Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The UN loves your children more than you do

Canada's Parliament should expect to be forgiven for ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991. Only a really mean tyranny or the American government, if there is could be said to be any difference that is, could fail to recognize the license for arbitrary benevolent-sounding authority that accrues from publicly genuflecting to the fuzzy warm-hearted sentimentality behind a 54-article long codification of a particular set of special rights that expire at the age of eighteen.

For example, Articles 28 and 29 in particular address the special rights of the State … oops, I mean, children of course, ha ha … to education, an area in which, curiously enough, the State in its peaceable pursuit of free love has failed to exercise the full thrust of its jurisdiction. But here's the UN to the rescue!

Article 28

1. States Parties recognize the right of the child to education, and with a view to achieving this right progressively and on the basis of equal opportunity, they shall, in particular:
(a) Make primary education compulsory and available free to all;
(b), (c), (d), (e) Blah, blah, blah, redistribution and legal implentation of force, blah, blah, blah…

Article 29

1. States Parties agree that the education of the child shall be directed to:
(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) Blah, blah, blah, assorted nods to various progressive multi-culti-normative levelling activist agendas made for the good of us all, whether you know it or not, you evil parent…

2. No part of the present article or article 28 shall be construed so as to interfere with the liberty of individuals and bodies to establish and direct educational institutions, subject always to the observance of the principle set forth in paragraph 1 of the present article and to the requirements that the education given in such institutions shall conform to such minimum standards as may be laid down by the State.

[Emphases added]
It's in the UN, dammit! and if the Ontario Liberals need to keep your kids in school until they're eighteen to wipe out your right-wing heteronormative parenting from the little snot-nosed proletariat's brain with anti-bullying, anti-racist social justice curricula, you'd better not complain. Paul Belein of the Brussels Journal found out for himself the full force of the UN's enlightenment — don't let this happen to you! Remember, no matter how smart you think you are, you're way stupider than Kofi Annan.

2 comments:

Pietr said...

And I was hoping you would keep it secret.
Well,I admit;I did visit London Ontario on Sunday, and I have been in Canada since Saturday.
And I will be back in the UK in two weeks time.
Was I lying?
You might think so.I couldn't possibly comment.

Pietr said...

And while I'm at it, has anybody else noticed that the boy-toy-soldier can't tie his shoelaces before making Big-Barney-Dinosaur steps down the street in combats?