- 1. Destroy marriage
- 2. Destabilise family life
- 3. Flush civilization down the drain
That is what my to-do list must look like, if this blog is to be believed:
Do we realise that the liberal agenda is destroying our children and probably our civilisation is going down the drain too….faster than we think – in South Africa as well.
And it goes on to quote an article that says
The decline of marriage is leading to widespread underachievement and indiscipline in schools, teachers warned yesterday.
Children with “chaotic” home lives turn up at school too troubled to learn, wrecking their prospects of success in exams, they said.
Growing numbers are being brought up in splintered families by mothers with children by different fathers, leading to behaviour and mental health problems including eating disorders and suicidal thoughts, a teachers’ conference heard.
Since I am a liberal, and those are the items on “the liberal agenda”, they must be high on my to-do list too.
Now with all due respect to my blogging friend who wrote that (and he is a friend), terms like “the liberal agenda” used like that do not facilitate communication, but impede it.
The use of the definite article — “the” liberal agenda — imply that those items are high on the list of priorities of every single liberal in the world. All liberals everywhere are out to destroy marriage, families and civilization.
Well, I know Mr Vorster believed that, but as Jonty Driver, a South African student leader, said when Mr Vorster called him a “leftist”, “It is no shame to be called a leftist by such a prominent rightist”.
It was Mr Vorster’s National Party government, with its conservative right-wing agenda, that deliberately set out to destroy family life through influx control and the migratory labour system. And it was a prominent South African Liberal, Alan Paton, (who was national president of the Liberal Party, so if anyone’s agenda was liberal, it was his) who ran a school for juvenile delinquents and was fully aware of the effects of the destruction of family life in hindering children’s learning.
I am heartily sick of the calumniation of liberals and liberalism in this fashion, by such vicious lies and innuendoes.