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My kindergartner (ok, not a toddler, per se) is watching some Nickelodeon show called “Rainbow Rangers.” I only paid attention to the background noise until I heard something infuriating. Their happy little home was experiencing earthquakes; very odd, since they’re not on a fault line. What could possibly be causing this destruction to their home?
Why, fracking, of course. “Scientists say that it’s bad for the environment.” The fracking manager lays booby traps and is, of course, as evil as possible. Undeterred, the Rainbow Rangers show him a better way to generate energy: windmills! Never mentioned, of course, is that wind energy is incredibly inefficient and saves no money long term, to say nothing of the impact (pardon the pun) on fowl-life.
So, I can’t even let my little girl watch just about anything on PBS or Nickelodeon, etc. I have to review everything to make sure she’s not being indoctrinated with abject falsehoods. I’m already busy fighting the brain-washing from the other four kids in higher grades (two in high school, one in middle school, one higher in elementary), but I have to worry about this, too.
It’s simply exhausting. John Derbyshire was/is right: We Are Doomed.