It isn't really a slide slope.
Kids are curious and they will keep asking, and if you just stop answering or shut the conversation they'll get information otherwise, that is the point the guy made and it is totally right. The fact that you wouldn't answer or that the parents didn't ask don't mean the kids weren't curious or that they didn't learn in a different way.
On the government. Good that it isn't so bad over there, but anywhere in the world more power to the government is less to the people.
It is a slippery slope logical fallacy.
If someone claims one thing... And then suddenly the argument expands and runs away from that claim... It's a slippery slope argument... Which is exactly what is occurring.
I am claiming that you can keep the response simple and tactful... And the slippery slope is where it will spiral out of control due to a childs curiosity, you cannot get a better example of a slippery slope argument than that.
Whether the kids are curious or not is ultimately irrelevant though, Kids will be curious about sexual intercourse regardless if the people are Homosexual or not... But suddenly because we are talking about LGBTQI people it's somehow significantly worse? I don't get it, double standards.
I disagree on it being a slippery slope, but there isn't a point in us discussing it =]
No it isn't significantly worse. I would the point is that when you prompt situations to kids they will be curious about it, so you don't need to be pointing things that aren't necessary for them to discover before they are curious by themselves.
The relevance is on the parents having nothing to say because government knows better.
In Europe governments are elected by the people, so the government has accountability towards the people. If any government tried anything stupid in the educational system, a lot of people would be up in arms and the power of the governing political parties would be threatened, because they can expect to lose a large amount of votes and therefore their power, if they don't apply consideration to the situation.
One reason why you are so against this idea might be that you live in Brazil where the system doesn't work as well as in Europe. Another reason could be - based on what other people have pointed out about you in different threads - that you have a racist mindset, so schools teaching tolerance is something that conflicts with your view of the world.
In Brazil and most of western world government is also elected, doesn't mean they won't make bad laws, steal money and a lot of other bad stuff. Not sure why you are pointing that. A political power may lose power, but how many laws in your country have been passed to diminish the government power versus expanding it.
Yes, sure. I'm racist because I don't agree with you. That may have been inherited from 3/4 of black african slaves ancestry that I have.
1). That may be why child have preferences even before age of being influenced to have any prejudice right?
2). Or the fact that prejudice is innate to human beings, not something that is teached.
3). Hate against gay people certainly isn't innate, but learning about gay and that is different and mocking other child with it is very innate children behavior.
1). I'm sorry. I'm trying to follow your question but I can't. Did you miss a word? Or can you re-word it? I don't want to make a reply that might be about something you weren't saying and then we're both confused.
2). Uh, no. Prejudice is taught. Again, My wife teaches Pre-K and we both have degrees in it. We see it every single day. Look up any research article. study or white paper by child psychologists on learned prejudice. Very little regarding social constructs is innate and none of it is factored by confusion or fear.
3). Mocking isn't generally innate. Mocking of the social rejected is learned. Kids will mock others not simply because they are different but because their difference is projected by others as a negative.
If 5 years are shown that people of different cultures, races, sexes, classes, religions, orientations, etc....are accepted....they will accept them. It is when those they model behavior and worldview after do not accept them that they develop prejudices.
1) Childs have preferences and prejudices even before being influenced on those.
2) My niece since about 2 years old liked me more than my brother and reasoned that it was due to the skin being the same tone as her.
3) Childs mock one another all the time, even among friends and from very early age.