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Prussian Blue the band

Dear Reader,

Now I have to confess that I rather like Prussian Blue, bear in mind that I am not expressing a liking for the rock band. It is important to understand that the rock band has nothing to do with the cesium chemistry or my chemical interests. I am rather glad that the twin girls are recanting the views they expressed as children but sadly they have not totally changed their views. It reminds me of a case of some neo-nazis in Israel, the prime minister is reported as having said.

I am sure that there is not a person in Israel who can remain indifferent to these scenes, which indicate that we too as a society have failed in the education of these youths

I think that part of the problem relates to the way in which the two girls were schooled at home, while I am not anti-home schooling I do think that parents who want to educate their children at home need to show that they are intellectually and morally fit to act as the educators for their children.

Many years ago an retired RAF officer explained to me how the negative vetting system worked, he said that any political affiliation more right wing than the conservative party or more left wing than the labour part would be a barrier to a person passing vetting. For example a member of the communist party or the national front would be viewed as being less trustworthy than a member of the labour, liberal or conservative party. This RAF officer was talking about the vetting which relates to military matters (code books, air defense radar and other sensitive matters), but as a society we need to consider should any similar restriction apply to civilian work which is unrelated to the military.

For example should we allow a person who is a member of a right wing racist or a far left communist organisation to be a

Prison officer

School teacher

University teacher

Housing officer

My own personal view is that the death of Zahid Mubarek strongly suggests that a racist person is not fit to work as a prison officer, while I am not so sure of what rules should be applied to an educator or a housing officer.

Also should political extremists be banned from homeschooling their children ?

If any of my readers have any thoughts on the subject which they would like to share then please add a commnet.


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