February 20, 2016 in News by D

By Shirley Edwards
February 20, 2016

[These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and how we are daily losing our free speech.]

Through a Glass Darkly

The American philosopher and pragmatist William James, wrote: “Whenever two people meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is”.

If you look through this type of lens, you could say there are really more people in that meeting if you honestly looked. For behind each person, male or female, is the artist; the creator of the true color’s of that person, and along the way are all the people who have impressed their own idea’s, color’s and distortions into how ‘they’ want themselves and others to be created and painted, according to their own perception or agenda.

Currently, British schoolchildren are being heavily targeted and ‘used’ to reform society. Losing their genuine creative ability and the gift to see for themselves, they are having their minds which are connected to the optical lens seriously played with. This was illustrated in a recent survey carried out by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England who recently distributed a questionnaire to schoolchildren in Brighton and Hove.

The questionnaire asked the children, aged from 13 – 18 to choose from over 20 gender options on how it best described their gender, to include: Tomboy, Trans boy, Gender fluid, Agender, Androgynous, Bi-gender, Non-binery, Gender queer, Gender non conforming, Tri gender, In the middle of boy and girl, Intersex.

If like me, you have never heard of these terms, other than Tomboy, (being used as a pre-cursor for the acceptance of the other terms) you can only imagine the type of identity crisis and confusion you would experience when you are just 13, in relation to the suggestion that you should fall into one of these categories.

In an article from the Telegraph it read that the head teacher from one of the schools said:

“We want all our young people to feel comfortable with who they are, to understand that the notion of gender can go beyond the traditional idea of simply being either male and female, and to recognise that people can use a range of terms to describe their gender identity.” [Link]

It is reported that the survey was later withdrawn for amendments, yet not abolished, after the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield received complaints.

Permanent Markers and Masterpieces

The problem with labels, thoughts and feelings, is that they are terribly hard to shake off once you have accepted their distortion of reality. Labels can be the reason that a lot of people never reach their full potential, and why some people live a life that eventually destroys them.

The Persistence of Memory

When the artist Salvador Dali was just 5 years old, it is said his parents took him to the grave of his older brother, who was also called Salvador, and had been just 9 months older than him. They told him he was his brother’s reincarnation and from then on Salvador Dali believed that his brother lived inside him. It is reported he said “(We) resembled each other, but we had different reflections”.

Most of his paintings reflect the distortions of his mind, which were considered by some to be very depraved.

Who was Salvador Dali? It is reported that Dali may have attempted to take his own life on several occasions.

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