den Otter wrote:
Thats what the prophets of encouraged evolution are for: Mr. Colt, Mr. Remington,
Mr. Winchester, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson, and Mr. Ruger.
> > From: Michael S. Lorrey <email@example.com>
> > Exactly. Freedom means the right to be stupid. Only by giving all the right
> > to be stupid by themselves can we learn what is true wisdom.
> Nice words, but other people's stupidities, especially in the religious/
> political realm, will sooner or later negatively influence *your* life
> as well. The very reason that you worry about dictatorships and
> such is *stupid people*.
Thats what the prophets of encouraged evolution are for: Mr. Colt, Mr. Remington, Mr. Winchester, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson, and Mr. Ruger.Stupidity is frequently a capital crime.
> In the case of
Everyone is born stupid. Not all remain so.
> > parents and children, most people recognise that children are in fact
> > remarkably resilient creatures. The idea of the brittle child is a false one
> > promulgated by people with agendas of their own. This is why parents are
> > given a modicum of leeway in the raising of their children, because
> > ignorance is always something which can be rectified.
> Yep, we surely do live in an enlightened world. Not! Either those
> kids *are* influenced by their parent's drivel, or they are just born
> stupid. What shall it be?
Everyone is born stupid. Not all remain so.Most figure out that you can't be stupid and get along in the modern world.... Those that don't either die or remain in their little niches where their actual influence on the world is miniscule, rare, and inconsequential.
The real work is not in forcing people to raise their children in cookie cutter politically correct lifestyles, but in teaching adults to critically think for themselves. That is a problem that is not the fault of the student, but of the teacher. Well, teacher, what have you got to say for yourself?