In T.H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, an inscription over the entrance to a fascist anthill reads: “EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY”.
In Modern Multicultural Norway, “racism” is most assuredly forbidden, so that “anti-racism” has now become compulsory in the schools.
Our Norwegian correspondent The Observer sends a translated article about the latest innovation in Norwegian progressive pedagogy. He includes this note:
This article talks about the new anti-racism course which will be introduced to the curriculum of Norwegian schools in 2013.
This is very frightening stuff indeed. Now it’s finally official: no form of public dissent will be tolerated in Norwegian schools anymore. Everybody will have to ‘get with the program’ or be ‘punished’. It looks like Gates of Vienna, Fjordman and other Islam critical individuals are set to receive the full wrath of the ‘Left-wing Norwegian unity school’.
The translated article from today’s Aftenbladet:
Anti-Racism to be placed on the curriculum
Norwegian teachers will have to undergo training in anti-racism.
“We can’t prevent another Breivik, but we can help young people to take a stand,” says researcher Rolf Mikkelsen.
“This is going to be one of the most complicated achievements in Norwegian schools,” says Rolf Mikkelsen, a researcher at the University of Oslo, to the newspaper Klassekampen [“Class Struggle” — a communist newspaper].
Mikkelsen has been selected, along with others, to put together a training course this autumn for the “prevention of anti-Semitism, racism and undemocratic attitudes” aimed at teachers and school administrators.
As of 2013 Norwegian schools will offer half-yearly courses which will cover topics such as anti-Semitism, racism and other peer-related prejudices, democratic awareness, critical thinking and conflict resolution. The Ministry of Education started working on the project in the spring of last year, but the terrorist attacks on July 22 gave it a renewed relevance. Six million NoK has so far been allocated to the course, which will run for a three year period.
“Obviously the attacks on July 22 have made this course extra relevant, and this is a fact which is highlighted in the course. It is exactly the type of extremism that we want to prevent,” says project manager Peder Nustad of the Norwegian Holocaust Centre.
The Ministry of Education first awarded the assignment to the Norwegian Holocaust Centre, but in the wake of media disclosures earlier this year of the ministries’ lack of proper procedures for grants, the ministry decided to subject the assignment to a public tender. The Norwegian Holocaust Centre, The Wergeland Centre and the Department of Education and School Research at UIO (University of Oslo) eventually won the tender.