In light of the news that Barbara Hall, it seems, wants to start the Human Rights rhetoric at a young age for Ontario’s school-children, a thought:
By all means, we should indoctrinate our children. I’m all in favor of bludgeoning our younglings with ideology. But perhaps we could start with some of the classical liberal theorists first? The European revolutionaries who kick-started our liberal democracy; their Socialist offspring; the evolution of liberal and conservative thought over the decades and centuries?
It just seems to me that if we’re going to be placing an emphasis on human rights in schools, we should perhaps offer some basic instruction in how the concept of ‘human rights’ came to be in the first place. Start with an education in liberalism, then work from there.
Of course, if Ontario went that route, people might actually start to see how silly some of Barbara Hall’s mandate really is.
Can’t have that.