Thatcher on Thursday: But What About The Children?

A couple of things have drawn my attention this week. The first was the Anti Fracking campaigners. I glanced at them a couple of times, noticed them behaving like typical left wing “campaigners” (at least they didn’t crap in a church this time, instead choosing someone’s hedge), as they super glued each other’s hands together. They should have perhaps done this during the winter, when we are faced a lack of energy supply because the bird choppers (Which curiously are sanctioned by the RSBP, whilst Fracking is condemned) are switched off (too cold, wrong sort of wind etc.) or heating switched off because of the extraordinarily high prices that the Socialists and the Green Party want us pay by way of Green Taxes. Oh the giggles I would have seeing Commie Caroline, being dragged away with icicles hanging from her rear. Anyway, I digress.

What caught my eye was the socialists’ use of children as part of their propaganda. They wheel them out make them hold a placard telling the world about a source of energy which the Guardian said was Eeevil. “Mummy Said To Hold The Banner In front Of The Guardian Photographer.” Given the history of left wing marches and protests going violent, it never ceases to amaze me of the willingness of these people to endanger their children by making them attend these events. As it happened, there was no violence this time, which was a relief for those sensible adults in society that choose to protect children rather than endanger them.

The next thing that dragged my attention away from matters at home, again involved children. This time, the children were not in Suburbia, but in Syria.

Firstly, I will tell you that I am not a cold, hard, unfeeling woman. I am, however, a realist.

The media has lit up with images of children being subjected to all kinds of horror in Syria, from unborn babies with bullet holes in their tiny bodies as they are being removed from the wombs of their dead mothers, to hundreds of children being brought to hospital for treatment as a result of a probable chemical attack by one side or another. You note that I have not cited which side possibly did or did not use the chemicals, because there have now been reports of both sides using it, just one was more publicised than the other. In my book, each side is guilty of using dead children as propaganda… as a weapon of war.

Children being used in this way is by no means a recent occurrence. The Manic Street Preachers released a song, called “If You Tolerate This, Your Children Will Be Next” which was inspired by a poster from the Spanish Civil War.

Spanish Civil War Propaganda

The poster was meant to act as a rallying call for people from different countries to go to Spain and fight Franco’s troops. And it worked. That is the nature of propaganda. To win hearts and minds. (I’m sure I read that statement regarding International Aid recently, too.)

Children are frequently used as propaganda in Palestine. A quick internet search will find films of Hamas using children to spread their message of hatred for Israel. Cultural relativism has allowed us to turn a blind eye to children being used to fight too, from gun toting 5 year olds firing weapons in Al Qaeda training films, to African despots, using 7 year olds as militia.

So, it was only a short step for the media and manipulative power hungry leaders to use the death of hundreds of children to raise Western interest in intervention. Already, I have seen people call for, amongst other things, the provision of child size body armour, gas masks for all and boots on the ground. What a turnaround already. Did you see how quick that happened?

Syria is a tricky case. No country wants to get involved. Governments have (rightly) been put under pressure for their involvement in Afghanistan, Iraq and to a lesser extent, Libya. It’s not a case of cost, war builds economies. It is a case of power and they don’t want to lose that power for going to fight in an unjust war.

Civil War has no civilians. There are no children, pensioners or women. You are either on one side or another. War is dirty, bloody and unforgiving. Western media has sanitised this for our precious sensitivities and our unending demand for 24 hour news. “Some viewers may find these scenes disturbing” is truly a vile statement. Only some? The rest of us have become de-sensitised to the horror, obviously.

Involvement is now, in my opinion, inevitable. But it’s for the children, so that’s ok.

“Oceania was at war with Eurasia; therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.” – George Orwell; 1984

3 comments on “Thatcher on Thursday: But What About The Children?

  1. Gillian Byrne
    August 23, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Exactly. And, in Western Countries, they hide behind their children safe in knowledge that we will never allow a child to be harmed.

    • meornotme
      August 24, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

      Eh?

  2. jb123444
    August 25, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    And it’s getting worse. “Activist” is actually a job description and career these days. Charities, non-profits, law firms and other lefty businesses are employing these feral protesters.

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