Institutions complicit in the sexualisation of children

1984 is upon us, and the Big Brother is issuing his New Clothes to his lulled subjects.

kids-backExposing children to sexually explicit novels seems to be the latest trend among institutions embracing the liberal ideology, where even schools are complicit in distributing such materials to them without parental knowledge or consent.

There was ‘Into the River’ by Ted Dawe, ((See this New Zealand article – warning: explicit excerpts)) which won the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards last year, and which described sex scenes in anatomically graphic details. Recently, ‘Nineteen Minutes’ by Jodi Picoult, ((All Your Children Are Belong To Us” – Dad Arrested For Questioning New Hampshire School Board About Sexually Explicit Book… – warning: explicit excerpts)) a similar book with equally graphic details, was issued as a required reading by a school in the US state of New Jersey.

When William Baer, a father who objected to the pornographic material assigned his 14-year-old daughter without his knowledge or consent, complained of the fact in the school board meeting, he was arrested for “disorderly conduct” and carried away:

The board had refused to read out the offending passages in the book – which was refused publication by two local newspapers for being too explicit – and turned away awkward questions he posed regarding the situation.

What is notable in the video is the notable absence of uproar among the other parents – they have been lulled into the acceptability of the Big Brother’s authority, and his right to issue questionable new clothes, even for their children.

By natural right, parents have the first right and responsibility for their children. The ideological movement to change this was born from the State-centric ideals of Communism, which have since infiltrated various levels of Western institutions.

This viral spread of the consequences of a contraceptive mentality and shift in responsibility, away from the parents and towards the state, is prophetically warned about in Pope Piux VI’s Encyclical, Humanae Vitae:

Finally, careful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law… It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife.

Update: Baer’s daughter has come forward to speak up against the School Board. Here is what she had to say:


I just watched my father get arrested because he broke the two-minute rule at a Board of Education meeting. This just shows that you resort to force at the first turn of conflict, and I’m appalled; so, I don’t trust you – I haven’t – and I honestly don’t feel safe around you people. That’s all.

And so, a child, once again, exposes Big Brother’s New Clothes for what they really are.

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