Thursday, December 22, 2005

Conservative Brainwashing Extends to Children

Conservative parnaoia hits childrens books. In efforts to brainwash children, they use their usual tactic of creating stawmen to attack rather than actually responding to liberal ideas. Here’s the description for Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!:

This full-color illustrated book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland.

The Oregonean repors that, thanks to promotion from Rush Limbaugh (who perhaps will also teach kids how to take OxyContin) and the ususal right wing bloggers, the book is in its third printing. Follow up books are planned such as “Help! Mom! Hollywood Is in My Hamper!” and “Help! Mom! There Are Lawyers in My Lunch Box!”

Of course there is a liberal response with Why Mommy is a Democrat.


Blogger Mike_NC said...

Imagine a children’s book championing “Neoconservative Values” based on the example of George W. Bush. The book's underlying theme would go something like this:

The world is colored in various shades of black and white.

Decisiveness is the better part of valor.

The end (spreading democracy) justifies the means (pre-emptive war).

On major issues of importance (like war and peace), don’t bother to seek the advice of a more experienced elder.

A penny saved is a penny squandered.

A job worth doing is worth outsourcing overseas.

Everything is OK as long as you’ve got your wealth.

As for healthcare, and the 45 million Americans who don’t have it (or wealth), that buck stops elsewhere too!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Brett said...

While pre-emptive war certainly doesn't justify any spread of democracy, it must be taken into account that the neo-con PNAC has a much more sinister objective than simply spreading democracy. They wish to build a dominating American empire, with a central focus on the Middle East (and its oil). So, whenever Bush talks about spreading democracy, be reminded that a lot of it is just political maneuvering and self-serving hypocrisy.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Mike_NC said...

I agree Brad. I also believe that part of the rationale for the Iraq War was political - Afghanistan just didn't make a big enough splash. Image where we would be if the invasion of Iraq had been a spectacular success!

10:05 AM  

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