In case you need any more proof that people are oblivious and stupid.
A blogger writes about the ideological conditioning that her findamentalist parents subjected her to and that she now resents:
Ten years ago I cheered as politicians denounced gay marriage. Ten years ago I spoke to reporters, explaining my support for “traditional marriage.” And here I am, ten years later, crying tears of joy that marriage equality is now the law of the land in all fifty states.
Without any transition from this thought, though, she continues to tell the readers the following about her 6 – year-old daughter:
My daughter Sally has been a supporter of marriage equality since she first became aware of it several years ago.
Just like her parents, the blogger is so utterly clueless that she believes a toddler is capable of having political opinions. In reality, of course, any kid’s political agenda consists entirely of pleasing Mommy and Daddy. The poor child just says whatever she needs to please Mommy, and the insistence with which she feels she need to perform this task is quite sad. And the blogger (who has published maybe over a hundred posts denouncing her parents for stuffing their politics down her throat since her childhood) is not noticing that she is parroting her parents in a really scary way.
The chances that the blogger’s daughter will grow up and start a blog about how her oppressive parents dragged her to gay – support rallies but now she has repented and knows better are extremely high. Because everybody needs to construct their own identity outside of the shadow of lecturing parents.
P.S. By the way, when I was a child, nobody lectured me on gay marriage (because it wasn’t an issue under discussion in the USSR at all), and you know what? I grew up and figured it out all on my own. And I’m sure that my support of gay rights is entirely my own because I was accidentally left in peace to make up my own mind.