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Colleges consider stressing danger of pressure groups
Boston Globe ^
| April 14, 2006
| Cristina Silva
Posted on 04/14/2006 8:55:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Dressed in sneakers and jeans, they hang out along the edges of campuses, handing out fliers and calling out to passing college students.
Each group, students say, has a different, seemingly harmless opening line: ''Are you saved? Are you antiwar? Are you stressed out?"
But some college officials say they view most of these groups as high-pressure organizations akin to cults. The groups have a history of recruiting vulnerable students and then alienating them from their parents and classmates. They say that the groups, many of which were banned from schools more than a decade ago, resurfaced on campuses this year.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cheney; colleges; cults; democratyouth; generationy; highered; highereducation; larouche; loonyleft; lyndonlarouche; war
I saw this LaRouche group in Chicago last year.
I was never much of a joiner. Suits me! ;-)
posted on 04/14/2006 8:56:45 PM PDT
(Some people like to dash it out, but they just can't take it!)
The groups have a history of recruiting vulnerable students and then alienating them from their parents
Sounds like Harvard to me.
posted on 04/14/2006 8:59:18 PM PDT
I hope they include the Democrat party among the groups on their list of cults.
posted on 04/14/2006 8:59:29 PM PDT
(Protect American jobs. Don't hire illegals.)
Heh. Pesky freedom of assembly.
Not that I care for sidewalk assassins. Usually I feel a tremendous urge to throw them in the Charles River, or better- under a friking bus....
Oh yeah. Those pesty Christians really encourage alienation of parents with that honor your mother and father stuff.
posted on 04/14/2006 9:03:38 PM PDT
( Wash your hands. It's cheap, effective and the best way to fight germs.)
The Boston Church of Christ went after my daughter some years ago but she knew about them and backed off.
The are a scary bunch----isolating you from everyone.
posted on 04/14/2006 9:05:56 PM PDT
Are you stressed out?"
That one sounds like Scientologists.
posted on 04/14/2006 9:06:45 PM PDT
The chink in their technique is they expect you to stop. Try expressing interest as you pass by but don't slow your pace. It's like fishing.. When you hook one, I'm telling you, nothing is funnier than hearing them pant propaganda at 5 miles per hour.
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posted on 04/14/2006 9:29:26 PM PDT
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posted on 04/14/2006 10:56:59 PM PDT
(Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
around here we call them "Demcrats"
posted on 04/15/2006 7:13:07 AM PDT
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