A massive program with its tentacles embedded into almost every corner of education and popular culture is underway to use the “green” agenda to brainwash children and turn them against their own parents, as the state moves towards the creation of a Stasi-style informant society using methods that have been repeated in every totalitarian state throughout history.
The controversy surrounding Al Gore’s comments during a speech at the University of Maryland Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference, during which he pitted children against their parents by telling them they “know more” about global warming, is merely the tip of the iceberg of a top-down movement that is mimicking a technique that dictatorships have practiced throughout history — the exploitation and brainwashing of children to turn them into Maoist, Stasi, Hitler Youth-style informants and enforcers against their own family and community.
Talking head Glenn Beck was spooked about the historical legacy that Gore is following in brainwashing kids to assume an adversarial position against their own parents in the interests of the state.
“I’m trying to think where else this has been done – Soviet Russia, Nazi, Germany, Mussolini’s Italy,” Beck said. “In fact, the Nazis took an extra step. Not only did they indoctrinate the kids and tell them you’re probably right, you know but your parents don’t; in fact, here’s the next step: Why don’t you tell us what your parents are telling you. Are we having the new Hitler youth? Is that what this is? The new Hitler youth? I’m sorry, that’s so politically incorrect – the new green guard. Man your station, 12-year-olds, your parents just don’t know.”
Beck’s warning is right on the mark — in almost every dictatorship throughout history the state has seized the minds of children and turned them against their own family and communities as a means of building a police state and forcing adults to self-regulate their own behavior and political speech for fear that their misdeeds might be reported to interested authorities by the child spies
The secret police of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu recruited thousands of children aged 12-14 to spy on their schoolfriends, parents and teachers, according to recently uncovered communist-era archives. At the height of the dictatorship, a staggering 15 per cent of the country’s informants were children. They were encouraged to report anyone who expressed a political opinion contrary to the status quo or those who merely made a joke of Ceausescu.
Tellingly, we learn that, “The secret police targeted intelligent and sporty children, whose participation in teams and clubs gave them access to many teachers, other children and their parents.” These are exactly the kind of kids being targeted in the U.S. and UK today to browbeat their parents into conforming to the green agenda.
Frank Furedi, professor of sociology at the University of Kent, offers another parallel. “Mobilising children to police their parents’ behaviour used to be something you only found in totalitarian societies. I grew up in Eastern Bloc Hungary and I remember children being encouraged to tell teachers if their parents listened to rock’n’roll.”
“It’s as though the politicians are saying: ‘The parents won’t change fast enough, let’s get the children’,” he says.
We even have a literary warning about where this kind of thing leads. In George Orwell’s acclaimed dystopia 1984, children are recruited to spy on their own parents and report any suspicious or unapproved of behavior to Party authorities.
As Brendan O’Neill writes in his excellent Spectator article, As Orwell Warned, Children Now Spy on Adults, “It is the mark of a truly authoritarian regime to recruit children to nag out-of-tune parents or to spy on disobedient citizens. A writer for the Guardian celebrates eco-pester power on the basis that children make ‘natural campaigners — no shades of grey, no nuanced arguments, just loads of passion and clarity’. Yes, and that is also why ruthless governments, from the Soviets to Chairman Mao, cultivated zealous little police-kids: because childish minds are easily moulded to accept political orthodoxies. In Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four it was ‘almost normal for people over 30 to be frightened of their own children’ because they were ‘ungovernable little savages’ who spied for the Party. Before we become scared of our kids, too — as they patrol our homes, speak to us from CCTV cameras, or squeal on us to councils — I suggest dealing with this politicised pester power in the same way my mum dealt with my childish demands: by administering a collective clip around the lughole to the Child Spies.”
A London Observer article, which all but triumphs children spying on and chastising their parents for claimed “eco-crimes,” betrays the absurdity and mindlessness of how these scenarios are being played out.
Ominously entitled, “Green children re-educate their parents,” the writer describes how his five-year-old daughter was angrily filing through his passport, before issuing a firm rebuke about how many times her father had traveled to America.
“How many times have you been on a plane to America?” asks the child.
“About 40,” her father responds.
“And how many trees have you planted?”
“I’m going to tell Miss White.”
The absurd irony of course is that the daughter threatens to inform on her father to the teacher for the “eco-crime” of contributing towards CO2 emissions and not planting trees, when in fact trees absorb CO2 and would die out completely if this “poison” was eliminated from the earth.
The writer relates how his child has begun to “spout eco policy with exquisite fervour and zealotry” and how he is regularly confronted and lectured by her about low-energy light bulbs, plastic bags and plane journeys.
“I have begun to feel there are larger forces at work,” he writes. “I suspect I am a pawn in a covert re-education programme. I fear ‘pester power’ is being organised to leverage pro-environmental awareness in parents – we are being bullied by a generation of pint-sized ‘eco-worriers’.”
We learn of a similar scenario in a New York Times article entitled, Pint-Size Eco-Police, Making Parents Proud and Sometimes Crazy, where a “growing army of ‘eco-kids’ — steeped in environmentalism at school, in houses of worship, through scouting and even via popular culture … try to hold their parents accountable at home.”
The story relates how TV network Nickelodeon, Pixar movies like Wall-E and even organizations like the Girl Scouts (remember who the secret police targeted for recruitment in totalitarian Romania?) are all playing their part to re-educate the army of “eco-kids” who in turn are tasked with re-educating their parents. Groups like the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation are training teachers across the country to dole out the propaganda as it becomes permanently embedded in school curriculums.
Energy giant NPower is lavishing huge sums in advertising expenses to drive its “Climate Cops” campaign, in children are encouraged to sign up as “climate cops” and keep “climate crime case files” on their families, friends and neighbors.
“Report back to your family to make sure they don’t commit those crimes again (or else)!” one section states, before reminding recruits to keep a watchful eye on parents and even extend their web further. “What about the homes of aunts and uncles, or friends from school?” it suggests.
In the UK, we find that, “Children are being offered money by councils to spy on neighbors and report petty offences such as ‘bin crimes’ and dog-fouling.”
5,000 children labeled “Junior Streetwatchers” have been bribed with payments of up to £500 to provide names, license plate numbers and photographs of their neighbors engaged in “environmental crimes”.
We can only expect such programs to be replicated in the U.S. with the promise from the Obama administration that millions of “green jobs” are to be created to enforce drastic measures to cut CO2 emissions by 80 per cent.
How many of Obama’s promised “national civilian security force,” a cadre we are guaranteed will be as strong or stronger than the U.S. Army, will be assigned to spy on their neighbors for enviro-crimes and report them to the local green commissariat?
The overall scope of this agenda is truly horrifying. In the space of under a decade, the entire educational system in the U.S. and the UK has been overhauled and poisoned with mandatory re-education about the perils of man-made global warming, despite the fact that the legitimacy of the subject is being discredited on a daily basis by overwhelming evidence that the earth has now entered a natural cooling phase in correlation with the recent dearth of sunspot activity.
Popular culture, children’s movies, TV commercials, video games and more are also playing a key role in warping the minds of both children and adults alike to passively accept the drumbeat of climate propaganda while all the real environmental threats go almost completely ignored.
Now that the brainwashing program is firmly embedded in education and society, the next phase has begun — the exploitation of children as a tool of behavioral enforcement, acting as the eyes and ears of Big Brother, chomping at the bit with zealous indignation to perform their duty of “re-educating” their own parents and threatening to inform on them if they do not properly comply with the dictates of green totalitarianism.