Paying attention to Scotland right now has never been more important. The government is ignoring the higher courts and the people.
What is happening? The Named Person
Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon MSP is taking from the playbook of Nazis, Communists, and even fictional 1984 dystopian government. The Named Person is a program in which the government will appoint a teacher or healthcare worker to look out for each child’s welfare in the state.
The controversial proposals would appoint a single person – usually a teacher or health visitor – to look out for every child’s welfare.
While that may sound good, let us look at how that has gone down in the past.
Nazi Germany and Pre-Nazi Germany
The Hitler Youth was the youth organization of the Nazi Party and was partially a paramilitary organization; it included Hitlerjugend proper for male youth aged 14 to 18, the Deutsches Jungvolk (German Youth) for younger boys, and the League of German Girls. And while this is not very similar to the Named Youth, it is more about where the proceeding programs lead to eventually being interested in; Jugendbund and NSRL. Programs started for a “greater good.” Check out this video I found while researching.
One major difference, in Nazi Germany you had a choice!
Something in more recent history the Stasi:
One of its main tasks was spying on the population, mainly through a vast network of citizens turned informants, and fighting any opposition by overt and covert measures, including hidden psychological destruction of dissidents.
Nicolae Ceaușescu and the Communists
According to communist archives, Ceaușescu recruited thousands of children to spy on friends, parents, and teachers. They were expected to report on their friends and family’s opinions, tell if they had been listening to western radio, or if they made jokes about the government.
Even in Oceania
Grab them while they are young. Make them think you care, and then pump them full of propaganda. If you have ever read the book or seen the movie, you will know what I am talking about. In 1984 the children were used as spies. And what good spies they make.
Why We in The US Should Care
In a lot of ways, the world is getting smaller. We are all getting closer together. And the closer we get, the more our governments start to emulate each other. And guess what? Nicola Sturgeon has decided it is okay to ignore the higher courts. Not only against the courts but against public opinion as well.
We see this happen more and more each day. I recently saw that our government has new required questions for healthcare workers to ask patients. These very personal questions are about sexual identity and orientation.
Ezra Sem’i Chlena