Chanel Pfahl’s speech from the protest at the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Brilliant!! Brava! As a teacher in a deep blue US state not far from Canada, I applaud Chanel Pfah's courage in speaking out against the groupthink that has quickly overtaken K-12 schools here as well. Her analogies to previous historical slides into totalitarianism are spot on. In "Diversity Equity and Inclusion" professional development sessions we spend so much time discussing the words we are allowed and not allowed to use I thought Mao's little red book might actually be more efficient at least. Meanwhile our adolescents, especially, are suffering from deep despair and family turmoil and and an unprecedented number of young women are contemplating cutting off their breasts. This is not progress(ive). Gratitude to all those standing up for democratic principles!
A small but important spark of light in a "profession" that has grown dark.
The example Chanel gives of Venezuela is haunting, like Peterson’s long ago reference to the Soviet kulaks. Resentful, authoritarian people use the promise of equity or redistribution to target the elite but only make society worse for most people. They serve only themselves, like the school leaders who drove Chanel out of teaching to indoctrinate CRT and glow in the virtual signalling. As a teacher, I can tell you that Chanel is needed back in a school. Her wisdom and courage are singular.
Well done. Relatable. On point. Canada as a country seems to be in a lull of enviable peace. Appeasement, and passionless platitudes will get us nowhere and risk our accomplishments, perhaps future. Institutional lap dogs, sycophants and paper tigers won't fare well either when real threat or authoritarians emerge.
Very powerful and absolutely to the point. Thank you!