‘Has social policy been used to radically change human behaviour?’

April 24, 2017

SOCIAL DEFICIT: Peter Gray of the Freedom To Learn Blog, who says on his website that when children have a loss of empathy and increasing narcissism. it is down to the education and day care environments not allowing them to play socially.

SOCIAL ENGINEERING: Stefan Molyneux of Freedom spoke these words to a specific audience: “This has a lot to do with the decisions that were made in the 1960s and 1970s and for your childhoods, the 1980s and 1990s. This is something you really need to get a hold of because social decisions made particularly at the political level – they don’t just change politics and laws, they fundamentally change human beings.”

 

HAS a lack of play in conjunction with increased day care amongst children led to them being more depressed, and increased knowledge of technology leading to a lack of social skills?

The Freedom To Learn blog by research professor and psychologist Peter Gray is one of the sources used by Stefan Molyneux of Freedom Radio to touch upon what could be constrained to be a taboo subject. In this despatch, he is directly speaking to the generations who were born in the 1980s and 1990s.

Molyneux also cites statistics from The National Institute for Child Health and Human Development which suggests that children in day care are almost three times more likely to develop behavioural problems than those cared for by their mothers at home.

He also uses information from a piece of work called Peers, Social Skills and Stress by the website Parenting Science by Gwen Dewar.

In the blog this phrase struck out at me from Peter Gray: “A decline of empathy and a rise in narcissism are exactly what we would expect to see in children who have little opportunity to play socially. Children can’t learn these social skills and values in school, because school is an authoritarian, not a democratic setting. School fosters competition, not co-operation and children are not free to respect their needs and wishes.”

In a report covered by the Independent, it found the average child in the UK is spending less than three-quarters of an hour a day and depression among young people since 1990 has increased by 70 per cent

Molyneux said: “The more time you spend in day care, the more aggressive you become. It is very stressful for kids. Kids who are stressed become more anxious and aggressive, which is what you see in a lot of these social justice warriors. Segregation of kids by ages is pretty new.

“As kids come out of day care and go into schools, they are kind of messed up and what that means as electronics got really better is that peer relationships became more challenging because kids got messed up by day care, which meant they weren’t much good at negotiating, they get more aggressive and pound off.

“As the quality of the electronic entertainment goes up, the capacity to negotiate with kids in your own neighbourhood goes down.”

“Societies that wrong you – particularly those that do it for political and economic gain – sacrifice you on the altar of collectivism and political power, somehow have a great incentive to say it is your deficiency that has caused the problems in your life. There is just something wrong with you – just do what your parents did, or your grandparents.”

In a study conducted in the United States, 61 per cent polled in 1,000 students in the autumn of 2014 said they felt “overwhelming anxiety” of the past year and 35.5 per cent felt “so depressed they felt it difficult to function.”

Molyneux says the above facts that have been discussed are based on social policy decisions that have lasted over 50 years, which have been deliberately designed to change behaviour in generations.

He said: “This has a lot to do with the decisions that were made in the 1960s and 1970s and for your childhoods, the 1980s and 1990s.

“This is something you really need to get a hold of because social decisions made particularly at the political level – they don’t just change politics and laws, they fundamentally change human beings.

“They re-wire your hormonal and biological systems and they re-wire your stress responses and brain.

“We are very susceptible to environmental influences and when social policies lead to huge changes in the way children are raised in particular there are enormous changes and challenges that young people have to overcome which isn’t really talked about that much.”

 

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