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It is interesting. Apparently these Zealot Xenophobic, Homophobic, Misogynistic, Bigot, Narcissistic people, hiding behind their job title, abusing The Constitution, abusing true Christianity values, abusing the Citizens, have learned nothing from history itself. Chastity in decades, and centuries prior, has NEVER worked. Ignorance has NEVER worked. Condemnation has NEVER worked. Taboo, and Prohibition has NEVER WORKED! What exactly are they so afraid of? Why do they hate so strong, and much?
In fact, History has shown the complete opposite. ‘Alcohol Prohibition’, ‘War on Drugs’, ‘Ban on Abortion’, ‘Ban on Homosexuality’, ‘Ban on Books’, ‘Ban on Music’, all have historically epically FAILED! They’ve even made movies mocking the ‘bans’. Did it not occur to these Zealot Xenophobic, Homophobic, Misogynistic, Bigot, Narcissistic people, that they are literally instigating Hate, and Hate Crimes, something that is ILLEGAL to our Laws and The Constitution, and goes COMPLETELY AGAINST what the Bible and Christianity teach of love, acceptance, compassion and more.
Do they not know Homosexuality occurs in ALL SPECIES!!! Animals are willing, and will raise other species youth in absence of parent (if not part of their diet, even then they may not eat them). Animals will bond outside of their own SPECIES, and form relationships, both friendships, and intimate. In almost EVERY SPECIES, the woman is the ANCHOR, the PROVIDER, the decision maker. So, that brings to question, are they now saying the very ‘God’ and ‘beliefs’ they are corrupting under their self serving benefits, claiming, ‘that’s God’s way’, that’s the ‘right way’, ‘God’ is WRONG?
What happened to separation of God and State? When did ‘God’ and ‘Mother Nature’ become wrong, and ‘Man’ or some ‘Politician’, or some ‘Backwards Minded Hateful People’ know MORE THAN GOD OR MOTHER NATURE? Since when is the Narcissist ‘more or most’ knowing?
That being the case, since this we ALL KNOW IS NOT TRUE! Are we now expected to live in an Authoritarian Dictatorship Society? Is that what our Constitution is based upon? Hell, we as man can’t even walk on other planets in our solar system, not even visit most. We don’t even know what’s on 70+% of our own planet. We can’t even control things we make and their usage.
What is really beyond disturbing is they are now censoring adults. People of age that could fight and die for this Country, but lack capability to make very personal intimate decisions, or access to knowledge about true history even? So what, no teaching about half of the Political Historic Figures due to their sexual orientation? No talking about our own Presidents? I mean where are we going with this? Homosexuality, Non Binary, Race, Racism, Sexism, Abortion, and more, have been going on since practically the BEGINNING OF MAN. Let alone, it occurs in ALL SPECIES from air to sea, and everything between.
They are literally setting themselves up for a MAJOR REVOLT! A HISTORICALLY EPIC FAIL! Meanwhile, so many innocents will suffer. So many bystanders. Endless tax dollars wasted on bullshit based on baseless, ignorant fear, and hate. Where that money could cure diseases. Grow sciences and exploration. Educate people. End homelessness. End poverty. Renew the land, and planet. All the monies to be wasted, when it could be used to flourish The People and The Planet, for now and the future generations. Creating a society where we may grow into the future as a collective, instead of regress into a failed, illogical past.
How selfish. How self serving. How cruel. Why?
Folks, we ALL need to get out and vote! We must end this seemingly nonstop tyranny. When History looks back at this Era, it should be referred to as, ‘The Era of Tyranny, Damnation, Ignorance, and Hate.
tion” in 2022, according to a report, as lawmakers have introduced a soaring number of bills aimed at limiting classroom discussion of race and LGBTQ+ issues.
The number of “educational gag orders” introduced has increased by 250% compared with 2021, according to PEN America, a non-profit organization that works to protect freedom of expression in the US, as Republican legislators have sought to censor discussion of race and LGBTQ+ issues from the classroom.
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According to PEN, 137 of the gag orders, which it defines as “state legislative efforts to restrict teaching about topics such as race, gender, American history, and LGBTQ+ identities in K–12 and higher education”, have been introduced in 36 states so far this year. In 2021 the organization recorded 54 gag order bills in 22 states.
“It’s unquestionable that things have got worse,” said Jeremy Young, PEN’s senior manager, free expression and education.
“Attacks on education, on educators, have got more coordinated and more dangerous. Escalation is the word that defines what we’re seeing. This is a series of increasingly vitriolic and dangerous attacks on teachers, educators and the educational system.”
creasing focus of conservative lawmakers. From the beginning of January this year through to mid-August, 23 bills have been introduced which would limit how teachers can discuss gender identity.
There is also an increased focus on punishments for discussing banned topics, with severe fines proposed for schools, universities and teachers themselves.
Young said a main reason for the rise in legislation is a “bandwagon effect”.
A minority of the 137 educational gag order bills have been passed into law. But the backdrop of conservatives jostling for classroom censorship, and the threat of potential punishment at some point in the future can still serve as a looming threat for teachers and school administrators.
“There is some evidence that attacks on public education have resonated particularly with conservative voters,” Young said.
“So now, instead of attacks on public education simply being the province of people who have always fought public education for social reasons, cultural reasons, or because they support private schools or homeschooling, now there is this bandwagon effect where just about every conservative legislator feels some pressure to support or propose or vote for these bills.”
The bills, introduced by conservative lawmakers, hardly represent public demand. More than 70% of parents are satisfied with the education their children receive, according to a 2021 Gallup poll. Earlier this year a NPR survey found that fewer than 20% of parents are dissatisfied with the way their children are taught about gender and sexuality, and race.
Missouri has had the most gagging bills in 2022, but Florida has had more success in passing legislation, Young said.
In March, Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor, signed a bill dubbed “don’t say gay” into law. The heavily criticized legislation restricts instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, while the state also passed a law which places restrictions on discussion of race and racism. Separately, DeSantis signed a law in May which orders that students must receive at least 45 minutes’ instruction every November about the “victims of communism”.
Young said the legislation is often characterized by the banning of vague concepts, rather than providing specifics about what teachers can and cannot say and teach.
Florida’s don’t say gay bill, for example, reads in part: “Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through grade 3 or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
Classroom instruction is not defined, and as the New York Times noted, it could mean “eliminating books in the classroom with LGBTQ+ characters or historical figures”. Similarly, no guidance is given on what “classroom discussion” actually means, and could be interpreted by teachers to mean, as the Times put it: “A student with gay parents should not talk about those families with the entire class.”
“The vagueness is the point,” Young said.
“Because the vaguer the bills are, the more self-censorship is going to go on, the more afraid teachers will be, and the more afraid administrators will be.
“So it is absolutely by design – it is the plan to get teachers and administrators on the defensive, to get them on their toes, to make it so that they don’t go anywhere near potentially prohibited concepts.”
Original Article by Adam Gabbatt of The Guardian
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