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QUESTION:

Do you think that children are capable of being as intelligent as Peter, Bean and Valentine? Are children smart enough to use propaganda for their own benefit, or are children just innocent? (This includes teens as well.)

-- Submitted by Colin Gatenbee

OSC REPLIES: - May 12, 2000

Children can be very, very smart. The real question is whether they would view the world in such a way as to want to do the things Peter does. But of course, children use propaganda all the time. However, they usually use it on teachers and parents. It's called "a snow job" and some kids do it so well that it's dazzling. Think of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and you'll have the idea.

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