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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Many people can be massively swayed through TV and fiction to let go of that which previously was considered taboo, it takes time though.
    Many people will also listen to what anyone considered to be an expert says. That which is unreasonable can be accepted by many people if one is able to sandwich it convincingly in between two layers of reasonbility. They grasp the truth and cannot let go of the chafe in between.
    ^Eh, not that far though. I rarely speak in absolutes but this would never gain a foothold. The protective instinct most people have with regard to children would not be so easily eroded.

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    Public education in the USA at least was set up mostly to train workers for factory work and to be ritualized in behavior, busy work, etc. It does not really focus on critical thought. It trains people in dialectical thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanveane View Post
    ^Eh, not that far though. I rarely speak in absolutes but this would never gain a foothold. The protective instinct most people have with regard to children would not be so easily eroded.
    We'll see, that much is for certain. In the past, people would throw their children into fires for favor from the "gods." People sold their children into slavery and later sent them into workhouses. Did the human race suddenly develop stronger child protection genes?

    Even now people are trying to turn progress back in the name of "teen rights" the right for adults to be sexual with teens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Public education in the USA at least was set up mostly to train workers for factory work and to be ritualized in behavior, busy work, etc. It does not really focus on critical thought. It trains people in dialectical thinking.


    Oh. In here it is very different then. I would expect that at least everyone who went to high school has some critical thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Even now people are trying to turn progress back in the name of "teen rights" the right for adults to be sexual with teens.
    ? Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    We'll see, that much is for certain. In the past, people would throw their children into fires for favor from the "gods." People sold their children into slavery and later sent them into workhouses. Did the human race suddenly develop stronger child protection genes?

    Even now people are trying to turn progress back in the name of "teen rights" the right for adults to be sexual with teens.
    Of course, because they labored under superstitions that we do not. Honestly, it's such a hot-button issue that so many people are aware of and incensed about, unless society really regresses the general pop is not going to be swayed like that. Teen rights is another matter as those teens are advocating for themselves. In that area it conceivably could become murky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanveane View Post
    Of course, because they labored under superstitions that we do not. Honestly, it's such a hot-button issue that so many people are aware of and incensed about, unless society really regresses the general pop is not going to be swayed like that. Teen rights is another matter as those teens are advocating for themselves. In that area it conceivably could become murky.
    I am not convinced that the area of teen rights is totally promoted only by teens. Corporations, politicians, any one who would like to able to exploit teens, they all have an interest in erroding legal protections on minors and teens.

    If you believe that people have left behind magical thinking and supersition, you can't have taken a very close look around you. Many people get so outraged about child abuse because the media tells them to. Society can regress at any time. We're still the same human race. People are still capable of taking on a might makes right mentality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    People are still capable of taking on a might makes right mentality.
    I think it would take about a year of anarchy and you have another dark age for morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    I think it would take about a year of anarchy and you have another dark age for morals.
    Colema had a funny cartoon about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I am not convinced that the area of teen rights is totally promoted only by teens. Corporations, politicians, any one who would like to able to exploit teens, they all have an interest in erroding legal protections on minors and teens.

    If you believe that people have left behind magical thinking and supersition, you can't have taken a very close look around you. Many people get so outraged about child abuse because the media tells them to. Society can regress at any time. We're still the same human race. People are still capable of taking on a might makes right mentality.

    We might have to agree to disagree here. They sacrificed their children because of their beliefs, I didn't say magical thinking doesn't exist today - but wholesale child sacrifice in western society certainly doesn't. I mentioned teens advocating for themselves as a counterpoint to the fact that children would not advocate for themselves in order to have sexual relationships with adults. Hence, it will always be perceived as being against the child's will. I have a really hard time believing the likes of NAMBLA etc will ever be able to sway the general pop to their way of thinking.

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