Sunday, 19 February 2012
Gove: Disrimination Law Ends At School Gates.
Michael Gove, in an astounding display of sheer ignorance, has given the green light to a booklet that preaches intolerance towards homosexuals and reduces sex to a meer mechanical act of procreation. This idea, imported wholesale from the United States where religious insanity is the norm, and given the title "Pure Manhood: How to become the man God wants you to be," suggests that homosexuality is the result of "an unhealthy relationship with his father, an inability to relate to other guys, or even sexual abuse". The booklet also claims that "scientifically speaking, safe sex is a joke," while "the homosexual act is disordered, much like contraceptive sex between heterosexuals. Both acts are directed against God's natural purpose for sex – babies and bonding." It is a diatribe about sex out of wedlock and suggests that contraception is somehow an invention of the devil. Actually, of course, sex is the means by which organisms share DNA and is essentially the driving force of evolution, but the booklet doesn't seem to embrace Darwin or evolutionary theory very much. The truth is that this hateful piece of sheer propaganda is simply another example of how this government would dearly like to graft the American Republican propensity for Christian "Bible-belt" politics into Britain. Now you might be forgiven that, in the light of very strong anti-discriminatory laws in this country, such a booklet would be illegal. Not so, according to Michael Gove, who has made the extraordinary claim that such laws do not apply in schools. While Gove's thought processes provide a good example of how this government would like to promote irrational thought on the basis that it is easier to control than rational thought, it is also clearly sinister. Recently even the "Daily Mail" has pointed to unnerving similarities between Cameron's present government and the early days of Nazi Germany when Hitler softened up the German population for later and even more loathsome acts of barbarity. With Ian Duncan Smith's abhorrent campaign against the disabled, dying and unemployed, Baroness Warsi's bizarre call for a resurgeant Christianity, Cameron's desire to get rid of the European legislation on Human Rights and now this, we must wonder where all this is going. As an American Senator once observed "once you start out on that road you have to follow it to the end." And where are the LibDems in all of this? Why are they still supporting the most illiberal government this country has ever seen?