When he dropped his daughter off at school on the morning of 25 August, Mr Koutalianos was horrified to see the school had produced its own global warming/climate change alarmist school play entitled “The Beginning of the End of the Beginning”. The play was performed that morning under the COLA (covered outdoor learning area) by unsuspecting young children and inflicted on an even younger audience.
The play had approximately fifty student performers divided into groups: the cleaners, the scientists, the robots and the scavengers.
The cleaners and scientists were dressed in white overalls and hoods – reminiscent of the recent TV images of Greenpeace activists vandalizing a scientific facility.
The robots were dressed in black and green with cardboard cogs. They crawled around on all four limbs like vacuums cleaners cleaning the ground, guided by the cleaners.
The scavengers, who appeared to represent ordinary citizens, were dressed in rags. They seemed to worship a potted plant, perhaps meant to represent some future green utopia. At one point, they were herded together like cattle and restrained by others. At other times, they were lying on the ground playing ‘dead’, presumably due to the sign-posted natural and other catastrophes.
Signs held up by students included NO FUTURE, THE END IS NIGH, THE END IS NEAR, THE END IS REALLY CLOSE, DOOMSDAY IN X DAYS. Other signs related to earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes. Perhaps the most disturbing image was of children playing dead while students held up a sign that read SEAS RISE MILLIONS LOST.
“These are rather alarming and inappropriate messages to be conveying to young children who do not have the capacity to weigh up the conflicting science of the climate change debate”, Mr Koutalianos said.
“This was a deliberate attempt to link global warming alarmism to unrelated geological catastrophes. Presenting our children with such inaccurate information through subtle innuendo, whether through science class or theatre, is completely unacceptable in the context of an educational institution”, continued Mr Koutalianos. He continued, “The science has been politicized and is disputed and our children should not have to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Climate/carbon propaganda should be kept out of our schools, until the adults sort out the truth from the lies.”
Mr Koutalianos has written to the Principal and offered to meet her to discuss the production. He has sent a copy of his letter to the Education Minister as well as copies to other parents.
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