Thursday, February 21, 2008

"The Politically Active 5 Year Old"

Mr. Zoom spied this crayon propaganda scotch taped to the back window of a Volvo in our work parking garage. Awesome.

And because I'm paranoid, and I always think something is legit when it is a mass produced, hoax/urban legend - even when seen with my own eyes - I googled "president stink head" and there were NO RESULTS!!

Double Awesome!!


Keyser Soze said...

Hahahah! YAY!

NO matter what happens though I fear we will be stuck with a president stink head. They're only interested in their own power, money and prestige. Bad people doing bad things for bad reasons. Phooey on them!

Anonymous Assclown said...

Regardless of your political beliefs, I think we should all be a little put off by the obvious case of overt political indoctrination here. At that age, the kid only knows what his parents have taught him - in this case it's that the president is a stinkhead. Sadly, he's unable to distinguish between this president and any other. So the only thing he's learned is political bomb-throwing.

"The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple."
Amos Bronson Alcott

I think we should teach our kids to be critical thinkers, independent of our own beliefs and biases. Anything else is just mindless brainwashing.

ZooooM said...

I don't usually talk politics because I don't know enough about the topics/people to intelligently discuss it.

Andy's comment is somewhat like my own disenfranchizement (even a word?) in that I'm not sure it really matters who is in the White House.

Anon A Clown, of course, comes in with the intelligent analysis of what is going on when a child is obviously drunk on crayon.

AAC, I very much agree that the child has learned to simply call someone a doodie head without proper reasoning. And if I think about it too long, I also agree and realize everything you say is true - in that the teacher is not doing the child a service here.

But, I also realize that concerning myself with the child rearing/teaching techniques of other people is totally futile. The best I can do with this is not take it too seriously, laugh at it and go on to the next thing. As well as hope that this kid grows up and learns for him/herself what she really thinks.