Sunday, November 13, 2022

Child labour banned, except when mandated by government

Government is evil.

October 5, 2009

It doesn't matter anymore where you choose to look. As government grows, its true nature becomes easier and easier to see.

In addition to their warm embrace of formerly illegal numbers rackets, our governments are engaged in wholesale theft, deceit, extortion, blackmail, kidnapping, intimidation, expropriation, property destruction and murder.

Whenever a private citizen engages in any of the above, we call him a criminal.

But if any of the above are committed by legislators, cops, judges, jailers, by-law inspectors, children's aid workers, revenue agents, bomber pilots or, now, high school principals, we don't bat an eye.

Why is that, I wonder?

More to the point, how does a nation, or an entire civilization, of, for the most part, decent and peaceful people, who would not think of engaging in theft, intimidation or murder, come to accept the day-to-day application of these methods by the institution they have been led to believe works for them?

If you are not Michael Moore, let me ask you this:

Between the evil institution of capitalism (exchange) and the touchy, feely, warm and cuddly institution of government (coercion,) if you had to err on the side of caution, who in your mind would most closely be associated with the following traits:

"Theft, deceit, extortion, blackmail, kidnapping, intimidation, expropriation, property destruction and murder."

Walmart? Canadian Tire? Exxon? Or government?

Well, the first question I would ask is who, generally, has the guns?

One gets in your face with advertising and shelves full of products you can choose, or choose not, to buy, at prices which seem, perhaps surprisingly, to fluctuate. The other gets in your face, and whether you like it or not, you pay, or else. And prices that never fluctuate. They just keep going up.

Now. To another aspect of the symptoms of government cancer.

The Ontario Ministry of Education and Training is now blackmailing our children into involuntary servitude.

Community Involvement Activities As part of the diploma requirements, students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities. These activities may be completed at any time during their years in the secondary school program.

Ministry of Education and Training

The state, through its education monopoly, is mandating compassion. "Be kind, or else we'll try to ruin your life!" That makes me feel all touchy and feely. Does it do the same for you?

I found this on the Midland, Ontario, Secondary School site.

Italics mine.

Community Involvement—Diploma Requirements

Student's must complete 40 hours of community involvement. This requirement is to encourage students to develop awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and the role they can play in their communities. Wear a mask. Get vaccinated. Trust the "science."

Well, who could object to that? What could possibly be wrong with the government education monopoly taking an interest in the kid's civic responsibilities and the role they can play? Especially when it comes to brainwashing them into believing that a government monopoly in education is a good thing.

Students, in collaboration with their parent(s)/guardian(s), (the parents are to be co-opted into this scheme!, are responsible for selecting volunteer activities from the "Eligible Activity List".

Eligible Activity List? That means anything that reflects the official government line? Could there be a political or organized labour stink to "eligible activities? See below.

Students, their parent(s)/guardian(s) have the responsibility for completing the "Completion of Community Involvement Activities" form and handing these in to the school as required. They are also to ensure that the corresponding, total number of hours is recorded correctly on the student’s report card.

Yeah, just another mutation of the income tax form. Students and their parents have the responsibility blah, blah, and the total numbers *must* be recorded correctly. Or what? Or else. More government stink.

Community Involvement Eligible Activity List

This should be good.

Eligible activities must be without pay, outside class time, and not part of a course requirement, such as job shadowing, co-op or work experience. However, an acceptable activity that takes place during a student’s lunch break or spare periods is acceptable.

"Acceptable activity," reminds me of Ayn Rand, "Acceptable to whom and for what?" Without pay? Is work done without pay "acceptable," to the slave?

The SCDSB in consultation with School Councils, the Special Education Advisory Committee and Ontario School Board’s Insurance Exchange (OSBIE) approve the activities listed below:

Whew! All of those councils, committees and exchanges. Isn't it comforting to know we have all of these strangers, who most of us have never even heard of, that have so much influence on whether our children shall be *permitted* to graduate?

And now, drumroll to the list!

Assistance to seniors;

I like this one. Seniors—I am almost (now) one myself. Seniors are a class of citizen in our welfare state system who has been granted a form of political status. They are people who have been lucky enough to live long enough to become seniors. Those of us who are lesser citizens must now bow down to them and hope we shall be blessed with a lifelong enough to allow us to indulge in a similar state of mandated privileges.

Personally, if and when I reach that magic age, I won't be the one asking the hapless and starving cab driver for my legally mandated "seniors discount."

Well, maybe some day we will become so advanced that we will be able to identify those among us who won't live long enough to be seniors and they will be able to benefit from some mandatory "service," or handout.

Personally, if my kids have to submit to this insulting mandate in order to graduate I will do everything I can to find an "acceptable," activity which subtly, or not, drives home to them the fact that they have a right to be here, and the right to learn, regardless of whether their curiosity leads them in a direction "acceptable," to some anonymous group of committees.

I know! For the seniors part of the program, I will ask my kids to escort senior smokers outside of their government regulated nursing homes and to make sure they don't slip on ice and die of exposure to the second hand elements of nature.

Environmental projects;

Environmental projects? Would an essay on the Global Warming scam qualify as an "Acceptable Activity?"

Working with charitable and service organizations;

Like ACORN? Antifa? BLM? They could learn to smash windows, burn cars, and beat the shit out of people.

Community sports and recreation activities;

Is this the way out for them? Just join a basketball team or something?

Specific school-related activities;

None were specified. Though, after viewing some recent You-Tube videos, perhaps this activities might include writing a prayer to Obama.

Community activities;

This one seems pretty open. If my kids attend a Tea Party demonstration, would that count?

Working in health facilities.

My choice here would be to get them into some kind of program where they help people to start smoking. After all, it is well known that smokers, despite their cost to society, tend to die off faster and save tons of money in the form of old age pensions and chronic care.

Yep, it sure makes me feel good that I am being progressively relieved of the burden of making decisions.

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