Monday, December 31, 2007

Paradigm shift

I feel the Earth move.

Playing with toy weapons helps the development of young boys.
It's not the NRA, or even some grouse-hunting wacko back home from the range; it's your Labour Government. Just to prove it: the source of this wisdom is a document called Confident, Capable and Creative: Supporting Boys' Achievements, which is issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. Now who else would make up names like that?

Of course, paradigm shifts can have unpredictable effects even on the heads of those who initiate them. Witness the following from the above-mentioned report:
"Creating situations so that boys' interests in these forms of play can be fostered through healthy and safe risk-taking will enhance every aspect of their learning and development."
Yes, safe risk-taking.

And then when it comes to your prospective audience, well, entrenched interests just dig those trenches deeper.
But Steve Sinnott, general secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said: "The real problem with weapons is that they symbolise aggression."
No, Steve. They don't symbolise aggression; they are aggression. That's the point. (Heh!)

(via Instapundit)

5 comments:

Hazar Nesimi said...

Gun-toting feminist lobby will be something new! Also I like the word safe-risk taking. How about waterless shower?

Riri said...

What's wrong with harmless lego sets I say!

NoolaBeulah said...

The feminists I knew in the 70s would have felt quite justified in toting guns. After all, they were oppressed, and therefore allowed to do anything to relieve that oppression.

Lego sets are great, as long as you can destroy them spectacularly at the end.

[Can either of you explain why my Google ads are inviting me to meet "Sexy Arab Girls"? Is this part of someone's procreation campaign?]

Riri said...

Sexy Arab Girls? You must be hallucinating mon frere, because all I can see is an add that says: "Desiring Lord appearing?" from hidden-advent.org

Both of them are dodgeh as hell, if you ask me.

NoolaBeulah said...

Today, it's 'Bathroom ideas'. Life closing in.