posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 05:17 PM
An odd thing happened a few weeks ago, when those tapes came in. The principal, a rather enlightened man in his own right decided to leave it up to
the parents to decide whether or not to let the kids view the film and partake in the activities. The result? A room full of supposed adults just
about coming to blows over this film. One person put it in a perspective that I had an inkling of, but she put it into much better terms than I could.
The activities before, and the film, and all that, its not leninism indoctrination, its not nazi indoctrination, hitler youth or any of that. Look at
it closely and no, its more like religious indoctrination.
There were some people there that I knew that were patriotic in their own ways. They types that say to their kids, we may not agree with him always,
but he is our leader and we should respect him, and so on. Of these people, they were some of the most flat out appalled at what they viewed. Some of
the more moderate but conservative actually asked if they could get a copy and would rather watch it at home with their child. (not a bad idea to me).
Over all of this though, I noticed something.. the 'left' side were united, and adamant that all teh children have to watch this and the whole nine
yards (there were a decent bit of non partisan types there and they had mixed reactions, but generally negative).
That's when I started to realize, it is becoming like a cult. I've been noticing it since the campaigning began. The first thing I see with these
types is that certain suppression of self. Obama comes on (tv, in conversation, etc) and they (their psyche/personality, etc) turns off. They so seem
brainwashed that it is literally terrifying to watch. I don't scare easily at all... these people scare me. You know that sense you get that there's
something just wrong about a person? Like they're shell shocked and just not completely there when they talk to you?not raar raar bite the face off
of bunnies wrong, but like suddenly some part is missing and somethign else has been forcefully jammed in its place and it just doesn't seem to fit
right? That's the wrong I sense here.
people I've known for years, and more and more, they're turning on anyone who thinks differently than they do, and we were and most are still the
types that don't care what 'side' you're on. now, to them, it matters and it matters way more than anything should.
Seeing how this all is playing out is what saddens me.
For the rest, it is my belief that kids aren't really doing any critical thinking until darn near highschool. Until then, they are just sucking up
everything they see hear and so on like a sponge, and really, that's the way it should be. Myself, I admittedly see it as confusing and damaging to
their development what they are potentially being put through. The simple rhetoric of this topic name speaks volumes.
Like So said in his post.