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NSPCC Childline: rise of Corbyn and Clinton leads to rise in young people’s anxiety

Thousands of young people are very worried and seeking counselling from the NSPCC’s Childline for unbearable levels of anxiety. Almost 12,000, to be exact. This isn’t funny: mental health issues in young people should always be taken very seriously, not least because they may unleash all manner of other demons – depression, loneliness, anorexia and even suicide. Lots of young people kill themselves because of anxiety and depression, which are symptoms of a broken mind. Or are they a cause? It’s hard to know, or tell, or even bother when the Black Dog prowls. It’s worse than a broken arm: a lot worse. What’s the mental equivalent of  a plaster cast? Whatever it is, young minds sometimes need one. So do quite a few adult minds, if they can be honest about it.

The causes of anxiety in children and young people are manifold and complex – cyber bullying, parents divorcing, relationships ending, coping with global warming or the day-to-day drudge of just living. The most recent spike in young people seeking counselling is attributed in part to the rise of the extreme-left Jeremy Corbyn; unbearable expressions of anti-Semitism from Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition; the dreadful prospect of the land of the free being ruled by ‘crooked’ Hillary Clinton, and the realisation that the United Kingdom is still shackled to the undemocratic European Union a whole four months after the nation clearly voted to leave. Four months is a long time to a young person. It’s an eternity to a depressed one.

O, hang on..

Sorry, it’s “the rise of Donald Trump” and “concerns about Brexit” which are causing eight-year-olds to seek counselling. Dame Esther Rantzen, president of Childline, said: “At Childline we know children and young people are sometimes frightened and distressed by events in the wider world. Often we fail to notice the impact these stories are having on young people.”

Funny, isn’t it, how children and young people are traumatised by evil Republicans, Tories and freedom-loving Brexiteers; not by the united halo of Democrats, Marxists or democracy-denying Remainers. Is it the way they’re taught or by whom they’re taught? Is it the fin de siècle narrative they choose to swallow or the media narrative they have rammed down their throats?

Is there really anything in contemporary British politics more frightening and distressing than the sheer incompetence of Jeremy Corbyn and the total meltdown of the Labour Party as an effective parliamentary opposition? Why is the childhood-anxiety apocalypse all so very ‘right wing’? Why is the mental salvation of young people contingent on the success of Jeremy Corbyn, the election of Hillary Clinton and the political imperative of remaining in the EU? Why is the terrestrial reign of justice inseparable from leftism?

These are dark and bloody times: Dies irae, dies illa… defeat, despair, conflict, terrorism, persecution, insecurity… the Day of the Lord is imminent. Has anyone called Childline fretting about the rise of the Antichrist and the imminent Second Coming of Jesus?

  • len

    What we are seeing in worldwide politics is enough to scare anyone.We have some seriously unhinged people trying to take over the world and they are asking us to vote for them.

  • Redrose82

    Quite right too. It was worrying about Brexit that caused the England cricketer team’s batting collapse in Bangladesh. No doubt too Donald Trump was behind the earthquake in Italy.

    • Anton

      It was total flaming failure to play spin decently, starting with the captain.

  • Malcolm Smith

    The solution is obvious: children should be kept uninformed about national and world affairs. According to Barbara Cartland in We Danced All Night, children of her generation and class were not allowed to read newspapers. In fact, Lord Rothermere told her that he had been forbidden to read a newspaper until he went to Eton. Because he accidentally discovered a detective story in one, he used to creep down at night to sneak a read, but he was severely punished when his father found out.

    • Busy Mum

      Agree that children should be kept in the dark about adult matters; I realised that my 10 year old’s English ‘focus’ was going to be writing newspaper reports so had to see the teacher in advance and explain that he had no idea what a newspaper report looked like in order to lower her expectations…. Current affairs are discussed in far too simple (and politically correct) terms even in secondary schools, and as for that ubiquitous publication known as First News….

  • Is it the way they’re taught or by whom they’re taught?

    Or is it who they are? Ethnic minority children and teenagers are likely to be as worried as their parents at the thought of whites—who have had quite enough diversity for the time being, thank you very much—beginning to get their act together and turning to politicians who share their concerns, like Le Pen in France and The Donald in the US. Given that the primary object of education today is to impress on children the sheer evil of the white race, ethnic concern is understandable even though somewhat ill-founded.

    Equally, children and teenagers from other EU member states are likely to be worried about the implications for them of Brexit.

    • Anton

      I was going to uptick this till I looked at the link.

      No people have received greater blessings from God than the Jews, and no people have received greater curses from Him (while surviving). No people have given European civilisation greater boons; yet also Marx and Freud. A Jew once said to a friend of mine, about his people: “We are human, only more so.” I still think it one of the most remarkable comments I have heard. “Salvation is of the Jews” (John 4), and if our saviour Jesus Christ loved them, should we not? Are our English hearts not large enough to love England AND Israel?

      • @ Anton—No people have given European civilisation greater boons

        I can’t at the moment think of any boon the Jews have given us but let’s assume there are some. Then, against the boons, we weigh the un-boons such as the slave trade, Bolshevism, the Holodomor, mass immigration, mass murder and Christian persecution:

        History is replete with the lesson that a country in which the Jews get the upper hand is in danger. Such was the experience of Europe during Jewish-led Communist revolutions in Russia, Hungary, Romania, and Germany after World War I. Christians knew that Communism—often called ‘Jewish Bolshevism’—would bring awful persecution with the ultimate goal of the annihilation of Christianity. While the atheistic Soviet regime made war on Christians, murdering tens of thousands of Orthodox priests, it also showed its true colors by making anti-Semitism a capital crime.

        ‘We are human, only more so’

        I suppose this is what he had in mind. From Shahak and Mezvinsky’s Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel, pages 59 and 60 in the print edition:

        The Jewish body ‘looks as if it were in substance similar to bodies of non-Jews’, but the meaning…is that the bodies only seem to be similar in material substance, outward look and superficial quality. The difference of the inner quality, however, is so great that the bodies would be considered as completely different species. This is the reason why the Talmud states that there is an halachic difference in attitude about the bodies of non-Jews [as opposed to the bodies of Jews]: ‘their bodies are in vain’…An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.

        • Dominic Stockford

          Mobile phone technology perfected in Israel, by Jews. Is that not a boon?
          Many modern medications perfected in Israel, by Jews. Are they not a boon?

          • Darter Noster

            You’re wasting your time. It’s an absolutely typical JR post:

            “Jewish people fart from time to time; this means curry must actually be the vanguard of the evil Jewish conspiracy to undermine the white race through flatulence. Here’s a link to an article by a pimply onanist with a PhD from Reinhard Heydrich Polytechnic (formerly Guildford Matalan) which proves it.”

          • CliveM

            Brilliant!

          • Anton

            Johnny loves England. I am English and share that love. But he appears to take the opposite view of the Jewish people collectively.

            Interactions between people are not a zero-sum game. One can love both.

        • carl jacobs

          Just for you, JR.

          Die Fahne hoch! Die Reihen fest geschlossen!
          SA marschiert mit ruhig festem Schritt.
          Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen,
          Marschier’n im Geist in unser’n Reihen mit.
          Kam’raden, die Rotfront und Reaktion erschossen,
          Marschier’n im Geist in unser’n Reihen mit.

          • The Explorer

            I agree that the effect of the Frankfurt School, via Political Correctness, has been dreadful for Europe. As I have said before, I do find it disconcerting that every single key member of the Frankfurt School, plus their affiliate Gramsci, was a Jewish atheist. But I am unclear whether they are representative of Judaism or of atheism.

            Certainly, if Frankfurt School ideology is Jewish and underlies the flooding of Europe with Muslims, then it has spectacularly backfired with regard to the Jews: who could, long term, be driven out of Europe as a result.

            That is why I am inclined to think of the Frankfurt School as atheist, rather than Jewish, with an inability to take due account of the power of Islamic religion in resisting assimilation by the host cultures.

          • Anton

            Wish our propaganda had been as good

        • The Explorer

          I agree that the effect of the Frankfurt School, via Political Correctness, has been dreadful for Europe. As I have said before, I do find it disconcerting that every single key member of the Frankfurt School, plus their affiliate Gramsci, was a Jewish atheist. But I am unclear whether they are representative of Judaism or of atheism.

          Certainly, if Frankfurt School ideology is Jewish and underlies the flooding of Europe with Muslims, then it has spectacularly backfired with regard to the Jews: who could, long term, be driven out of Europe as a result.

          That is why I am inclined to think of the Frankfurt School as atheist, rather than Jewish, with an inability to take due account of the power of Islamic religion in resisting assimilation by the host cultures.

          • @ The Explorer—if Frankfurt School ideology is Jewish and underlies the flooding of Europe with Muslims, then it has spectacularly backfired with regard to the Jews

            Incomprehensible though it may be to us, Judaism is much happier with Islam than Christianity. In Jewish History, Jewish Religion, Israel Shahak says:

            The attitude of Judaism towards Islam is, in contrast, relatively mild. Although the stock epithet given to Muhammad is ‘madman’ (meshugga), this was not nearly as offensive as it may sound now, and in any case it pales before the abusive terms applied to Jesus. Similarly, the Qur’an—unlike the New Testament—is not condemned to burning.

            And the virulence with which the Israeli rabbi Baruch Efrati attacks Christianity takes the breath away.

            My conclusion is that Christianity is so utterly detested by Jews that any replacement, even Islam with all its anti-Semitism, would be better. Remember, too, that Jewish enthusiasm for Muslim immigration dates back over 100 years, to a time when Islam was much weaker in spirit and in practice than today. If Jews had been able to foresee the lethal combination of oil wealth and Wahhabism, perhaps they would have had second thoughts about using Islam against Christianity.

            Your point about atheist Jews being taken by surprise by the non-assimilative nature of Islam: No, I think they knew exactly what they were doing, which was to reduce white Christian Europe to chaos. ‘Passer by’, a Bulgarian who comments on the Diversity Macht Frei blog, puts it very well: ‘The key for Jews is to create a situation where they are the only cohesive group that follows its own interests, while all others are individualized, fragmented, divided, and without any common understanding or unifying ideology.’

          • Anton

            The Jews are not monolithic. (Go to any bar in Israel to see how they disagree!) The ones I know disagree with you and agree with me and about Islam, Europe and Christianity.

          • Samuel

            As the joke I provided to Clive M earlier suggested : arguing is the Jewish tradition.

          • CliveM

            Did I tell you it was a good joke?

          • Samuel

            Johnny blames everything on Jews, atheist or not.

        • The Explorer

          The Jewish role in the Slave Trade is something I have never thought about before, and I don’t know enough to comment. The Jewish role in the NAACP is incontrovertible; although there is probably more than one explanation as to the motive.

          As to Bolshevism, given the percentage of Jews in the Russian population as a whole, their percentage among the leading Bolsheviks does seem extraordinarily high. When Jews become atheists, some sort of secularised religion of the brotherhood of man does seem to follow. That Hitler virtually equated Bolshevism and Jews may help explain the extraordinary decision to attack Russia.

          • Samuel

            Communists saw Jews as “rootless cosmopolitan” capitalists.

            Fascists saw Jews as “Bolshevik” anti Christian Communists.

            Go figure that one out.

          • Samuel

            The slave trade ? A handful of wealthy Jews did own plantations and slaves. Just like a handful of rich wealthy Christians did . Just like a handful of wealthy men funded and insured the ships . Just like a handful of wealthy Jews and gentiles bought government bonds with which to “compensate” the slave holders when slavery was abolished in the British empire?

            Should that mean all Jews and Christians are to be blamed for the slave trade? In a culture which thought nothing of it? Didn’t many of the Christian founders of America own slaves?

            Historically who was driving the actual desire to conquer and have an empire alongside other European powers in the new world , then Africa and the rest of the world? Was it a Jewish plot ? Or the landed gentry like squire Trelawney, adventurers, pirates , privateers, indebted labourers and the religious minorities who wanted out of Europe and who had the freedom of movement and who could afford to do so ?

            In the south of British America and the Caribbean , whose climate mean that slavery was a cheap form of labour , as indentured and imprisoned whites couldn’t work in the climate, wasn’t this in the same model as the existing Spanish and Portuguese empires?

            Spain and Portugal already had an established slave trade. Britain even fought a war with Spain over that, the war of Jenkins ear, primarily over Asiento- i.e. slave trading – rights.

            Tell me what religion do they follow in Spain and Portugal ? Judaism? Buddhism? Hinduism? To assert Jews gave the world the modern slave trade and no one else was involved is sheer nonsense and exemplifies Johnny’s sloppy historical research , in his attempt to cast anything seen as wicked at the foot of Jews.

          • CliveM

            He is, how should we say, unhealthy obsessed.

          • Samuel

            Ah dude,

            Reason 101 why Jews couldn’t ever be behind a global conspiracy:

            Rabbi Lopez is conducting his very first service at one of London’s oldest shuls. All is going well until he gets to the ‘Shema’ prayer – only half his congregation stand up. Those still seated start yelling ‘sit down’ to those standing and those standing start yelling ‘stand up’ to those sitting. Although Rabbi Lopez is knowledgeable about Halakha , he doesn’t know what to do. He thinks it must be something to do with the shul’s tradition.

            After the service, Rabbi Lopez consults Avi, the shul’s oldest member. “I need to know, Avi, what the shul’s tradition is with regard to the Shema prayer. Is the tradition to stand during this prayer?”
            Avi replies, “No, that is not the tradition.”
            “So the tradition is to sit during Shema?” says Rabbi Lopez.
            Avi replies, “No, that is not the tradition.”
            Rabbi Lopez replied , ” you saw that the congregation argued and were yelling at each other about whether they should sit or stand and …”
            Avi interrupts, exclaiming, ” Rabbi , Aha! , THAT is the tradition!”

          • The Explorer

            From what I can see, merchants of the time traded in a variety of commodities – sugar, rum, molasses, tobacco, cotton – as well as slaves. That seems true for Jewish and Gentile merchants. Those most to blame were the African chiefs who enslaved their neighbours. The European traders then took advantage of an existing situation.

          • Samuel

            Stop talking like that. It’s all the fault of the Joo Frankfurt school who are conspiring to destroy white Anglo Saxon Europe. Jesus wasn’t a Jew but Caucasian. Probably from Stockport.

          • Samuel

            The first three chapters of The rise and fall of the British empire by Lawrence James is worth a read.

          • Anton

            Fine book.

          • Ivan M

            What about your hero Sassoon the drug dealer? Was he a good guy?

          • Samuel

            Dude,

            You know what you and Johnny can do…hint: kiss my arse. With love and kindness.

          • Inspector General

            But Sam. Current understanding is that love and understanding will win them over…Whether it’s JR and Ivan the whatever, or indeed, gentle Islam…

          • Ivan M

            Yeah right both me and JR knew nothing about Islam till you taught us.

          • Inspector General

            Don’t take on so, Ivan. Maintain composure at all times…

          • Ivan M

            Alright I already regret my 2c. I’ll wait to see if Trump wins before writing again.

          • Inspector General

            Splendid!

          • Ivan M

            How about the bankers who financed both sides in the War along with the opposition? Do you think they did right?

          • Samuel

            Dude,

            There are Jewish a -holes and gentiles a- holes and that’s the law of probability and statistics . I cannot apologise or defend everything in history done by my people or your people or the British or any other people in the past . What I can refute is this idea of some historic and current global conspiracy by every single Jew towards everyone else. That is pure laughable fiction at best. At worse it leads to ridiculous hatred towards Jews . Blame us for whatever ill you wish, but remember whilst you are looking at the sawdust in our eye, be sure to cut out the plank in every other nation’s eye whilst you are at it.

          • Ivan M

            Can’t argue with that.

          • Anton

            Well said.

          • Ivan M

            See the Russian Roots of Nazism – Michael Kellogg. Seems to me the White Russians (although it is not apparent in the book) had plenty of reasons to be peeved off by the Jewish element, Catherine the Great bequeathed onto them out of greed for the Polish Empire.

          • Samuel

            Hey dude, let’s have a pogrom Russian imperial style. First one to get all the Jews in the village gets bonus points.

          • Ivan M

            Pogroms were highly exaggerated both to get sympathy from the West and to facilitate emigration from Russia. Not unlike many refugee streams today.

          • Samuel

            Here’s a thought. Let’s take as a group all the Roman Catholics in Britain and say they can only live between Bedford and Luton. Let’s call this the pale of settlement and if Catholics go out of this zone they can be killed and or forced to convert to Anglicanism. Let’s also establish an autocratic dictatorial state where Catholics have zero rights and protection and can be killed at the whim of local officials and the populace whipped up to an anti Catholic frenzy . Let’s say that happened 100 years ago and now people dismiss Catholic fears as “exaggeration” to gain “sympathy”.

            If you are now seething at that thought and that I’m being cruel or wicked , substitute the word “Catholic” for “Jew” and” Britain” for” imperial Russia”. Then your magnificent gloss might be shown for that moth ridden bull it is….

          • Ivan M

            The Pale was not the size of a council flat. It was a very big place. What happened was with the blessings of the potato, the population increased manifold. Opportunities for honest living then became scarce. The Russians should have been happy drinking vodka and mortgaging their farms and cows. Some of them did not like that at all.

          • Samuel

            I never suggested it was the size of a council flat, but it is the principle and lessons behind it.

            Okay let’s put it another way. Mention Cromwell on this blog and every single Catholic will hate and attack him for what he did to and in Catholic Ireland and will not tolerate any dissent from the view he was an anti Catholic murderous whatever . To Jews the Tsars of Russia were the equivalent of many Cromwells over the centuries.

            Don’t forget the Russian empire was one of conquest : Catholics suffered under the autocrats as well. It was not some paradise state. If you look at it in that way you will understand the Jewish point of view.

            And as for the matter of Jewish Bolsheviks , apologists here have clearly NOT heard of the Jewish refusenik. Oh and Karl Marx might have been a Jew , but he was also a raving antisemitic idiot who hated Jews.

          • Anton

            Samuel: Rather late, because I’ve been on holiday, I’ve just posted a reply to Johnny above, beginning “In medicine, consider the Wisserman test for syphilis…”

        • The Explorer

          The slavery article is interesting. If anyone tried to claim Jews played no part in the slave trade, here’s convincing evidence to the contrary.

          But not, surely, an exclusive role? Arron Lopez. Dealer in slaves, but also in candles, rum, chocolate, textiles, clothes, shoes, hats bottles and barrels. Moses Lindo. Dealer in slaves, but wealthy chiefly for cornering the market in cochineal and indigo.

          • @ The Explorer—BTW, the interview referred to at the top of the article is here.

            Gilad Atzmon writes about the Curse of Ham:

            ‘Professor Tony Martin produced a scholarly examination of the Curse of Ham, and as a result of his work, he was subjected to an orchestrated Jewish onslaught. His conclusions were spot on as there is a theological Judaic racist bigotry towards black skin…This bigotry towards Blacks is reflected in the Jewish State’s attitude toward African refugees and Ethiopian Jews. Professor Martin suggests that the Curse of Ham helps explain the prominence of Jewish merchants within the slave trade. This bigotry against dark skin explains Zionism’s attitude towards the Palestinians and also explains the discriminatory Ashkenazi attitude towards the Mizrahi Jews in Israel and beyond.’

          • Anton

            The main middlemen in the slave trade were West African Muslims, who were pleased to round up blacks for whites to ship across the Atlantic.

        • Anton

          Yes, Talmud talks rubbish in places, like almost every compendium except the Bible.

          If you want to know the good contributions to Western Civ of the Jews, have a look at the relevant chapter of Steve Maltz’ book The People of Many Names. I’m on hols just now and haven’t my own copy in front of me to give me the abundant examples I recall.

          If you wonder why Jews were glad to see the back of Tsarism in Russia, look up ‘Pogrom.’ And how many PMs of Britain were Jews while the country went down the tubes?

        • Rhoda

          I can’t at the moment think of any boon the Jews have given us but let’s assume there are some…
          Try this short clip for some;it shows some of the medical advances developed in Israel

        • Anton

          In medicine, consider the Wisserman test for syphilis (Dr Minofsky); chloral hydrate for convulsions (Dr Lifeuch); the Schick test for diphtheria; vitamins, discovered by the Dr Funk; streptomycin, by Dr Z. Woroman; the polio pill by Dr A Sabin and the polio vaccine by Dr Jonas Salk. All Jews.

          Between 1901 and 2007, Jews won 48 of the 181 Nobel Prizes awarded in physics – more than one-quarter, despite comprising 0.2% of the world’s population and perhaps 1% of the population of the developed world at the time. I am a research physicist and I can assure you that these prizes were deserved. In physics the world leader by 1930 was Germany, and the USA was a backwater. Guess who emigrated in droves to the USA after Hitler came to power, and guess which country has been the world leader in physics ever since?

          • @ Anton—Jewish achievement is even more impressive than you suggest. The Nobel Prize is awarded ‘137 times more frequently to Jewish candidates worldwide, and 26 times more frequently to those in America, than would be expected from the size of the Jewish population.’ Gosh, Jews are 137 times more intelligent than the dumb goyim. Well, no. It turns out that Jews are just far better at networking, as one would expect from such a highly ethnocentric people:

            When the policy decision has been made by the Nobel Assembly…it is up to the extended Nobel Committee…to choose from the short list of candidates. At this stage the most important factor is the number and status of the scientists who support a particular nominee…And it is here that Jewish scientists can and do use of their talent for networking (with other Jews) and their exceptional verbal intelligence. We might not be able to see a full explanation for the J-bias in higher Jewish IQ or preferential selection of intellectual [careers] by Jews. The probable remaining explanation is the stronger advocacy behind Jewish than behind Gentile scientists. The somewhat higher IQ, the somewhat preferential selection of intellectual jobs and the strong and effective Jewish networking together add up to the 26-fold J-bias. It is readily understandable that there are 26 times more ‘mentors’ (mostly other Jews) behind every successful Jewish scientist than behind a successful Gentile scientist in the USA.

          • Anton

            I am a research physicist. I understand the physics that has won the Nobel Prize, and the Jewish research that has done so is as good in quality as the research of gentile physicist prizewinners. What have you to say to me, Johnny?

            And what of the fact that Germany emptied its physics departments of Jews in the 1930s, mainly to the USA, and that in 1930 Germany was the world leader in physics while by 1950 the USA was?

            As for mathematics, which I also understand as it is the language of physics, the great German mathematician David Hilbert was asked by a Nazi minister about German mathematics now that it had been purged of Jews. He replied that, at Göttingen at least, there was no mathematics (research) any more.

    • Inspector General

      Your link viewed, JR. Hang your head in shame. In your way, you are no better than #blackhidesmatter. There being no such thing other than a fully decent black man…

      • @ Inspector General—The cartoon accurately reflects the modern Holocaust industry. Norman G Finkelstein writes in The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering:

        ‘Holocaust awareness,’ the respected Israeli writer Boas Evron observes, is actually ‘an official, propagandistic indoctrination, a churning out of slogans and a false view of the world, the real aim of which is not at all an understanding of the past, but a manipulation of the present.’

        • Inspector General

          One was a schoolboy in 1974. Bad year that. The Birmingham pub bombings. The local Catholic church hall was stoned. For quite a time after that, the Irish in England were the handful of political murderers that were the IRA, and the IRA was the Irish in England…So here you are, picking and choosing a handful of Jewish writers, and lo – you have the Jewish people in a nutshell…

          • @ Inspector General—the Jewish people in a nutshell

            The Jews’ nutshell, anti-white and anti-Christian, is all their own work. I merely draw attention to it. Someone has to.

  • Anton

    A school class in Ireland containing a Catholic friend and contemporary of mine was once told, when the teacher had to go out for 15 minutes, to meditate upon death.

    Back then sex was taboo and death was freely spoken of, and the world was sane. Today, however…

    • There was a time when all Catholic children were taught the teachings on the “Last Things” – death, judgment, heaven and hell.

      Jack also well remembers being taught to always wish to do God’s will as it is the best for us. When we do or seek anything that is not God’s will, we suffer. We were schooled to say fervently, each time we recite the Our Father: “Thy will be done.”

      We were to accept the sufferings, sorrows, pains and disappointments of life, be they great or small, as coming from God. To bear them calmly and patiently. Of course, we may use all our efforts to ward off trouble and pain, but when one cannot avoid them we should bear them manfully as impatience and revolt make sufferings greater and more difficult.

      Our passion in this life consists in the sufferings and labours of every day. The penance God imposed on man for sin was to gain his bread in the sweat of his brow. We were thus schooled to do our work, accept its disappointments and hardships, and bear our pains in union with the Passion of Christ.

      We were also taught to avoid sin and to break bad habits and do many little things – acts of kindness and charity, give alms, cultivate regularity of life, method in work, and punctuality in the performance of duty -not to grumble or complain when things are not as you please; not to censure and complain of others and never to refuse to do a favour to others when possible. We were also taught to forgive all injuries and offences.

      Different times.

      • Dreadnaught

        children were taught the teachings on the “Last Things” – death, judgment, heaven and hell.

        Scare the crap put of the little perishers – thats the way. Sounds like mental terrorism to me.

        • Martin

          Is it any worse that the threats of political correctness? Little children are punished for sexism or racism?

          • Dreadnaught

            Yes, I do think it is worse.
            I don’t agree that children (and I don’t mean 17 year olds) are truly racist or sexist, unless motivated by adults to parrot their own brand of attitudes. Punishment (what ever form it takes) is wholly inappropriate.

          • Anton

            Why do you think most people have been unhappy for most of history? (Wars, poverty, etc)

        • It’s actually teaches children that if we live according to God’s will then there’s nothing to fear in this life or the next. That a loving Father is in control. You’d prefer what?

          • Dreadnaught

            You’d prefer what?
            Leave the kids minds alone until they are old enough to make their own informed decision without coersion by the adults.

          • One cannot leave the mind of a child alone. There is no “neutrality”. How can there be “informed decisions” in a vacuum? What you actually mean is subject them to a mental diet of moral relativity where there are no moral absolutes and no God. Alternatively, one could just let them be “educated” by the State or by the BBC.

          • IanCad

            “threats of Hell and gruesome dammination “
            Now! Now! Dred, I just don’t want to get into the pagan doctrine of an unending, ever-burning Hell, supposedly the lot of the naughty.
            Not all Christians subscribe to the wretched superstition.

          • Dreadnaught

            You mean all this time its been lies and aint so bad after all? – No-o-o-oooooo!

          • Anton

            Give some thought to how children are actually brought up. They ask questions. What are Christians supposed to do then?

        • carl jacobs

          The Truth is what it is.

      • Anton

        Yes indeed; and not only Catholic children. Those were better days.

    • Busy Mum

      “The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power
      And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave
      Awaits alike the inevitable hour.
      The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”

      Death – the great leveller that preceded and will supercede all the man-made equality nonsense.

  • David

    What is needed is for children to be given back their childhood. They should not be exposed to the full horrors and temptations of the world until strong enough to handle it. A gradual introduction is essential. But how to do that ?
    It must be exceptionally difficult for responsible parents, especially sincere Christian parents to do this, given that all their friends will have access to the sources of the toxicity that are washing throughout our society, and of course, impacting particularly strongly and adversely on the young.
    Society in its greed and denial of God has robbed children of their childhood, and made the task of parenting extremely difficult.

  • Busy Mum

    The problem is that schools work on the assumption that children and teenagers are anxious.

    From ‘circle time’ – pressure to share your feelings – and named ‘pegs’ to access one-to-one ‘talk to me’ sessions with teachers at primary school, to NSPCC/Childline posters that never mention the word ‘parent’, let alone ‘parents’, (‘family member’ is the closest it gets), to being positively encouraged to make use of the services of the school counsellor at secondary school, children grow up feeling that adults expect them to be worried about something and that even the most trivial problems have to be ‘shared’.

    The irony is that on the other hand, teachers are falling over themselves to run workshops and classes to build ‘resilience’, the current buzzword.

    A lot of people are making a lot of money out of the ‘mental health crisis’.

    • chefofsinners

      A lot of schools are spending a lot of money they really don’t have filling gaps in the mental health system because they care about the terrible anxieties that many children suffer. The rise in mental health problems among the young is very real. Look wider than schools to find the cause. Largely family breakdown, insecurity, dire parenting, empty pointless meaningless selfish lives being lived all around them.

      • Busy Mum

        I agree that there is a real problem of mental insecurity among the young. However, it is public money that is causing this instability in the first place, with publicly funded gender confused narratives largely behind the ‘crisis’. A senior child psychologist and a social worker have both confirmed to me that this is the case. Then more public money is being used in an attempt to solve the problems!
        My observations suggest that most of the mental health cases are actually children from very secure backgrounds – they have an unsatisfied need to ‘have an issue’ in their lives, because ‘having issues’ (family breakdown, amorality etc – as you have said) has become the norm through government policy.

        • chefofsinners

          The confusion comes far more widely, pushed by society and the media, not particularly by public money. The pointlessness of humanism, the atheist view of life as meaningless, the early destruction of childhood innocence. Family breakdown. Basically the lack of God.

          • bluedog

            Exactly. One of the classic childhood fears is that one or both parents will die, leaving you alone in the world. Early instruction in Christian belief, typically learning the Lord’s prayer, points to a greater power and an ultimate protector. If there is a mental health crisis, it is as you suggest the denial of spiritual comfort through Christ.

          • Busy Mum

            Today’s children are taught to believe in themselves rather than God. The ‘mental health crisis’ comes when they hit a problem and find that lo and behold, the solution cannot be found within. School counsellors are to today’s humanism what school chaplains were to the Christian past.

          • Busy Mum

            Agree. But lack of God is official government policy, isn’t it?

          • chefofsinners

            Yes and no. Labour didn’t do God. Cameron came and went. Theresa May is a move in the right direction.
            The best thing the government is doing is to fund thousands of Church primary schools, some of which are currently the main meeting point between Christianity and the people.

          • Busy Mum

            I hadn’t heard about our CofE primary getting any funding…..!

            What sort of Christianity does your school present to the people? I assure you that your ‘nom de plume’ would be highly unwelcome at ours. I pointed out recently to the head of RE that the school is wasting its time trying to make the life of Jesus ‘relevant’ to the children if the concepts of sin and salvation are never mentioned. I have also had to point this out to one of my secondaries (a CofE – rare specimen nowadays), where Christianity is portrayed as a lifestyle rather than a faith. No wonder my undergraduate daughter spends her seminars trying to explain to her fellow students what it is really all about!

          • chefofsinners

            Yes, the teaching of Christian theology has been very poor. The CoE is on the case. A new resource for all Church schools has been produced which gives a clear expectation that the overarching concepts of Christian theology – such as the fall, and redemption – paradise lost to paradise regained – are taught systematically, and that children’s understanding is not fragmented, but fits into a cohesive explanation of the human condition. Details of the resource are at https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/05/theological-literacy-boosted-by-new-christianity-resource-for-schools.aspx
            Meanwhile, a new church schools inspection framework is being written, which will be the lever to ensure these concepts are taught.
            CoE primaries are government funded like all other primary schools, but they are (or are meant to be) distinctively Christian. Clearly not all of them are. The local parish, through its foundation governors, has a responsibility to safeguard the Christian character. In voluntary aided schools the foundation governors are in a majority and their task is easier. In voluntary controlled schools their work is harder.

          • Busy Mum

            One of our primary school teachers has contributed to the new resource…..she is a Roman Catholic. I hold out no hope at all for any 39 Article-type teaching in our CofE primaries!

          • chefofsinners

            No, but the schools are a starting place, and a precious meeting place between church and society. A gateway to Christianity for those who choose to come. Most practising Christians couldn’t reel off the 39 articles and if they knew them many would realise that they don’t agree with all of them.

  • And Jack thought the major source of depression in children was little boys wanting to be treated like little girls and not being able to wear dresses or use the girl’s toilet. Or was it that they wanted to marry other little boys and adopt babies all of their own?

    The first rule of family therapy: when children are exhibiting distress look to their parent’s interactions with one another and with them, not the world of politics.

    • CliveM

      Good last paragraph, absolutely right.

  • Dreadnaught

    The kids need to gow up.

    • Inspector General

      One of your best, Dredders…

  • Terry Mushroom

    I was in Coventry visiting my wife’s family one November. The TV burbled in the corner and I caught mention of the “big raid” on 14 November 1940. I knew the family had lived in the city centre. It was now many years later and I ventured to ask my wife’s aunt, “What was it like?”

    Her eyes filled with tears and her arthritic hands waved my question away. It was clearly still all too painful and I regretted my question. Then she draw herself up – all 4ft 11in of her – and said defiantly, “And we didn’t have counselling either.”

    I recall country boy Crocodile Dundee’s bemusement at the sophisticated New Yorkers discussing their counselling and therapists. “Don’t you have any mates” he asked. Quite.

    It’s undoubtedly right for adults and children, scarred by the most awful people and events, to be helped by trained professionals. However, there are also “carers” and charities who seem to need their clients more than their clients need them.

  • Inspector General

    Well really! What a bunch of weakling poofs we are raising. During the 1960s, we lived under the knowledge that we were 4 minutes from total destruction. Every Wednesday, around 7:30 in the evening, the siren at Lansdown Industrial Estate, Cheltenham, 39 45 war vintage, would sound off for a minute as a test. EVERY Wednesday. We just got on with it, us little ones. Of course, then we were blessed not to have Esther Rantzen’s oh so sincere image scaring us shitless on television, as she desperately tries to warn us that death, having your bottom felt, or the animated zombie body of Jimmy Savile lies just around the corner…

    It was worse a few hundred years ago. Children would have seen their playmates collapse and die in front of them from the black death. Now that’s what the Inspector calls a REAL Halloween experience…

    “Did you enjoy playing out today, son?”

    “Not really. I watched John from next door die”

    “Never mind. What would you like for your tea tonight?”

    “Really, I get a choice?”

    “Of course not, silly. You get what the rest of us are having. Something in your small bowl. A piece of meat in there if you’re lucky”

    “Mental torture. That’s what you are, Mum. By the way, I’m thinking about transitioning…Hey! Did you say meat? Topper!”

    “Go round and thank John’s mother. It’s what he was going to have…”

    • Dominic Stockford

      In Teddington the National Physical Laboratory tests its siren every Tuesday morning. I’m not sure what they have there, but its clearly significant enough to require a siren. So even though most people are utterly ignorant of it, some of us must be a bit tougher as a result!

      • Inspector General

        Even Broadmoor is discontinuing its sirens. Too many mentally enfeebled children ringing up Esther on test day perhaps?

    • IanCad

      “Well really! What a bunch of weakling poofs we are raising.”
      So true Inspector. It is the very act of treason itself.

  • Inspector General

    The Inspector does not usually practice bone veneration. He leaves that to the African’s. But here is a worthy exception…
    —————–
    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2016/10/31/tory-mp-demands-bbc-censor-transgender-tv-shows/
    —————–
    Step forward, Peter Bone MP, and be saluted, Sir!

    He said: “It beggars belief that the BBC is making this programme freely available to children as young as six. I entirely share the anger of parents who just want to let children be children.
    “It is completely inappropriate for such material to be on the CBBC website and I shall be writing to BBC bosses to demand they take it down as soon as possible.”

    And the program is what about, exactly…

    The CBBC show, Just A Girl, follows 11-year-old Amy on her journey to get hormone control and begin her transition..

    For non UK types, CBBC: Children’s BBC. You know, cartoons, stories, hand puppets, artificial vaginas…

    • What happened to Scoobydo and Top Cat? That CBBC program “Just A Girl” I would class as child abuse. The BBC are child abusers, they are obsessed with promoting homosexuality and transgender disorders.

      • Anton

        And I am obsessed with ending the license fee. Do it, Teresa, and enjoy the resulting spectacle…

    • Royinsouthwest

      Isn’t it a shame that Jimmy Saville isn’t around to present that programme? Today’s BBC lacks, as far as we know, anyone with his wide-ranging qualifications and experience.

  • chefofsinners

    Is there a Parentline I can call? My kids are driving me crazy.

  • Dominic Stockford

    There is one cause not mentioned in the article – which is heredity. Though uncommon, I’m afraid it is real.

  • To young innocent minds that don’t really understand isn’t that BBC program grooming them to become trannies in order that the LGBTQ feel better about themselves and to normalise this sad disorder? Also taking all those hormones at such a young age will surely have some damaging effects to their minds and bodies in the longer term.

    • Dominic Stockford

      Of course it is, it is the whole point of putting the programme out. And there’s a word for it. Evil.

  • Orwell Ian

    There have been a number of instances where children have inadvertently stumbled over pornography when doing their homework on the internet. While researching modern political history one little lass was shocked to find that a public figure she had been taught to trust and admire has taken to moonlighting as a manspreading wide legged power poser. Fortunately she quickly recovered but her mother, who was first responder to the piercing scream, had to be airlifted to A&E for counselling.

    Those of nervous disposition are advised not click on this link
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3825863/We-Tony-big-boy-Blair-manspreads-magazine-hints-comeback-prevent-Britain-one-party-state.html

  • David

    There are many, many causes of anxiety in children. Some of them are ancient, as old as humanity, and some are very recent. But foremost amongst them must be all the many effects flowing from our societies’ deliberate trashing of its Judaeo-Christain morality especially in the vast field of sexual morality and relationships.

    For decades the BBC has led the charge against normality, wholesome family living, and Christian understandings of good and right behaviour. Today its latest assault on young minds is off course, the already infamous, children’s program aiming at convincing the very young that changing ones “gender” is not that strange. The cruel reality is of course that no one can change their physical sex, formed from the chromosome package with which we are born, as it occupies every cell, and is immutable. We can pretend to be what we are not, but we are what we are, which is what we have been given, by God or by nature, or both, as you prefer. The BBC bears much responsibility for increasing anxiety and confusion in the young.

    • IanCad

      It does seem David, that the BBC is betraying it’s charter.
      No doubt about it, perversion is lauded on and off, throughout the day.
      However, it seems to me that from 6:30PM to 7:00PM all out war is declared upon the straight, the Christian, the very notion of humour, and Donald Trump.

      • Coniston

        On Thursday (BBC2, 9pm) there is a program ‘Conspiracy Files: The Trump Dossier’. I presume it will be followed by ‘Conspiracy Files: The Clinton Dossier’. But I’m not holding my breath.

        • The Explorer

          Quite a pamphlet. AS far as I can see, it doesn’t actually say when you should start having sex, but If I were a kid reading it, I’d take it as incitement to go and behave like mommy and daddy as soon as possible. That’s where our society seems so inconsistent. We invite kids to experiment sexually, and then get into a frenzy when they do. It’s more or less okay if both participants are under age, but if one of them isn’t, it’s imprisonment.

      • Royinsouthwest

        Do you really mean “humour” or did you mean “honour”? It could be argued that the BBC is against both since those of its comedians who make political jokes do so from a leftwing standpoint. Even Al Murray’s “Pub Landlord” is the exception that proves the rule since it is clearly meant as satire and Al Murray himself stood against Nigel Farage in South Thanet in the general election hoping that voters would compare Farage with “the Pub Landlord” and conclude that he was a buffoon.

        • Pubcrawler

          Although intended as satire, Al Murray’s The Pub Landlord’s Book of British Common Sense was the sort of manifesto that I would vote for.

        • IanCad

          No Roy, humour was the word intended as it is unarguable that the straitest of the politically correct sect have none.
          Honour? Perhaps so; that is if loyalty is considered such. Loyal they are; ever willing to seize by the throat any who question their fealty to the principle that they are the anointed guardians of our speech, our actions, and our very thoughts.

      • Anton

        Stick with 7-7.15pm!

      • Inspector General

        Quite so, Ian. The BBC as we know it is finished. We will of course retain the name for its replacement. If we don’t shoot it, it’s only a matter of time before “We track 10 year old Abby after her decision to become a drug addled prostitute at 16”

    • Anton

      Was anybody asked the question in that programme: Which can lie, the body or the mind?

      • David

        Quite ! We cannot deny reality and the nature of our bodies.

  • Royinsouthwest

    I read yesterday that girls were far more likely to call Childline than boys were. Can we assume that is because girls are more interested in what is going on in the world? As Cranmer said, mental health issues in children are very important. However the Telegraph headline seems to be chosen purely to smear Trump voters in the United States. Whatever you think of Trump there is something disgraceful in using children’s anxieties in order to smear a candidate in an election in a foreign country.

    • magnolia

      Most UK children aren’t worried by US politics, unless they have parents who have been hipped up into a paranoid mess by the media? In that case the problem lies with the parents….

  • David

    How about children are concerned because of Islamic terrorism?

    • Royinsouthwest

      They won’t worry about that because everyone knows “it is nothing to do with …”

  • dannybhoy

    Our children are experiencing an information overload that they are simply not ready to cope with. Children live ‘in the now’, a child’s stability is based on family life and the role of the parents who brought them into the world is to give them the basics of love, acceptance and a sense of security.
    No-one can be blamed for technological advances and the dissemination of knowledge and opinion.
    But technology is happening much faster than our human ability to evaluate it. Even adults are struggling to keep grounded in some kind of moral framework. They too are being blitzed by all kinds of novelties, online gambling, pornography and alternative relationships.
    I think perhaps that is why adults are passing the buck and pretending that children really need to decide for themselves on issues that adults flounder on..
    It sounds good, it sounds liberal and progressive, but the fruits thereof are bitter. More couples splitting, more confused children missing out on stability, love and acceptance. More adults living solitary empty lives.
    Here’s my latest petition that I hope many of you regardless of personal belief will sign..
    http://www.citizengo.org/en/fm/38188-dont-let-bbc-promote-transgender-ideology-your-children-anymore?dr=221018::4c98403a564e3f16f548863724e4208b&utm_source=email&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJNMk9UWmhZalF4Tm1VeiIsInQiOiJPRVVpc2lWaCtpcitcL2NWZ292S3ZJcDNKSEV3dmsrSkRRYzJIWkRhU0hLWWN4RXc4TUlIelFoOExob3VJQWJLYTFzMWtNR1QxbFZOMUV0ZG5nbkFqdmZsMW80d0lISWdDUGtOeUpcL0plK29BPSJ9

    • dannybhoy

      Further to the above I found this in the Guardian..
      “Children who suffer abuse, violence or other trauma at home are more likely to become seriously ill as adults, a report has concluded.

      The study says children who endure four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease in later life compared with those who have experienced none.”

      https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/nov/01/abused-children-more-likely-to-be-seriously-ill-as-adults-says-report

      • Inspector General

        “Stretcher bearers!!!”

        • dannybhoy

          You consider yourself a casualty IG? We should compare childhoods..

          • Inspector General

            “Don’t worry lad, we’ll get you to hospital. Hold on, what this? That’s a junior bra you’ve got on!”

            “I’m becoming a girl, you oik!”

      • magnolia

        Only four? How adverse are we talking?

  • len

    There are a great many things in the world today for children to be concerned about but I suspect the path our society has travelled will have done much to increase those concerns.Whilst we send aid to foreign Countries there is much poverty in the’ rich’ western Nations.’Food banks’ have become a necessity for many families including ‘the working poor’.

    ‘Stability’ a firm foundation on which to stand has all but gone as world and local events seem to stagger from crisis to crisis all adding to the general sense of insecurity.

    • John Main

      Ah, the hoary old food bank myth. A country allows millions of people to settle in it, many of them possessing nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Lots of these incomers thrive and prosper; others never get off the starting line. These unfortunates in the latter category struggle
      to get the readies together to feed themselves and their kids and lo, food banks are born.

      Never mind the homes, medical care, education, sanitation, law and order, benefits and jobs we have showered on the newcomers. Just keep banging on that we have been deficient in also putting meals on their tables.

  • John

    I grew up under the threat of cataclysmic nuclear oblivion. Most of my contemporaries joined me in shrugging my shoulders and playing in the garden.

    • IanCad

      My father was very active in the CND. Nearly every night I was told that because of the Americans, the Russians could attack the nearby US nuclear airbase anytime, therefore we all may be dead by morning.
      I went to bed terrified.

      • dannybhoy

        I think the difference was that we weren’t bombarded with so many issues and information then. We had more time to concentrate on the main issue.

        • chefofsinners

          Or just be children. Have fun. Lie in long grass and notice the beauty of the world.

          • dannybhoy

            I was 16 at the time of the Cuba missile crisis,
            Despite parental problems I had a wonderful and simple childhood. We knew nothing about sex, nor homosexuality nor transgenitals, paedophilia etc.
            But most children today do not know how to be simple/naieve because their innocence has been stolen away from them.
            Tragic.

          • I agree it is very tragic. When I think back at 14 before the hormones kicked in we were still running free through waist high grassy fields and rolling down hills. Catching stickleback and trout in the stream with our hands. We used our imaginations to invent games with singing, dancing and dressing up which kept us out of our parents’ hair for hours. We never gave sex or body parts a thought let alone homosexual sex and trannies.
            Adults nowadays are burdening children with adult issues in their agenda of perversions to destroy the traditional family.

          • dannybhoy

            “..we were still running free through waist high grassy fields and rolling down hills. Catching stickleback and trout in the stream with our hands.”
            ‘Such fun eh, Pip old chap!’
            from Great Expectations :0)
            I think if we accept the Bible’s assertion that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one, then we can also accept that there are people who knowingly or unknowingly working to his agenda of destroying and perverting all that God has made.

          • Pubcrawler

            “… jumpers for goalposts…”

          • dannybhoy

          • Cressida de Nova

            Sigh!

    • Anton

      When I was told “better red than dead” I thought I’d rather be dead than enslaved by communism, actually. Later I realised that it was a false dichotomy, that I was neither red nor dead, and that it might perfectly well carry on like that, ie it was not inevitable that the Soviet Union would win and the USA lose the Cold War. Thanks to Reagan, that’s exactly how it worked out – the USA won. Europe should thumping well be grateful.

      • bluedog

        It was the EU that defeated the Soviet Union and ensured the past 70 years of peace in Europe, didn’t you know?

        • Inspector General

          Official this, Bluedog. When the Soviet Union collapsed and records were made available, and even more important than that, former officials felt they could speak freely, it emerged that the view they held of the EU was ‘deep and growing suspicion’.

          So, there you have it. During the Cold War, the EU was a destabilising influence, at a time when stability of sorts meant we could all live side by side. Just about.

          God bless NATO!

          • Anton

            Inspector, I think the ‘dog was being satirical and that we are all on the same side of that one.

          • Inspector General

            For the benefit of clarity for those who don’t remember the time, dear fellow…

          • bluedog

            Splendid words, Inspector, and God bless the Special Relationship, which seems to be getting a vigorous injection of enthusiasm, if nothing else, from our Prince Harry.

            Winter nightcap suggestions: Hot chocolate, followed by a touch of Black Velvet chaser.

            We should really leave #Court Circular to Mrs Proudie! It’s an open goal.

      • dannybhoy

        Instead their politicians remain pathetically pompous..

      • Royinsouthwest

        Yes, the United States, including Ronald Reagan, deserves a huge amount of credit for the successful conclusion of the Cold War. However credit is also due to people of other nationalities such as Margaret Thatcher, Pope John Paul II, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

        • Anton

          Not Gorbachev. He was forced to his knees by economic realities. And economics is not (Marx notwithstanding) a fundamental determinant of history but a summary of things such as hard work, honesty, education and the willigness to let innovators be justly rewarded.

          • Royinsouthwest

            People don’t always accept economic realities. Look at North Korea as an example. Therefore Gorbachev deserves some credit.

          • Anton

            Well you give it to him then; I won’t. North Korea isn’t going to last long unless Chinese money keeps propping it up and that comes from capitalism nowadays.

  • The world has gone crazy – wars, conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, natural disasters, terrorism, economic uncertainty, unemployment, divisions, disease, death. People are living in fear and pass it onto their children. We fear for our futures, we fear for our families, we fear for our financial future, we fear for our safety. The list goes on …

    Yet Christians need feel no fear:

    “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
    (Psalm 34:4)

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
    (Philippians 4:6-7)

    “Then Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?’”
    (Luke 12:22-26)

    • David

      Well said HJ.

  • Stephen Milroy

    Generation snowflake…

  • Albert

    In his book The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt (himself liberal/left) explains that those on the liberal/left have fewer moral categories than those on the right/conservative people. This means that, whereas more conservative people can usually understand the concerns of those on the left, those on the left cannot understand the concerns of the conservative. I suppose this means that to those on the left, conservatives look like lunatics. If such people teach children, then they convey their fears. What they don’t point out is that their fears are themselves the fruit of their moral colour-blindedness.

    • Archie Dougalmcguire

      Important book that-for a liberal lefty, quite an honest indictment of his tribe. And I honour that, not easy to go against the Spirit of the beehive.
      Maybe the “Self-Righteous Mind, Self Certificating Elites” needs a writing-thankfully Farage and Trump seem not to need too much to help the liberals dissolves in their own tears. Popcorn for table #666!

      • dannybhoy

        Always good to see the Welsh commenting on the blog…

      • Albert

        Yes, I rather admired that part of the book as well.

  • Archie Dougalmcguire

    Another great article Cranmer.
    Putting the neuroses and the blame squarely where it belongs.
    If indeed it`s simply not projections and displacement activities from the same grievance mongers, needy hustlers and grouch farmers who populate, get money from or generally get to feel superior or wanted…and at public expense via NHS, schools, social services, courts, migration lobbies-and academia and journalism.
    These people need to warm their sorry arses around their bonfires of vanity-and every one of them would rather smell the serge, sniff the adrenaline and flutter around the corpses and casualties than actually build a railing at the top of the cliff.
    No-they`d rather drive the ambulances at the bottom, pays more, gets more research grants and some lawyer junkies days in court sometime hence.
    So no-there`s no mental health issue at all-just a collective nervous breakdown after Brexit, soon to be amplified under the election of DJT on Nov 8th-and not by the kids unless groomed by the BBC. liberal media, the safe space scum who mould, massage their tiny minds.
    It`s the ADULTs having the collywobbles-years of stuffing and shafting the poor, and now their floppy levers and gloomy shadow plays have NO effect on the people of this country(unless public sector do-gooders, quango morons and Godless Guardian ciphers of slurry).
    A joy to see them developing Psychic Munchhausens by Proxy-but FFS, stop “doing things about the children”-THEY hate their libshills as much as WE do!
    Popcorn waiter!

  • Altesegel

    Has anyone called Childline fretting about the rise of the Antichrist
    Yes – I was referred to the local mosque….

  • Inspector General

    “Miss Jones, the art teacher, told me to stop playing conkers otherwise I could get seriously hurt”

    “And did you?”

    “No. Kept on playing with Joe”

    “Then what”

    “She slapped me full across the face with the front of her hand, breaking my nose, there was blood everywhere, and splitting my lip open with her diamond engagement ring she was wearing…”

    • dannybhoy

      She did warn him…

      • Inspector General

        It’s almost as Miss Jones could actually see into the future. There were many masters and mistresses like that half a century ago. One learned well from it…

        • dannybhoy

          We had a master who could throw a blackboard rubber or piece of chalk with stunning accuracy..
          We had another older master who used to read Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’ to us on a Friday afternoon..
          Some were swines but most masters genuinely loved teaching us morons

  • “NSPCC Childline: rise of Corbyn and Clinton leads to rise in young people’s anxiety.”

    Possibly because both would probably permit their euthanasia for depression. If they don’t get them in the womb, they’ll find another way.

  • magnolia

    I think the two presidential candidates are substantial cause for anxiety amongst the more fainthearted. In this respect Hilary Clinton seems to win the race by a country mile. Even her own aides and staffers are reputedly very anxious.

    If Anthony Weiner really did have a file labelled “life insurance” as so many reports suggest, he was clearly too superstitious or avoidant -for some reason- to put the technically correct word “assurance” there…..

  • Albert

    It’s curious that people are communicating their worries about Trump to their children, rather than Putin.