It makes me very uncomfortable when my teachers speak so matter-of-factually about health or politics, especially when it’s not their subject. Those are two hugely corrupt systems that have perpetually lied to and intentionally mislead people. The facts are clearly not obvious.
I view it as irresponsible to address a class of young, impressionable minds in such a casual but authoritarian way with such debatable beliefs. I believe that they should present their opinion as being just that, even if it is an educated one, and be sure to express the highly sensitive and controversial nature of their comment. However, I am sure that they are enough convinced of their particular view that it doesn’t really even occur to them to present the possibility of a differing view as being an intelligent one. I also understand that these are side notes and ones that they probably don’t think warrant further discussion or consideration. However, one 15 second statement could put things in a more balanced perspective and if they can surrender the time it took to make the original comment, then surely they can spare enough to be responsible about their deviation.
I am already worrying about how I am going to handle History class when we start covering the Bush years, Iraq war, and September 11th. I am trying to catch up on my war documentaries and 9/11 truth information. This is not a fight I personally feel prepared to fight, but I am also not just going to quietly sit there and let more propaganda and misinformation be “taught” to me, especially if I’m paying for it and can see it coming. *It’s worth noting that my history teacher seems to be very good at providing objective viewpoints and has explicitly paused to let us know there are other opinions, but this is when she’s talking about history. She’s very good at staying on track.
Watch out for a video of me discussing more on this and similar topics soon, I’ve got a lot to say and I think it needs to be heard. Until then, remember to scrutinize and question the authority of information. It’s a jungle out there and the beasts aren’t always apparent.