Life was not ever meant to be this complicated. Society has grown complacent. So complacent in fact that we do not mind cameras on every street corner, on our computers, phones and now even on our TVs. Surveillance cameras are everywhere. Government agencies can track our movments via our mobile phones, can view our surposedly private emails and with drones and sattelites in the sky above us. Orwell’s 1984 is right here right now and far worse than even he envisaged. The state knows everything that you know and much of how you think.
The people appear happy with this. Children are part of this surveillance world too. They have electronic gadgets at a really young age and government agencies love it. We all watch the tv news most believing much of the propaganda being spoon-fed every day. Newspapers and TV tell us who to like and who to hate.
We happily live in a world of electronic gadgets, violent and mind numbing tv drivel like Eastenders. The retirement age is raised again and again and nobody says hardly a word, whilst pay is frozen and life gets harder.
So where do our children fit in to all this? I cannot be the only one who can see that life for the children is getting worse. They play violent war games based on how many people you can kill before you get to the next level, thereby instilling into them a violent culture. Their education is being dumbed down to the extent that the only kids who get a good, solid and well-rounded education are the kids of parents who can afford to pay for them to go to private schools. In most private schools they are not only given a solid grounding in the core subjects but also of the arts and music, sports like archery, politics and debate. The are also taught gardening, horticulture and conservation.
In Norfolk there has been a 20% increase in the numbers of children being home educated. Parents it seems, are beginning to see that with school classroom numbers so high and schools being self-governing and dropping the important subjects like music and the arts, that more and more concerned parents are opting to teach their precious children themselves.
So what should we be teaching our children? We should be releasing our children from the grip of a society which is so broken and dangerous. We should teach our children of other cultures and countries. Teach them of the wonders of nature. Teach them not to hunt but to cherish and preserve. Teach them how to grow food, vegetables and fruit so that they know what food should really taste like. Teach them of the slaughterhouses and the abject cruelty of man towards animals. Teach them that animals are sentient and loving creatures to be loved or at the very least respected. Do this and we will have children growing up who will have the tools and the knowledge to help change this messed up world for the better.