posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 02:54 PM
Well if this thread accurately represents a cross section of American society, then the US might well be circling the drain.
For god sakes people, the man has not even said his speech yet. Some posters talk about how they mistrust his motives, or that he seems "creepy".
I watch 5 minutes of US based mainstream media and I truly get angry. Fox news, CNN etc...
Some of the garbage that is shown on your TV screens is appalling.
If you are genuinely worried about your 5 year old being brainwashed, start by throwing out your TV set. I don't think you would go that far
The mature thing to do is to teach your child to make up his/her own mind. Teach your child to think objectively, and to always ask questions of
Teach you child to reject propaganda.
Teach your child to serve the people, and not the government.
Freedom of speech is also a pillar of democracy...presidential addresses and trash reality shows will always be there.
On a side note, I wonder if any of the posters suspicious of Obama have cared to consider the world of advertising, and it's craft ways in which
products are sold. Remember one thing, a happy child is a happy parent. Next time you see a toy/car/holiday/mall being advertised, pay attention to
who the advert is directed at. Your 5 year olds are being targetted on a daily basis, at times when they are most likely to be watching TV, at times
when you are not around.
Now that the president wants to talk to your kids about education, you have an issue