Every radicalised school teacher, in addition to all those involved in administrating a school or implementing a primary or secondary curriculum, holds some kind of tertiary teaching degree — so where do you think their radicalism was sown and cemented?
It is not the schools but the universities that are responsible for the destructive political and socio-cultural crisis that plagues Australia today.
Everyone is going to university. At the end of 2021, a record 50.2 per cent of Australians aged between 15 and 74 held bachelor’s degrees. That is approximately a 500 per cent increase over the last twenty years. Moreover, 62 per cent of school-leavers intended to commence at university in 2021, whereas approximately only one-tenth were committed towards TAFE or college studies. …
Of course, this would be wholly inconsequential if universities were simply striving to teach and advance knowledge. But what was once the proud objective of the 11th century Bolognese, or the 12th century Oxonians, or the 13th century Parisians, is no longer the case.
The overpowering priority in Australian universities seems to be this: disseminate radical sociological ideologies underpinned by, amongst other things, pseudo-morality, irresponsibility, hedonism, and victimhood as quickly as possible. …
What it’s really like
Nowhere is today’s radicalism more pervasive than in the Arts. Regrettably, this is another point that is often overlooked. The Arts are largely ignored by the political class … when in fact it is the Arts that hold an incalculable influence over society. This is both a beautiful and terrifying reality. It is the Arts that brought us, for instance, Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird, but also Mein Kampf and The Communist Manifesto. …
Thus, here are three summarised propositions I offer to readers:
- More than half the country, virtually, holds a university degree.
- Universities at large are teaching radical sociological ideologies.
- Tertiary graduates (particularly graduates of Arts faculties) more often than not hold the greatest influence over society, determining its popular trends.
In these propositions, I think, there lies a recipe for total political domination. And that’s why I’m worried. Because, just as Labor has institutionalised the unions, the Greens have taken for themselves the universities.
Radical ideologies and the Australian Greens go hand in hand. Here are just a few positions they took to the federal election:
- Ban the construction of new coal, oil and gas infrastructure.
Ban all political donations from the mining and resources sector and ‘other dirty industries’.
- Unpack ‘white privilege’ and ‘white fragility’.
- $1.07 billion to build First Nations owned healing places. …
- 20 per cent of the Australian Public Service to be disabled by 2030, via quotas.
- Cut $61 million for school chaplains (to ‘make schools safer’). …
More importantly, though, these are, to me, the Greens’ most striking promises, and funnily enough they all have to do with education:
- $19 billion for free childcare.
- $49 billion for fully-free public schools.
- $477 million to end rape culture in public schools.
- Abolish student debt.
- Lifelong free education for all.
- Guarantee every student a liveable income.
- 10 per cent increase in university funding.
The Nationals represent Australian farmers, the Labor Party represents unions (though not workers — too deplorable, yuck!), and, now that big business is run by the woke professional/managerial class and thus votes Labor, the Liberals increasingly are just for the rest of us.