The idiocy of some Australian politicians shows no bounds. The ongoing flak created by the Australian Greens’s foray into children and their toys continues. How do they come up with this stuff? And we pay these people?
Here is Bill O’Chee from the Brisbane Times view on this subject:
Some politics is a matter of personal preference, some a matter of ideology, and some is pure insanity or idiocy. The latter category must include the demand by a Greens senator that we not give little girls dolls, nor boys trucks, as Christmas presents.
The author of this nonsense is Senator Larissa Waters from Queensland.
And as if that was not enough, she went further, claiming on national television that giving children such toys was gender stereotyping, and that this was a “good indicator of domestic violence”.
Given that one in three victims of domestic violence is a man, I am not sure how giving girls dolls encourages them to one day commit domestic violence, but that is probably a separate issue. Let’s focus instead on the need for some people to subordinate even Christmas to their loopy social agendas.
When given the chance to climb out of the hole, the good senator dug further. This was all the fault of toy stores because they put all the trucks together, and all the dolls somewhere else. In her words, it was “the message that they’re sending; that some toys are for boys and some toys are for girls”.
No, Senator, they’re not sending you any messages. If you really think this, I’ll organise some aluminium foil to shield you from messages from the aliens as well.
Toy stores put trucks in one place and dolls in another for the same reason supermarkets put all the meat together and all the toilet cleaners somewhere else. It makes them easier to find.
The real issue here is the Greens and their fellow travellers meddling with children’s heads – and their happiness – in the name of social engineering.
Clearly this Senator hasn’t visited a childcare centre recently, or if she has, she didn’t pay much attention. Given a big pile of toys, boys gravitate to certain toys, and girls others. Children are entirely capable of figuring things out themselves. They don’t need the assistance of the Greens.
Because children know perfectly well what they like and don’t like, perhaps the real exponents of stereotyping are not parents or toy store owners, but the Greens. But it is a miserable exercise in which they are engaged.
Christmas is a time for love. As a Christian, I believe it begins with the redeeming love of God, but if you don’t share my faith you will still probably agree that Christmas without love is not Christmas at all.
I have no intention of spoiling Christmas for one of my children, nor any of my nieces and nephews, by giving them a present they’re not going to enjoy. It’s all about the love, Senator, not the politics.
Source: Bill O’Chee, Brisbane Times, 3/12/2014