My parents brainwashed me.

As a homeschooling parent and an advocate of faith-based education, there is always the question of indoctrination and brainwashing children. Mind you, secular and public education have their own levels of indoctrination: of how one should think, conform and accept things as they are. However, as Ethan Metzger so eloquently pointed out this is what brainwashing is all about. Please go ahead. Brainwash me.

“Teenager Ethan Metzger tells the Bronx Youth Poetry Slam what he responded when told his parents brainwashed him.

The first Annual Bronx Youth Poetry Slam, a competition at which poets read or recite original work, took place in May 2013 at the Kingsbridge Library in the Bronx, NY.

It was curated by Community Board 8 Youth Committee Chairman Lamont Parker and ‘Advocate of Wordz’.”

Video and blurb source found here.

 

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~ by Omaira on October 19, 2013.

2 Responses to “My parents brainwashed me.”

  1. That was amazing, thanks for putting it up! Very admirable for a young person to have been raised so well as to understand what he is about…

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