First came Mother's Day. Then came Father's Day. And now, if a so-called "early child activist" - whatever that means - has her way, Australians everywhere will sub out the "father's" for the phrase "special person's."
The logic? Don't want to make the kids without fathers feel bad.
It's about "rights," not political correctness, argued the queen behind the Social Justice in Early Childhood Activist Group throne, Red Ruby Scarlet - yes, that's her name - to a local media outlet.
"Why are they calling this political correctness when it's in fact about our rights?" wondered Scarlet, as Breitbart noted.
She also said that "shifting the language" to make labels more "inclusive" and include children from "special communities" is only a win-win for traditional families, same-sex families, single-parent families and so forth.
And schools are starting to listen. Several down under have already adopted the new monicker, switching out references on calendars to note "Special Person's Day" instead of "Father's Day."
Of course, this raises the very good point: What of Mother's Day?
One school opted out of all the mother-father madness by scrapping both references in favor of the U.N. International day of Families.
"I believe celebrating International Day of Families is a more inclusive way of celebrating the richness, diversity and complexity of living and loving as a family in the modern world," said the principal of that school, Moonee Ponds West Primary, as Breitbart noted.
Yes, but including everything brings on a sense of meaninglessness. And watering down traditions in order to smooth ruffled politically correct feathers is a sure path to unintended consequences. Look at Moonee Ponds - from mothers to fathers to the United Nations, in jig time, all for the name of diversity and tolerance.
Another way to look at it: From family to global government - from emphasis on the traditional, God-created unit to the man-made, borderless, all-encompassing world government.
It's a snowflake dream come true.
It's not that a "Special Person's Day" is, by itself, that big a deal, or even that bad an idea. It's that the substitution of traditional for untraditional, and the tossing of commonly held principles, ideas and beliefs for those of minority segments of society, is a slow chip to a society's identity. A society that doesn't have a grip on what it stands for is a society ripe for takeover. And as the Moonee Ponds West story illuminates, the global government stands at the fast and ready to slide right into that role.