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    Serious or Parody?

    If You Want a Conservative Child | National Review Online

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    If your home is Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, or Mormon, another option for the year after high school is to have your child devote a year to studying religion in some formal setting. The more your child knows, lives, and adheres to the principles of any of these religions, the less likely he or she will convert to leftism, which has been the most dynamic religion of the last hundred years. For example, it is a fundamental belief of each of these Judeo-Christian religions that the root of evil is within the evildoer. But it is a fundamental belief of leftism that people murder, steal, and rape overwhelmingly because of outside influences such as poverty and racism. The moment your child understands that people who commit evil — not poverty or racism — are responsible for it, he or she cannot be a leftist.


    Fourth, don’t be preoccupied with instilling high self-esteem in your child. It is the Left that believes that self-esteem is a child’s right, something that parents and society owe children. Conservatives believe that everyone, including children, must earn self-esteem. Indeed, the belief in earning — rather than in being given — is conservative.


    Fifth, teach character. The Left has essentially defined a good person as one who holds progressive social positions — on race, the environment, taxes, health care, etc. That is why the Left, including the feminist Left, could so adore Bill Clinton, who regularly used his positions of power to take advantage of women: He held progressive positions.
    So, the question: is this supposed to be taken seriously, or is this a Colbert style parody? I really just cannot tell, but the article is good for many laughs.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    I think it's very serious to the writer and to hyper-evangelical Christians.

    To everyone else, it's an indictment on religion and what it does to the simple-minded.

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    Re: Serious or Parody?

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    If You Want a Conservative Child | National Review Online

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    So, the question: is this supposed to be taken seriously, or is this a Colbert style parody? I really just cannot tell, but the article is good for many laughs.

    It is meant to be taken seriously, however its a joke to the majority of people. It is pretty ridiculous.

    edit: on second reading it's pretty ****ed up, the fact that some parents may install their values onto the child is just weird. Especially since I thought an element of conservatism is individuality...
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    It is meant to be taken seriously, however its a joke to the majority of people. It is pretty ridiculous.

    edit: on second reading it's pretty ****ed up, the fact that some parents may install their values onto the child is just weird. Especially since I thought an element of conservatism is individuality...
    I should be clear that while I am making fun of the writer of the article and those who think like that, I don't think most conservatives do think like this.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Sounds like something Dennis Prager would say.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I should be clear that while I am making fun of the writer of the article and those who think like that, I don't think most conservatives do think like this.
    Neither do I. It's just that those conservative parents who read that and take it seriously, must be lost in their own hypocrisy. Obviously this is only a minority, but it is still present.
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    the fact that some parents may install their values onto the child is just weird.
    are you a parent?

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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    are you a parent?
    No. I just reread what I wrote though....
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    Re: Serious or Parody?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spriggs05 View Post
    Neither do I. It's just that those conservative parents who read that and take it seriously, must be lost in their own hypocrisy. Obviously this is only a minority, but it is still present.
    Hypocrisy? Care to explain how what he is saying is hypocrisy? If he did otherwise, and you could prove it...that might be hypocrisy... but just to claim hypocrisy without any basis...well...
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