Is this atmosphere of hate corrupting our youth?

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    Kids are very observant and pick up a lot of things from their parents from cussing to smoking. I see all of this virulent hate between Republicans and Democrats and can't help but wonder how much our children are learning to hate fellow Americans. We used to be able to have disourse and disagreement and shake hands and be friends afterwards. Yet today I do not see this. So what are we teaching our children? Are we going to have a generation of Americans filled with hate?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Why does this necessarily have to be an issue of politics?


    Why not ask angry, misogynist, violence-glorifying dirtbags, like about 99% of rappers?
     
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    It is not just an issue of politics but an overall theme. Politics are just one area. But what we do as adults have an influence on our children and if they see their dads or moms saying that someone should be beat down because they disagree with them, what does this teach them?
     
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    Ask the video game industry.
     
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    What about dads and moms who allow their kids to listen to the auditory raw sewage known as rap "music", or play video games like "Grand Theft Auto"?

    What could the parent say or do that stoops to the horrid violent examples that those vehicles provide?
     
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    The hate in politics affecting the children?

    Only inasmuch as their teachers and parents are brainwashing them one way or another. Kids don't give a shit about politics. Even college students don't give much of a shit unless they've been raised in a political environment by their family or church or school. They are more influenced by American Idol or Halo: Reach and Yu-Gi-Oh! than they are the Giffords assassination attempt.

    With children, the bigger threats are the hypersexualization of their youth, exposure to moral corruption, gang violence and drugs. Politics really are a trifling unless someone is actively corrupting their minds... which is usually leftist activists abuse their position and masquerade as 'neutral moderate' teachers. that's the political hatemongers you need to worry about when it comes to your children.
     
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    Exactly. The only mention of politics I've ever heard in the classroom this year was that Sarah Palins Alaska was a good show. The hunters and fishermen respect her skills in the woods. That's it. Rap, video games, and who has what pierced where concerns them more. Kids don't give a rats ass about politics. I didn't at that age.
     
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    I guess violent imagery does matter
     
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    I suppose the question to be asked is why oddude picks on "rap music" and the Video game industry. Kids are influenced by many many things, why wouldn't oddude choose to remark on advertising and the industries which push alcohol, tobacco, sex and prescribed drugs on kids?
    Aren't rap muscians and video game producers as well as Wall Street Advertising firms simply following the principles of lassiez faire capitalism so strongly supported by Oddude and the echo chamber?
     

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