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  1. #1 Sexual preoccupation among the citizenry serves the State 
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    From an interesting book on homeschooling, "Homeschooling Odyssey", pp. 64-65

    "...I was surprised that sex was taught to first graders . Where
    was the need? Whatever happened to the latency period, formerly
    valued by psychologists as an important building block
    on the road to sanity? Is it good for children to have adult
    issues forced upon them? Before they can read or write,
    should they be required to worry over global warming, overpopulation,
    or their sexual identity?

    The problem with sex-ed debates is that respective parties
    use the same words to speak about different things . On the
    one hand, we have parents understanding sex education as a
    straight-forward branch of health education . After the respiratory,
    digestive, and nervous systems, comes the reproductive
    system . Few object to the study of reproductive anatomy
    and physiology by age-appropriate children .

    Then there is SEX EDUCATION. This is the agenda of sexual and homosexual
    promotion and indoctrination, pervasive in the media and public
    schools, which masquerades as its innocent cousin .
    SEX EDUCATION, like most of the public school curriculum,
    has a political function . I learned this from a college
    course I took many years ago on Plato's Republic. Plato,
    according to my professor, recognized that the totalitarian
    nature of his State would conflict with the instincts of its
    citizens for freedom . Borrowing from history, he recommended
    various methods to control the populace, including
    the promotion of sexual and homosexual behavior.

    Sexual preoccupation among the citizenry serves the State
    in a couple of ways . Political frustrations may be expressed
    in the sexual arena, minimizing the threat of revolution or
    civic disruption . Additionally, family loyalties, those traditional
    barriers to State domination, are weakened . Although
    Greek civilization and Plato himself turned to ashes rather
    rapidly after he wrote The Republic, it is a testimony to his
    influence that some of his directives survive today as SEX
    EDUCATION in our own public schools.

    I reviewed Francis Cornford's translation of The Republic
    (it was Jenny's copy from college, lying around the house)
    to see if my memory was accurate, or if I was making things
    up again. I was not prepared for the astonishing passages in
    the book which explain, like nothing else I have read, the totality
    of today's public education curriculum .

    In his book, Plato speaks to Rulers of future Republics
    through the device of a resurrected Socrates, who describes
    the proposed organization of the State for the several classes
    of citizens. Rulers are advised to manipulate, through carefully
    crafted deceptions, the Guardians (controllers and
    protectors of the state and its subjects) in order to effect a
    number of measures for the perpetuation of the commonwealth.
    These include indoctrination, the forcing of men and
    women to play identical roles in society, abolition of the family
    and private property, economic socialism, free love,
    homosexuality, abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia .

    Incidentally,while Plato endorses homosexuality in The Republic,
    his attitudes on the subject are more explicit in his Symposium
    on Love, where sex between men and boys is promoted
    as moral and exalted .

    Selected quotes from The Republic are listed below. See
    if you agree that Plato appears to be running our own country,
    and most of the civilized world, from his grave .

    Our Rulers... will have to give their subjects a
    considerable dose of imposition and deception for
    their good.... And again, no one but the Rulers must
    know how all this is being effected; otherwise our
    herd of Guardians may become rebellious....

    We undertook to put these men (Guardians) in the
    position of watch-dogs guarding a flock... should the
    females guard the flock and hunt with the males and
    take a share in all they do, or should they be kept
    within doors as fit for no more than bearing and
    feeding their puppies, while all the hard work of
    looking after the flock is left to the males? ...
    Then, if we are to set women to the same tasks men, we must teach them the same things . They must
    have the same...training for mind and body and also
    be taught the art of war, and they must receive the
    same treatment....
    No one man and no one woman are to set up house
    together privately: wives are to be held in common by
    all; so too are the children, and no parent is to know
    his own child, nor any child his parent ...
    As soon as children are born, they will be taken in
    charge by officers appointed for the purpose, ... to be
    reared in the care of nurses living apart in a different
    quarter of the city...taking precautions that no mother
    shall know (recognize) her own child....

    ...They were not to have houses or lands or any
    property of their own . ..only so will they keep to their
    true character.... They will not rend the community
    asunder by each applying that word 'mine' to different
    things and dragging off whatever he can get for
    himself into a private home, where he will have his
    separate family, forming a centre of exclusive joys
    and sorrows. Rather they will all, so far as may be,
    feel together and aim at the same ends, because they
    are convinced that all their interests are identical....
    Here, then, are some more evils which must not
    elude the vigilance of our Guardians and find their
    way into the commonwealth: riches and poverty....
    As soon, however, as the men and the women have
    passed the age prescribed for producing children, we
    shall leave them free to form a connexion with whom
    they will...; and all this only after we have exhorted
    them to see that no child, if any be conceived, shall
    be brought to light, or if they cannot prevent its birth,
    to dispose of it on the understanding that no such
    child can be reared....
    Then you will establish in your state physicians
    and judges such as we have described . They will look
    after those citizens whose bodies and souls are
    constitutionally sound. The physically unsound they
    will leave to die; and they will actually put to death
    those who are incurably corrupt....
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    I don't see why they changed sex ed from the olden days of the 70s.

    This is how it went with my age group:

    5th grade-split groups into boys and girls for the first day. Girls talked about periods with the female teachers, I don't know what the boys talked about with the guy teachers. Because we had hippie female teachers who lived for this kind of thing, they bought boxes of tampons and sanitary napkins, and passed samples around the classroom so we could see what they looked like and how they worked. They gave us these silly booklets that I wish I still had so I could mail them to Amy Sedaris, because I think she would use them in her next book. The second day, we watched a movie about animals giving birth to babies ( a cow, a horse, etc.)

    7th grade-part of the science class curriculum. Our teacher allowed no laughing, or we got an F for that section of the class. We watched the cow and horse movie again, but also discussed reproduction from a totally science perspective.

    9th grade-health class. We learned about VD, pregnancy and drugs. Coed. Taught by the prettiest of the female gym teachers. I also had biology in 9th grade, which was similar to the 7th grade thing, only more science because it was a 9th grade class.


    Anything I wasn't sure about was cleared up for me on my 20th birthday, when some friends got me drunk and took me to see a porno.
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