Every year, Australian students participate in a competition called Rock Eisteddfod.
The Rock Eisteddfod Challenge® is a unique and exciting opportunity for schools to take part in a dance, drama and design spectacular where the students are the STARS.
While the competition is ostensibly open to all, I remember as a student that our school was actively discouraged from participating because we had no business as a rich (and apparently wealthy) private school competing against poor (and apparently disadvantaged) public schools.
That's reverse discrimination for you. Advantage the poor by disadvantaging the rich. That way, everyone can become poor, but at least we'll be equal. That makes sense in a lefty world.
Anyhoo, most years it passes without anything significant. After all, it IS just a bunch of poor kids running around in crepe paper. Who cares?
This year is different
Davidson's High School has compiled a piece on Iraq which, among other things, suggest that:
- the Coalition lied about the reasons to go to Iraq;
- the Coalition was wrong to enter Iraq; and
- Tony Blair and John Howard are puppets to Dubya.
Of course, no celebration of the liberation of an oppressed people, nor depiction of the 1 million killed by Saddam.
In the crazed world of the left, the end does not justify the means. The end can only be justified if the left says it is.
The students claim that they came up with the idea themselves and that it was not forced upon them.
Mmmm, let's think that through shall we?
Davidson's High School is a public school, complete with members of the NSW Teaching Union. The union, in its position on Iraq, has stated
"The NSW Teachers Federation unequivocally opposes the war on Iraq. This war could lead to the deaths of hundreds and thousands of innocent children and citizens."
"The Federation condemns the authoritarian regime of Saddam Hussein. War however, will cause more devastation and create an even greater humanitarian disaster than currently exists."
"Our students will be asking for guidance and reassurance. Teachers should deal with their concerns by involving students in discussions which link to the values all teachers try to develop in their students:
- Respect for human life and the rule of law
- The avoidance of conflict and resolution of problems by peaceful means
- Recognition of and tolerance for cultural and religious
What's the bet that it was the teachers who influenced the students' ignorance about the war?
According to David Giblin, spokesman of the Parents and Citizen's Association,
We don't object to students involving themselves in making public comment on any social issue
Particularly when that comment suits Mr Giblin's agenda. He too is a member of the NSW Teacher's Union, who believe in the illegality of the war in Iraq.
I'm seeing a pattern.
Then of course, there is the principal of the school, Chris Bonner. Yet another unionist. Surprise surprise.
These kids didn't stand a chance. Between their leftie teachers and their leftie principal, they were always going to produce that rubbish.
The question is, why should this be allowed in a public school?
Public schools cannot influence religious persuasion yet they can provide one-sided, biased untruths?
And, even if you believe in an issue personally, what makes you think that you can impart that opinion on impressionable children? What makes you so sanctimonious about your opinion that you believe that undue influence is appropriate?