Source: NYC School Cancels Father-Daughter Dance to Comply With New Gender Guidelines | Fox News Insider
This came across my newsfeed, with the following excellent comment from one of my friends on Facebook, Lutheran (Missouri Synod) pastor, Pater Larry Beane:
“This is where ‘cultural secession’ comes in. Parents can opt out of the school’s and state’s approach to this and organize their own event. Communities used to do this kind of thing all the time. This is an example of what Tony Esolen calls for in “Out of the Ashes.” This is a golden opportunity to pioneer a new cultural paradigm.
Don’t just complain; fight back by ignoring the school and doing what you want. We’ve surrendered too much of our lives and sense of community to the government out of convenience. [emphasis added] Since when do DOE bureaucrats tell us all how to live? We don’t need them, and speaking of education, they need to learn that reality.
And there is always #homeschool as the ultimate act of defiance.”
And yes, I know not every daughter has a father available. That could be easily allowed for by including “grandfathers or other ‘father figures,'” rather than canceling the dance entirely. This is pandering to the concerns of a small slice of society by disrespecting one of the most key elements in human culture and society, the father-daughter bond. Unacceptable!
And Pater Beane is right: communities – by which I mean not just or even primarily geographical, but cultural – need to combat this by setting up parallel structures and events, not simply meekly acceding to the currently-dominant paradigm, which despite trumpeting “diversity” and “inclusion” is in fact deeply and intrinsically limiting, coercive, and enforcing of sameness.
Remember the words often attributed to Edmund Burke, that
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Posted by an acquaintance on Facebook:
- Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children.
- German chancellor Angel Merkel has no children.
- British Prime Minister Theresa May has no children.
- Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
- Holland’s Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxemburg’s Xavier Bettel, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon—all have no children.
- Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has no children.
So a grossly disproportionate number of the people making decisions about Europe’s future have no direct personal stake in that future.
Suddenly, a lot of things seem to make more sense, now… in a sadly warped and twisted sort of way. I don’t know about the rest of you, but to me it’s downright scary, presented in such stark terms. No wonder they’re acting like such idiots. They simply, literally, Do. Not. Care. Because they will not have children to reap the bitter harvest from the rotten seeds they are sowing.
Every previous generation had to think about future generations. These individuals do not, because for them, there will be no future generations.
And it also points up the sad fact that the European birth-rate is in the tank. It’s a bit of a catch-22: people are less likely to have children if they don’t believe in their own future… and it’s hard to believe that there will even be a European future, unless that birth-rate gets back up there to at least replacement level – and at this point, restoration level!
Meanwhile, some of us – myself included – would love to have children, but sadly have not found a partner to share that dream…
Best quote I’ve seen so far on supposedly “trangender” children — and the adults who encourage / enable them:
Children — too young to drink, too young to smoke, too young to drive, too young to vote, but somehow old enough to decide that they want to mutilate their genitals and pump themselves with more hormones than a factory farmed chicken.
I’m sorry, not sorry, but anyone who thinks this is okay is seriously unhinged.