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Jul. 15th, 2007 | 12:24 pm

Its funny listening to parents with their kids. The guy I am listening to is indoctrinating his kid into his own politics. He keeps going on about how Bush is evil. The kids just wants him to notice the wings on her back (I am at a fair).

I dislike Bush as a president... But this is as bad as listening to some religious nut job go on about sin.

So why write about this? I am hungry and waiting for my sandwhich to be made :)

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Kytty

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from: kytty
date: Jul. 15th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Did you forget your spare headphones again? :)

Seems like the kid is a bit young for that kind of conversation, at that.

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Robin

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from: zanfur
date: Jul. 15th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
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I am eternally grateful that my mother indoctrinated me into her own beliefs. Fortunately for me, those beliefs were essentially "think for yourself and make your own decisions, even if those decisions conflict with mine".

I still think it was brainwashing, but of all the brainwashing I could get, I'm glad it was giving me tools to resist brainwashing in the future.

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Patrick Galbraith

If the father were a good progressive...

from: capttofu
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)
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Then he wouldn't call anyone evil, because with relativism, there is no evil. (just teasing... sort of!) Bush derangement syndrome is a major problem with many americans, and it sounds like this poor father is suffering from a bad case of it and possibly spreading it to his son.

If he wishes to tell his kid that Bush is a bad leader, he should at least try to explain it logically, and teach the kid a lesson in how to use reason to get a point across instead of ad hominum or ranting. There's a huge wealth of examples of Bush's poor leadership that could be used for such a lesson without simply using the 'evil' label.

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Kytty

Re: If the father were a good progressive...

from: kytty
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC)
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I like this response.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

Re: If the father were a good progressive...

from: krow
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 06:50 am (UTC)
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This guy was pretty far over the edge. I didn't get the impression he spent much time around his kid either.

It was enough to annoy me, and its not like I care for Bush. The father did go on later to discuss oil, but he did it in incredibly simple and overreaching terms.

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Patrick Galbraith

Re: If the father were a good progressive...

from: capttofu
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
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ad hominem - spelling

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Politics and Religion

from: mikedoug
date: Jul. 18th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
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When it comes to extremists in either court, there's not much of a difference. There are many a religious person, myself included, who can't understand the insanity of fanaticism and extremism of the select few.

I don't want to "indoctrinate" my kids into ANY sort of thinking -- I want them to be free minded and think for themselves. At least that's the ideal I'd like to achieve -- whether or not I do it will yet to be seen.

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