What parent would want an adult they hardly knew speaking to their children about sex, telling them where they can get contraceptives from, and showing them explicit literature and films about what sexual positions are possible? You would think that the answer to that would be obvious, and in all other circumstances this is no doubt the case. Yet if the one doing the speaking and the showing is called a “teacher” and works in what is known as a “school”, and has been put up to it by what is known as “the Government”, then suddenly many parents who would think it creepy in any other circumstance mysteriously think it is fine.
I find the idea of anyone speaking to my children in this way to be frankly sinister and twisted. This is partly because it is indeed sinister and twisted, but it may also be because I am aware of the nature of what this is really all about. Yet many people blindly accept the Government’s claims that “sex education” is necessary and self-evidently good – despite no previous generations requiring adults to speak in such intimate detail to other people’s children – and even many of those that feel a bit uneasy about it are not prepared to do what is necessary to stop it happening.
Perhaps a little bit of explanation of the origins of “sex education” might help people to see it in the sinister and twisted light that it ought to be seen. And the reason for this particular piece right now is simply this: Justine Greening, who is apparently the Education Secretary, has revealed that she is considering making sex education compulsory in all schools, with the issue being near the top of her “in-tray”.
So what is sex education? It is basically the brainchild of György Lukács, a Hungarian Bolshevik who was deputy commissar for culture in the Béla Kun regime in Hungary in 1919. Lukács’s goal was openly and avowedly to eradicate Christianity and Christian morality from Hungarian society, and he believed that one of the most effective methods of achieving this would be to undermine sexual morality through the introduction of compulsory sex education in schools.
To achieve his aims, he introduced a radical programme in schools which included graphic literature being handed out to children, the promotion of promiscuity, the mocking of monogamy, and the scorning of their parents’ moral ethics.
The Béla Kun regime in Hungary lasted only six months, so György Lukács never got to see the rotten fruit of his plans. But unfortunately, his ideas did not die with regime. Four years later, he turned up in Frankfurt for a Marxist study week, where he shared his ideas among a fascinated group. One of the Marxists there, Felix Weil, was so taken with Lukács’s ideas that he used the fortune he had inherited to finance the Institute of Social research in Frankfurt – what became known as the Frankfurt School – incorporating many of Lukács’s ideas in its teaching.
The goal of the Institute was to translate Marxism from economic into cultural terms, since economic Marxism had not had the success among the working classes that they had expected or hoped for. The reason for this lack of success, they surmised, was that the working classes had been contaminated with traditional bourgeois morals. So they set about breaking those morals through a number of means, including portraying traditional attitudes as “prejudice”, promoting androgyny, and – perhaps most crucially – by seeking to subvert the language through what we now know as “political correctness”.
The rise of Hitler in 1933 forced the school to leave Frankfurt, and after briefly setting up in Geneva, it then moved to New York where its ideas began to take root in the universities, media, and government, before permeating the whole of society. Slowly but surely, political correctness took root, traditional morality was rooted out, and “sex education” crept into schools not only in the US, but throughout all Western countries. It is now considered the norm. In fact, the whole insidious scheme has been a huge success – from the liberal Left’s point of view that is – and has all but severed the younger generation from the sexual morals of previous generations.
So here is what sex education really is: It is not an attempt to educate children about sexual intercourse, or to encourage sexual responsibility, or to prevent teenage pregnancies. Rather, it is an attempt by the State to sever the link between marriage and procreation, to sever the link between parents and their children, and above all to destroy traditional Christian sexual ethics and the family for good. And while those who buy it think they are being liberated, those who see it for what it is weep at the servitude that people have put themselves under. As the Bolshevik Lukács no doubt understood, destroying the family is a great way to make a compliant people, all the easier to be manipulated at will.
I have not managed to find out what Hungarian parents thought of György Lukács’s attempts to subvert their children. Given that the regime only lasted six months, my guess is that they saw it for what it was and resisted. Yet here we are in Britain almost a century later, and a “Conservative” Education Secretary wants to do exactly what the Bolshevik Lukács tried to do. She is likely to be more successful than he was because unlike him she comes in at the end of a decades-long soft propaganda campaign that has persuaded people that this sort of thing is normal, rather than sinister and twisted.
So there you have it. Justine Greening MP, Education Secretary of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and heir to a revolutionary Bolshevik. Parents, do yourselves and your children a massive favour. Take them out of the schools and teach them at home. Mr Lukacs and his disciple, Ms Greening, will find it far harder to reach them there.