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...
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...
The Pre-Political Child of Child-Centered Jurisprudence
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...
Children’s Freedom: A Human Rights Perspective
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...
Rights and Obligations of Parents
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...
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...
Liberation, not procreation
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...
Our Children: A major part of the "END GAME"
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...
Human Advancement Program
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...
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...
The dog that didn't bark
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...
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...
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...
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...