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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.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. GrannyDude Member

    I remember feeling as if I was holding a screen door closed against a deluge…of all kinds of crud.

    Your little doodlebug will be okay. 

    When I was little, I remember a conversation with my mother in which I waxed indignant about the song “The British Grenadiers.” (“Some talk of Alexander…and some of Hercules…of Hector and Lysander….”) What caused me to take offense? That British soldiers were being described as brave. Everyone knew the British were the bad guys. 

    Because….the Revolution. Right? 
    It wasn’t a problem of PBS PC—I was a reader—a precocious reader—and apparently was doing a lot of digging into the colonial and Revolutionary eras. I was anti-lobster-back. 

    My mother—who was born during WW2 (“We shall fight them on the beaches…we shall fight them in the fields…” ) had to explain that now the Brits were our friends. And very, very brave. 

     

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:29 PM PST
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  2. Larry3435 Member

    Stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death. There is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

    – Robert Heinlein

    So yes, we are doomed.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:30 PM PST
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  3. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member

    You’re not doomed, but they do begin bright and early with the propaganda. Look for DVDs of classic movies and shows from when they knew how to make entertainment for kids…Mary Poppins, Little House on the Prairie (broadcast on Hallmark…record it on the DVR…really good for little girls), The Waltons, dare I say it, Bugs Bunny. There are also a lot of audiobooks available for kids as well. PBS has been a kiddie cesspool for a long time.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:35 PM PST
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  4. Kozak Member
    Kozak Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    You’re not doomed, but they do begin bright and early with the propaganda. Look for DVDs of classic movies and shows from when they knew how to make entertainment for kids…Mary Poppins, Little House on the Prairie (broadcast on Hallmark…record it on the DVR…really good for little girls), The Waltons, dare I say it, Bugs Bunny. There are also a lot of audiobooks available for kids as well. PBS has been a kiddie cesspool for a long time.

    I went on Amazon and bought my new grandson a bunch of American Heritage Library books to try and mitigate this.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 6:48 PM PST
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  5. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    Some the eco-fascism is fake propaganda sponsored by Russia (who certainly favored Hillary). Read about how Russia killed frak’ing in the UK and other places by spending Rubles on disinformation. This is the real meddling that was ignored by Obama the most pro-Russian president in history.

     

    The Russians also lobbied behind the scenes against shale gas, worried about losing their grip on the world’s gas supplies. Unlike most conspiracy theories about Russian meddling in Western politics, this one is out there in plain sight. The head of Nato, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the Russians, as part of a sophisticated disinformation operation, “engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations — environmental organisations working against shale gas — to maintain Europe’s dependence on imported Russian gas”.

    The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95 million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas. Russia Today television ran endless anti-fracking stories, including one that “frackers are the moral equivalent of paedophiles”. The US Director of National Intelligence stated that “RT runs anti-fracking programming … reflective of the Russian Government’s concern about the impact of fracking and US natural gas production on the global energy market and the potential challenges to Gazprom’s profitability.” Pro-Russian politicians such as Lord Truscott (married to a Russian army colonel’s daughter) made speeches in parliament against fracking.

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    • December 12, 2019, at 8:46 PM PST
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  6. Belt Member

    This sounds like a job for… Captain Planet!!!

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    • December 13, 2019, at 4:47 AM PST
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  7. Henry Castaigne Member

    Belt (View Comment):

    This sounds like a job for… Captain Planet!!!

    We need a Captain Capitalism to murder him and deport whichever one of those kids didn’t have a green card. 

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    • December 13, 2019, at 3:45 PM PST
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  8. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):

    Some the eco-fascism is fake propaganda sponsored by Russia (who certainly favored Hillary). Read about how Russia killed frak’ing in the UK and other places by spending Rubles on disinformation. This is the real meddling that was ignored by Obama the most pro-Russian president in history.

     

    The Russians also lobbied behind the scenes against shale gas, worried about losing their grip on the world’s gas supplies. Unlike most conspiracy theories about Russian meddling in Western politics, this one is out there in plain sight. The head of Nato, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the Russians, as part of a sophisticated disinformation operation, “engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organisations — environmental organisations working against shale gas — to maintain Europe’s dependence on imported Russian gas”.

    The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95 million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas. Russia Today television ran endless anti-fracking stories, including one that “frackers are the moral equivalent of paedophiles”. The US Director of National Intelligence stated that “RT runs anti-fracking programming … reflective of the Russian Government’s concern about the impact of fracking and US natural gas production on the global energy market and the potential challenges to Gazprom’s profitability.” Pro-Russian politicians such as Lord Truscott (married to a Russian army colonel’s daughter) made speeches in parliament against fracking.

    Yup. Didn’t the Russians used to fund anti-nuclear activists in the U.S., too?

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    • December 15, 2019, at 11:33 AM PST
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  9. The Cloaked Gaijin Member

    Henry Castaigne (View Comment):

    Belt (View Comment):

    This sounds like a job for… Captain Planet!!!

    We need a Captain Capitalism to murder him and deport whichever one of those kids didn’t have a green card.

    Laugh out loud funny.

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    • December 15, 2019, at 2:24 PM PST
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  10. James Lileks Contributor

    I think the main objective to fracking is that it extends by two or three years the dominance of fossil fuels, and thus forestalls the inevitable clean future that’s right around the corner, much cheaper, more powerful, and endorsed by St. Greta. Frackers are like the White Army, fighting the noble Reds. We know they’ll lose; why can’t they just die already?

     

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    • December 16, 2019, at 10:05 PM PST
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  11. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    James Lileks (View Comment):

    I think the main objective to fracking is that it extends by two or three years the dominance of fossil fuels, and thus forestalls the inevitable clean future that’s right around the corner, much cheaper, more powerful, and endorsed by St. Greta. Frackers are like the White Army, fighting the noble Reds. We know they’ll lose; why can’t they just die already?

    It is the movie monster that rises at the end of the movie despite being killed by the script fair and square

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    • December 17, 2019, at 1:08 PM PST
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