Australia’s education system: bullying, indoctrination, and intimidation

Australia’s education system: bullying, indoctrination, and intimidation. By Steven Tripp.

Recently, I interviewed an 18-year-old New South Wales University student named Tallesha. …

‘It’s very hard to openly disagree with the lecturers because your marks could suffer,’ she explained. ‘In my bridging course I did sociology and that was obviously very far left. So, in assignments, that would be based on Marxist theory. You had to accept their way as truth. If you debated that, you wouldn’t get the marks, because you would be seen as incorrect.’

She backed up her comments by providing an example.

‘A question on one of my tests was, “Is gender fixed?” And the correct answer was “false”, because it is supposed to be fluid. If you disagreed with that, you would lose that mark.’

Identifying as a Christian conservative, Tallesha obviously had an issue with this answer, but she can see no way of bypassing having to go along with the Marxist ideology that oppose her own beliefs. She appears to be in the tiny minority, however, as according to Tallesha, 95 per cent of her fellow students lean openly left.

This prompted me to ask Tallesha if she feels comfortable expressing her views in her classes. ‘No,’ she replied. ‘You pretty much can’t.’

From the moment her lecturers enter, there is clear ideology expressed. She told me that without fail, every lecturer introduces themselves with their pronouns. Is it little surprise that the students also follow suit, as Tallesha told me, ‘I had my graduation recently, and any speaker that got up, all announced their pronouns.’

With such a dominant lean towards leftist ideology, I asked Tallesha if any of her fellow students ever acknowledge that things should be more balanced. ‘No,’ she replied. ‘A lot of them don’t think they lean that far left. They think, “This is mainstream. Every young person should share our views. If you don’t then there’s something wrong with you.”’

Tallesha was then able to provide more context of how the peer pressure is applied.

‘In sociology, the way the other side was depicted is uneducated and misinformed. So, they make it seem like if you are part of the other side, it would be embarrassing,’ Tallesha recounted. ‘It was almost like bullying. My lecturer would always make jokes about conservative views, constantly.’

Denigrating western values and the non-left:

‘But each skill was taught in a context, and all the context they were taught in were some sort of left subject. Climate change was used. The freedom movement, the anti-vaccine moment was used.’

I find it hard to understand how anyone can paint ‘freedom’ in a negative light, but Tallesha was quick to inform me that ‘white supremacy’ is linked to the freedom movement. ‘They make lots of links that just don’t make sense,’ she said.

This prompted me to ask if any figures of the right are ridiculed. ‘Trump was definitely brought up a few times,’ she replied. ‘Even the Liberal Party, even though they’re not very conservative, the Liberal Party is attacked as well.’ …

Like in the Army:

‘I found that they say a lot of things that contradict each other, and they’re teaching you all these concepts that don’t actually have any logical sense behind them. I feel like that confuses you and it’s done purposely. I feel like you’re purposely confused, so then you’re confined to their dominant beliefs.’ …

Just like how a drill sergeant breaks down a recruit, only to build them back up again. If you can be reduced to a daze of confusion, then you are more susceptible to their doctrine. …


‘I didn’t see an Australian flag,’ she replied, recounting her time during her bridging course. ‘But there are pride flags scattered across the campus and there’s definitely Aboriginal flags as well.’ …

They only attack, because they cannot defend their many failures:

I then asked if there is any politician that her lecturers adore. Her response was interesting. ‘No, I don’t think there are any specific ones.’

It seems if you attack your enemies constantly, then there is no need to defend your side. …

They never talk about the countries that are socialist, they are never taught. How China is run is not mentioned.’ … if you do not focus on them, then they cannot be criticised. …

Whites and Christians are in their crosshairs:

I brought up Christianity, whom Tallesha told me was ‘constantly attacked’ while other religions were not attacked.

‘Especially in the gender topic,’ she began. ‘Christianity is attacked, obviously because it doesn’t agree with the whole “gender is a social construct” theory.’ …

Tallesha then told me that Christianity is linked to white supremacy. It seems like white supremacy is a common accusation.

‘They like to attack white people any way they can, even though most of them are white.’ …

Climate religion:

I then asked her about climate change and renewables, in which Tallesha told me is forced into every topic. Again, ‘climate deniers’ are viewed as uneducated and not trusting of the ‘science’. …


‘One of my teachers openly admitted that he was a Marxist. All my lecturers are far left.’

Next we spoke of the media, in which Tallesha told me that her lecturers draw their evidence from the ABC’s Q&A and Channel 10’s The Project.

‘My media class is the perfect example. Every media clip we would watch would be Q&A or The Project. If it was Sky News Australia, it was definitely seen as, “Oh, this is an example of a far-right media source.” Then they’re like, “The ABC is an example of a mutual media source,” instead of left-wing. They’re not even portraying them as left, they see the ABC and The Project as middle ground.’

Imagine growing old in a country run by this generation. Not long now.

And all so clever, because they went to university. 60% of kids go to university nowadays — everyone is above average. When I went to university, only 15% of kids went to university, and when my mother attended in the 1950s it was only 5% (we discussed it recently). What progress!