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Friday, October 14, 2005

Left-Wing Whacko Kid's Book of the Week (part 2)

Liberals have been relentless in attacking Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed for exposing children to (shudder) politics. Alan Colmes called it "brainwashing," Ron Reagan said he wants to make a book that shows how "conservatives hate black people," and Andrew Sullivan says it reminds him of Mao Tse-Tung.

C'mon, guys. Your side of the aisle has been doing this for years. You've been peddling socialist fish and gay kings in our classrooms for years.

And then there's this little gem -- the story of how a "Truth Fairy" meets a little boy named George "to teach him lessons about How to not manipulate the Media, How to treat Veterans, How to be honest, How to be respectful with families who have lost soldiers in war, How to go to War only when necessary, How not to label people as Boogeymen, How not to invade countries, How to control greed, How to hold fair elections, and How to behave as a leader."


Blogger juliep123 said...

I still don't understand how "Rainbow Fish" is socialist. Doesn't it teach the family value of sharing? As much as I want to throw "President" Bush in a meat grinder, I find that book to be a little on the weird side. Do these children understand all this political jargon in the first place? I really don't care about how parents choose to raise their children; it should be nobody's business but theirs. Quite frankly, I ONLY said that "Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under my Bed" is a bad book, meaning I NEVER said it should be taken off shelves and tossed into a fire. When it comes to your 1st Amendment rights being attacked you fire back with ten times as much force, but when someone you disagree with says something you don't like you practically campaign to get the 1st Amendment repealed. Shame, shame, shame.

4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political books meant for children rarely carry on into the main stream or gain such a huge popularity. In 10 years from now, everyone will lose intrest in books like "No Geroge No!" and "Liberals Under my Bed!" and they will be dropped into the pit of novelty items. I have read most of these books and from what I've seen most of them are poorly written and barely deliver a message all that well. Kids are not given a chance to relate to the characters because they are being preached to with no end in sight. The best books for kids are ones that express humor with simple plots that youngsters can identify with (mind me for saying this, but I've never seen liberals tax seven-year olds, nor do I know any eight-year old Bush-bashers). There are many ways of delivering a message to children in the form of a good story without being overly-preachy or obvious. Maybe you should give that a try, Katharine Debrecht!

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two wrongs don't make a right.

7:04 AM  
Blogger ShadowCat said...

The last time that there were political books in a children's section, it was in Germany around 1938. Opposing views don't mean anti-patriotism. "Liberal" isn't a dirty word. Quit marching in lockstep and take off your jack-boots - it is people with this whole "you're either with us or you're giving aid and comfort to the enemy" attitude that is destroying America far faster and with better resources than any Middle Eastern terrorist ever could.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for Kathy's next best seller "Hey mom That's not Daddies cock up your ass!" It should be a dandy!

1:23 AM  

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