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How to divide a community or even split a country

In order to set your own personal agenda… for say uncertainty around election results or vaccine effectiveness against a virus or something else.

😱 One of my friends told me about a powerful lesson in her daughter's school class recently. They're learning about the Salem Witch Trials, and their teacher told them they were going to play a game.

"I'm going to come around and whisper to each of you whether you're a witch or a regular person. Your goal is to build the largest group possible that does NOT have a witch in it. At the end, any group found to include a witch gets a failing grade."

The teens dove into grilling each other. One fairly large group formed, but most of the students broke into small, exclusive groups, turning away anyone they thought gave off even a hint of guilt.

"Okay," the teacher said. "You've got your groups. Time to find out which ones fail. All witches, please raise your hands."

No one raised a hand.

The kids were confused and told the teacher he'd messed up the game. "Did I? Was anyone in Salem an actual witch? Or did everyone just believe what they'd been told?"

And that is how you teach kids how easy it is to divide a community.

Shunning, scapegoating and dividing destroys far more than they protect. There's plenty of it going around.

Do not allow the ruling elite to divide and destroy us. We must remain united against those who would do so..‼️

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Ps. I rest my case.
Convivial · 26-30, F
Great story.... Thank you!
justanothername · 51-55, M
@Convivial most welcome
Do not make education bilingual.
Don't have pedestrian friendly communities.
Use trucking for all your food.
Don't have anything like a welfare state -. Make the people work all their lives.
Let rich people who invest in real estate zone all the towns.
Privatized housing.
High school.
@justanothername it's a bipartisan country without democracy.
justanothername · 51-55, M
@Roundandroundwego Democracy wins at the end of the day.
@justanothername the USA has too much wealth inequality to be a country.
smiler2012 · 56-60, M
{@justanothername] sadly those of a weak mind set who will never accept the fact there messiah is wrong . they come over as beyond feeble minded and brain washed by the orange man
justanothername · 51-55, M
@smiler2012 so true
Ynotisay · M
That's an awesome lesson. Another is the game where one person shares a brief story, tells the person next to them and so on. It's a good lesson when it morphs in to something completely different by the end.
Notanymore · 36-40, M

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