How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.
For nearly six months most primary age children, by virtue of being off school, will have inadvertently enjoyed a little psychic freedom from our national mental breakdown delivered via classroom TV news.
In most primary schools after playtime, pupils watch BBC Newsround, a child-focussed news programme. Typically, they have their snack and drink while watching it; this somewhat recreates the anti-family TV-meal feel, which tragically describes too many family domestic meal arrangements.
The justification for bringing even more TV into our children’s lives is that Newsround keeps them informed about the world, and better able to ‘understand complex issues’ and be ‘proactive in the fight for justice’, sustainability, equity, tolerance, inclusion, etc, etc – you know this good list, as you hear it every day. Perhaps you are fed up hearing it, or have just simply ran out of tolerance for ever-needful swarthy ingrates, or have come to realise that the Western media is not always impartial in its presentation of events. Should this describe your feelings, you have the option of using your adult’s sensibility to dismiss lies or propaganda – or even better, switch the TV off!
The child in class, however, does not have any of these options. And is thus daily exposed to the full-blown globalist, racialised, sexualised, misery porn, popworld garbage that is stressing us adults with its relentless imagery, degeneracy and complaint. In Newsround, this assault is somewhat balanced by ‘child-friendly’ celebrity trash and product placement. Consider the effect of all this on a child, less able to filter and understand what they see? This is not, as claimed, informing them or keeping them up to date with events, but rather a demonic combination of inuring them to trivia and trauma, and conditioning them to the Brave New World of gender complaint, perpetual racial outrage and endless charity – soon to be rebranded as reparations.
In this screen world everyone is celebrated and praised, except us! Our glorious history, achievements and traditions only referenced to illustrate the multicultural agenda (e.g. the Somali refugees who are learning Welsh, the immigrants who rebuilt Britain after the war, etc). Never is femininity and motherhood celebrated, or masculinity and fatherhood. Consider the templates held out for approval to watching children; faux child activists, popfluff UN ambassadors for 3rd World charities, Come Dancing celebrities for gayrights, tragic youth transformers – dystopia’s whole panoply.
Alas, true, it is preparing them for the future world; but one mandated by UN-Amazon-Microsoft-Netflix-Faceborg represented by Shekelstein Global Services Inc.
Where is the parental hate for this monster? Here's mine in verse:
How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways…
Teacher-dupes building brand loyalty
for TV news with 7 year olds
prepping them for the correct attitudes
of tomorrow today, as defined by the BBC.
Apparently, just what they need nowadays!
More screen time in the toxic digital world
of the adult, honeyed up to sweeten
this bitter pill by child friendly ‘fun features’
like the pronouncements of sexed-up
teenie UN ambassadors fighting for
women’s equality while semi naked
or product placement as news features.
Legitimising the lifestyle choices, dress
and posturings of celebrity airheads
while embedding deep into
this innocent limbic landscape
the essential features of our Gen Z;
the drug addiction to the screen,
surreal jump cuts, emotions feminised
the validation of the pop world,
the fawning over attention whores,
poptarts showboating compassion
and socially destructive delusions
presented as truth to gullible young,
with event and tragedy that reinforces
their narrative of world truths, normalising
the madness of the media with
every episode, encouraging fragility;
Click on the links below if you’re upset!
masquerading as concern and support
by making little neurotic dependence bots
(subliminal message-you should be upset!)
out of formerly robust innocents
creating future clients for pharma
but inuring them to their future truth
as TV-addled drones by state monopoly,
an implacable enemy in a squeaky voice;
the Newsround newsreader.
…but don’t worry, everyone will be looked after!
…I hate thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach;
I hate thee with a hate I seemed to gain
With my newfound saints.
I hate thee with the breath,
pain, tears, of all my life;
and, if God choose,
I shall but hate thee better after death.
(with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning , if required)
[ This claim that exposure to TV news is generally toxic to a child’s intellectual and emotional development, and that our national TV news serves agendas which do not find acceptance in the parent population – and rightly so – is partly explored in my Relentless - The Death March to Educational Excellence, which can be looked at via the attached cover link.
Admittedly, this book adopts a somewhat eccentric view of all the dysfunction, but all the better to have a laugh at it. A more serious take will appear in my soon to be, The Hateful Seven – The Good Ideas Ruining Our Children. ]