What do history's most notorious despots have in common with many of the flag-waving, patriotic politicians of our day? Both groups rise to power through the exploitation of fear, which has become a societal plague. There have been widespread casualties. We need an antidote. Feardom offers its readers a much-needed immunization.
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In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley writes of a dystopian future in which children are raised on sexual gratification and regular drug use as basic staples of entertainment and psychological well-being. So ingrained in the culture is this practice that the “brave new world” in which the characters live considers promiscuity a virtue.
The justification provided and encouraged by the government in the story is that “everybody belongs to everyone else”, thus reducing each individual to an objectified apparatus of sexual pleasure to be used for mutual and general benefit. The complete reversal in sexual mores can be best illustrated by the following passage from the book:
“What I’m going to tell you now,” [the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning] said, “may sound incredible. But then, when you’re not accustomed to history, most facts about the past do sound incredible.”
He let out the amazing truth. For a very long period before the time of Our Ford [Henry Ford, the society’s messianic figure], and even for some generations afterwards, erotic play between children had been regarded as abnormal (there was a roar of laughter); and not only abnormal, actually immoral (no!): and had therefore been rigorously suppressed.
A look of astonished incredulity appeared on the faces of his listeners. Poor little kids not allowed to amuse themselves? They could not believe it.
“Even adolescents,” the D.H.C. was saying, “even adolescents like yourselves …”
“Barring a little surreptitious auto-erotism and homosexuality – absolutely nothing.”
“In most cases, till they were over twenty years old.”
“Twenty years old?” echoed the students in a chorus of loud disbelief.
“Twenty,” the Director repeated. “I told you that you’d find it incredible.”
Dystopian fiction, of course, portrays a nightmare scenario of some future situation that at the time of publication seems far-fetched, yet conveys a lesson and possible outcome based on current choices. One might read the above passage in dismay, writing it off as nothing more than imaginative fiction, or perhaps to a still distant future that has not, thankfully, arrived as of yet. However, the general and gradual realization that certain elements of other dystopian novels—1984, Atlas Shrugged, etc.—are slowly being realized leads one to wonder if and when the hyper-sexualization of our children might occur, as illustrated in Huxley’s novel.
The days of wondering are, sadly, apparently over.
In May, Mr. Obama appointed a man named Kevin Jennings to be the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Department of Education, working in the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS). This office was established within the un-constitutional Department of Education in 2002 by President Bush, as part of the No Child Left Behind Act. Jennings is the third “Safe Schools Czar” in this office, and has easily become the most controversial.
The controversy becomes apparent when one discovers any number of the rancid facts from Jennings’ professional (?) history. The most notable nugget deals with the organization Jennings founded and ran prior to his ascension to the halls of the federal government: the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). This group is the latest incarnation of what can be termed Jennings’ life work thus far: the infusion of pro-gay literature, advocacy, and acceptance into the public school system. Ostensibly formed to end discrimination, bullying, and harassment of homosexuals (or whatever flavor of sexual preference one prefers) in schools, the organization has spread its tentacles much further.
The underlying goal of GLSEN, as demonstrated by its activities and advocacy, is to normalize what is currently seen as “alternative” or “fringe” behavior and lifestyles: homo/bi/trans-sexuality, and everything else in-between. They have either sponsored or been affiliated with events that corrupted youth and exposed them to suggestive and vulgar material, like the notorious “Fistgate” episode (google that one at your own risk; reader beware!), as well as a GLSEN-sponsored conference in Chicago in which pornographic homosexual magazines advertising “gay” sex clubs and leather bars were distributed to children. This is not about education, it is about indoctrination.
Just over a decade ago, Jennings made clear that his goal is to bring about the day—a “brave new world”, if you will—when promoting homosexuality in schools will be seen in a positive light. Suddenly the backwardness of Huxley’s sexually-active school children does not seem as farfetched.
It doesn’t stop there. As GLSEN also tries to influence the curriculum in the thousands of schools in which it has affiliated clubs or other established relationships, they promote reading material that the organization believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying. A team of researchers recently spent some time going over this reading list—targeted to children from Kindergarten on up through high school, and teachers as well—to determine just what was being promoted under the deceptive banner of “tolerance”. After all, GLSEN’s main areas of focus are “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”, thus indicating the primacy of these educational (?) resources in the organization’s efforts.
Note: the content (text, with a few drawings) found at the link provided below is EXTREMELY EXPLICIT. If you choose to click through and read what these books contain, please, at a minimum, prepare a barf bag for use. (I’m not joking.)
The end result of this research is beyond alarming. Found therein are numerous and highly graphic references to a variety of sexual activities, primarily of a homosexual nature and by/between children. Far from being instructive or educational in any manner, these are mainly stories that glorify, encourage, and positively praise such behavior.
As Founder and Executive Director of GLSEN, Kevin Jennings most definitely had close control over this reading list, if not direct involvement in the selection of this material. With only 40 employees on staff, and with something as important to the organization’s key efforts as this “educational” material, there is no way that Jennings did not have oversight of and involvement in this process.
And now, the man who has aggressively promoted homosexual behavior under the guise of tolerance and acceptance has been placed in power to allegedly work towards creating more “safe schools” throughout the nation. Forget the dystopian fiction—Orwellian doublespeak has become our reality. War is Peace, and apparently the hyper-sexual indoctrination of children is now “education”—or, at a minimum, “tolerance”.
What exactly will Mr. Jennings be involved in with his new job? As described by its own website,
The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS) administers, coordinates, and recommends policy for improving quality and excellence of programs and activities that are designed to:
- Provide financial assistance for drug and violence prevention activities and activities that promote the health and well being of students in elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education. Activities may be carried out by State and local educational agencies and by other public and private nonprofit organizations.
- Participate in the formulation and development of ED program policy and legislative proposals and in overall Administration policies related to violence and drug prevention; drafting program regulations.
- Participate in interagency committees, groups, and partnerships related to drug and violence prevention, coordinating with other Federal agencies on issues related to comprehensive school health, and advising the Secretary on the formulation of comprehensive school health education policy.
- Participate with other Federal agencies in the development of a national research agenda for drug and violence prevention.
- Administer the Department’s programs relating to character and civics education.
What these politically-laced euphemisms fail to convey at first glance is the nature of the position itself. Jennings has not become converted to another paradigm, nor repented of his appallingly lascivious promotion and encouragement of sexual deviance among young, impressionable children. He has, instead, been given a political and regulatory platform upon which he can foist, slowly or otherwise, his core beliefs onto children throughout the nation.
If you are not disturbed by this superficial summary of Mr. Jennings, his organization, or its practices, then you need to click the link provided above (noting the warning of explicit content) and prepare to become enraged that anyone encouraging that youth read such trash has been placed over the regulation of so-called “safe schools”, or given any political power in the slightest degree. To be clear, this material should and will infuriate any parent or concerned citizen who has any shred of decency and common sense. Mr. Jennings should be a social outcast—not part of Mr. Obama’s inner sanctum of Czars.
Huxley’s hyper-sexualized children were submissive creatures of the totalitarian state, being instructed as deemed best by those in control of their education. Alternative history (meaning, any history the government did not favor) was not taught, and the children became lab rats for experimentation and conditioning. In this environment, what was once shunned and marginalized had become natural, normal, and even necessary.
One might easily (and reasonably) fear that the promotion of the material found in GLSEN’s recommended reading list, coupled with Jennings’ insider status in the highest levels of the federal government, are the catalysts by which such dystopian nightmares are eventually made to come true. That anybody, especially a high-ranking bureaucrat, would consider it okay for young children to be exposed to such material should serve as a testimony to their insanity, if not their depravity. Along with a host of other reasons, this is yet another example of why public schools should be deemed toxic environments of government-controlled social indoctrination and altogether avoided by informed and concerned parents.