Melbourne council forced to apologize after youth worker calls students “white Christian oppressors”
By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
THE political landscape of Victoria has turned even more delusional, woke and leftist. A council has been forced to apologize after a council social worker belittled school students for being “white, Christian oppressors” in a talk about “intersectionality”.
Kingston City Council Mayor Steve Staikos and interim CEO Tim Tamlin apologized after the recent verbal and psychological assault on Year 11 male students at Parkdale Secondary College. The so-called “white Christian” students were made to stand up in class and apologize for being “sexist” and labelled “oppressors” because of their “privilege”. It was a shaming act taken out of the playbook of the Red Guards during Communist China’s Cultural Revolution.
The mayor and CEO have suspended their “diversity and inclusion” program and promised “a thorough review as to what occurred” which will include “a thorough assessment of the course content and training provided to Kingston Youth Services delivering the program”.
Will this be the end of woke propaganda being pushed by councils? That’s highly unlikely given that Victoria’s corporate government departments, like their corporate partners in the global business world, are ridden with cultural Marxist programs otherwise known as “woke ideology”. It’s about all we can expect from a state run by premier Dan “Photoshop” Andrews, reportedly beaten up and seriously injured by, or on behalf of, a former minister who he sacked.
The Parkdale Secondary College incident naturally caused widespread outrage among parents and the Victorian media. Students expressed shock and the school sent a letter to the council seeking an explanation. But in January the school had already opened the door to the woke madness when it hosted the first diversity and inclusivity session with the council youth worker.
Cairns News suggests to Kingston City Council that you butt out of people’s lives, especially young people’s lives, because your so-called social workers have nothing to offer except rancid, vapid cultural Marxist propaganda. Cairns News also suggests Kingston ratepayers withhold rates – at least that part of rates that funds the activities of brainwashed youth workers.
“The session was intended to raise awareness about different perspectives and experiences in our community by discussing issues including disability, LGBTQI+, culture and race,” the CEO and Mayor wrote in their official apology. The drivel went on: “We are focused on bringing people together so everyone is included, heard and understood. It is very upsetting to hear that the program has had the opposite impact to what was intended and I apologise that hurt was caused. We have suspended the Diversity and Inclusion Program and will conduct a thorough review to ensure this can never happen again.”
The review will include an assessment of the course content and training provided to staff delivering the program. The council wrote to all students and parents involved to apologise directly. The council, if it had a shred of local representative democracy about it, should dump the program altogether, but Andrews, his Labor Party apparatchiks and “progressive” department heads would never allow a council to abandon a key plank in the cultural Marxist, globalist agenda.