Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Two steps back

Apparently, our province's powers that be have decided that Alberta is far too progressive and that we need to step back in line with the rest of the world circa 1950. If you don't know what I'm talking about, read this article.

The Cole's notes version is this: our overpaid MLA's feel that parents should have the right to opt their children out of learning about sex, sexual orientation, and religion in school classrooms.

Because, really - teaching children about these controversial topics is like encouraging them to take part in these activities, right? The religion part, well, I'm not exactly sure. I don't really have any arguments for or against. But learning about sex/ sexual orientation? Don't tell them about sex, and they won't have sex. Don't teach them about gay people, and they won't be gay. Makes total sense, no? How can you be a gay if you don't even know what it is, eh? Besides, if they really want to learn about sex, they can turn to their friends! What could go wrong there? And don't forget that wonderful world of the internets! Sex = facials, gaping orifices, dp action, and a web cam, no? Sex also equals economics - I give you this cheap string of beads, you show me your jewels. It's like Bartering 101.

Now THAT, people, is the Alberta Advantage.


  1. Why let kids make up their own minds or learn and debate issues when we can bury their heads in the sand?

  2. That would seem to be the thought process (or lack thereof)... gotta love this gov't.