Friday, September 17, 2021
The War on Children   by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall

My next two posts relate to the unspeakable trauma Americans experience as children.

war on children
  • The first film concerns the transformation of American schools into virtual prisons.
  • The second discusses the deliberate targeting of children by corporate advertising.
  • In both cases, parents are largely helpless to protect their kids. The scars created carry into adulthood.
The Case for Children’s Liberation   Source: Prof. John McMurtry
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Perhaps our oldest and most significant blindness has been towards those of our species classed as children.  Man is generally slow to take notice of his accustomed brutalities to the helpless – whether animals, slaves, women, or the poor – and children are least of all an exception. Some dramatic examples illustrate this. Over the years young people have been legally and regularly suffocated, starved, exposed on dung heaps, beaten to death, imprisoned, sold as slaves, abandoned, terrorized, bound and gagged, neglected to disease, relentlessly insulted, and, simply, treated like the chattel they have by law always been. Yet most of this has escaped popular and reflective awareness altogether. Child-abuse is not as recent published glimpses of it might lead us to believe, a contemporary aberration. It is, rather, a long accepted way of life.

The Pre-Political Child of Child-Centered Jurisprudence   Source
Child Centered

Childhood, the category that holds, defines, and governs children, is a social construct that is contingent upon time and place. There is some universality in the vulnerability and dependency of young children, but the length, contours, and extent of that dependency, as well as the assignment of children to dependency, vary greatly across time, nation, and geography. The present construction of children in the United States as dependent – and dependency as private, familial, and developmental – naturalizes childhood and the roles children perform as a class, within racial, ethnic, national, age, gender, and economic groups. This construction limits interrogation of what the public might owe these dependent persons and what public roles children play.

Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective   Source: Source
children s liberation

For most people, human rights have increased—but for children they have shrunk.
We’ve made progress in many realms of civil rights over the past decades in the U.S. The rights of African Americans, women, gays and lesbians, and handicapped people have expanded, thanks in part to deliberate civil rights movements, in which significant numbers of people demanded rights for these groups. But the rights of children have shrunk.

Rights and Obligations of Parents     Source
Rights and Obligations

Historically, philosophers have had relatively little to say about the family. This is somewhat surprising, given the pervasive presence and influence of the family upon both individuals and social life. Most philosophers who have addressed issues related to the parent-child relationship—Kant and Aristotle, for example—have done so in a fairly terse manner. At the end of the twentieth century, this changed. Contemporary philosophers have begun to explore, in a substantial way, a range of issues connected with the rights and obligations of parents.

Children’s Liberation   Source: Children’s Liberation
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Throughout history women have been considered inferior to men and hence subject to their domination. People of colour have been considered inferior to white people and hence subject to their domination. Gay people have been considered ‘perverted’ and ‘unnatural’ and hence subject to punishment. As a result there have arisen the women’s liberation movement, the civil rights movement and the gay liberation movement. These are all positive developments. They have achieved some success and I hope they will achieve much more.
But where is the children’s liberation movement?

Liberation, not procreation   Source: Vegina
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Even within the vegan and animal liberation communities, principles surrounding family and fertility are not held consistently across species. To remain ideologically and, more importantly, ethically consistent, those who promote total liberation for all animals should not bear children. This can be accomplished either by remaining child free or by choosing to foster or adopt already-born children. The key arguments for childbearing as a valued step in the process of childrearing replicates several ethical and ideological imperatives against which animal liberation advocates argue. It supports biological arguments of superiority, creates unjustified boundaries to delineate hierarchies, values humans over other animals and the Earth, values humans with capital resources over humans in poverty, and neglects the needs of those children who are without families.

Our Children: A major part of the "END GAME"     by: RAH
Gates children

Bill Gates has had disturbing results in his past efforts to provide Services for Children. Now he wants to revolutionize Children's Education!

… these combined grants set up public-private ed-tech infrastructures for “social distance” learning networks to be AI data-mined by Chinese-style “Social Credit” algorithms which score students’ cognitive-behavioral, socio-emotional, and biological health metrics to determine the students’ access to education, employment, healthcare, housing, transportation, and even due process.

The dog that didn't bark    From: GaianCorps

Does a child have a right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning?

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  • It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today.
  • The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before.
  • Only recently … have we become aware that the greatest slavery is that of the child.

It was never thought of before;
It is not mentioned in any scripture of the world. — Osho

Children's rights
children s rights

Children's rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to the young, including their right to association with both biological parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for food, universal state-paid education, health care and criminal laws appropriate for the age and development of the child. Interpretations of children's rights range from allowing children the capacity for autonomous action to the enforcement of children being physically, mentally and emotionally free from abuse, though what constitutes "abuse" is a matter of debate. Other definitions include the rights to care and nurturing.

Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning

Does a child not have as much right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning as the parents expect for themselves? It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before. For the first time man has come of age, a certain maturity has happened - and as you become mature you have to face new problems.

Children's Liberation

The War on Children

The War on Children   by Stuart Jeanne Bramhall My next two posts relate to the unspeakable trauma Americans experience as children. The first film concerns the transformation of American schools into virtual prisons. The second discusses the deliberate targeting of children by corporate advertising. In both cases, parents are largely helpless to...

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The Case for Children’s Liberation

The Case for Children’s Liberation   Source: Prof. John McMurtry Perhaps our oldest and most significant blindness has been towards those of our species classed as children.  Man is generally slow to take notice of his accustomed brutalities to the helpless – whether animals, slaves, women, or the poor – and children...

Read more

The Pre-Political Child of Child-Centere…

The Pre-Political Child of Child-Centered Jurisprudence   Source Childhood, the category that holds, defines, and governs children, is a social construct that is contingent upon time and place. There is some universality in the vulnerability and dependency of young children, but the length, contours, and extent of that dependency, as well as...

Read more

Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Persp…

Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective   Source: Source For most people, human rights have increased—but for children they have shrunk.We’ve made progress in many realms of civil rights over the past decades in the U.S. The rights of African Americans, women, gays and lesbians, and handicapped people have expanded, thanks in...

Read more

Rights and Obligations of Parents

Rights and Obligations of Parents     Source Historically, philosophers have had relatively little to say about the family. This is somewhat surprising, given the pervasive presence and influence of the family upon both individuals and social life. Most philosophers who have addressed issues related to the parent-child relationship—Kant and Aristotle, for example—have...

Read more

Children’s Liberation

Children’s Liberation   Source: Children’s Liberation Throughout history women have been considered inferior to men and hence subject to their domination. People of colour have been considered inferior to white people and hence subject to their domination. Gay people have been considered ‘perverted’ and ‘unnatural’ and hence subject to punishment. As a...

Read more

Liberation, not procreation

Liberation, not procreation   Source: Vegina Even within the vegan and animal liberation communities, principles surrounding family and fertility are not held consistently across species. To remain ideologically and, more importantly, ethically consistent, those who promote total liberation for all animals should not bear children. This can be accomplished either by remaining...

Read more

Bill Gates and Our Children's Education

Our Children: A major part of the "END GAME"     by: RAH Bill Gates has had disturbing results in his past efforts to provide Services for Children. Now he wants to revolutionize Children's Education! … these combined grants set up public-private ed-tech infrastructures for “social distance” learning networks to be AI data-mined by Chinese-style...

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Human Advancement Program

Human Advancement Program     [Source] Abstract Preface Endorsements Introduction Contents Details Abstract Our civilization is in a critical phase of development and this century could be the best or the worst ever. More than fifty global systemic risks and an endless row of social problems may reach tipping points and create cascading effects that may have major implications on...

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Why Violence

Why Violence     by: Robert J. Burrowes Why Violence?  This document offers a comprehensive explanation of why human beings are violent. It took me 41 years to learn the central insight that generated this document, now in its 9th edition. It is the primary outcome of 14 years of deep psychological investigation undertaken, while living in...

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The dog that didn't bark

The dog that didn't bark    From: GaianCorps Does a child have a right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning? It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before. Only recently … have we become...

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Children's rights

Children's rights Children's rights are the human rights of children with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to the young, including their right to association with both biological parents, human identity as well as the basic needs for food, universal state-paid education, health care and...

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Human Rights

Human Rights (not Children's Rights) Human rights are moral principles that set out certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in national and international law. They are “commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a...

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Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning

Chapter 3 ♦ Conditioning Does a child not have as much right to privacy and freedom from parental conditioning as the parents expect for themselves? It is one of the most fundamental problems facing humanity today. The future depends on how we solve it. It has never been encountered before. For the first time...

Read more