When I was a kid, the adults were always so unfair. It wasn’t just my sentiment; every kid thought that way. Then, I enter the sixth form at age 16, and all of a sudden the adults go through a face heel turn and start being nice to us kids, except to them we aren’t kids now. See, society has a double standard that exists; they call you a monster if you don’t like children (or if you like children way too much), but at the same they push kids around like they’re sandbags made of manure.
In school, teachers feel like they can push onto kids whatever religious belief or global warming propaganda they want, hoping they can brainwash the next generation. That’s precisely what was happening in my first British primary school, Pembroke Dock Community School. How did they try to brainwash me and my fellow kin? Well, at the end of every assembly they held had us sing a hymn, even those who weren’t Christian. They were also quite content with making us pray in assemblies. In one assembly, my Year 5 teacher said to my brother: “You should start bowing your head and saying Amen!”
Or at least that’s how we remember it.
The blatant religious indoctrination doesn’t stop in primary school. In my high school days, there were religious assemblies too. It wasn’t any different, we still all had to pray, and I remember being insulted when the last principal said that if we didn’t pray, it would be a good idea to “reflect”. It’s as though the kids don’t even have a right to their own religion.
Even at home, the kids are oppressed by their parents. Sometimes it’s obvious, sometimes it’s subtle. How do they do it? They start by telling them how to react to pain when based entirely on sex when they have their first fall on the playground, which could be at age 2-3. They then introduce various lies (the tooth fairy, Santa, the boogeyman, the Devil, etc.) in order to keep kids on their “best behaviour”, while simultaneously teaching kids that lying is wrong (as was already explained in a post I wrote 4 days ago). Then, on top of that, every once in a while, they make kids do chores against their will. The kids may get paid for doing the chores, but it’s against their will so it technically counts as slavery. Why would a parent do this? Because they’re lazy. Any parent will try to rationalize it as “helping out around the house”, but in actuality, they are making the kids do the work because they themselves don’t want to.
Also, family life is basically tyranny when you’re a kid, as in when you’re a kid, you’re always made to do what your parents told you, and they always want you to act and speak in a certain way, and they punish you for speaking your mind and thinking for yourself. That makes them dictators because they follow the mentality that kids don’t have a mind of their own. Don’t the kids have a right to free speech?
With all this I can safely come to the conclusion that adults publicly treat kids positively, but behind closed doors they see kids as nothing more than second-class citizens, how they can treat however they please because it makes them feel better about their own miserable lives.
I want this to stop. Yes, parents should still protect them, it’s their job to do that, but not at the cost of their freedom. I’ve been privy to this treatment of kids, as well as the hypocrisy of it all, since I was 9 and I’ve never stopped griping. I’ve often been cursed to carry the bricks of guilt and shame because it, and it was always miserable. For years I’ve never been able to speak the untold side of this unceasing hypocrisy, but now I have, and it feels so good to accomplish this.