Whenever the Greens get angry about something, it usually is a strong indicator that someone is doing something moral, just, righteous, true, or indeed Christ-like.
When they start accusing that conservatives and even faux-conservatives of being responsible for “social division” and “fear and intollerance” – the very things these modern Marxists have perfected and practise wholeheartedly themselves – you know that a nerve has been sliced and diced.
The latest example of their venting – brought to us by the far-left ABC -certainly seems in line with the aforementioned:
Environmentalists and teachers are up in arms over a new Federal Government anti-radicalisation kit that links green activism and “alternative music” to terrorism.
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Terrorism Michael Keenan launched the Radicalisation Awareness Kit in the form of a 32-page booklet on Monday.
Through a series of examples and fictitious case studies, the booklet aims to illustrate the circumstances which can lead young people to become radicalised.
But one surprising example cites the power of the alternative music scene and environmental activism in the radicalisation process.
The case study in the ‘Violent Extremism’ section tells the story of a girl called ‘Karen’ who becomes involved in the “alternative music scene, student politics and left-wing activism” when she leaves home.
‘Karen’ ends up sabotaging logging machinery and being arrested “on numerous occasions” while becoming “totally cut off from her family”.
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Jonathan La Nauze from the Australian Conservation Foundation said the booklet was misleading and potentially dangerous.
“This is very disappointing,” he said.
“It sounds like something that’s been dreamt up in the cigar room of the Institute of Public Affairs. There’s no resemblance to the way that people in Australia feel about their environment and the need to stand up to protect it.
“To link standing up for the places that we love, standing up for the future of our children, to violence and extremism and terrorism, does nothing to combat a real threat to the safety of people or to respect the very peaceful and very meaningful protests that people engage in from all walks of life to ensure that we have a safe future in this country.”
Despite the environmental case study, Mr Keenan said the main targets of the booklet were young people at risk of being radicalised by Islamist groups such as Islamic State.
“Of course radicalisation can take different forms but certainly their radicalisation that comes from contact with ISIL (Islamic State) – who make an enormous effort to groom people, particularly young people to commit violent acts here in Australia – is of primary concern to the government at the moment.”
He said the kit was designed to help teachers understand how the radicalisation process worked, and how to respond if they felt there was somebody in their community who is susceptible to it.
“We wanted to explain to teachers who are really on the frontline of this – because we know that school children are being radicalised – to look out for certain signs that would lead them to be concerned about somebody, and if they are concerned about somebody moving down the dark path of radicalisation, moving down the path of violence, then they’ll know what they can do about it,” Mr Keenan said
Radicalisation Awareness Kit ‘designed to engender fear and intolerance’
Maurie Mulheron, the president of the New South Wales Teachers’ Federation, has also slammed the launch of the kit, describing it as a cynical exercise designed to generate fear in the community.
“I think it’s a fairly cynical move by the Federal Government not to make anyone feel safer but to engender fear and intolerance,” he said.
“I’m very doubtful that the Federal Government has pure motives in this area.
“They’ve got a track record now of trying to engender division within the community on these issues and I don’t think that what they’re proposing will make one iota of difference.”
Mr Mulheron believes that teachers are already well trained to know when students are at risk of being radicalised, and that the Radicalisation Awareness Kit has been a massive waste of time and money.
“Schools are already happy, safe and tolerant places that bring children together, particularly public schools that bring children from all the different walks of life, different religions, different backgrounds, different socio-economic groups.
“We as teachers are very good at bringing a diverse group of young people into our schools and turning them into a community so they can take up their roles as citizens within the broader community.”
Mr Keenan said groups seeking to radicalise young people started by separating them from their communities.
“ISIL go and they try to groom young people in in the same way that a paedophile might try and groom a young person. We want to make sure that the people who are on the frontline, teachers and other service workers, members of the community, are able to identify if this is happening and then know what they can do to arrest it from happening.”
Few people have actually held a copy of the booklet in their hands. It was released on the first day of the school holidays, but it is available for download on the minister’s website.
Assessment of the kit will continue in earnest when schools go back in two weeks’ time.
I suppose that it does sound pretty dangerous to link alternative music to terrorism…apart from the fact that is exactly what alternative music has achieved in the West over the past seventy years.
Music has been used to radically and extremely reshape our entire culture, creating subgroups and dividing society, just as Mr Keenana mentions in the article above.
Just think about the rejection of authority that accompanied the music and drug fuelled rebellion of the 1960’s.
We literally had the youth of that generation caught up in a movement that transformed the culture known for Millenia as “Christendom” into the “progressive” Marxist-styled cesspool of the contemporary West.
So where teenagers were once taught to accept authority and responsibility, the alternative music of the 60’s served to propagate ideologies of antiauthoritarianism that have led us to a culture where families are broken by divorce, generations of elderly rot alone in “nursing homes”, and sexual depravity and murdering children by the billions is taught to every successive generation as the cornerstone “rights” and “freedoms” of our civilisation.
So it sounds clever to say that listening to a song never drove anyone to terrorism but let’s look a bit further than rhetoric.
It’s funny how just as the West was warring against the oppressive revolutionary Marxism in the East which led to the murder of tens of millions of people, a movement of Western youth rose up against our own governments with an anti-war message born from cultural Marxism.
It would almost be righteous if they werent drug-fuelled, sexual deviants whose cultural impact led to not only a passive US foreign policy in the face of the worst terrorist threat up to that point in history, one that overtook South East Asia murdering millions, but also toward a significant contribution to the very worst mass-execution of human beings in history: abortion.
And the impact of music in driving this movement can be overlooked only by those who partake in this evil Marxist ideology.
Anyone with open eyes has to give at least one solitary though to how we went from Nat King Cole and Doris Day to the likes of Slipknot, Chris Brown and Lady Gaga.
The underlying question is really how a society goes from valuing things like Christianity, family, morality and objectivity to things like hedonism, subjective emotions, and people with penises claiming to be girls, using the ladies changerooms, and being championed across every form of mainstream media as heroes (an oppressive, white, rigidly traditional, patriarchal society sometimes refers to these people as “boys”).
This insane deviation from pretty much every cultural trajectory in all history wouldn’t have anything to do with the dominating art form of music, one that bypasses rational thought and successfully targets the emotions with catchy tunes and memorable lyrics, legions of which promote casual sex, the rejection of parental authority, sticking it to authority in general, living recklessly, doings drugs, being born homosexual, objectifying women as sexual objects, and everything antichrist, etc.
Back to terrorism.
What greater terrorists are there than those who war against objectivity and truth?
What greater terrorists are there than those who target the weakness of human flesh to encourage every perverse act as the embodiment of “freedom”?
What greater terrorists are there than those who celebrate the “dignity” of murdering children in the womb by the hindered of millions?
What greater terrorists are there than lead a culture away from God towards the worship of self?
Satan, the original terrorist and father to terrorists everywhere, is behind all these things and his children delight to do his will.
So my guess is these Radicalisation Awareness Kits have hit the leftist nail on the head.