Thursday, May 9, 2013

Onward Little Xian Soldiers

We pause in the photo-bloggering to remind all & sundry that the editor-publisher of this electro-rag was home-schooled for several yrs. & it Didn;[t hurt us mnone  !!

No surprises for anyone who'll admit that child-bearing & rearing are fascism in its purest & vilest form, & that home schooling is the vilest form of raising the little bastards, but as long as Western society allows young people to be held hostage to their parents' ideologies the message of freedom for all (not just powerful white grown-ups) must be repeated.

Christian Reconstructionists

Smith is referring to the Calvinist movement, founded by Rousas John Rushdoony, that advocates a Christian takeover of the political system in order to "purify" the nation and cleanse it of the sin of secularism. Rushdoony taught that public schools – "statist education," in his words – promote chaos, primitivism, and "a vast disintegration into the void". He advocated home schooling as a way to rear a generation that could carry out the mission of retaking the nation for Christ.

Much of fundamentalist home schooling is driven by deeply sexist and patriarchal ideology. The Quiverfull movement teaches that women need to submit to their husbands and have as many babies as they possibly can. The effects of these ideas on children are devastating, as a glance at HA's blogs show.

"The story of being home schooled was a story of being told to sit down and shut up. 'An ideal woman is quiet and submissive,' I was told time and time again," writes Phoebe. "The silence and submission I was pushed into was ultimately a place of loneliness, bitterness and almost crippling insecurity."

The fundamentalist home schooling world also advocates an extraordinarily authoritarian view of the parental role. Corporal punishment is frequently encouraged. The effects are, again, often quite devastating. "People who experienced authoritarian parents tend to turn into adults with poor boundaries," writes one pseudonymous HA blogger. "It's an extremely unsatisfying and unsustainable way to live."
Now we'll have to wait until one of these little ideologues blows up something for Jesus before any of these unfortunate children are freed from the fascist prisons of their houses.

8 comments:

anne said...

oH , this is lovely ..sh' said very dis trac te .. . d .. . looking out the 'dow ..all day long ..at school .. .

anne said...

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BadTux said...

In the end, these Christian Reconstructionist folks view children as property, rather than as young human beings. Their most hated enemy is the State because the State outlaws slavery and insists that their children be treated as immature human beings who need help and guidance growing up, rather than as property to use as the parents wish. It is a world view that these patriarchal assholes can't tolerate because these tiny-pricked dictators in their own home would have to face up to their inadequacies if they had equals in the home rather than subjects. Here's a perfect example of one of those assholes in action. Sadly, most of them are too wily to actually let it be known in public what they are...

- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin
(Cats keep you humble. You never operate under the delusion that you are their dictator.)

anne said...

meoooo w, .. tub , with glenn ..gould ..and tom ... waits of nor way .. .

Aunt Snow said...

I'm betting half of these kids end up escaping to the big city and end up either progressive, gay or both.

anne said...

anne with an e ..not gabled ..is now involved with a tall young gentle man from the orient ,of ... but he has grown up here .. in this fairer .. ., he does not have sleep apnea nor is he high functioning autism .. like many of the lovely man in er past .. . /i've told him a few of my ancient never secrets .. of never a purse of weight , and bare footed

M. Bouffant said...

Wakes The Dead Editor:
Their faith (hee-hee) that the homeschooled will be their duplicates & overwhelm Satan w/ sheer weight of Godly numbers is touching.

Jesus (& the cats) think you're property.

he does not have sleep apnea nor is he high functioning autism
HEY!!

anne said...

sh' looks back .. . 'ow did i write "nor' " .. just mins. before the hail ' anne mother of ' storm here .. spring cleansed my no way to get to the outs' alcove wind ows , and the lovely larger dog next door looked after moh' illegally trying to enter my home while i was talking with emily and her husband and her two boys on the street below .. ,love dogs ,.. sensing .. of good character and not.. is the best