Getting in touch with the youth

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Aug 9 2007 05:47
Getting in touch with the youth

This is my first post so be kind.

I think in order to change the mindset of the American public should be to start at the base. In this case the children. I believe that we need to get through to more children and teens. Most teens want anarchy (but most of them do not understand why.) We should have more organizations geared towards teens, by having more organizations through the internet via Facebook, myspace, or even Youtube. Most of the groups are just a bunch of insolent rebellious teens. Any other ideas or thoughts to try to educate the children? I am a firm believer that they should make their own choice on their beliefs. But a little education can go a very long ways.

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Aug 9 2007 05:51

Ugh

Zombies
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Aug 9 2007 05:52

What?

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Aug 9 2007 05:58

eeep!

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Aug 9 2007 08:48

Hey Zombies, welcome to the boards. Have you looked into alternative pedagogy of the Freire sort? Maybe you can find something in there about education, though I must say I am a bit skeptical to have a targeted "anarchist" education. It can very easily lead to indoctrination if they're too young. IMO the best way to educate teens is to get them involved in an action or organizing something where they go to school/work.

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Aug 9 2007 16:52

Shouldn't we start with the base and work our way up? and the teens become the work force after awhile.

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Aug 9 2007 17:01

Some of us were the work force as teens.

Catch 22
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Aug 9 2007 17:36

The vast majority of teens have at least part time employment.

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Aug 9 2007 17:41

Hi Zombies,

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I think in order to change the mindset of the American public should be to start at the base.

I don't think you are approaching things in the right way if this is how you think about other people.

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Most teens want anarchy (but most of them do not understand why.)

Teenagers want a lot of things - I don't think you can generalise a rebellious trend among teenagers and equate it with the ideas of organised anarchism.

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We should have more organizations geared towards teens, by having more organizations through the internet via Facebook, myspace, or even Youtube.

There is plenty of left presence on sites like those, like across the whole 'net.

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Most of the groups are just a bunch of insolent rebellious teens.

You were just saying they want anarchy..?!

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Aug 9 2007 18:38

I only reason I claim that the children are "the base" is because they are the most numerous and they are fresh and "Prue"... uncorrupted in a sense.

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Aug 9 2007 18:44
revol68 wrote:
Zombies wrote:
I only reason I claim that the children are "the base" is because they are the most numerous and they are fresh and "Prue"... uncorrupted in a sense.

It is you Uncle Hakem isn't it?!

Who is Uncle Hakem?

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Aug 9 2007 18:44
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I only reason I claim that the children are "the base" is because they are the most numerous and they are fresh and "Prue"... uncorrupted in a sense.

Idunno, how young do you want to start? Did you see Jesus Camp? Or that young spanish speaking preacher kid on youtube? (sorry can't be bothered providing a link, it somewhere here on libcom).

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Aug 9 2007 18:55

Children aren't pure, they're filthy minded little harlots hellbent on corrupting adults. Inducting them into the movement would only cause distraction in our ranks.

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Aug 10 2007 10:28

George Bush doesn't like zombies.

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Aug 12 2007 06:24
guydebordisdead wrote:
So, yeh, you do think they are naive. Youths have a part to play, but you can't build a revolution with just one section of society.

Your approach is wrong.

I'm saying we should start with the youth... not just the youth... and the reason the word pure is in quotes is because it is a generalization... not a fact...

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Aug 26 2007 01:01

If you want to be effective at targeting youth, try anarchist hip-hop/rap and you might tap into some major working class angst.

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Aug 26 2007 01:08

Try anarchist hip-hop/rap and you might CAUSE some major working class angst... grin