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Sensible Son

Monday, September 7, 2015 4:43
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Propaganda and peer pressure

trumps a father’s influence.  

By Henry Makow Ph.D.

(From October 2008)

Tonight at supper, I tried to impress my 19-year-old son with the heavy responsibility he bears as my sole heir.

“Some day you will inherit,” I said. “Perhaps you’d like to practice by writing a guest column.”

“I already have a topic.”

 I was delighted. “What is it?”

“I’ll write about how some people can’t get ahead in life and pretend some grand conspiracy is responsible and they blame society for their problems.”

“That’s not what I had in mind.”

“I don’t mean you dad. I mean your readers.”

“Oh no, you mean me too.”

“Well… I guess so,” he conceded.

The pain. A prophet is never recognized in his own home. It doesn’t help that I am divorced from his mother, a feminist. He doesn’t live with me. His peer group is his guide. He admits that what his peer group thinks is “cool” is really just conformity.

“Son, imagine if I had a big university and filled it with hot girls and professors teaching courses on the Illuminati, the Protocols of Zion, central banking, the Bilderbergs, the CFR,  mind control, chemtrails and 9-11. And then imagine I had corporations where my graduates could all get high paying jobs and support their hot wives in style and send their children to private schools. Would you attend?”

“Well, if you put it that way dad…”

“Exactly. The only difference between me and the people running society is that they have purloined our national credit cards and I haven’t.”

“And if that ever changes, let me know” he said.

So like many parents I watch helplessly while my son is bought, and taught that (as he explained) we can never know the truth, only some person’s point of view. And his dad’s viewpoint is no better than dozens of others that he learns.

It’s not enough to have children. If we want them to carry on our beliefs, we have to teach them from a young age. We have to shut out “education” and the mass media. 

Still I am optimistic that as he grows older, and events unfold as I expect, he will begin to take his old man more seriously. After all, what teenager ever listens to his dad?



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