I’ll blame public education

People sign petition to ban discussion of politics and religion in public.

And, not as an aside but as the central issue, notice how readily some people are led to do something that, if they thought about it and had control of themselves they would know is wrong. Some of them sign reluctantly, but they sign. You’re seeing the standard American’s hypnotic state being briefly co-opted. You can see the hesitation and the resistance, but they go along as a way of avoiding the more uncomfortable of options.

If the guy with the petition understood just a little bit more about how this works, he could have some of those people explaining in detail, specifically why the first amendment is a terrible idea, and ultimately why America should be reduced to ashes.

If we don’t get it at home, we are programmed to be pliable and moldable to other people’s will, to avoid confrontation, when we enter public education as small children.

Thank you for signing my petition to repeal the first amendment, now go back to your regular programming.


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  1. This has been done several times in my lifetime and memory. I recall the claim in the sixties that someone carried the Bill of Rights door-to-door and finding that some large percentage of people thought it was inspired by Communists (considering how the BoR was used, as a shield then, and now as a sword, I’m not surprised).
    More recently I recall someone at an eastern university presenting a petition to “end women’s sufferage”, which showed that university age women do not know that word anymore.

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