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Teachers of Hatred - do they have to?!!

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zamantha Wed 10-Apr-13 22:51:04

BBC The Papers commentary say the DM are giving readers what they want. Is this what you want? Lambasting teachers?

I think it is horrible - just another nail in the coffin for that rag.
Does society really hate teachers or has it been orchestrated by extreme right as I deem DM to be?

Comments please. smile

ipadquietly Thu 11-Apr-13 00:31:50

With all due respect, I don't think you've understood. The DM is the voice of reason (for 2.5m people shock : the BBC, teachers and people who won't be attending or watching next Wednesday's Royal shindig are a load of Marxist tossers, poisoning the young with their toxic ideas.

zamantha Thu 11-Apr-13 10:05:01

It is not reasonable to target teachers - people who are doing a service for this country. The country is made up of 60 million why do so few , get such a loud shout? Because most of us are not so aggressive.

Protest is allowed under democracy and it sends a message that many did not think MT was a generous woman and that she has deeply affected the fabric of our society in some negative ways. In a way it is a testamont to her that so many people have reactions negative or positive.

I would not join a death party, nor would I berate teachers in such a blatant, scapegoating, prejudicial way. I'm sure I'm not alone in being appalled at the lack of good manners.- equally as upsetting as those who hate the MT passing parties.

ipadquietly Thu 11-Apr-13 10:17:30

The dm headline today is the pits:
The main headline implies both 'teachers of hatred' are from 'Miliband's school' (I wasn't aware he's involved in staff recruitment?). The article later informs us that Ms Blythe works in Brighton and Mr Parr 'resigned' from Haverstock School in February.

These articles are giving the idea that schools are like some Al Qaeda terrorist camp (and god knows most dm readers don't need any encouragement!).

Its next campaign after State funeral? Beatification. I bet they've already got the application form from the pope.

MiniTheMinx Thu 11-Apr-13 10:17:36

The daily mail hates the left because it doesn't fit with their corporatist agenda.

The problem is that this cultural sabotage upon free thinking orchestrated by the fascist right wing daily mail works. It is working, millions of sheeple believe that the right wing are benevolent.

Just goes to show though, that the only resistance to greed and avarice, to corporate profit over human life is socialism.

The battle lines are the same as they always have been, all this liberal nonsense about top trumps identity politics peddled into the concious of the people, is a scam to divide the left. To obscure the truth.

wiganwagonwheelworks Thu 11-Apr-13 10:20:11

the Daily Mail is overpriced loo roll.

MiniTheMinx Thu 11-Apr-13 10:22:20

I agree Ipad, it gives the impression that schools are a hot bed of left wing politics. This fits with the agenda to create a "facts" based non inquiry education where children are fed right wing dogma, propaganda and carefully selected facts. The right wing do not want the children of working class people to be educated, they want docile workers, willing to work for peanuts without complaint. They do not want intelligent critical thinkers to emerge at the end of the process.

wintertimeisfun Thu 11-Apr-13 10:34:27

nonsense, so i so disagree with that minx has said, left wing clap trap

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 10:37:12

These 'death party' people, 'potential rioters', 'ding dongers' and facebook gloaters are all, in my humble opinion, horrible, horrible human beings.

Quite franky I would prefer that those who's morality and consideration are inverted to the degree demonstrated were nowhere near my children, irrespective of their profession or politics and not for any other reason than their behaviour is disgusting.

zamantha Thu 11-Apr-13 10:59:59

As is the DM behaviour disgusting - and upsetting that so many people will just believe their hate.

anklebitersmum Thu 11-Apr-13 11:22:38

Oh, don't get me wrong zamantha I'm no DM fan. Horrible rag.

zamantha Thu 11-Apr-13 11:41:21

Interesting, that "Ding Dong the witch is dead" is now no1 on itunes - so there is a popular revolt against Thatcher and as Murdoch says he is not a conservative but a Thatcherite, I presume they feel angry that others do not share their sentiments.

That said - respect soon after someone dies is what most measured people would offer - that doesn't take from those that feel her ism needs reacting against.

MiniTheMinx Thu 11-Apr-13 12:32:32

The problem with the population as a whole showing respect might be that those at the mail and the torries make this about a wider consensus for their politics. It would be wrong not to criticise Thatcher's politics and to look back on her as some sort of saint or icon.

People wonder why Lenin is still on display, I wonder too and I wouldn't want to see a situation where respect for human life translates into a whitewashing and rewriting of history. So that respect for human dignity in death becomes a silencing tactic used to stop people disagreeing with right wing politics.

For the record I am not singing ding dong or celebrating lest anyone should think I am. Thatcher's ideas live on, it's her ideas that need challenging.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 11-Apr-13 12:47:35

I thought the paper's nail in coffin moment came, when it hounded that 17-year old girl out of the being the 'youth crime commissioner', just because of some careless tweets she made on Twitter.


Dominodonkey Thu 11-Apr-13 23:26:18

"I thought the paper's nail in coffin moment came, when it hounded that 17-year old girl out of the being the 'youth crime commissioner', just because of some careless tweets she made on Twitter.


She was on 15k a year and had made racist, homophobic and foul mouthed comments on twitter. Do you really want someone like that representing young people and getting paid what most teenagers could only dream of to do so?

Dominodonkey Thu 11-Apr-13 23:29:32

OP -

the Daily Mail will do anything to discredit teachers, unfortunately it is not the only paper to do so. Many stories that are purportedly about teachers are about TAs, or those who run random workshops (such as the woman in question) but it does not sound as sensational.

I do however question the morals of anyone joyously celebrating the death of an octagenarian who has been out of power for over 20 years.

hackmum Fri 12-Apr-13 08:55:58

The problem with the Mail is its tendency to personalise stories. (This is also its appeal, of course - it's much more interesting to read stories about real individuals than to read about ideas in the abstract.)

The trouble is, it's not a fair fight. Imagine how it feels to be one of those individuals that the Mail suddenly turns against - to know that millions of people are reading and believing that stuff about you and you don't have a way of answering back. Whatever you think about Paris Brown's tweets, she is just a 17-year old girl, and that kind of hounding in a national newspaper must have been upsetting, not to say terrifying - particularly in these days of social media when everybody picks up on it and it's all over Facebook and Twitter and people start sending you hate messages.

It would have been nice to think that the Mail learnt some restraint after what they did to Lucy Meadows, but it would seem not.

tethersend Fri 12-Apr-13 09:03:06

Well I only went into teaching to ruin children's lives.

It's a vocation.

Tortington Fri 12-Apr-13 09:03:12

the mail is disgusting, and you can't boycott buying it becuase you would't have bought it anyway

WHAT YOU CAN DO if you want to put yur money where your mouth is, is start an anti mail LINK culture on mumsnet,

you can always always state "is that link a daily mail link? becuase i won't open it to perpetuate their advertizing revenue

just keep saying it on mumsnet

until the sleb whores eventually stop linking

NicholasTeakozy Fri 12-Apr-13 09:31:47

I've said it before but I think it bears repeating; the Mail is a vile hate filled shitrag. I don't click links to their website, and if there is a shortened link that sends me there Kitten Block directs me away. It's great for the blood pressure is Kitten Block.

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