In our literature we make the following statement assuming that readers will get the message ‘Inquisitive, intelligent and playful, dolphins have been known to guide seafarers to safety.’ We fail to mention that the dolphins act on the basis of long-term obligation.
According to Greek legend Dionysus, the god of wine and mirth, was once voyaging between the Mediterranean islands of Ikaria and Naxos. The ship’s crew didn’t know the true identity of their passenger and planned to kidnap him and sell him as a slave. Once Dionysus discovered the plot, he used his divine powers to fill the boat with vines and the sound of pipe music. Leopards and lions appeared and the oars in the hands of the sailors turned into snakes. To save themselves they leapt overboard. The god of the sea, Poseidon, changed them into dolphins forever destined to help seafarers by guiding their boats to safe haven.
Children are kidnapped and enslaved when education is used as a crude means of social engineering. Today, this social engineering is rooted in what Prof. Frank Furedi describes as a ‘small-minded, politically correct worldview that readily complements the political class’s ceaseless desire to `modernise` and `reform` its institutions’.
‘Children do not constitute anyone’s property: they are neither the property of their parents nor even of society. They belong only to their own future freedom.’
— Mikhail Bakunin