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Letter to the Editor: The Band-Wagon Effect

Posted 8/29/18

The other day I heard that a 12-year-old stated that about half her class in school said they were either Transgender or leaning toward a form of sexuality other than their own. A huge number of …

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Letter to the Editor: The Band-Wagon Effect

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The other day I heard that a 12-year-old stated that about half her class in school said they were either Transgender or leaning toward a form of sexuality other than their own. A huge number of “Liberals” now want to abolish ICE. The list goes on. Why is it that once something becomes overtly public, no matter how bad the idea, or even counter to common sense; people think they need to jump on the “band-wagon” and support it?

We have always seen this in politics, but why is the effect now crossing over to the private lives of individuals? Why do the bad ideas catch instantly, and the good ideas take so long? Civil rights took over a hundred years in this country.

Women’s suffrage took centuries over the course of history. “Trump Derangement Syndrome” has reached silly heights in the mainstream media. Even if the guy has a good idea there seems to be the need to oppose it. This is a divisive compulsion.

Is this a lack of critical thinking? Do our schools need to do a better job of teaching our children how to evaluate ideas; and it seems some adults need a refresher course.

William F Hineser,
Arvada

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