If you ever want evidence that Leftism is a virus that destroys everything it infects, look no further than ‘Girlguiding’, formerly the Girl Guides Association. This movement dates in the UK from 1910, when Robert Baden-Powell, founder of The Boy Scouts Association, established a separate organisation for girls.
Both had Christian values at their foundations and are known for challenging both boys and girls, in particular encouraging participation in outdoor activities. For decades these organisations were built up with loving devotion and plenty of volunteering. That was until Leftism took hold of them, and the Girl Guides in particular.
The first thing to go was God. The Guides no longer have to promise their devotion to God. Instead, they must be true to themselves – whatever that self might be. It could be selfish, it could be selfless, who knows. The most important thing to teach a child is to put themselves at the heart of everything. We all know that. This is the old promise:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best:
To do my duty to God and the King/Queen (or God and my country);
To help other people at all times;
To obey the Guide Law.
The new promise is:
I promise that I will do my best
To be true to myself and develop my beliefs
To serve the Queen and my community
To help other people
To keep the Guide (Brownie) law
So me, myself and I, is the priority – before Queen and community. Obviously.
When a few dissenters said they wanted to keep God, they faced expulsion. They eventually surrendered to their new atheist/Leftist overlords.
So it should come as no surprise that the Girl Guides are now targeting girls themselves. The organisation is no longer a reserved space for girls, because boys who think they are girls can also join. Not only that, but boys will be able to able to share showers, toilets and sleeping quarters with girls on camping trips.
This will apply to all members, who are aged five to 25. And just so we know who is the boss, parents of girls as young as five will not automatically be told if their daughter is sharing facilities with a boy.
So not only are the Girl Guides no longer exclusively for girls, but the girls who do remain in it must share intimate spaces with boys, including teenagers.
This is what Leftism does. It never creates anything; it only destroys what others create. For years or maybe decades, people build up a tradition or organisation or community and then Leftism will pounce, slowly infecting it, changing various aspects of it, until eventually nothing of substance is left.
The Girl Guides are a small example but we can see it in the universities, in the Church of England and most obviously in the physical environment such as the homes we live in and the surrounding architecture. If we don’t fight back soon, there will be nothing left but ugly Leftism and its tower of nothingness.