Blogroll Me! How This Old Brit Sees It ...: British Ministry of Defense distributes pro-invasion propaganda in English schools

15 March 2008

British Ministry of Defense distributes pro-invasion propaganda in English schools


The classroom of the future?

From the Independent:

Britain's biggest teachers' union has accused the Ministry of Defence of breaking the law over a lesson plan drawn up to teach pupils about the Iraq war. The National Union of Teachers claims it breaches the 1996 Education Act, which aims to ensure all political issues are treated in a balanced way.

At the heart of the union's concern is a lesson plan commissioned by an organisation called Kids Connections for the Ministry of Defence aimed at stimulating classroom debate about the Iraq war.

In a "Students' Worksheet" which accompanies the lesson plan, it stresses the "reconstruction" of Iraq, noting that 5,000 schools and 20 hospitals have been rebuilt. But there is no mention of civilian casualties.

In the "Teacher Notes" section, it talks about how the "invasion was necessary to allow the opportunity to remove Saddam Hussein" but it fails to mention the lack of United Nations backing for the war. The notes also use the American spelling of "program".
Hmmm... how do you suppose "program" got Americanized? Too much cutting and pasting? Or was did some Americans collaborate on the project? If the CIA is involved in a disinformation campaign aimed at an American ally, it certainly wouldn't be for the first time (link).

(cross posted at Liberal Avenger) (via appletree)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gordo, the "New" CIA is doing unheard of "New" things all the time, all over the world. Much of it due to the fact it's now got a huge "private" subsidiary, as in private business.

National boundaries no longer mean anything. World government is no longer a rumour ~ it has already arrived. Our leaders are chosen not by the people and elections - that's an elusion - but by the international money and power brokers.

This "revolution" didn't take place overnight ~ it's been taking place gradually over quite a few years ~ with conivence and blessings of our top politicians. And those already promised their future top places in future governments and administrations.

The modern day international "Godfathers" still use the old traditional ways to recruit for the future.

Even a true world war won't turn things around, because it's not about nation fighting nation any more. It's about globalised conglomorates pitting the peoples of one nation against the people of another nation ~ simply in order to achieve maximum profits on any particular "project" that they themselves have agreed and planned on. Usually over the 5\6\7\8 years prior to the launch of the "project".

We've all left it too late. The conglomarates are the new "powers" ~ not the national governments of the day.

Sound too fanciful? It shouldn't. How else could a complete incompetant like your own president have retained his position remained where he is?

And it's not just Cheney pulling his strings, as a lot of people believe. Cheyney is smarter than Bush but Cheyney's strings are also pulled by others.

Many mega-corporations are worth more and therfore have larger bugets to play with than many actual nations do.

12:10 pm  
Anonymous bootlean said...

Talking of cut and pasting, that's what I'm doing here. I just left this comment on Richard's 'policemen-post' but, it's every bit as applicable to this one of yours, Gordo.

"Talk about conspiracies and be piloried as a nutcase. Claim everything's coincidence and be hailed as intelligent.

Still, like the old saying goes ... Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."

1:31 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

Since the Bush=Blair 'Third Way' began NOTHING surprises me any more. Sure I still get shocked and sickened, but not surprised, I'm way passed that now.

6:21 pm  
Anonymous R J Adams said...

At least British teaching unions are taking a stance against this deliberate indoctrination of susceptible kids. In American schools it goes on unchecked, while similarly, the American media continuously brainwashes the parents.

2:46 am  
Anonymous flats said...

How is it posible? are they really doing this too the new generations? They have no sense, no reason... poor kids, our children being corrupted already...

11:16 am  

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