indoctrinating

anonymous asked:

Are you anti-religious? Because there are good people who are religious and if your anti, then you are being disrespectful. It can be a real beautiful community.

Is denial and slavery the standard for a “real beautiful community”?

The vast majority of religious communities are byproducts of centuries of violent indoctrination; they’re power structures of ambitious deceivers veiling their selfish intent in claims of benevolence and divinity, conditioning others via subtle, meticulously implemented power plays that encourage submission by glorifying “faith”, “belief”, “trust”, etc: variations of encouraged assumption yielding a populous unconsciously consenting to their own oppression.

I advocate self-empowerment through critical thought; interrogating unthinking loyalty to tradition and authority, and revealing the perspective confining dogma of various world religions, is naturally a component to my overall initiative to cultivate awareness on a grand scale. Providing logical assessments is not disrespectful; it is educational and conducive to autonomy. 

I am not bound by obligation to remain subservient to toxic cultural dynamics; if this upsets you, then perhaps you should reflect upon the validity of your own ethical formula, rather than expecting repression and censorship from me.

anonymous asked:

X is a teacher, Y is a single parent.

X (let’s say Castiel) is a teacher in a government-controlled compulsory boarding school (what’s with me and totalitarian dystopias? Gen Y socialist, go figure). Information is very tightly controlled, so he’s unaware that most of the children there were abducted as punishment for their parents’ dissent. Generally he believes that the government is harsh, sure, but that’s for the greater good. The tutelage is world-class, minus the gaping holes where ideas of freedom, dissent, and self-determination ought to be.

Y (Dean) is a widower who spoke too loudly in the wrong bar while drunkenly bemoaning his problems. It wasn’t his first offense, so his daughter (or son, or whatever) was taken from him to ensure he wouldn’t “compromise her upbringing with disruptive indoctrination.” Over the course of months, if not years, he tracks down where they’ve taken her, and sets out to lure one of her teachers into letting him close enough to rescue her.

He befriends Cas under false pretenses, but turns out to actually like the guy; they have some lively and very private conversations about whether it’s better to have peace or freedom, and how much a comfortable life is worth if you don’t get to make any decisions. This has him conflicted because he’d have to come clean to make any chance of being with him (even just bedding him) real, but his kid comes first.

Eventually he’s ready to enact his plan to spring his kid, and he tells Cas about it – though not the full thing, he’s not gonna show his entire hand. It mirrors the 4.22 scene: “I do that, we will all be hunted. We’ll all be killed.” “If there is anything worth dying for…this is it.”

At the eleventh hour, Cas comes through for him, and runs distraction to draw off the security that’s coming for them. (”I’ll hold them off, I’ll hold them all off!”)

On the train to Elsewhere, Dean and Emma sit watching their homeland disappear into the distance, and someone comes to sit in their compartment. Before he can reach for his sidearm he hears a familiar voice grit out: “Hello, Dean.”

[send me a stale fanfic trope and I’ll freshen it up]

[read previous prompts]

Every day I keep on floating, sliding down the slippery slope
drifting further from the life.
The life? - you know
the hunting life
the way we do things, even more
the thoughts we think about things,
the way we think about things. 

Light is light and dark is dark and 
any softening of the dogma
brings you closer to the dark
uneasy correlation, there, of truth and codified tradition
(do we still believe in truth?)

Here’s how we do it boys
here’s how hunters do it
here’s how you measure men against gods
here’s how you label monsters
here’s how you label yourselves
(bad blunt tired pure).

Turns out the greatest win of our lives isn’t Lucifer falling 
or Leviathan crushed or 
the exorcism of ghosts
it’s indoctrination exorcised, becoming ourselves unfamiliar
difficult and undefined
hard-wrought but salvaged together
out of the rubble of the world as we were shown it.

Here is an honest question to people who go to college for sociology.

In sociology are things presented with little or no peer review? Because looking into sociology it seems like the courses are set in a way to present you with information but little else. Is their any critical thinking that is needed for this course? 

The course to me seems like a course in speculative observations with no basis on reality and the people I have found that usually take part seem indoctrinated into thinking everything is wrong with everything in society. 

Teabiscuits’ warriors are the Acolytes, individuals preened and fed perhaps better than anyone. They’re painted with red reminiscent of stylized blood splatters, then dusted with mica to make them sparkle in the sunlight, the gold gleaming in the hot Wasteland sun. They’re his fanatics, chosen for a certain degree of insanity and bloodlust–further exaggerated through some good old-fashioned indoctrination and brainwashing. The highest protect Teabiscuits himself. The lowest participate in gladiatorial battles to keep the masses entertained, but victors can be promoted through the ranks out of games. Many of Teabiscuits’ commanders and leaders were former victors in these games. His favorite is The Lion, a particularly intelligent and brutal Acolyte, and most expected choice for a potential heir to the throne. He can most often be seen at the front of raiding parties, leading Acolytes into battle with his famous battle cry, or at Teabiscuits’ side, eager and ready to crush your skull at any moment’s notice.

spahbodzeroforghani asked:

so if someone practices something that gives them abilities like telekinesis , psychokinesis , levitation , astral projection , active third eye , easy communication with those you call gods (ascended masters) , and etc , would you go and learn that or still keep on to your altars ?

So your question, if I’m understanding it correctly: if the ascended masters offered us ways to learn these abilities and communicate more easily with the divine, would we take the opportunity or remain kneeling at our altars, blinded to the path of true spiritual development by believing that objects and statues will grant it to us?

I’m not sure, I’ll have to consult my Doreen Virtue oracle cards.  My indoctrination in the ways of American capitalism and materialism have clouded my Inner Flame.

- mountain hound

Clones are made for Jedi.

Not all clones are made for Jedi.

Some clones are made for the Sith.

They are not brothers.

(ie, they are indoctrinated very differently even though they have the same origins and to the precious cinnamon buns this is a terrible, terrible betrayal in spirit, thought, and potentially deeds since the Sith clones are supposed to kill the Jedi that the soldier clones are supposed to serve.)

anonymous asked:

dont call ppl disagreeing w u on the child abuse post "disgusting", i am a survivor of the child abuse u speak of and its indoctrination, like i agreed w my parents abusing me, so ur calling children who internalized that disgusting. thats awful

Okay but justifying #child abuse at all is apologism and it alienates survivors completely; and survivor or not you can still be guilty of abuse apologism.

If they’re a survivor they don’t regard themselves as one as they’re trying to claim that it’s not abuse.

*whispers “the Chantry was a sociopolitical institution that maintained power through threats of Exalted Marches, had two standing armies that it kept in check through combinations of indoctrination, confinement and addiction and edited its own holy text in order to further the oppression of elves, relied on upholding multiple systems of oppression in order to further its own power, and deserved to fall apart as wholly as possible” into the distance*

vimeo

Colby the Christian robot leads a group of singing kid soldiers for Jesus (Found at Everything Is Terrible!; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/389614032/god-jesus-was-a-1980s-toy-sold-in-japan-made-by)

Professor: Race is a social construct. It doesn’t mean anything and there’s no reason to see people as different races. It keeps us too apart and forces us to think about our differences.

Student: Actually, as someone who’s not white, I think race is important because it allows us to acknowledge differences and celebrate them.

Professor: No, see you’ve been indoctrinated with the idea that race is important but it’s not.

—  English professor and a Vietnamese student, submitted by istillwannabeasailorsenshi

Josh may be a monster—but as 19 Kids and Counting demonstrates, his path to depravity was lighted by the twisted beliefs of his parents.

Although TLC goes to great lengths to mask this fact, the Duggar family is a cult. They forbid their children from exploring outside ideas and expression, carefully monitoring every word and image they are exposed to. They forbid them from wearing shorts. They homeschool them in order to indoctrinate them with backward beliefs. They refuse to let their adult daughters kiss or hold hands before marriage and demand to read every text between their daughters and their suitors. They adhere to a fringe Christian movement called the “Christian patriarchy,” which commands total female submission to men and limited education for women. The Duggars do everything they can to control their children’s minds, then brainwash them with misogynistic dogma.

Josh Duggar grew up in this sexist milieu. He was told that women exist to serve men—to show them “submission,” “obedience,” and “reverence.” He was barred from seeking out any differing views about men and women. His mind was warped from childhood. Is it any surprise that, by the time he reached adolescence, he believed girls’ bodies were his to touch however he pleased?

The story of Josh Duggar—of the whole Duggar family, really—is a tragedy. Duggar’s actions were absolutely appalling, as anyone with a well-tuned moral compass could understand. Of course we should condemn Josh and his crimes: Contra Mike Huckabee’s strange statement, publicly denouncing sex criminals sends a resounding message that our society won’t tolerate such abuse. But even as we reprove him, we should remember the odious lies that were forced down his throat as a child. As much as Josh deserves our scorn, the young teen who perpetrated these crimes also deserves a small measure of our pity. Josh was born into a world of subjugation and repression. That doesn’t excuse his monstrous behavior. But it does help to explain how a man who spends his days espousing family values lost his own sense of morality.