, have teamed up with experts from the private Priory hospitals, which are better known for helping celebrities such as Amy Winehouse overcome their excesses. They have developed a programme of cognitive behaviour therapy to tackle issues including anger, low self esteem, eating disorders and drug addiction. Staff hope the voluntary lessons will help pupils avoid developing such problems in the first place.

Which is also scary of course.

England is doing some very weird things over there, and have been since 9/11. Which isn't a coincidence. Speaking of bizarre mind-op social engineering studies on students, I wrote about the use of UFOs and random shooter as a motif in My Teacher Was Abducted By Aliens: Preparation for Fake Disclosure? for UFO Digest in July.

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