On Indoctrination II
Is there a better way to implant an idea from history in the minds of young people than by having them write a short essay on it? They’ll do a little research with an approved history book, and then write a simplified version of a really complex set of circumstances and people. Once the approved, simplistic version is regurgitated, the young mind will consider it a gospel truth and build from it a worldview. Several essays later, doubt that the authority represented (the state, the church, the family) is noble and good is non-existent, replaced with a faith that could move mountains. Disgusting, if you ask me. And that’s today’s two cents.