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she could be a tree hugging liberal with no morals.
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
A little bit of background: my family was divided by circumstance and certain unsavory personality traits on the part of the parents. It's been many years, but I've decided to see if my little sister could be found on Facebook. I got clever and checked my older sister's friends list - if there was any chance at all of my younger sister having an account, there was an equal chance that she had already friended my other sister. Common sense, you knowSo I found her. My immediate reaction: "Oh god, I hope that's not her. Please, no." Because her description heaped praise on Jesus. I checked her friends and family. That's when I saw a pair of faces I remembered from my childhood...the people who have taken her in and adopted her. And that's when I saw the 'Conservative' label on her Facebook.
It's official. My little sister is a sheeple. A die-hard sheeple. A puppet, raised to emulate her sheeple parents. I had believed that it was my duty to watch over my little sister and protect her, to make sure she was healthy and safe and happy. That's what big brothers do. If she stubs her toe, you turn the table into kindling. If she complains about looking like crap, you break the mirror and buy her flowers to make her feel worthwhile. Maybe I'm going overboard, but you get my point. But this...she's a conservative Christian. She's 18 or so, barely old enough to even understand the beginnings of the implications of being convservative or a Christian...there's only one explanation possible:
Only 18, and she's already been programmed. Conditioned. Trained. Brainwashed. All of it. My sister. Oh god.
:bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd: :bnghd:edit on 19-10-2012 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
So you're a liberal,do you have morals?Your attitude doesn't seem very liberal regarding your sister,the irony!
At least you know she won't get knocked up by a 'gangsta'.Look on the bright side.
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
All it really means is "OMFG! That person has A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN ME so I must berate them!"
Originally posted by EvilSadamClone
reply to post by VoidHawk
Here's a hint:
Unless a thought is going to be completely original, it's pretty much going to be all a programmed response. There's very few original thoughts. Note, you can still be creative without being completely original. (Think people like JK Rowling and you get the point.)
Because even rebellious thoughts is a type of programmed response, because it is heavily influenced by the mainstream society.
It's all based on how we are hardwired.
Think about it.
I'm really tired of the word sheeple. It's becoming way overused by everyone. All it really means is "OMFG! That person has A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN ME so I must berate them!"
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions. A person who follows the philosophies of conservatism is referred to as a traditionalist or conservative.
Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism and seek a return to "the way things were".
I have no problem with a different opinion as long as they can defend their opinion. But how does an 18 year old know enough about politics or spirituality to state so definitively that they are conservative and Christian?