Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Political correctness is destroying New Zealand - Lochore

The only man to have coached the All Blacks to victory in the Rugby World Cup says that political correctness is destroying New Zealand.  "We are living in a PC world which is destroying us," he told a breakfast meeting hosted by educators Parents Inc. yesterday. 

"We are living in a PC world which is destroying us, where you actually can't put the hard word on people when they have digressed and committed bad blunders," he said.

Story here in the Herald

His story could be that of any decent parent in the country who sends his children or grandchildren away to one of the state's factory schools as decent human beings in the making, only to see them gradually captured by today's dripping wet orthodoxy. 

The country's teachers colleges have a lot to answer for.

UPDATE: Just to show it's not just New Zealand being destroyed by the dripping wet tide comes the story of a nine-year old pitcher who's too good for the Youth Baseball League of New Haven, Connecticut.  See Nine-Year Old Told He's Too Good.


  1. As someone who once lived a stone's throw from New Haven, CT, it's not so surprising. In spite of its being home to expensive old Yale, it's a low-income, highish-welfare, democrat-loving spot.

    Well it was 20 yrs ago. I stand corrected if that's altered in the interim. Doubt it, though, somehow.

  2. Sean Fitzpatrick28 Aug 2008, 06:30:00

    'I feel like it's all my fault nobody could play'

    From the mouths of babes....

    Only a child can put either truth or absurdity in such clear terms.

  3. I live and work in Dubai. At work people have a hard time believing me when I talk about all the nonsense that goes on in the US. Feminism created such a situation--does anyone think that if this had been a girl that anyone would have banned HER for being too good, I don't think so. Feminist professes to wanting a world where everything is 'win-win'--no losers. Interesting that women in power seem to forget this non zero sum philosophy. As far as the 'too good' example goes, it is evidence that our culture is finally to the point that our children are being raised in a sanitized, sterile world devoid of danger or risk, and consequently devoid of all the very things that teach children to be able to cope and compete with the world, and make good decisions. Humans need struggle, failure, and challenge to do their best. Having given none of these things to our children for the last 30 years, why should we be shocked that they are miserable, oversexed, overweight, and incapable of doing the hard work necessary to compete with students from Korea, Singapore, Finland,and even Jamaica! I hope this boy's parents take him somewhere where he can see if his talent is truly his calling--and God help all those kids out there that will never know the fun, challenges, and wonderful fears and sorrows of a REAL childhood.


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