Everytime I get to feeling a wee bit guilty for being so hard on some of the folks I loath at other boards, folks I have known now for many years, something always seems to legitimize that bias.
This morning I popped in the Loft to post my jubilance at the Sox victory when I opened a thread by friendsfreak. The thread was a link to a tolerance website, http://www.tolerance.org/ a place where one would, as an adult whom are concerned about if anything children, would want kids to visit and read. It reminded me immediately of another link posted by my nemesis, http://thepoliticalteen.net/ a site where tolerance it seems is anything but encouraged.
Teens have a difficult enough time making the transition from child to adult and their minds are so easily confused that, at least to me, if one cared they would want them to work more towards learning to deal with the inevitable melting pot of the real world rather poisoning it with political bias on either side. College is when young adults really do begin to explore the polarization of a political world, and as they are getting doses of real world experiences it just seems fitting that this is the time for them to explore all avenues before coming to any hardfast ideology.
What has always bugged me, both on the boards and in real life is that 'doing it for the kids' is such a catch phrase for adults to further their own political and/or social proclivity. It seems using that innocence and nativity will make folks take notice, and for the most part it seems to work.
It's not like I want kids to be ignorant to real issues, it's just that when your young there is just so many other social situations that need attention, and being able to work and interact with others should be a priority