Yesterday during the LNP Conference a little discussed (outside of Policy Wonk and Teacher Circles ) Motion was passed.
The members of course overwhelmingly voted to ensure the removal of “environmental propaganda” about climate change from schools.
Now this should just alarm people a little, but a hell of a lot. The 1925 “Scopes Trial, or more commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial” was about teaching evolution in schools.
The science around Climate Change is in the same situation. Where those with a vested interest seek to pervert education and thus children’s minds.
That is unless you seriously believe that tens of thousands of scientists (and the actual Climate as well) around the world are in some massive cover up, with only a small fraction not in agreement.
The science is in on Climate Change, the evidence is all around. Yet the right wing of politcs seeks to undermine the very fabric of our education system to push their own agenda.
Whether or not this motion will have an impact on actual curriculum is yet to be seen, however the current state of the Queensland parliament is such that any such motion adopted by the government would pass with no effort.
Campbell Newman is a “screaming leftie hippy” when compared to his Federal counter part Tony Abbott. Yet under the Conservative, almost Tea Party politics Queensland has lurched into this dangerous territory.
A taste of what would come to the rest of Australia under a very religious man, who in the past has used his own person religious beliefs to deny women access to RU486. Abbott will be watching closely the change to the education system in Queensland.
This isn’t just a little be scary, this is a very dangerous state of being. How long before “Intelligent Design” is brought in to the science room, how long before science is just simply replaced with Bible Studies.