Tag Archives: Dr Bella d’Abrera

The betrayal of the teaching profession

It is simply part of the Marxist workbook (praxis) that a nation’s education system is at the head of the list of those institutions and organizations to be subverted. Gain control of the minds of the nation’s children and you are (in the Australian vernacular) home and hosed in setting the unswerveable path to the socialist Utopia of the Marxist fantasy. That’s what has happened in Australia.

Marxists now have almost total control of children and youth from pre-school to university. The empirical evidence is overwhelming. A major plank in the school curriculum is the propagation of a version of Aboriginal history that glorifies the positives and ignores the negatives (see the Aboriginal tab). The noble savage was often just savage.

Worse, a great deal of the new version is reinvention and myth. The typical Marxist demoralisation tactic (creating shame for the past) means the almost total obliteration of a true version of Australian history from the First Fleet to the end of the 1950s when Marxist launched their determined push to gain control. That period saw a stunning period of national development and the establishment of one the world’s most enduring democracies (See my family history series). Dr Bella D’Abrera comments on the sad state of the teaching of history in Australian schools below.

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Teaching Australians to be ashamed

Dr Bella D’Abrera, History Reclaimed, 17 March 2022

The teaching of History in Australian schools has become a battleground for the hearts and minds of Australians. Under the watch of a supposedly centre- right government in Australia, legions of school children are being turned against the modern state of Australia by history teachers who harbour a profound suspicion and hatred of the values and institutions of Western civilisation.

Among the myriad of lies currently being fed to the young and impressionable is the story that the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 marked the beginning of a long and brutal colonisation, and that the Indigenous population of Australia is still coming to terms with what is often referred to as an invasion and resulting genocide. This profoundly negative narrative tells all non-Indigenous Australians that they should be ashamed of both Australia and being Australian. It requires that the living apologise for the supposed sins of the long since deceased, thus encouraging Australians to live in a perpetual state of unassuageable guilt.

Read the rest here …

The rise of identity politics

Dr Bella d’Arbrera, Director, Foundations of Western Civilisation Program, IPA, has made an incalculable contribution to the defence of Western Civilisation in Australia. She has meticulously compiled a report on the state (and status) of courses in history departments in Australian universities. She has found and demonstrated what most of us have suspected – an appalling and shameless bias in course and content towards Identity Politics. Below the IPA’s report on her work, and a link to the publication of her findings.

The Rise Of Identity Politics: History In Australian Universities

Dr Bella d’Abrera
IPA

History undergraduates are not being taught about the history and substance of Western Civilisation, according to a new Institute of Public Affairs report The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities, authored by Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program at the Institute of Public Affairs.

The report systematically reviews the 746 history courses offered across 35 Australian universities in 2017. It finds that undergraduate history degrees in Australia have become dominated by identity politics – where subjects are reduced to class, gender and race – to the detriment of important teachings on Western Civilisation. Read on…

Read the publication:
The Rise of Identity Politics