Branding 3 year-olds as Haters, for Life

I’d guess this is the absurd and disspiriting levels to which unchecked political-correctness and a thought-policing society may descend:

3 Year-olds Branded Racist, Homophobic; Put in Gov’t Database:

Over 30,000 British schoolchildren, some as young as three, have had their names registered on a government database and branded “racist” or “homophobic” for using playground insults, infractions that could impact their future careers.

The shocking figures were disclosed after civil liberties group the Manifesto Club made a Freedom of Information Act request which betrayed the fact that kids who used petty jibes are now being treated as thought criminals by education authorities.

34,000 incidents of “racism” in total were reported for the year 2009-2010, with nursery school toddlers as young as three being put on a state database for using the words “gay” and “lesbian”. One child who called another “broccoli head” was also reported to authorities. Other cases included a child who used the word “gaylord,” while another who told a teacher “this work is gay,” was also added to the thought crime database.

The majority of the reported cases involved primary school children.

“The record can be passed from primaries to secondaries or when a pupil moves between schools,” reports the Daily Mail. “And if schools are asked for a pupil reference by a future employer or a university, the record could be used as the basis for it, meaning the pettiest of incidents has the potential to blight a child for life.”

Emphasis mine.

Do we believe that such mind-numbing over-reacting cannot happen, here?

Between that, our president’s “you must love me” notes and the “Attack Watch” nonsense, perhaps it’s time to watch that Orwell video again:

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