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Have we reached peak insanity? Nowhere near!

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ONE of the things people most often ask me in the street is ‘How much worse is this going to get?’ I usually smile wryly and reassure them that we are near the summit of the hill and the madness will subside soon and encourage them to ‘hang in there!’

In truth, my fear is that we are nowhere near peak insanity. The pernicious indoctrination of generation after generation of children in our schools by activists masquerading as teachers ensures that every year new comrades are belched out of schools into the workplace. With homosexuality intolerance and discrimination all but defeated and thankfully no longer an issue, ‘third party’ sex educators and perverted billionaire activists have moved on to a ’cause’ that lacks any justification – grooming our children into a gender ideology that denies ‘heteronormativity’, as they call it – to whip up new waves of social and psychological confusion. Over the last 10 years in particular activist groups have specifically targeted schools to push their transgender agenda (with Department for Education’s sanction) although the government itself has conceded it is a contested cultural and political ideology.

I saw this in my own sons’ RSE lesson plans, which taught children that they may not be the ‘gender’ they were ‘assigned’ at birth and other such demonic lunacy. Firstly, as others far smarter than me have pointed out, ‘gender’ is just temperament. We all have a different one, hence why there are about a thousand or so ‘gender identities’ floating around playgrounds and workplace cafeterias. This craven modern religion which thrives in celebration of narcissism ahead of individuality would have seemed insane just a few short years ago, but now it is de rigueur amongst the lost generation of 25-to-35-year-olds, who have been told that it’s not what they think which defines them, it’s what they are offended by.

Which leads me on to another thing I have worked out. When those lovely people with hope and desperation in their eyes ask me, as if I am some kind of prophet, when this madness will subside, my senses tell me that Western culture is in a near-terminal death spiral, and as much as I admire those who seek political solutions to cultural problems, I don’t think there is one. The only solution to a cultural problem is a cultural one.

In pursuit of this, on Monday the Bad Law Project, which I founded in 2022 alongside a barrister and a solicitor, dropped off filings at the High Court in London for permission to seek a judicial review to prevent the political indoctrination of our children in schools. The government themselves have admitted that gender ideology is an ideology, ideologies are by their very nature political, so why after all this time and promised guidance is this illegal rot still being dropped like poison into children’s ears? Why are kids being ‘socially transitioned’ by experimental yet devoted activists behind their parents’ backs in school? It is shocking. And all of it happening under the lazy gaze of an idea-less and dying Conservative government.

The Education Act is very clear. Political indoctrination is forbidden in school, so it would seem that this is a slam-dunk case, but our gutless political class don’t really care about laws any more: they favour law’s child-catcher twin, ‘guidance’. We are promised more ‘guidance’ but guidance has got us nowhere. One look at the laughably called ‘non-crime hate incidents’ shows us that guidance is the enemy of reason, free speech and justice. It’s also a tiny figleaf behind which the naked emperor of the state can hide his modesty.

If we are to save the West, which looks less and less likely in this demoralised country where people would (understandably, given the sanctions) rather bury their heads in the sand than be called a phobe or an ist, we must begin with our kids and the divisive and perverted nonsense being drip-fed to them at school. We must bring an end to the pathologising of childhood itself, where everything is a problem instead of a developmental stage or challenge to be overcome, and where fear is nourished rather than faced with courage. Exalting offence and sub-grouping kids into gender and race buckets via all the critical theories must be stopped. Arguably children and parents need to know what is going on to protect themselves – as with drugs. Ignorance is not necessarily bliss. There are two sides to every story and it’s high time that schools taught the shocking downsides of new orthodoxies rather than promoting devotion to their latest incarnations. 

Indoctrination in schools of course is not limited to lies about the right to choose your gender, or that men can be women; it’s pervasive. Climate fear – the hoax that the world is burning up – has been rammed down terrified children’s throats for decades. Politics teaching in schools is unashamedly woke and leftist. Remember the grammar school lessons where pupils were asked: ‘What traits of toxic masculinity does Donald Trump exhibit?’ This is but one example of the virulent anti-Trump teaching. It came as little surprise to read of the London school with graffiti in the toilets lauding the chant ‘From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!’ Either I’m not giving 12-year-olds enough credit for their geo-political nous, or they are listening more to the Chinese propaganda app TikTok more than to their teachers or, possibly more worrying, both are parroting the same message. Israel bad, Palestine good. Incidentally this same school, full of fantastically rich kids, holds seminars called ‘We need to talk about race’ and takes great pride in its ’Diversity, Equity and inclusion’ policies. Once the critical theories are in – critical race theory and critical gender theory – the well is poisoned and the school will produce ignorant activists instead of well-rounded young people ready to face the challenges of the real world.

So that is why, on Monday, we took those heavy boxes to the High Court and named the three Ministers most responsible for breaking the law by turning a blind eye to the institutionalised propaganda and indoctrination in schools. They are the Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, Women and Equalities Secretary Kemi Badenoch and Attorney General Victoria Prentis. This is what the Bad Law Project was founded for and what it does: to make those responsible accountable, to uphold the law which is quite clear – political indoctrination in schools is illegal and must not be tolerated by ministers, officials and headteachers. 

If there is any light to be seen, any shift from this spiral of decline, we must start at the beginning. We must start with what our children learn and what they are being taught in school.

If you want to find out more about the suit the Bad Law Project is pursuing on behalf of two parents, or help fund their case please follow this link here.

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Laurence Fox
Laurence Fox
Laurence Fox is Leader of The Reclaim Party

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