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December 12, 2011


Sesame Street: Puppets of the U.S. Government

by RogueOperator

Sesame Street is full of wonderful, cuddly little monsters who teach our children the basics – the ABCs, 1-2-3s, and how to vote Democrat for life.  The kids TV juggernaut has come out in favor of free school breakfasts and lunches, exactly the kind of big government program that is going to bankrupt the dubious toddlers watching the show.  The long-running uber-diverse puppet show has repeatedly prepped “young skulls full of mush” for domination by their statist masters. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is no longer even hiding it.

In a nation with an oft-touted “obesity epidemic,” and one “disproportionately” impacting the poor, the Sesame Street do-gooders have contrived a new lib catch-phrase for us to wring our hands about: “Food Insecurity.” Jeannie DeAngelis of American Thinker explains:

When individuals falls into the category of food insecurity, it means they’re not sure where their next meal is coming from.  Hopping on the bandwagon and hoping to woo the under-five set into the entitlement ‘OWS Gimme’ mentality, Sesame Street has introduced a downtrodden “food insecure” Muppet named Lily, whose voice sounds as if she’s been stricken with hunger-induced low blood sugar. […]

[If] Sesame Street is determined to scare the hell out of children with a starving, left-wing puppet, the educational kids’ show should at least be sensitive to age-appropriate preschooler anxiety and make clear that Lily is certainly the exception and not the rule.

Where’s the money and power in that, kill-joy? How are Democrats going to get their voters dependent on them for handouts if only the truly poor get subsidies? Free goulash for everybody!

The food insecurity jazz is all about schilling to the food workers’ unions, and the Democrats know it. There can’t be more than one percent of kids in the United States going hungry at night, what with forty million plus households on food stamps already. And the best anti-poverty program of all would be to stop intentionally inflating the damn currency.

This is by no means a tangent for the liberal platitude-spouting creatures. Elmo & Co. has a reputation for shlepping for Big Brother. As Ben Shapiro pointed out in an interview on his book Primetime Propaganda:

Sesame Street, which targets us when we’re young, is worst of all. Shapiro quotes Mike Dann, one of the show’s founding executives, saying it “was not made for the sophisticated or the middle class.” Early episodes featured the character Grover breaking bread with a hippie. Oscar, who lived in a rubbish bin, was supposed to address “conflicts arising from racial and ethnic diversity.” Dann also told Shapiro he used the program in the wake of 9/11 to highlight how there were peaceful alternatives to war. Shameful! Criminal, even! In fairness to Shapiro, however, Sesame Street was criticized in the past for having an anti-right agenda in 2009, when it mockingly referred to America’s Fox News channel as “Pox News.”

“Sesame Street tried to tackle divorce, tackled ‘peaceful conflict resolution’ in the aftermath of 9/11, and had [gay actor] Neil Patrick Harris on the show playing the subtly-named ‘fairy shoeperson’,” writes Shapiro. And since 95 percent of Americans have watched the show by the time they’re three years old, well, the levels of brainwashing must be astronomical!

“Television isn’t just about entertainment,” said Shapiro. “It’s an attempt to convince Americans that the social, economic, and foreign policy shaped by leftism is morally righteous.” And, he added to the Independent, “It’s not paranoid to speak the truth.”

And the show keeps getting worse. One of the more infurryiating episodes (apologies) came recently when Michelle Obama and Jill Biden were brought on board to sponsor a military community PSA (Propaganda Service Announcement). Great. Now imagine if Sarah Palin would have done the PSA. Muppet heads would roll.

Blackie O also taped a Sesame Street on Planting Gardens, and “Loving Vegetables” (TMI – Michelle). That would be okay too, only that the First Lady is notoriously blackmailing and threatening every major restaurant chain in the country to bring their menus in line with what she and her pencil-necked husband think others should eat. Michelle has spawned a left-wing crusade against tasty food, meanwhile getting caught bbq-sauce handed snacking on pork ribs and other self-indulgent goodies.

If you watch Sesame Street even once nowadays, you can understand where all the Occupiers get their bird-brained ideas.  Some have even called the Occupy Movement the “Sesame Street Revolution.” Like with many TV shows designed for children and teens nowadays, it’s no exaggeration to call these actors puppets of the left and the U.S. government.

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  1. Dec 12 2011

    I heard of Sesame Street, but having grown up abroad I had no idea what it was. My first acquaintance with Sesame Street was a book on recycling. My kids don’t watch much TV, so I’m not worried about PBS. And there are many of good books out there, why should I give my children Sesame Street?

  2. Kert
    Dec 12 2011

    Exactly “Sandbox”, if you wish your children to grow up emotionally well balanced and mentally well fed keep them away from the rubbish offered on TV.

    Kyle, I may as well finish certifying myself as “looney-tunes” in the eyes of main-stream America. I have long held the idea that the high speed scene shifting format of modern music video is specifically designed to break down the ability of the mind to focus thus aiding and abetting or even inducing a tendency toward ADD.

    There! Now I shall sit quietly and wait for the white coats to come take me away.

    • Dec 12 2011

      If you think music videos are bad, you should see Yo Gabba Gabba. It’s as diabolically disjointed and frantic as a show can get:

      A sample, if you can stomach it:

      The left is trying to break down kids’ ability to focus, which has consequences not just for cognitive but for social behavior. Our “education” system emphasizes “creativity” and “imagination” at the expense of rationality, realistic self-appraisal, understanding of economy, scientific evaluation of evidence, and natural constraints on action.

      It’s a recipe for disaster, as the self-deluded ramblings of any left-wing foot soldier shows..

      • Dec 14 2011

        This video is a modeled on a rave drug trip. It takes a special kind of parent to show it to kids.

  3. Kert
    Dec 12 2011

    Electronic baby sitter for the masses, with an agenda.

  4. Kert
    Dec 12 2011


    In the coming New Year, 2012, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address will occur on the same day.

    This is an ironic juxtaposition of events.

    One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant
    creature of little intelligence for prognostication.

    The other involves a groundhog.

    Feel free Kyle, it was emailed to me 🙂


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