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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Childrens' rights - the poverty of touching.
Along with “rights” for just about everything (except Smokers!) - Womens' Rights, Gay Rights, Civil Rights, Religious Rights, Atheist Rights, Fathers' Rights, Grandparents' Rights, Animal Rights – whatever - you name it - we now have so many rights that no one has any rights (especially not smokers). And Children have the most rights.

In truth, no one has ANY rights – Nature does not work like that. The big animals eat the little animals and so on down.  In animals that care for their young, the young are taught to conform, behave, adjust to the community in which they live. They are taught to survive and they are cared for (in apes, elephants and others) by the communities in which they live. They are physically touched. If they overstep the mark, they are corrected – by anyone, even the other members of the community. They are touched, guided, helped, clobbered, chided, led, fed. But they are touched.

We are told we are but animals.

Over time we have made our own rights. And we have, in modern times, emphasised children's rights. This is quite a new right. Children have the right not to be physically touched. Playcentres now need permission simply to change a toddlers nappy. Teachers may not touch pupils - not even when they are requiring it by common sense. Carers in homes may not comfort children crying in the night via touch, a cuddle or a hug.

We have gone kid protection crazy. But we may use the emotional abuse concocted by psychologists to keep them under control. And schools may brainwash children to the current political correctness. That's called good parenting and "education".

Kids in our culture live in a cold touch-less world where they only know poverty of touching. They actually do not know physical poverty - poverty as experienced in the world is not here in the UK. Many of these untouched children will be watching violence and sex on TV or Sky, or the Internet. They will text their friends in truncated English on their Blackberries, wear their designer trainers, listen to their parents complaining about cuts, or Benefits, the NHS, whatever – and even if they are physically abused at home (i.e. smacked), their experiences with the wider community, charities, institutions and schooling will be mercilessly “non-touch”, using policies regulated by Oxbridge politicians educated by the new academics and implemented by obsessively fawning, obsequious adults with no rights because children have greater rights than anyone else.