Questions for inoculating students from propaganda

What ideas, events, movements, or person(s) is one (or was one) not to question?
Which of these is one, in polite society, expected to agree with and praise?
Who or what makes this so?

What methods of persuassion or propaganda are being (or have been) employed by various institutions, groups, or individuals, to shape your thinking or behavior?

Is it immoral to question authority?

To what degree is one programmed, determined, by one’s philosophy/ethics?

Do you want to be intellectually and verbally free, understanding topics from alternative worldviews and studies, or would you rather go along to get along?

What strategies might one employ for discovering diverse viewpoints, for developing one’s philosophy/ethics?

Given the power and pervasiveness of political correctness and cancel culture in today’s society, will you defend minority viewpoints or question establishment agendas, slogans, and talking-points?

Define these terms: conspiracy, theory, conspiracy theory.

Do people form conspiracies? Explain.

Is it ever advantagious to try to anticipate the actions of others?

Who might want to prevent one from understanding a conspiracy? Why?

Does answering these questions help or hinder one in freeing one’s mind from deception and manipulation?

Trigger Warning: My pedagogy is ordered for giving students intellectual space for freely probing ideas from various angles.

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