No, it's nothing to do with the Mohammed cartoons- this time a school in the United States has banned Lego. Health and safety concerns? Nope, nothing so "logical"- it seems that the Lego bricks were having an unusual effect on the children-
"building their assumptions about ownership and the social power it conveys — assumptions that mirrored those of a class-based, capitalist society — a society that we teachers believe to be unjust and oppressive.”
You mean *gasp* kids were learning about the real world? Well, those teachers didn't stand for that-
they banned the Legos and began their program of re-education. “Our intention was to promote a contrasting set of values: collectivity, collaboration, resource-sharing, and full democratic participation,” they write.
...in Hilltop’s new Lego regime, there would be three immutable laws:
- All structures are public structures. Everyone can use all the Lego structures. But only the builder or people who have her or his permission are allowed to change a structure.
- Lego people can be saved only by a “team” of kids, not by individuals.
- All structures will be standard sizes.
In short, the children have been indoctrinated with communist ideals. Totally brainwashed by public educators who brag about it in a schools magazine. But it's fairly typical of modern liberal thought- ban what doesn't agree with your beliefs and inflict your own view-point on others. Tolerance, freedom of thought and expression- those are ideals which run counter to today's liberalism, subsumed under the belief that their point of view is the only reasonable one anyone should have. A hop, skip and a jump away from Hitler's National Socialism and Stalin's Communism.
Big hat tip to Frau Budgie.