The One Where My Jaw is Still on the Floor


Okay, this is a rant and for those wanting to get into a political debate, well, let’s just remember we are all friends k?

This is just plain silly, the current Muppet movie in theaters is being accused of pushing a liberal agenda. . . I googled this because I wanted to read a few different points of view so please feel free to hit this link. . .

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/fox-business-blasts-muppets-brainwashing-america-kids-anti-corporate-liberal-agenda-article-1.987008

or Google Muppets, liberal for yourself.

This is a children’s movie that a good portion of Gen X has or will be hitting the theater to see as well as explain to the youngest generation out there just how awesome the Muppets have always been. The movies have always been about good vs evil, the small guy rising to the top, overcoming the challenges from the big guy. There is no agenda within the movie to “get your kids” to become a liberal.

I am left of center (for fair disclosure) and was raised by two very conservative Republicans. They happened to allow me to question and form my own opinions. We don’t talk politics very often because, well, it is just not pleasant. I did not base my thoughts and ideals on what I saw growing up. I have even managed to not drop an anvil on anyone who might have pissed me off.

Why I have not blown people to bits or jerked the football away when someone was trying to kick it? Hmm, I think it is because I have a brain, understand the difference between make believe and reality and had two parents that made sure that I used my brain.

There was one article from a woman discussing how horrible it was that Kermit spent a good portion of movie with no clothes on and that it was a huge no no for Piggy and Kermit to be in a relationship. I hope that she was being tongue in cheek but I am afraid not.

Seriously, are we as a nation becoming idiots? I even read an article that discussed a faction of people wanting Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer to be pulled from tv because it promotes bullying! Ugh! Did these people not see that in the end of the story that Santa and the whole crew realized that being different is okay and that sometimes it has a use?

Should I ever have a child, he or she will be raised on a steady diet of classics that I was raised on as well as open discussions about the world around us. There will be talk of right and wrong. There will be consequences to actions that are not allowed. And if my child wants to be a conservative Republican, well, I guess I will be okay with it since my parents have been able to handle my choices in terms of politics.

 

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One thought on “The One Where My Jaw is Still on the Floor

  1. eksith says:

    “Seriously, are we as a nation becoming idiots?” Uh huh.

    But that’s how civilization goes, sadly. We reach a peak then crumble into the ocean only to be discovered a thousand years later by archeologists wondering if the green frog was a demon god or diety.

    I don’t think Fox believes in this themselves, but they are pandering to their particular demographic, even if it kills them, as long as they can make a buck. So this is right in line with feeding chips and soda to the obese. It’s slash and burn journalism.

    In the off chance that they do really believe it, you also have to consider that idiots usually tend to be louder than the the background noise so this is just a blip in the radar in the grand scheme of things.

    Most people just want to live and enjoy themselves unmolested by ideology.

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