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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Call for Tasmanian faith school anti-bias laws to be adopted nationally

Advocates have called for Tasmania’s laws governing discrimination in faith-based schools to be adopted nationally.

The call came today during a Senate hearing into federal laws to stop discrimination against LGBTI students in faith-based schools.

Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and relationship status in faith-based schools.

The provisions protect teachers and other staff, as well as students.

Equality Tasmania spokesperson, Rodney Croome, said,

“Discrimination against LGBTI students and teachers in faith-based schools has been prohibited in Tasmania for twenty years.”

“In that time school cultures have become much fairer and more inclusive, and no religious school authority has complained that the law is too onerous.”

“If faith-based schools can operate in Tasmania without exemptions allowing discrimination against LGBTI staff and studnets they can do so across the nation.”

“We call on the federal parliament to adopt the Tasmanian model.”

The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act allows faith-based schools to discriminate on the grounds of a student or teacher’s religion, but Tasmanian legislators have repeatedly made it clear this should not be used as cover to discriminate on other grounds including sexual orientation and gender identity.

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  1. Christopher Eastman-Nagle

    November 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    ‘Discrimination’ used to mean critical and knowledgeable discernment. ‘Judgementality’ and ‘prejudice’ are just a negative representations of ordinary judgement and beliefs that ‘we’ don’t like or approve of. ‘Bigotry’ used to mean puritanical moral extremism, but now it means being a moral stand out against the powerful libertarian extremism of our times. ‘Inclusiveness’ is now an automatic on-demand human entitlement whether one qualifies or deserves it or not. Similarly, ‘equality’ has degenerated into creative equivalencing that assumes what it needs to prove, ie that you don’t have to do or be certain things to qualify.

    This language isn’t just ideological shorthand. It is a heresy conversion kit that transforms otherwise normal behaviour into error and condemnation without ever having to justify the values and assumptions that are being used. It is the language of propaganda and sloganeering. It is the language of ideological dominants and regime administrators who presently control our system of social administration as a reward for their valuable de-regulatory regime work against ‘repressive’ and ‘authoritarian’ social governance on behalf of Indulgence Capitalism where everyone’s fantasies (especially their sexual ones) come true.

    Both the social and commercial libertarians who started to spew out of tertiary institutions in the 1960s have colonised social and economic life to the point that no one can tell the difference between ‘freedom’ and licensed disinhibition, or ‘rights’ and freebie consumer entitlements. Both trashed their respective commons. Both accuse each other of exactly the same mismanagement behaviour in their respective bailiwicks. And both of them used sovereignised private and individual interest to eliminate/privatise accountability to the commons.

    In order for capitalism to move beyond needs and wants into product and service indulgences, and thus keep growing at accelerating rates, it needed indulged and self indulgent customers with all the restraints, disciplines and rule behaviour norms torn out, ie with all their autonomy software removed, so that all that would be eventually left would be ‘communities’ of narcissistic sociopaths who will would buy anything when prompted.

    It isn’t just the economic libertarian sociopaths who have screwed over the common weal that they are supposed to be stewarding.

    There is only one sexual ‘orientation’ which is the reproductive one. All the rest are off message mistakes/misassignments. Societies that haven’t had their social infrastructure systematically wrecked by ideological deregulators and privatisers know this intuitively. The best of them benignly tolerate sexual off-messaging as a regrettable inevitability that exists on the margins of the mainstream.

    What religious groups are really saying when they claim that off message sex is ‘a sin’ is that they want to protect their reproductive centre and its authentic biological purposes from encroachment from out of its margins. If we do not do that we start to erode the centre until it becomes so weakened that it starts to collapse, which is what has happened in a school in England which now has the dubious record of 16 of its children wanting sex changes.

    This was a combination of commercial popularisation of sexually ambiguous and androgynous glamour, the transgen lobby leveraging the legal system and pumping up its ideological position with eugenics-style gender studies pseudoscience, systematic transgen encroachment into the social media being used by the children, and then key individuals in the school ‘grooming’ vulnerable and slightly autistic kids .. and bingo.

    Destroying the capacity of the reproductive centre to regulate itself and fend off encroachment on its turf is social sabotage. Progressive feminists who have a genuine re-regulatory agenda to improve the lives and status of women find themselves having their space invaded by transgen males who threaten to undo much of the painfully little they have managed to achieve since the 1960s.

    And the reason it is painfully little is that Indulgence capitalism doesn’t ‘do’ re-regulation or real empowerment because the only empowerment it is interested in is empowering the supine pliability and usefulness of its customers so that they can be exploited more intensively than any slavemaster armed with a whip could possibly dream of achieving.

    Fantasising, and particularly sexual fantasising, is the most powerful totalitarian tool of control ever invented, and indulgence capitalism specialises in it.

    This system has already passed its peak. It is all downside from here. As it starts to disintegrate and releases all its pent up environmental and social pathologies, the regime libertarianism that characterised late capitalism is going to get a very, very dirty reputation. And the sexual minorities who have leveraged off it are going to find their position more exposed than a Christmas arvo shag on Bondi Beach.

    Having so prominently installed themselves in some style throughout the culture, they will not be difficult to find, and you won’t be hearing much about ‘discrimination’, ‘inclusion’ and all the rest of that nauseating ideological crap as people start having to rebuild and re-regulate their hopelessly damaged social infrastructure from the ground up.

    They will be too busy cursing their predecessors to remember the old ideological buzz words.

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