Our Mental and Moral Freefall

May 12, 2018 by

by Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch:

When the moral state of a nation heads downwards, so does its mental state. The two seem to be closely linked: as we become more and more immoral as a culture, we seem to become more and more stupid as well. Moral myopia and mental moonbattery seem to go hand in hand.

Of course this becomes a two-way process: more idiocy leads to more immorality, and more moral meltdowns lead to more mindlessness and madness. Examples of this are easy to come by. This site documents them all the time. I should get paid for doing this – I would be filthy rich by now.

My first example comes from – yep, you guessed it – “our” ABC. Worse yet, it involves a ‘sexuality expert’. Whenever you hear that someone is a ‘sexuality expert’ you know it might be time to head for the hills, especially if they are given a free pass on the ABC to push their lunacy.

This is how the story goes:

A sexuality educator has claimed that parents should ask their babies for permission before they change their nappies. Deanne Carson, who identifies on Twitter as a sexuality educator, speaker and author, said that doing so would set up a culture of consent early on.

She explained that she works with kids as young as three years of age on issues surrounding consent, but encouraged parents to introduce the idea much earlier. She said that while she recognises the fact that babies are unable to actually give an answer, it’s important to use eye contact to teach them that their response matters.
On an ABC segment on consent laws, she said: “We work with children from three years old. We work from parents from birth.” The reporter was pretty confused by the suggestion, asking again: “from birth?”

Ms Carson continued: “Yes, just about how to set up a culture of consent in their homes so ‘I’m going to change your nappy now, is that OK.’ Of course a baby is not going to respond ‘yes mum that’s awesome, I’d love to have my nappy changed’. “But if you leave a space, and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact then you’re letting that child know that their response matters.” Viewers were very “dumb founded” by the suggestion, with some calling it “lunacy”.

Talk about a triple facepalm moment. Talk about lunacy on the loose. Talk about yet another reason to put the ABC out of its misery. Thankfully much of the world is still somewhat sane, and so this story has been reported all over the place, and she and her goofball ideas have been universally panned.

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