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An Article by Firebrand Times Journalist, Miss Loren
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Welcome to America.

“All beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.”
-George Orwell, 1984

Schools in, people. Hand in your homework and lend us your minds for a while, we’ll let you know what to think.

Today's lesson: Indoctrination. There won’t be a test at the end, but pay attention anyway...people need to hear this.

the process of teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.

Now that that’s clear, I’ll propose a question to you: When, exactly, was the last time you had a civil debate on a controversial topic? Where were you? I doubt you were at school. Why? Because school isn’t a place for politics. But yet I see several statements just walking down the halls, some covert, some completely, screamingly overt. Safe space stickers, anti-bias contracts, compelled speech, the genderbread person...
The genderbread person? Oh yeah, if you don’t know what that is, here’s a picture:

This certain poster was designed for elementary schoolers. Yep, you read that right, kids 5-10 (or maybe 6-11 depending on the child’s birthday), who, in kindergarten, have to bring a change of clothes in case they wet themselves and take naps at school every day, to a 10 year old...when I was 10 I didn’t know anything about politics, “gender expression”, or any of that. What’s changed? I'll tell you what’s changed...our society.

I’m a member of Gen Z, probably the most painfully PC people on the planet. We slap trigger warnings on any word that isn’t the, an, and a. We make sure we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings when we speak. We’re overly worried about how others feel about us, with no regard to whether or not we feel the same about ourselves. We’re, as a whole, snowflakes. So it makes sense that there’d be a push for radical inclusivity.

Let me be very, very clear. My problem doesn’t lie with the personal courtesies all people deserve. If you prefer different pronouns, I’ll use them, because I would want the same consideration and kindness from other people, if you like guys as a guy, that’s really not my business. But why is it homophobic not to care one way or the other? Why is it a prejudice not to celebrate it? Because at the end of the day, virtue signalling wins. But more of that will come in the next article.

Let's talk about safe spaces.

safe space
a place or environment in which a person or category of people can feel confident that they will not be exposed to discrimination, criticism, harassment, or any other emotional or physical harm.
"school must be a safe space for LGBT students"

Sounds great on the surface, right? Support groups are a great way to seek help and get in a better mental headspace. No argument there. But not being able to be criticized? At school? Really? The entire idea and purpose of school is to learn, to have your ideas challenged and to learn how to hold conversations with real people. Criticism isn’t a bad thing. Criticism can be helpful, and the idea that we have to shield these young adults from anything they don’t agree with is absolutely preposterous. See definition of indoctrination.

This all begs the question “why are we allowing our children to be molded by these ideals?” and “Why do I feel the need to have politically charged discussions with my 5-year-old to make sure they aren’t being steered away from our moral?” And the answer is clear: Because our educators are not educating on the subjects and classes they’ve been employed for. They’re educating a whole new generation of uneducated people. And that scares me.

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