The truth is, concepts affirming gender confusion are far more dangerous and abusive than providing counseling to a child to act and behave as what they are. Unless a child has an intersex defect, (and even then you better have a pretty strong argument to present,) there is no justification for trying to convince the child they are the opposite gender. Saying transgender children are 40-80% (that is just how widely the stat varies) more likely to contemplate suicide, and then pushing them to become transgender and ‘affirm’ it as a means of mitigating risk is utterly idiotic.
People who don’t wear seat belts are substantially more likely to die in a serious car accident than than those that do. When someone says they don’t like to wear a seat belt, because they are uncomfortable, we don’t affirm that belief and tell them not to wear one. We don’t force everyone else to take the belt of their children if they even so much as hint at it being uncomfortable. That would be neglect. That would be abuse, and it most certainly isn’t the solution to reducing serious car accident deaths.
So, when parents see a program like SOGI, and the clear signs of child abuse, (some might say child sexual abuse, but that depends on how you define sexual abuse,) and that it is being not only endorsed via policies like 622 by their schools, but enforced under law and threat of penalty, they are rightly and justly outraged.
Parents saw the clearly abusive, secretive, and subversive program being injected into schools, and saw the deliberate lies by self proclaimed ‘experts’ telling them that what was plainly in front of them is the exact opposite of what they see. “This is about protecting the kids, and your a bigot,” was the only answer they got. One can see why parents have so vehemently fought the ‘education’ system, and will continue to fight. Children are not guinea pigs for social experiments. One would do will to prepare for things to heat up again soon. Not even -38c will stand in their way.
An interesting note on forced political correctness, and it’s link to radicalization on all sides.
Here is a fact that’s gonna sound ragingly controversial but is not, and that is that capitalist societies are better than communist ones. If you doubt it, then just ask yourself the question, would I rather live in South Korea or North Korea. Would I rather live in West Germany in the 1970s or East Germany or in the 1960s? I submit that this is actually not a controversial statement, but in university campuses, it would be considered flamingly radical.
Here’s another one. Men and women are not identical in their life priorities, in their sexuality, in their tastes and interests. This is not controversial to anyone who has even glanced at the data. The kind of vocational interest tests of the kind that your high school guidance counselor gave you were given to millions of people, and men and women give different answers as to what they wanna do for a living and how much time they wanna allocate to family versus career and so on. But you can’t say it. A very famous person on this campus did say it, and we all know what happened to him. He’s no longer, well, he is on this campus, but no longer in the same office.
Here’s a third fact that is just not controversial, although it sounds controversial, and that is that different ethnic groups commit violent crimes at different rates. You can go to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Look it up on their website. The homicide rate among African Americans is about seven or eight times higher than it is among European Americans. And terrorism, go to the Global Terrorist Database, and you find that worldwide the overwhelming majority of suicide terrorist acts are committed by Islamist extremist groups.
If you’ve never heard these facts before and you stumble across them or someone mentions them, it is possible to come to some extreme conclusions, such as that women are inferior, that African Americans are naturally violent, that we all ought to be Anarcho-capitalists and do away with all regulation and social safety nets, that most terrorism in this country is the fault of Muslims. These are unwarranted conclusions because for each one of these facts there are very powerful counterarguments for why they don’t license racism and sexism and Anarcho-capitalism and so on…
Now let’s say that you have never even heard anyone mention these facts. The first time you hear them, you’re apt to say, number one, the truth has been withheld from me by universities, by mainstream media, and, moreover, you will be vindicated when people who voice these truths are suppressed, shouted down, assaulted, all the more reason to believe that the Left, that the mainstream media, that universities can’t handle the truth. So, you get vindicated over and over again, but, worst of all, you’re never exposed to the ways of putting these facts into context so that they don’t lead to racism and sexism and extreme forms of Anarcho-Libertarianism. So, the politically correct Left is doing itself an enormous disservice when it renders certain topics undiscussable, especially when the facts are clearly behind them because they leave people defenseless the first time they hear them against the most extreme and indefensible conclusions possible. If they were exposed, then the rationale for putting them into proper political and moral context could also be articulated, and I don’t think you would have quite the extreme backlash.”
– Steven Pinker
Well, now that we have a utopia within our district. Safe and inclusive from any bigotry or ‘phobias,’ a new terror has arisen. When can we expect a policy in SD76 thinking of the children first that will prevent such destructive and harsh bullying from occurring in Medicine Hat’s schools? After all, affirming transgenderism and transexualism is now REQUIRED in the district. Refusing to be attracted to a trans person is oppressive and phobic. What kinds of educational programs are going to be offered to parents, students, and staff to fight this knew blight on our moral integrity?
Don’t worry I wont hold my breath.
Earlier this week Steven Crowder did an honest “There are only 2 Genders. Change my mind” segment. This was the 3rd time he has done a video like that. About 2 weeks ago during the heat of the SCHS bathroom issue, I posed this same question to a Father who’s children attend SCHS. My conversation, went about the same…
Below is my conversation on facebook. Click on the photo to read. (Left to right, top to bottom.)
I did. When speaking to James Wood from CHAT News on September 29th, 2017.
“[Eggen] seems to be on an agenda to exclude parents from knowing what their kids are doing at school,” said Williamson.
“That’s a violation of the U.N Charter of Human Rights. Parents have a prior right to choose the education for their children. Canada is a signatory on that charter, so to go back, independently as Alberta, and say parents no longer have a prior right to know, I think it will probably get challenged. He might pass laws, but it wouldn’t be very long before they got challenged in court.”
Link to full copy of Bill-24
On Thursday, Eggen slapped out his “will someone not think of the gays!” legislation. Even calling it the Kenney bill. Claiming that his proposed legislation would protect children from those abusive intolerant parents that permeate every corner of society. Never giving factual information on numbers of students that are actually abused by their parents for their sexuality. Never defining what he considers abusive behaviour. Never actually reporting those situations to police or child services, (which is the law,) and believing every story shared with a dozen “FWD::”s in front of it. Facts, evidence, and the truth don’t fit into his narrative.
In fact, truth seems to be the biggest issue he and Notley have trouble with. We’ve been told for two years that GSA are supportive groups that save lives, but when it was discovered the the material at these ‘clubs’ was about pushing sexual fetishes, and a work around for the “opt out clause;” with materials that included how to have safe anal fisting sessions with your partner, pantyhose parties, and sponsoring of drag reading sessions, total silence from Eggen. Parents were rightly outraged.
Parents then rightly demanded that they be told if their child was attending these ‘sex ed’ clubs. Under section 50 of the Alberta School Act, parents had the right to opt their children out of ANY sexual material at school. Well, then the Eggen/Notley outrage machine respond, and said “you are wanting to out gays to their parents, you horrible human beings!” The preposterous absurdity of that argument was clearly evident in the very name of the sex clubs, “Gay Straight Alliance.” A name they now want to protect under the law.
(c) by adding the following after subsection (3):
(3.1) For greater certainty, the principal shall not prohibit or discourage students from choosing a name that includes “gay straight alliance” or “queer-straight alliance”.
Imagine if a Catholic group demanded that they be allowed to have a club in school called “The Salvation of Lost Souls,” and that name was forced without consent, by law, or else legal consequences would follow?
So after it was discovered that Albertan’s weren’t buying there thinly veiled cover over the sex clubs that had pornography, and how to pay for sex, as supportive ‘resources,’ they set their phasers to kill; got their media lapdogs to dig up the ‘proposed’ Catholic Sex Ed curriculum, cut and pasted sentences together in the Ministry of Truth editorial room, and screamed, through the premier herself, that Catholics want to teach Rape.
Wrapped up in the feigned outrage over a non-existent proposal within the Catholic curriculum, Notley her self said, AND I QUOTE: “Parents have the right — and they have had the right for a very, very long time — to pull their kids from curriculum and education around sexual health. And they will continue to have that right.”
She said that on October 24th. 10 days ago. She must think Albertan’s have exceptionally short memories, because yesterday, her Minister of Education tabled legislation that revokes that right, and proves without a shadow of a doubt that GSA’s are about instructing on sex.
From the proposed legislation:
9 Section 50.1 is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):
(4)For greater certainty, this section does not apply with respect to the establishment or operation of a voluntary student organization referred to in section 16.1 or the organizing or holding of an activity referred to in section 16.1.
7 Explanatory Notes
8 Exemption from section 45.1; application of investigation, inquiry provisions.
9 Section 50.1 presently reads:
50.1 (1) A board shall provide notice to a parent of a student where courses of study, educational programs or instructional aterials, or instruction or exercises, include subject-matter that deals primarily and explicitly with religion or human sexuality.
(2) Where a teacher or other person providing instruction, eaching a course of study or educational program or using the instructional materials eferred to in subsection
(1) receives a written request signed by a parent of a student that the student be excluded from the instruction, course of study, educational program or use of instructional materials, the teacher or other person shall in accordance with the request of the parent permit the student, without academic penalty,
(a) to leave the classroom or place where the instruction, course of study or educational program is taking place or the instructional materials are being used for the duration of the part of the instruction, course of study or educational program, or the use of the instructional materials, that includes the subject-atter referred to in subsection (1), or 2
Section 16.1 presently reads:
16.1(1) If one or more students attending a school operated by a board request a staff member employed by the board for support to establish a voluntary student organization, or to lead an activity intended to promote a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects
diversity and fosters a sense of belonging, the principal of the school shall
(a) permit the establishment of the student organization or the holding of the activity at the school, and
(b) designate a staff member to serve as the staff liaison to facilitate the establishment, and the ongoing operation, of the student organization or to assist in organizing the activity.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an organization or activity includes an organization or activity that promotes equality and non-discrimination with respect to, without limitation, race, religious belief, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, family status or sexual orientation, including but not limited to organizations such as 2
(d) by adding the following after subsection (5):
(6) The principal is responsible for ensuring that notification, if any, respecting a voluntary student organization or an activity referred to in subsection (1) is limited to the fact of the establishment of the organization or the holding of the activity.
If GSA’s are not about instructing on sex and sexuality, then there would be no need to exempt them from section 16.1. If parents continued to have the right to opt out their children from sexual instruction, than there would be no exceptions for GSAs. Let me remind you, that the GSAs and their ‘resources’ have been caught teaching about transgenderism to 5 year olds, that they have had dozens of links to sexually explicit material on the GSA network, and that they have handed out pamphlets on how to have safe anal fisting sessions. (Something literally impossible to do safely.)
This is what Eggen’s proposed legislation ACTUALLY produces. Children are being harmed, in real life cases.
This kind of legislation is a pedophiles dream! We already know that sexual predators seek out positions where they can enact their fantasies, and we know that secrecy is their best ally. Now all they have to do is volunteer to be the organizer of the GSA. No standards of criteria, or expertise necessary. It is demonstrably clear the GSAs are being used to promote sexuality, and sexual education, otherwise why would they be exempt from the requirement of allowing a parent to opt out their child? If GSAs are not a wing of Alberta Education, a ‘class’ if you will, than why must the schools provide a staff member to run the ‘club’? Make no mistake, Eggen intends to use GSAs as a way of teaching his and his buddy’s(Wells) idea of sexuality. And he doesn’t care who gets hurt in the process.
Earlier in the week Premier Notley said “… under no circumstances will we enforce or condone a sexual health curriculum that normalizes an absence of consent,” but did not provide a reference to what she took issue with in the proposed Catholic Curriculum. As was discovered after her statements, this was because there was nothing in the curriculum to have given her the impression that absence of consent was being taught.
Last Wednesday the 25th, I shared on my facebook page Jason’s Kenney’s defense of the Catholic Curriculum, and I mentioned how Notley had brought up consent, and I wished for some clarification from her on what idea of consent should be taught. I’ve since spent the better part of a week reading comments of hate for Catholic Education, and rebutting accusations that I was spreading fake news. The premier of Alberta can insinuate that Catholic’s want to teach that rape is OK, based on literally nothing, but ask her to explain her idea of ‘consent’ and suddenly, you are the bad guy.
Why is Notley’s idea of consent important? Well during the brouhaha, Notley also said “Parents have the right — and they have had the right for a very, very long time — to pull their kids from curriculum and education around sexual health. And they will continue to have that right.” I found that statement interesting, as it is clearly not true, and her own government is working on removing a parents right to know. CHAT wanted to make sure that was very clear during municipal elections. It also seems interesting that Notley brought up ‘opt-out’ while talking about ‘consent.’ Parental consent seems to be important enough to her definition to bring it up at the same time.
It is very clear that Notley and the NDP have a completely different idea of what consent means, after all, she thinks the Catholic’s idea is that it is ok to force your spouse. What does she base that on? Clearly not anything written in the proposed catholic curriculum. She also doesn’t think parental consent for 5-17 year old’s is necessary to instruct kids on things as complex as transgenderism, Eggen is planning to put that all through the curriculum, so opting out is no longer going to be an option. So how does Notley define consent? Who gets to give it? According to Eggen, the student. (IE the CHILD) Is Notley’s idea the same as Eggen’s? We are left only to speculate. Well, let’s hope it doesn’t line up with Sweden’s. After all, Sweden’s is the holy grail of tolerance and diversity. (A couple of other words that Notley needs to define her understanding of.)
I’ve taken a few days since the election to rest, and collect my thoughts. Obviously I am disappointed that I was not selected to represent your values and interests to Alberta Education. Although 2435 votes is nothing to shake a stick at, the simple fact is that I didn’t get the necessary votes. Considering the highest voted board member got 5585, I do think that is a significant voice. A 43.6% voice when compared to the the highest vote. More than enough votes to ..cough.. get a petition accepted.
So the question is, “Where do we go from here?” Policy 621 still expects children to obey the school code of conduct at home, and will punish any teacher that will not report alleged violations. Policy 622 still puts children at risk by refusing to tell the children the truth about the health risks of transgenderism, and the obvious fallacies and lies of gender identity politics.
We know that, at least at present, 622 also ignores the law, and willfully and intentionally applies an illegal idea of confidentiality between students and teachers as young as 5. We also know that the newly elected trustees advocated that they were just following a non-existent law, that Minister David Eggen has as yet not even tabled in legislature. We know that newly elected trustees consider parents to be fear mongers, and that according to at least one of the trustees, who stated this publicly to about 200 people, charter and home schooling is the reason public education is falling behind.
Given that a majority of the elected trustees spoke of how they were going to ask the children how they think they should be educated, and that “you[the children] know best what you need.” Given that 99.9% of the people I spoke to during the campaign were not in favour of the direction of public education, and are not secretly trying to undermine public education by homeschooling or sending their kids to private school. Given the tenuous definition expressed during the campaign of what constitutes bullying. It appears to me that parents concerns have not be calmed. If anything, it appears like they have been amplified, and are not likely to be dealt with, unless someone mediates for them. The irony is, that is what the Board is supposed to do.
During the course of the campaign, I heard a number of alarming stories of concerns being ignored. One such story played out at the ATA Forum, with a mother asking how to contact the board, since when she had a question about placing her special needs child, the only response she got was “this isn’t Wallmart.” I can only speculate as to what that response was supposed to mean, or what the whole context was, but what I did learn, was that parents with concerns over 621 and 622, are not the only parents who have been exasperated by the system.
Like I’ve stated many times before, my role has always been about bringing parents concerns to the board, and making sure they are genuinely heard. making sure communication is open, transparent, and honest. That is why I submitted the petition, that is why I took it to court, that is why I set up this website and made it available for anyone to contribute, and that is why I ran for School Board.
Some have disagreed with my methods. Some have even been angry, and lashed out, but here is harsh truth. Facts don’t care about feelings. The fact is, there are some serious problems with district policy and procedures. There are some serious problems with how special needs children are being ‘included’ in classes. There are some serious problems with bullying and the definition and understanding of bullying, and there are some serious problems with the extent of fiduciary duty. These problems are not going to be fixed by attacking the people who bring them up, and they will not be fixed by changing laws so that people can no longer talk or know about them.
What can fix the problems, is openly and fairly talking about them. What can fix them is educating schools and councils on what their roles are. What can fix them is working with parents, and allowing them to be included.
So that brings me to what I plan on doing next. Yes, I do plan on continuing to attend the regular public board meetings, (at least for the near future.) The next one is tomorrow, the 24th of October @6pm by the way. Would be nice to see some others come out. (I’ll post the agenda separately.) Beyond the board meetings and their summaries, I’ll be making some changes to the CPoSD76 site over the next few weeks.
With the help of some of the other concerned parents, we will be moving into a more of an advocacy role. I will follow up with some of the individuals who I spoke with that had concerns, and see if the CPoSD76 can’t work with them to see some kind of resolution to the issues between them and the Board. I will also be putting up forms, where electorate can submit issues/concerns that they feel have note been resolved, or adequately addressed by the district. There may possibly also be guides setup to help parents and school councils understand school policies, and the appropriate channels they need to follow, as well as knowing the limits of school authority and parental responsibility.
The next four years will be about holding the board accountable, helping parents navigate the system, and making sure parents stay up to date with the direction of the district and Alberta Education as a whole.
Thank you to the people who have visited this site 190,000 times since April, and are staying abreast with the truth of what is going in Public education in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, & the world. Thank you to the 2434 people who put their trust in me to oversee public education in Medicine Hat. Your vote for me has given me strength to keep up the race. We are not at the finish line yet.
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