The left, investing in people and producing red guards

Steve’s clip on ex-President Obama ended with Barry’s exhortation that we have to invest in people. That means education and the wider forms of indoctrination through the MSM and Hollywood (short for show business at large). The left have been doing that since 1917 and especially since WW2. Tony Thomas has a must-read piece on the way that is paying off in Australian education. It started long before the Gillard initiative that he cites but that was the signal to crank up the process to industrial grade indoctrination.

I actually know one of these 20something red guards, a perfectly nice North Shore girl and about to do honours in some Arts course. She says strange things like we shouldn’t be individualistic about revising our commitment to reducing emissions. And there was some strange phrase that came up regarding policy on Indigenes, can’t recall what it was, but it was the tip of an iceberg of rubbish on the topic.

Read Tony, be concerned and be active.

By amazing synchronicity I tuned into Dinesh D’Souza just before reading Tony’s story. I know he has been around for a while and eventually my good Russian friend in the Climate Realists sent me some links. I don’t normally have an hour to spend on these things without a very special reason. Try 5 to 15 minutes of this. The first 5 mins is throat-clearing and after 15 I had to go out but I intend to listen to more.

More on red guards. I have become something of an expert on red guards in recent times. The real ones in Mao’s Cultural Revolution. One of my friends has just about finished an account of her experience in the Revolution from the day the Guards raided the family home and took off most things of value, led by her Red school friend. The following week they beat the Principal of the school to death with belt buckles. After some time in a factory and in the army she spent 8 years in a remote village where she got to become a teacher in the village school, then the County high school. When university education resumed after Mao died she got back to Beijing to study English. Fortunately she decided to write the story in English and the editing is pick and shovel work but it will be well worth while in the end.

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11 Responses to The left, investing in people and producing red guards

  1. stackja

    NSW had a leaving certificate. Then ‘reform’ came with the HSC. Going backwards ever since.

  2. Mater

    A video well worth watching in it’s entirety.

  3. Iampeter

    Yea…no.
    More articles that amount to “booo leftists” is not really helping anything.
    Laughing at a 20 year old, who certainly sounds very wrong, but at least has a coherent ideology, when you’re own positions amount to statements like, “be concerned” and “be active,” is kinda rich.

    What’s actually needed are alternative ideas to leftists and that’s not something that’s even being attempted in posts like this.

    Until you actually have alternative ideas to leftism, as opposed to just more confused leftism, or hilarious empty slogans, then I don’t think you’re in a position to criticize young leftists. She isn’t the one showing the “tip of the iceberg of rubbish” on any topic.

    She isn’t the reason that socialism still exists to plague us today.

  4. Zatara

    Another excellent (and recent) D’Souza video. Part of his #fakehistory debunked series.

  5. areff

    The problem with modern education is that there is far too much of it. The problem with journalism is that there aren’t enough Tony Thomases.

  6. Nob

    More on red guards. I have become something of an expert on red guards in recent times. The real ones in Mao’s Cultural Revolution.

    My friend’s Chinese wife, now well into her 60s, has told similar stories.

    When her parents saw what was coming, they packed her off to relatives in the country, who pretended she was their child and where she somehow got by by pretending to be an illiterate peasant. Her story is both heart-rending and humbling.

  7. TheSenator

    Hey Rafe, watch it. Splendid stuff! Funny too.

  8. Tintarella di Luna

    Hi Rafe – yes Dinesh D’Souza certainly captivates. I can hardly wait for your friend’s book to be published. All power to the pick and shovel.

  9. md

    There is only one paragraph that matters in the Quadrant article:

    Swamp-dwelling Coalition governments at federal and state level have no appetite to roll back what is ostensibly a bi-partisan national curriculum. Labor governments and their bureaucrats, on the other hand, ratchet up their “non-partisan” brainwashing by all available means, exploiting the licence given them by their 2008 predecessors.

    Don’t blame the Left for ruining our country – that’s what they do and they make no bones about it. Blame Quisling ‘conservative’ governments, all of which have done nothing to stop it.

  10. Myrddin Seren

    Gillian Triggs:

    Sadly you can say what you like around the kitchen table at home.

    Response:

    Mr Brown…. tweeted that Professor Triggs received a standing ovation.

    Rafe:

    I actually know one of these 20something red guards, a perfectly nice North Shore girl and about to do honours in some Arts course.

    Bet she has your name on a List, Rafe.

    She is not sure what the charge is yet, nor which body Bill Shorten will implement or strengthen to take her list of denouncements to ? But for sure it is a List of Crimes – just not statutes, yet.

  11. Iampeter

    Blame Quisling ‘conservative’ governments, all of which have done nothing to stop it.

    More than that, they have also often LED THE WAY in implementing leftist policies.
    It wasn’t Labor that gave us middle class welfare, the green bureaucracy or the RET.
    It wasn’t Democrats that created the EPA
    etc.
    The lack of any alternative ideas from conservatives, of which people like Dinesh are good at demonstrating, is the real crisis of politics.

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