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[–] New_Iso 2 points 86 points (+88|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Regardless of political views, this child's mind is ruined. Absolutely ruined. It's not the liberal view. It's not that the kid doesn't like Trump. It's that the parents have forced an opinion on their child - something totalitarian regimes do.

This kid will never develop the deep critical thinking skills to find a personal opinion. There is little hope for his/her personality. I'd go so far as to say this is mental abuse. My parents tried to never talk politics around me. When I was young, my parents told me that I shouldn't concern myself with it until I was old enough to be interested in reading the news on a daily basis. Naturally, they did impress personal opinions on me here and there - no childhood is bias free. But they tried to isolate my development from radically bias stimuli. It made me a healthy skeptic, and makes me think deeply about the full implications of on-goings in the world.

Unfortunately, the level of mind fucking you see here is a crime against humanity. This child is struggling to rationalize something that is way beyond the comprehension of an eight year old. It's damaging. Children of this age should be focused on age appropriate socialization, spatial thinking, and life skills - not politics. I feel bad for this kid and I hope they can grow to be their own person one day.


[–] GoofyGrape 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

I am sure the kid is getting an overwhelming amount of BS from the teacher and school system as well. Sadly, the parent and the person who commented seem to agree with this BS.


[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Its only bad when you actually belive it.

As a kid I just did everything so the teacher would fuck off, actuall values I developed way later.


[–] Gorillion 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

That, or a generation is going to hit puberty and have the most conservative rebellious phase in human history.

Remember Family Ties? MJF's character was a hardcore Nixonite born to hippy love generation parents.


[–] HeavyBrain 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Lol when all the progressive parents will cry themselfes in a freenzy over their kid wanting to raise a family and cut down on abortions.


[–] SayTan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Only TV character I liked. And I was a teen then.


[–] Artofchoke 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

The fear these kids are being forced to experience- "they" are going to send us away, "they" are going to start a nuclear war.. it's diabolical to do this to children. It's abuse.


[–] eulogyjones 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I plan on trying my best to teach my future children to be observant skeptics. I want my children to be inquisitive and search for their own answers and come to their own conclusions but to be wary and question everything. To me it's more important to teach my children logical reasoning and critical thinking skills than to push my own ideologies on them. My parents had a fairly similar approach (not perfect but nothing is) and we get along well despite wildly varying ideological differences between us.

TLDR people need to teach children to be individuals instead of just raising drones for the hivemind


[–] Norm85 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I've been trying to adopt a similar approach using the Socratic method with my children.

My concern now is what happens when they go to school, which the oldest is starting next year. I'm going to have to teach him that school is like a game of make believe played with dumb people (teachers included) where people pretend things are true even when they are not.


[–] AlphaWookie 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You need to raise your kids to fight and join the RWDS. You act as if there is an alternative to the coming bloodshed and there is not.


[–] piedeity 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What kind of parental techniques are you planning to use to achieve this?