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Homeschool, If You Can

4 May 2023

2.7 MINS

One of the biggest benefits of homeschooling is the healthy distance home education puts between politics, their peers, and our kids.

We live in an era where the government is God, and its priesthood is post-modernist partisan activism.

A time when parents are told to rest the responsibility of raising their children in the hands of ‘socialisation’, sporting club, or sexualised peers groomed through pornography, propaganda, and sociopathic social media.

This is a time when knowledge is on tap, soured by incoherence and confusion.

A time when feeling good trumps doing good, because the God-fearing love of many has grown cold.

We live in a time when experts like big media, big pharma, and big government, tell us what to think, when to act, what to say, and what pill to take to keep the manufactured monsters at bay.

A time where we’re told – without regard for the irony – that the only absolute truth is that absolute ‘truths’ don’t exist.

A time when a neighbour will denounce a neighbour, for not using the ‘correct’ pronoun.

A time when family members will bear false witness against family members – accusing them of racism, or bigotry – for honestly refusing to live under condemnation because they’re heterosexual, have a big family or were born with ‘white’ skin.

Some would say the whole idea of living by lies being a loving act, is indicative of the fact we’ve entered a dystopian society without realising it.

A society ruled by the drugs of comfort, pleasure, ‘niceness’, victim cults, and nanny state safetyism.

On par with Chinese Communism, the political incursion into our children’s spaces is already taking place.

One local Church-owned centre near me doesn’t consider itself Christian.

Educators cannot teach Christian kids the gospel. Nor are they allowed to do Christian art, and craft for fear of being wrapped over the knuckles by the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) thought police.

They’re not allowed to read moral stories grounded in Biblical truths that have been the glue of good government, and civil unity in Western Civilisation for centuries.

To illustrate how skewed the ‘sector’s’ political priorities are, daycare kids can recite the fake Indigenous, Welcome to Country, and not Advance Australia Fair, or the Lord’s Prayer.

To add, I was recently told, Day Care Educators are now being forced to refer to their industry as a ‘sector’.

Their educators, regardless of age, level of certification, and experience, are to be ambiguously referred to as ‘professionals’.

In a way this diabolical political newspeak somewhat makes sense.

The Child Care ‘sector’ with its large amount of Government funding has become – and is becoming – just another branch of our country’s bloated bureaucracy.

Instead of empowering mums and dads, I would argue that these changes give the government more power over parents.

For instance, if these new Orwellian government employees, dressed up as Day Care workers, say water is no longer wet, or that 2 + 2 no longer equals 4, who are parents to argue?

After all, these workers – some of whom are childless, and only just out of school – are parenting ‘professionals’!

With the penchant for replacing playtime, and education with indoctrination, it turns out Australian day cares, really aren’t about caring for kids at all.

Consider how Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – all part of the mentally unstable Woke ideology – excludes Christian kids from celebrating, and learning about Christian holidays with their friends.

 

What this turn towards 1984 looks like, is a seditious scheme to replace parents with parenting professionals.

Mum and dad replaced by the non-gender specific all-powerful state.

To paraphrase Roger Scruton, it’s only when we examine the roots behind these changes, that we begin to ‘find refuge from the demon.’

Pre-empting the Woke apocalypse, the late great the British philosopher, declared,

“Vulgar relativism has no hope of surviving outside the minds of ignorant rascals.’

The writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is ‘merely relative’ is asking you not to believe him. So don’t.”

Homeschool where you can, when you can, if you can.

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Originally published at The Spectator and Caldron Pool. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio.

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3 Comments

  1. Allen 4 May 2023 at 8:58 am - Reply

    As a lifetime educator, ex secondary school principal, teacher of English for 30 years and devoted to Jesus for 50 years, I cannot agree with this Carte Blanche advice to home school. Home schooling is a very individual, personal and critically important decision for parents and their children. So many factors need consideration and expert advice across both church and education fields is so important. Please be very careful. I have seen successes but many more failures. It is the long term fall-out that is so hard to predict. Education and parenting! A strong parent-child relationship is critical to the success of both.

    • Rod 5 May 2023 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Criticisms, without mentioning the success stories, are generally a testament to how successful fearmongering about homeschooling has been. There is a clear government, and institutionalise bias against parents turning towards home education as a legitimate option. For the most part, most engaged parents engage in homeschooling in one way or another. This tends to negate the whole “danger, danger” narrative. Yes, not everyone can homeschool. This doesn’t mean no parent should, or that homeschooling is “evil,” as the Greens would have us believe. Yes, there have been failures, no human endeavour is infallible. It’s those failures that teach us how to homeschool better, though. Parents who cut and run because of the fear narrative are abdicating parental responsibilities, and handing their kids over to a Carte Blanche system, which will mould their kids into subservience to the spirit of the age. Fear of failure – people pleasing – only furthers bad parenting. And I say all this, as a homeschool veteran of 13 years, and father of five, 3 of whom have successfully completed their HSCs, and are now contributing to society.

  2. Watchman Williams 4 May 2023 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    My wife and I homeschooled our children and they are homeschooling theirs. We tried one year of a Christian school but it soon became evident to us that it was our job as parents to educate our children and that it was not right to outsource that responsibility to others.
    We learnt as much ourselves as the children in the process and they reached a standard where they could gain admission to University.
    Typically, parents teach their children all the difficult things – how to use the toilet, talk, manners, read etc. – and them send them to a school – public or otherwise – to teach them school subjects in a one suits everyone environment. How wrong that is!
    Children are individuals with different personalities, skills and gifts. It is the parents’ responsibility to identify these individual characteristics and shape and develop them. That’s what parenting is! You don’t need “experts”! There may be some “failures” but the outcome of education by “experts” is generally somewhere between appalling and catastrophic for the children themselves.
    The economic conscription of women into the workforce and the advent of the two income family has completely distorted the nature and purpose of the family and the toxic environment of schools is destructive to the individuality of most children.
    My son is in the music industry in London – a toxic industry at best – and is frequently asked why he doesn’t smoke, drink, fornicate and take drugs.
    His answer? “I was home schooled and so I never had to yield to peer pressure”.

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