May 14, 2017

Educrats solve “problem” of traditional family by cancelling Mother’s Day craft-making

David MenziesMission Specialist

May’s Dubious Achievement Award goes to the co-parents at Albert McMahon Elementary School in Mission, B.C. who, in an effort to be more “inclusive and diverse”, recently embraced a scheme that does the exact opposite.

Parents received letters informing them that Grade 1 and 2 kids wouldn't be crafting gifts for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day this year but would instead celebrate what they called “non-traditional families” with neither a female-mother or a male-father.

A father posted the letter on Facebook which earned the school much ridicule on an international scale.

The school countered the bad PR, claiming that everyone had “misinterpreted” their intentions because apparently we can’t understand English.

In a CBC report chronicling the controversy, Angus Wilson, the superintendent of the district, said the letter was well-intended but poorly communicated.

Watch as I share their strange explanation and offer my own which is that the scheme was concocted by a committee of educrats of the sort who routinely convene meetings to devise solutions for problems that don’t exist.

We’ve all been down this road before when progressives rebrand holidays and special occasions to be “less offensive and more inclusive” whether it’s Halloween morphing into Black and Orange Day; St. Patrick’s Day becoming O’Green Day, and don’t even mention Christmas.

The ultimate irony is this ham-fisted social engineering intended to be inclusive of non-traditional families doesn't celebrate diversity at all but excludes the vast majority of families comprised of mothers and fathers who don’t look upon Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as shameful constructs.

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commented 2017-05-15 09:52:58 -0400
They want the children to turn away from nurturing of parents, so that they can confuse them into being sexual slaves for perverts. They have been psychologically harming children for decades. They also want us to believe that all kids are going to school hungry, which is absolute garbage. There may be a few showing up hungry, but those parents are likely drug addicts, or they chain smoke all the money away. Keep fighting for your children because the state is undermining parental authority. By having loving parents who love you and protect you, this sets the stage for a healthy society. When you teach everyone to behave like heathens, then that is the type of sick and evil society that we will have.
commented 2017-05-15 09:01:45 -0400
The educational system is run by Marxists .
commented 2017-05-14 22:08:47 -0400
Allan Peterson, that was a GOOD video. Thank you. The West would do well to consider who it’s letting into its countries when it’s saving people from horrors like the Nazis and ISIS. Just assuming that Western values will automatically be adopted by all those saved is evidently not sufficient to ensure that they are adopted. (Case in point: The Frankfurt School.)
commented 2017-05-14 18:59:37 -0400
I don’t know a single parent who hasn’t glowed with pride over the craft that was hand made in school by their little child and presented on a special day like Mother’s day, Father’s day. I s’pose if it was ethnic in nature, teachers would wet themselves with joy and “learning opportunities.” When will the educrazy stop so our kids can learn to think for themselves.
commented 2017-05-14 17:36:01 -0400
Jack Carter commented – “my guess is that maybe one of the kids lost their mother right before and they didn’t want to make the kid feel any worse about it.”

So of course the demented collectivist concept of egalitarianism is to make everyone suffer – spread the mystery of the lowest common denominator – a tyranny of the deprived minority – stomp on the rights of the majority to celebrate their good fortune having a loving parent to appease 1 unfortunate – how F’ing enlightened.
commented 2017-05-14 16:09:39 -0400
Stefan Molyneux on How they sabotaged western civilization: the crime is the death of education, the cover-up is the politics and the virtue-signaling, and the cover-up is far worse than the crime.
commented 2017-05-14 14:51:56 -0400
When I graduated grade 3, my teacher made us all line up on our way out the door, and kiss her goodbye. Were we all sexually assaulted with this unwanted affection from a “co-parent”? I didn’t even kiss my own mother!
commented 2017-05-14 14:51:40 -0400
Listened to the movie Bad Moms last night. It was full of the same crazyness. Moms that were dads before, moms that were lesbians, or the best, moms that were black former dads lesbians divorced. Hollywood is as crazy as the educrats. They are pushing this insanity as we, the 99.99%, listen to this crap and think they really need to be put in a mental institution. However, what I really despised what how some men were portrayed as if they were useless idiots or simply sex objects. Don’t waste your time on that movie. It is shameful the poor kids of today are indoctrinated into this horror.
commented 2017-05-14 14:45:11 -0400
Why don’t we have “diversity week” where everyone would get a paid week off, to celebrate whichever barnyard family traditions they wish. I am sur an extra 1% on the carbon tax can pay for this. Then everyone can celebrate everything!
commented 2017-05-14 14:38:03 -0400
Jack Carter said: “… maybe one of the kids lost their mother right before and they didn’t want to make the kid feel any worse about it”
If in fact that’s the reason, I feel sorry for the kid. But life gives us many lessons, and one of them is tragedy and how to deal with it in public settings. Any kid with half a brain shouldn’t expect everyone else to suffer because of his unfortunate circumstance. His/her friends and teachers would get him/her through it with appropriate compassion and support.
commented 2017-05-14 14:28:38 -0400
It’s all about destroying the family! Keep celebrating all the tradtions the schools are trying to erase. That’s how we get back at these disagreeable freaks!
commented 2017-05-14 14:20:48 -0400
A Rebel Fan asked, "Why aren’t some of these progressives sent for 30 days’ observation at mental health institutes? "

Oh! Oh! Oh! I know the answer to that one!

It is because progressives think they are the standard by which all people should pattern themselves, thus attending a psychiatric evaluation at a mental health institution does not even enter their arrogant indoctrinated brains.

The insane seldom perceive themselves as such.
commented 2017-05-14 14:02:27 -0400
Word is that the reason the school actually cancelled the activities was due to a “trauma” at the school.

They won’t go into details but my guess is that maybe one of the kids lost their mother right before and they didn’t want to make the kid feel any worse about it.
commented 2017-05-14 13:37:52 -0400
A Rebel Fan, I agree, mental health assessments would be a great step in identifying and not hiring these folks; but, there are so many of them; the mental health institutes couldn’t possibly keep up.
commented 2017-05-14 13:33:59 -0400
Why aren’t some of these progressives sent for 30 days’ observation at mental health institutes?
commented 2017-05-14 13:21:38 -0400
Growing up, we did make cards at school for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas. I clearly remember a little girl in our class getting upset, she lived in a foster home and didn’t see her parents…the teacher asked her if there is someone in her life she would like to make a Mother’s Day card for, and the little girl said yes there is; Diane.
Diane and Jeff are the foster parents, my classmate called them by their first name and worried over whether it would upset her parents if they found out. The teacher encouraged her to make a card that says what’s in her heart.
A few days later, another class mate asked her if her foster parents liked her card, and she said they really smiled and gave her a big hug. After that, this little girl had no reservations about doing this activity.
commented 2017-05-14 12:06:47 -0400
Why is there never a choice – why can’t kids make something for one or both parents or not – why do cultural marxists always defer to the sledgehammer of the state? Because this is what is all about – they talk diversity and inclusiveness but what it comes down to is our way or the gulag – one way, one thought, one party, one state. Diversity is diversionary, it’s about conformity and no diversity of thought.

BTW: People if you allow your children to be exposed to these degenerate marxist brain washers it’s a form of child abuse – bet there’s no problems with Mother’s day or Father’s day or Christmas or Easter or any other traditional western holiday at home school.
commented 2017-05-14 11:54:48 -0400
The progressive morons on the loony left just continue to show their retardation.
commented 2017-05-14 11:28:34 -0400
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commented 2017-05-14 11:25:57 -0400
The traditional family has become an enemy of the state and must be destroyed.
commented 2017-05-14 11:24:22 -0400
These clueless social engineers don’t really matter in the end. Normal families will celebrate Mothers Day and Fathers Day in spite of the nonsense spewing from the funny farm. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms everywhere!
commented 2017-05-14 11:24:21 -0400
What have schools in the past done with regards to children who were missing a parent, for example a father who died doing military service or an industrial accident or a mother who died of illness or catastrophe? Those kids must have been at a bit of a loss when it came to Mother’s Day or Father’s Day preparations so what did the teachers do? Excuse them from participation? Have them make gifts or cards for people that were literally dead? Give them the day off school?

I don’t remember doing anything to prepare for Mother’s or Father’s Day in my schools. It was probably mentioned in passing just as a reminder so that we didn’t forget and to encourage us to buy a card or gift out of our allowance and left at that. Why isn’t that an option in this situation?

Why do the educrats INSIST on rubbing our noses in “non-traditional” families and further legitimizing them while also bending over backwards to undermine traditional families? How has the idea of tolerating unusual people and situations morphed into the idea that we must EMBRACE them and, even worse, IGNORE or UNDERMINE the normal?

I am quite willing to TOLERATE a great deal. I’m increasing distressed at the notion of pandering to crybullies who insist that their aberrant views are the only way to think.
commented 2017-05-14 10:54:04 -0400
It’s interesting to speculate what changes, for good or ill, would occur in the system responsible for the indoctrination and destruction of our precious children – and therefore our future – at the hands of these co-parenting “edu-crats”, if they started showing up dead on city streets…some kind of change would be guaranteed!
Although I guess living in a civilized democracy like we do in Canada, that just couldn’t happen…
Unless The People realize we no longer do live in a Democracy…
commented 2017-05-14 10:44:07 -0400
Must be something they are putting in the water!
commented 2017-05-14 10:44:07 -0400
Must be something they are putting in the water!
commented 2017-05-14 10:38:06 -0400
It appears this is an effort to turn those students of non-traditional families (including orphans) into certified snowflakes. Suck it up kids: Life isn’t going to bend to every aspect of your existence in a positive way.
Or we can all just abandon any celebration that isn’t 100% inclusive. Now, which celebrations would that be…hmm…let’s see…ummm…
commented 2017-05-14 09:55:22 -0400
So the staff at this Mission school don’t recognize Mothers. Do they think kids are manufactured and purchased in a box store?
commented 2017-05-14 09:44:15 -0400