The brainwashing worked

Michelle Malkin has a good photo essay about the gathering in front of the Marine Recruiting Station in Berkeley the other day. The San Francisco Chronicle also ran a story about the protest, which I found interesting only because of this quotation from one of the anti-War protesters:

“They represent the social base that’s giving rise to this imperialistic war. Their so-called patriotic attitude,” he said, “just shows their blatant disregard for humanity and what the flag stands for. The very fact that they’re holding it up is enough for us to be out here.”

You caught that those few sentences have all the familiar Progressive bullet-points: imperialistic war, xenophobic patriotism, disregard for humanity, etc., etc. It would be an unremarkable statement from the Progressives if it weren’t for the person who said it: “David Santos, 15, of Oakland.”  Do you wonder, as I do, where a 15 year old got such a firm grasp of Leftist rhetoric?

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  2. If’m not to worried–when I look at what I thought was right at 15, and what I did at 25–it was 180. Adolescent rebellion will turn him away from the dark!

  3. He must have picked it up from the school teacher who indoctrinated him and let him out of class to join the protest.

  4. For my own part, I got a charge out of Pablo “Deserter” Paredes’ claims to service.

  5. Well, the kid’s verbal intelligence is off the scale. That’s very impressive.

    Unfortunately, intelligence does not equal wisdom.

  6. He doesn’t know what war is, let alone imperialistic wars.

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