“The problem with most progressivists is that they don’t actually know anything. They just have slogans.”

Svetlana, how can you say such a thing? It has been well known in Educational circles since the early 1970’s that slogans are all you need: forget about teaching kids how to think; that’s dangerous. Teach them what to think instead! They will graduate with mediocre literacy and numeracy skills but they will have a set of politically correct opinions which will serve the Party well for the rest of their lives. And it is easy: just teach them slogans as if they were facts, and don’t let them understand what they believe, just teach them a counter-phrase to launch at anyone who tries to challenge their programming:

Not is favour of abortion? You misogynist!

Don’t believe in Global Warming? You must be a Climate Change Denier!

Not a Socialist? You must be a Fascist!

You can’t argue with these poor kids, they don’t have the capacity to think for themselves, so only long-term life experience can show them the falsehood of everything they believe without question.

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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