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How to immunize our kids against Obama’s victim mentality

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Revmitchell, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    Feb 18, 2006
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    By Dr. Keith Ablow
    Published October 30, 2013

    Tens of millions of parents now realize the message of victimhood and disempowerment President Obama and his administration are promulgating.

    It is clear and consistent: Individuals are not powerful and connected to an Almighty God; the collective is all-powerful, and God is a primitive superstition.

    ...I think this is best achieved through the following three-step plan:

    Make it plain to one’s children, certainly those who are exposed to the news, that the current president and those he has selected to govern with him are attempting to convince them that they are not powerful and cannot be trusted to make good decisions.

    Make it plain to one’s children that the president’s belief that they are not powerful, inside themselves, as instruments of the vast power in the universe that fuels love and creativity and bravery, is completely incorrect.

    Tell one’s children that their journey in life cannot be about admiring how powerful our government is, but being thankful for how powerful their own gifts might be and serving those gifts by putting forth all the needed effort to develop them and share them.

    It seems tragic to admit it is time to tell our children that the person elected to lead the free world is urging them toward less free will, but denying that reality would be to compound the tragedy.

    Directly explaining what is happening will insulate our kids, in some measure, from the worst of what could happen -- the subtle, chronic, steady erosion of their belief in themselves.

    Some of our children may ask how this could be? How could the president of the United States be a force that is disempowering Americans?

    The answer is this simple: At the time we elected this president, we were doubting ourselves.

    We had been traumatized by the attacks of 9/11 and too many of us wondered if we had done something to deserve the hatred of others.

    So we elected a man who symbolized all that self-doubt and, because he had resented America his whole life, he made us doubt ourselves even more.

    Tell your children all this.

  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

    Apr 11, 2013
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    Way to go, Dr. Keith!! Proud to have him as a colleague in the profession (though he wouldn't know me from Adam -- or any other biblical character, for that matter).
  3. JonC

    JonC Lifelong Disciple

    Aug 28, 2001
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    For those who believe that God actually puts leaders in power in accordance to His divine purpose – I wonder what the Obama administration demonstrates about our nation and its future if it refuses to turn from its current direction.
  4. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Maybe God is trying to tell us it's always been about right vs wrong instead of right vs left.