Plans to Indoctrinate Children Reflect Panic
We may be seeing the arrival of state sponsored totalitarianism in education. Plans to plant global warming propaganda more firmly in the school curriculum have emerged as the Environment Secretary David Miliband and Education Secretary Alan Johnson stated an intent to show all school children Al Gore's fantasy 'quackumentary' titled "An Inconvenient Truth" as part of geography lessons.
Johnson is quoted as saying:
"Children are the key to changing society's long-term attitudes to the environment." (1)
This reflects panic in political circles, probably due to climate change posturing and interference in education being seen as remaining credible elements in the legacy of a seriously damaged Prime Minister. The panic is causing a headlong rush to end debate on climate change prematurely, as suggested by Mr Miliband, and to produce future generations who will meekly accept political policies designed to extract more taxes, impose more restrictions on mobility and freedom, and force the redistribution of wealth through so-called 'carbon credit cards' - all on the basis of phoney science allied to a bankrupt ideology.
If such a screening ever takes place in the presence of pupils old enough and informed enough to understand what they are seeing, then in the interests of maintaining an unbiased curriculum at least one of the many powerful rebuttals (2) of Gore's film should be presented to pupils afterwards, and they should read Michael Crichton's 'State of Fear' (3) for homework.
According to informed insider Jeremy Paxman, the BBC gave up any pretence of impartiality in its coverage of climate change long ago. The same must NOT happen in our schools, tomorrow or ever.