Being a totalitarian ideology, moonbattery imposes itself everywhere imaginable. Egalitarian inclusiveness and the prohibition of all potential pain now demand that British schoolchildren not have best friends:
Instead, the primary pupils are being encouraged to play in large groups.
Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey.
She added: “I have noticed that teachers tell children they shouldn’t have a best friend and that everyone should play together.
“They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend. But it is natural for some children to want a best friend. If they break up, they have to feel the pain because they’re learning to deal with it.”
Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, confirmed some schools were adopting best-friend bans.
By the same logic, romantic relationships will be banned, on the pretext that feelings will be hurt if they don’t work out. Here again George Orwell showed amazing prescience; in 1984, Winston Smith had to conduct his romance with Julia in secrecy, and got in big trouble with the government discovered it.
Other than taking pain avoidance to the last extreme of absurdity, why would liberals want to proscribe close personal relationships between members of the herd? For the same reason they have been methodically destroying the family through welfare and the farcification of marriage in the name of “gay rights.” A slave’s only meaningful relationship should be with his master: Big Government.
On tips from Agnostic Conservative, Dave H, and Mattius Maximus.