Should Sesame Street Muppets be 'Catalysts for Progressive Social Change'?
November 25, 2006 12:57am CST
PBS documentary website sells Sesame Street as a progressive force to indoctrinate children with liberalism. Along the alphabet and the numbering system, kids were being taught ethnic diversity, urban pride, and conflict-resolution skills since Sesame Street debuted in 1969. (Along with the era's progressive and civil rights movements.) • Today, Sesame Street is aired in more than 120 countries around the world. The documentary, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET illustrates both the many cultural differences and similarities of producing the children’s television program on a global level. • In a Q&A with filmmakers, they were fascinated "that Muppets could be the catalyst for social change." One imagines a presidential administration full of competent political Muppets: making Ernie and Bert co-president (we find working as a team makes us more creative and reasonable). We hope they would be a bit nepotistic and appoint some of the other Muppets to certain cabinet posts: The Count in the Treasury, Cookie Monster at the Food and Drug Administration, Grover as chief of staff, Khoka (who teaches girl empowerment and education on the Egyptian co-production) as secretary of education, Big Bird as secretary of defense and Kami (the HIV-positive muppet from South Africa) as secretary of state. • "Change Agents" or "Agents of Change" are the foot-soldiers of "Transitional Marxism", which is a specific set of methods and techniques used by Cultural Marxists (a.k.a. Liberals who know what they're doing) to subvert Western Civilization step-by-step. It was a common term in education in the '70s, but the term probably isn't used as much these days because it draws such a clear link between American public education and Marxism (Cultural Marxists HATE exposure because their success depends upon dissimulation). • Source: http://newsbusters.org/node/9227 PBS Staff Blogger Oozes Over Sesame Street Muppet 'Catalysts for Social Change'