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.