Monday, July 02, 2012

One of us

The news has been so depressing for so long, it feels especially great to find a feel good story. This one gives me some hope for the future of mankind. Once conservative whiz kid turns liberal.

If you don't remember the 13 year old who became the darling of the cons after he gave a blistering speech at CPAC in 2/09, Wonkette has the video. The kid, Jonathan Krohn, is 17 now and he has seen the light. He renounced all his former views because he grew up and starting thinking for himself.
“I think it was naive,” Krohn now says of the speech. “It’s a 13-year-old kid saying stuff that he had heard for a long time.… I live in Georgia. We’re inundated with conservative talk in Georgia.… The speech was something that a 13-year-old does. You haven’t formed all your opinions. You’re really defeating yourself if you think you have all of your ideas in your head when you were 12 or 13. It’s impossible. You haven’t done enough.”
Sadly, most of the role models of his childhood apparently never made the same transition into the critical thinking of mature adults.

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