Left’s Indoctrination

Christians everywhere should be very aware of the subtle indoctrination of the left and ‘greens’ in our classrooms, which amounts to social engineering that is undermining our culture and the innocence of our children.

Of course by now most parents are aware of the evil ‘safe schools’ programme in Australia which still threatens some high school students with its pro homosexual propaganda, but it is worthwhile keeping in touch with what your child is being taught, at all levels.

Recently there have been instances of plays pushing anti- Israel and anti-religion themes in schools, and petitions from classes against for example for example, child asylum seekers in detention. Victoria spends millions teaching ‘respectful relationships’ while New South Wales Education Department urges its teachers to ‘de-gender’ their classroom language and promote sexuality as ‘non-binary’.

All this while only 38% of Year 10 students could reach a proficient standard in the nationwide test on civics and citizenship, but were well informed about human rights and environmental protection! Only 52% of Australians aged 18-29 could agree that democracy is the best form of government . Could this be because less than 40% of High School Students understood the way our system of government works?

Christian parents everywhere should check up on what their children are being taught and support their parent- teacher meetings to make their views known. Failure to do this may make it very hard for parents to uphold the moral standards and values they wish to inculcate in their children, who are very receptive to what the school teaches, and what all their friends readily accept as the norm.

Identity politics, a victimhood culture and evil ‘human rights’ all threaten our independence, national identity and Christian standards, but are being introduced to children as the norm by left wing governments, and the conservative right wing is little better. No wonder some parents have chosen to send their children to independent non-state religious schools to avoid this left indoctrination.

‘And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.’  Jeremiah 9:5.

China’s Dark Power

At last the corruption of Senator Dastyari by the Chinese communists has awakened Australia to what I have been warning about for a long time – our sleepwalking into a global threat from a growing power which has no respect for democratic institutions, International law, a free press, its neighbours rights, business norms, or even its own citizens.

Just this week I was reading of the state of fear that citizens experienced under the reign of King Henry VIII of England, where it was never known whose head would be next on the block, however innocent, at the whim of an unstable absolute monarch.

Many thought if they stepped back when one of their innocent friends was taken to the Tower for execution, and kept quiet, they would be spared, but their cowardice came back to bite them, and they felt the axe themselves anyway.

That’s why Australia should join the US in testing the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, instead of hoping China will stop at what it has taken so far. Beijing, under President Xi Jinping, has become a much darker power, full of imperial assurance as nations back down before it, and the West has been prepared to ignore its bullying of smaller regional Sates to protect  its commercial trade with its best customer.

Worse still, we have remained quiet about China’s human rights abuses, which could come back to bite Australians in particular, as China gets used to throwing its weight around in the East, and casts its eye upon our resources.

A chilling development has been reported by a New York university political science professor, Ian Bremmer. China has begun to use technology to track the ‘trustworthiness’ of its 1.4 billion citizens. It tracks their personal finance details and social media to watch for anyone critical of government policy. It tracks consumer habits, which websites are accessed, social connections, drinking habits and related convictions, even parking fines. China’s State Council proudly claims that this technology, called a ‘social credit system’, will ‘allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.’ Talk about George Orwells ‘1984’ !

Can we in Australia remain relaxed in the face of such behaviour and abuse of individual Chinese citizens? Australia should speak out in favour of human rights everywhere, even if it costs us financially, or risk seeing China’s domination of our region, for we have seen it is prepared to use force to obtain its goals, with no consideration of the rights of others.

Let us hope that the realisation that China is no benign power has sunk in and that our government is prepared to stand up for freedom everywhere. Troublous times lie ahead worldwide before the world’s armies, gathered to attack Jerusalem, are totally defeated by Jesus Christ at Armageddon, including some 200 million from the East! Revelation 16:16, , ‘And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.’  …….and  9:16, ‘And the number of mounted troops was two hundred million; I heard their number.’

Palestinian Outrage at Donald Trump

The worldwide outrage led by the Palestinians about Donald Trump’s promise to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, was sickeningly predictable, for even the West has for years failed to make the Palestinians pay the price for their refusal to genuinely participate in a peace process. Not only that, but they have continued to fund the PA despite the rocket attacks and the terrorism of its people towards Israel, year after year.

In this the Palestinians are supported by the UN, witness the language of the UN’s resolution last Thursday condemning Israel’s control of the city of Jerusalem and declaring its laws there as null and void, though Jerusalem is a haven of democratic peace and freedom where all faiths can worship, surrounded by Muslim violence and mayhem, where lawless killing, corruption and dominion are the rule and hypocritical intransigence dictates Arab attitudes towards Israel. This was clearly apparent in the UN resolution last week, which failed to differentiate between East and West Jerusalem, indicating a failure to even recognise the legal Jewish presence there.

The large number of Muslim countries in the UN General Assembly ensures that Israel will never gain a just recognition there of their right to exist in their ancestral land, despite the connection of Jerusalem to the Jewish religion for more than 3000 years, while the city of Jerusalem does not even gain a mention in the Koran despite Arab claims that it is a holy centre of Islam.

All of this hatred and envy goes back to God’s choice of Abraham’s son Isaac by his wife Sarah as heir to God’s promises of grace and greatness over his other son Ishmael, the father of the Arabs, by his wife’s maid, Hagar.

This hatred will come to a final head in an attack on Jerusalem by all nations, which will be defeated by the arrival of Jesus Christ with His heavenly army of immortals, at the battle of Armageddon.  You can read all about this in Zechariah, chapters 12-14, where the Jews finally come to repentance when they recognise who they crucified and with Christ, participate in the total defeat of the world’s armies and the establishment of Jerusalem as the world capital, where even the Arabs finally go up to worship the true God at the Feast of Tabernacles from year to year.

A little persuasion by God is needed though before the Muslims come to recognise their worship of a totally false god, Zechariah 14:18-19,  ‘If the Egyptian people do not go up and take part, they will have no rain. The Lord will bring on them the plague he inflicts on the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles. This will be the punishment of Egypt and the punishment of all the nations that do not go up to celebrate the Festival of Tabernacles.’  The only Palestinians in Jerusalem in those days will be Christian Palestinians, some of whom live peacefully in Israel even today.

The Fruits of Indigenous Delusion

I’ve written many times about the ridiculous situation where 3% of the nation’s population lay claim to the whole continent because some of their distant ancestors wandered widely over the land as hunter gatherers, doing little but help the spread of fire to encourage grass to grow, while other nations around the world were developing sophisticated civilisations.

The ridiculous thing is that it has become politically correct to praise aboriginal culture as if it were of great value. By this some have been deluded to maintain traditions which have long held them back from real development, and now they find it quite acceptable that workers’ taxes should provide them with all they need without the need to work. The result has been tragic. Drunkenness, child abuse, wrecked homes, trash, bad hygiene and ill health, despite the fact that more per head is spent on them than anyone else in the nation.

Yes, the British colonisation of Australia was fraught with mistakes  on both sides and apologies have been made for events which should never have occurred, but they were made in a quite different era, with quite different mores and conditions, and to allow such distant events continue to colour attitudes which prevent the recognition    that colonisation also brought possitive advantages which could  and have changed indigenous lives for the better, is a divisive mistake.

Many of the indigenous people have recognised that the past is the past and have chosen to free themselves from the negative elements  of their ancestor’s culture and take advantage of the opportunities of Western civilisation in an open society, to make rich and successful lives which contribute to our nation. They place their emphasis on the future, and have resisted the encouragement of the ‘progressives’ to live in the past and accept that the ‘invasion’ of the 26 of January 17878 was both inevitable and , with hindsight, actually a rescue from a culture which had proved  to be going nowhere.

So, where is this misdirection coming from? From the left, inspired by such as the Greens to the extent that aborigines have already been given over 30% of Australia and are laying claim to the rest. They recently claimed the whole of the city of Perth and were foolishly bought off with over a billion dollars by the WA government.

Now it has just emerged that we cannot assume that their ridiculous claims are genuine at all. The Federal Court has just handed down its judgment that the Goolarabooloo mob were not entitled to be native title holders of James Point in the Kimberley, where their claim had sought to block Woodside’s 80 billion gas development because their ‘song lines were under threat’ from the proposed project. It turns out that they were not ‘custodians’ of the area at all. The court ruled that none of their claims were valid: “That descent must go back to time immemorial. The Goolarabooloo have not acquired rights and interests in land and waters by descent, because their connection to the …..area only goes as far as the arrival of Mr. P. Roe and his wife in the area in the 1930’s !

Amazing. Many Australians of European extraction would have much more right than that, but they would not gain the support of the politically correct brigade which was led by former Greens leader Bob Brown, who had portrayed Mr P Roe as a custodian of the area, and even named him as the Greens’ environmentalist of the year. So, we see that the Greens were simply using the indigenous people for their own political purposes, their own agenda and that means no development at all, and jobs for Aboriginals be damned.

It is time to stop the handouts of cash and land which have only encouraged idleness,  evil and corruption, and instead concentrate on providing jobs so that more of the indigenous people may gain genuine dignity through their own efforts, and escape the retrograde influence of their dreamtime culture.

2 Thessalonians 3:10, ‘For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.’

Gender Fluid Suicides

“Children will be able access irreversible hormone treatment without seeking court approval following a landmark Australian Family Court judgment.”  – The Australian, December 1st.

There is commonly a three stage treatment for those who are ‘gender fluid’.  Stage 1 involves the use of ‘puberty blockers’ , and is considered reversible. Stage 2 administers hormones which can cause long term infertility and irreversible physical changes – growth of breasts in those changing to female, and hair growth, clitoral enlargement and deepening of the voice in those changing to be a woman.  Stage 3 involves surgical intervention, but usually only after age 18. The diagnosis for these children was previously called “Gender identity disorder’,  but in 2013 the gender fluidity lobby gained its change to ‘gender dysphoria’ . Dysphoria means ‘a state of unease’.

The transgender movement now claims that two year olds can know they are transgender, and a burgeoning number of gender clinics are appearing to ‘help’ those, who as small children insist they are transgender, to gain their wish. This is despite the fact that in psychiatry anyone who insists on anything contrary to physical reality is considered confused or delusional. I’m sure many adults have known of children with quite imaginary friends they talk to, or objects they see, quite invisible to others, but they all grow out of it in time.

Michelle Cretella, M.D. , President of the American College of Paediatricians, views this transgender ideology as in infection  disrupting politics and legal systems.  “Transgender ideology is not just infecting our laws. It is intruding into the lives of the most innocent among us – children – and with the apparent growing support of the professional medical community. I have witnessed an upending of the medical consensus on the nature of gender identity. What doctors once treated as a mental illness the medical community now largely affirms and even promotes as normal.

The transgender movement has gained legs in the medical community and in our culture by offering a deeply flawed narrative . These professionals are using the myth that people are born transgender to justify engaging in massive, uncontrolled and un-consented experimentation on children who have a psychological condition that would otherwise resolve after puberty in the vast majority of cases.

Today’s institutions that promote transition affirmation are pushing children to impersonate the opposite sex, sending many of them down the path of puberty blockers, sterilisation, the removal of healthy body parts and untold psychological damage…….”

(In Sweden, one of the world’s most LGBTQ – affirming countries, the suicide rates for adults who undergo sex reassignment is 20 times greater than that of the general population.)

….”These harms constitute nothing less than institutionalised child abuse. Sound ethics demand an immediate end to the use of pubertal suppression, cross sex hormones, and sex reassignment surgeries in children and adolescents, as well as an end to promoting gender ideology via school curricula and legislative policies,”  stated Cretella.

This evil ideology is part of an LGBTQ drive to destroy the biblical family which has been for millennia the traditional family. But first was the push to legalise homosexuality, then gay marriage and now gender fluidity, all aimed at the bedrock of human society.

A little child starts off as a blank page. It will learn from the pattern of its parents, and with more and more homosexual partners it is hardly surprising that there are more and more gender confused children. God makes us male and female and parents should be able to teach by example what that means. Boys need to be taught how to be men and girls how to be women. To do otherwise is to set the child off on a miserable, dangerous and even deadly course.

Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ 

Free Speech Under Threat

Human rights have become so corrupted that after the passing of the same sex marriage laws, we now need to go cap in hand to the supposedly Liberal government to ask that freedom of belief and freedom of speech be permissible.

We should understand that human rights are often about exercising discrimination. We discriminate in choosing with whom we associate, whom we support, whom we avoid. We discriminate in what we believe, and what we defend or reject.

Our freedom of religion and speech are now under threat from the Same Sex Marriage laws, and Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is proof that those laws will be used as a weapon by those who will claim they have been offended with views opposed to SSM, for the universal human right to freedom of belief has now been superseded by a right not to be offended. Even such cherished foundation stones of our civilisation as the words ‘Mother’ and ‘Father’ are now being challenged, suggested to be superseded by ‘parents 1 & 2’ !

Such extreme views mean that those whose beliefs do not allow them to support services connected to a SSM, such as hotels, bakers or private marriage venues, risk prosecution, and we can be sure that those so – called progressives who pushed SSM will continue to downgrade our freedoms which conflict with their desire to impose their minority views upon the majority.

Already it is evident that the Marxist-inspired Safe Schools gender and sexuality programme, so recently rejected by the federal  government after many complaints from parents, is planned to be re-introduced by some labour States on the back of the SSM laws, so we can expect that attempts to preserve free speech and freedom to protect our children from evil programmes and agendas will be fiercely fought by these enemies of genuine human rights.

The god of this world will be delighted !  2 Corinthians 4:4, ‘In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.’