Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Listen to the Children"

During the late celebration of Earth Day/Week/Month, a notable feature of the all day, every day, every channel coverage of the oncoming environmental apocalypse was the rhetoric of celebrities, news personalities, and pundits telling parents to "listen to their children." The children shall lead, etc. And what the children were saying was that they didn't think the world was going to exist, in an environmentally pleasant way at least, by the time they grew up. Children, carefully groomed and prompted by adults with an axe to grind, were telling adults that if we all start pooping in a bucket, we might just MAYBE avert our planet's doom.

Other sane commentators have already decried the effect of fear tactics on the minds of children. I just have a word to add about the whole "listen to the children" phenomenon: PHOOEY! Nice, kind-hearted parents are expected to buy into it, either because they have a weakness for sentimental tripe or because they aren't as cynical as the ideologues who are using their children as their mouthpiece. But the words "listen to the children" really have a deeper meaning.

The real message to parents is that someone else is forming the minds, opinions, and beliefs of your children. The real meaning of "listen to your children" is that the news and entertainment media have banded together with the public school system to cultivate their worldview in the minds of your kids. They are making sure that they have more influence than you do on their values, their reasoning, and the way they interpret reality. So the real translation of "listen to your children" is: "Listen to us. We control what your kids think. As far as they are concerned, you are wrong and we are right. You're just going to have to do what we tell them to tell you to do, because you can't fight the future."

If there was ever a time to unplug the TV forever, and to start homeschooling your kids, it's now.

2 comments:

sushil yadav said...

In response to your post on Earth Day:

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Industrial Society is destroying necessary things [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land] for making unnecessary things [consumer goods].

"Growth Rate" - "Economy Rate" - "GDP"

These are figures of "Ecocide".
These are figures of "crimes against Nature".
These are figures of "destruction of Ecosystems".
These are figures of "Insanity, Abnormality and Criminality".


The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature [Animals, Trees, Air, Water and Land].

Destroy the system that has killed all ecosystems.

Destroy the society that plunders, exploits and kills earth 365 days of the year and then celebrates Earth Day.

Chief Seattle of the Indian Tribe had warned the destroyers of ecosystems way back in 1854 :

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you realize that you cannot eat money.


To read the complete article please follow any of these links.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment

sushil_yadav
Delhi, India

Robbie F. said...

Thanks for the handy illustration of the lies, distortions, and whacked-out extremism that give the earth movement its je ne sais quoi. Thanks for coming right out and saying you want to destroy this society. Funnily enough, though, the society you want to destroy has been better for the environment than any other society in history. Go figure.