In the MolochCare post below, Mike indicates the dominant theoretical rationales for universal child care — communism and fascism. Intellectual rationalizing of elitist ownership of individuals has always abounded; the pillar on which these theories claim authority is the appearance of disinterested objectivity. In Canada, at least, that pillar is supported on another pillar — that of cynical Liberal governance. The paper cited for its reference to the promotion of Early Childhood Education and Care is An Integrated Approach to Early Childhood Education and Care: A Preliminary Study, prepared by Lenira Haddad of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the University of Toronto — a "lobbying organization[…] funded federally by HRDC (now SDC), Status of Women (funded by SDC) and through university budgets".
The Honourable Ken Dryden, Minister of Social Development Canada, at the Canadian Council on Social Development’s national early learning and child care conference entitled Child Care for a Change!, November 12, 2004:
To get them excited, to hook them, to get them involved, to get them to take on some of the load as well. And all the time, it is important to approach the development of this system as an "of course." It will happen. It is a matter of when, not if. Go on the offensive. Put the other guy on the defensive. You have earned the "of course," so use it.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Posted by MapMaster on Monday, November 21, 2005