Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

It's never too early to begin indoctrinating

I blogged last week about the fact that Germany is repeating its practice in the 1930s of indoctrinating its young people in hatred (this time against America, not against Jews). One needn't look so far afield, though, for youth indoctrination. It seems some enterprising Democrats have written a children's book called "Why Mommy is a Democrat." The book's rather impressive because it lacks the crudity that characterizes a lot of political tracts. From it, wee children can learn that Mommy is a Democrat because "Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does." Or "Democrats make sure we are always safe, just like Mommy does." The subliminal messages, of course, are that Republicans are selfish and would enjoy nothing more than seeing children horribly injured. Of course, where this book differs significantly from what's going on in Germany is that it's a private sector book, for private sector audiences. The German product is government sponsored and mass disseminated. The book, on the other hand, is something self-aggrandizing Democrats can share with their kids -- and they'd be teaching their kids the same message with, or without, the book. It's just so much more palatable a message, I guess, when it's not mommy lecturing about politics, but is a little squirrel saving her family.