In George Orwell's world, "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength." Those definitions are from the same ideological dictionary that today touts the virtue of "diversity." Put succinctly, "Diversity is conformity." The longer rendering concerns persons of every race, ethnicity, sex or perceived sexual identity who believe exactly the same thing.
In an attempt to further politicize a public school system saturated with ideological indoctrination, the Democrat-dominated California Legislature recently teamed with the Governator to pass another law, Senate Bill 777, to strengthen protections for gay and transgender kids in our public schools.
SB 777, sponsored by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, guarantees that districts will get the message that no dissent on the gender agenda will be tolerated. Indeed, that landmark piece of pedagogical propaganda paves the way into the brave new world of perceived gender identity.
Having preempted parents with respect to sex education and abortion facilitation, California's spectacularly mediocre public schools are now undertaking the task of reprogramming little tikes from "show me yours" curiosity to the liberating frontier of "imaginative plumbing."
According to Kuehl's new civil rights lexicon, gender discrimination now includes a person's gender identity and gender-related appearance and behavior whether or not stereotypically associated with the person's assigned sex at birth. This preposterous definition literally drips with diversity dogma, implying that administrators who are wary of gussied up guys are guilty of stereotyping because of an arbitrary label that was affixed to those students in the maternity ward.
Kuehl and the gender police in Sacramento insist, of course, that SB 777 is only a cosmetic alteration of pre-existing policy, but the gay lobby that pushed this new legal formulation is already planning to introduce curriculum that helps implement the idiotic idea that genitals have nothing to do with one's "assigned sex at birth."
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network, for example, is pushing a curricular guide called "Sharing Our Dreams" that purportedly "sets the record straight" about the historical contributions of LGBT individuals. No doubt in the next few years pervasive PC inserts will clutter the already dumbed-down history texts so that students without a clue about Alexander Hamilton will become as familiar with the civil rights contributions of Latina transwoman Sylvia Rivera as they now are of the Revolutionary heroism of Crispus Attucks.
Currently a petition is being circulated that would put SB 777 on a referendum ballot. North County petition centers in Escondido, Vista, and Carlsbad are listed on the SaveOurKids Web site. Most of our avant-garde educational system, however, seems not to need legislative sticks to compel them to push social agendas that a great number of parents find repulsive and that put words like "mom" and "dad" into the same category as ethnic slurs. With or without SB 777, educators' enthusiasm for "diversity" will silence their voices.