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Old 14.03.2019, 19:35
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Re: Give them back their lives [politicization of young people]

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If this applies than I also expect no uproar if teachers explain to the kids that Hitler was a great guy, the nazi's are great and that they must participate in some right-extremists party.

Since hey, nobody pays attention and they'll form their own opinion anyway.


Objectively speaking, that would be far less likely to work.


Children typically grow up in an environment where much is taken care of for them. They get fed, clothed, housed, and most probably don't spend much time thinking about where the money for that comes from, or the money that pays for their school for that matter. Most of them probably don't spend much time considering that much of what they freely enjoy should not be taklen for granted but is only there because others fought and some even died for it. So the whole happy-clappy socialism-lite message resonates much more strongly than any other political point of view.


Maybe coincidentally some teachers do encourage that way of thinking, but even if they didn't I think children would tend that way anyway. It's only to be expected.


It's only when they make other experiences in life that some modify or refine those view, whereas others do not. Clemenceau's famous quote about socialism and all that.


This is not to say that some adults don't shamelessly exploit the views of children.
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