Skip to comments.The Left, Bert and Ernie and Children’s Innocence
Posted on 07/08/2013 4:53:23 PM PDT by SJackson
If a Martian were to observe the human condition, he would have to conclude that the left has an agenda to deprive children of their innocence.
The Martian would have no other explanation for the premature sexualizing of children that the left has engaged in for decades, and which seems to increases almost weekly.
The most recent example is the cover of the current issue of the New Yorker, which depicts the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie. They are seated on a couch snuggling with Berts head on Ernies shoulder watching television. The TV features a picture of the U.S. Supreme Court.
To their credit, the creators of Sesame Street and of Bert and Ernie have stated that the two characters are not only never depicted as having anything but Platonic interest in one another, they are also never depicted as having any interest in females either. As indeed it should have been, they were characters for children to enjoy.
ut for the left, Bert and Ernie (and whatever else the left can get its ideological hands on) are manipulated into vehicles for a left-wing cause. And no cause animates the left these days more than the social advancement of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered.
One consequence has been the robbing of childrens innocence by prematurely sexualizing them. Rendering Bert and Ernie as gay is only the most recent example.
Other examples abound.
Just one week earlier, the State of Colorados Rights Division ruled that a first-grade boy who identifies and dresses as a girl may use the girls restroom at school. The school had previously allowed the first-grader to use a bathroom in either the teachers lounge or in the nurses office, but not the girls bathroom.
ow, first-grade girls must share their bathroom with a fellow first-grader who has a penis. There is every reason to have pity on this child. But that is not a valid reason to subject all the girls to issues such as gender confusion at such a young age.
Another way in which the left has subjected young children to sexual issues has been the widespread teaching about sexual harassment, also beginning in first grade. In addition to having discussions that do not belong in a first-, second-, third-, fourth-, or fifth- grade class, this hysterical fixation on sexual harassment has labeled innocent childs play a form of sexual deviancy.
A few years ago I asked my listeners to send in funds to pay for the legal defense of two seventh grade boys arrested yes, arrested by police for participating in "slap butt day."
As reported by The Oregonian: "Two boys tore down the hall of Patton Middle School after lunch, swatting the bottoms of girls as they ran what some kids later said was a common form of greeting. But bottom-slapping is against policy in McMinnville Public Schools. So a teachers aide sent the gawky seventh-graders to the office, where the vice principal and a police officer stationed at the school soon interrogated them. The officer read the boys their Miranda rights and hauled them off in handcuffs to juvenile jail, where they spent the next five days."
Two seventh graders in jail for five days for butt slapping on slap-butt day.
And it gets worse. The seventh-graders were not permitted contact with their parents for 24 hours, they were brought into court in shackles and jail garb, and they were strip-searched four times. And the Yamhill County District Attorney, Bradley Berry, brought felony sex charges against the two boys.
According to a 2008 ABC News story, "In schools across the country, kids as young as 3 and four 4 now facing charges of sexual harassment that will stay with them permanently on their school records."
ABC gave the example of 7-year-old Randy Castro of Potomac View Elementary School in Maryland. He, too, slapped a girls butt and the school called in the police and wrote him up as sexual harasser.
In 2007, in liberal Maryland alone, 166 elementary students were suspended for sexual harassment, including three preschoolers, 16 kindergartners and 22 first-graders.
In California where the left can pass any law it wants, the state passed a law last year that all textbooks in California from first grade on describe the contributions of gays, bisexuals and transgendered individuals to America and to California.
How exactly does one explain bisexuality to 6-year-olds? For the left this is not an issue.
At the Democratic National Convention in 2000, the Democratic Party featured five young people, about 5 to 10 years old, and had them recite lyrics describing how frightening their futures are likely to be. This alone was innocence killing. But of course one of the fears had to be sex-related: "When I grow up will kids still be wrongfully touched?"
And of course, the left has insisted on sex education from the earliest grades. In New York City, seventh graders are taught how to use condoms.
All these policies have been enacted in the name of tolerance, protecting girls and health. But the left always has a noble reason for its damaging policies even when they involve something that when taken away can never be returned: childrens sexual innocence.
Sesame Street was always a PC cesspool. This doesn’t surprise me and I don’t know why anyone would expect anything different.
What? Bugger Me Elmo didn’t make the cut?
In all fairness, in New York City seventh graders are 16 years old.
I’ll bet this is nothing compared to what awaits children when Common Core kicks in.
Well Knew Big Bird Sucked!
And PBS sucks your tax dollars!
The left wants to force things on children. How do you explain bisexual people to children? If we are going to tell children about LGBT, then do we have to explain what each letter means?
If there’s any good news about homosexual marriage court cases, it may be that, once that right is granted, relatively few homosexuals want to legalize their unions.
Prager’s expecting liberals to make sense, again. That’s the problem here. They make sense... in the context of pure calculated evil. 6 year olds? Never too young to get them used to the idea of double daddies and double mommies as familiarly as they are familiar with their teddy bears... we got to iron out everything that God put into their tender instincts in order to create the New Abomination. And this is driven not so much by humanly concocted conspiracy as by evil spirits from beyond the world. “Traditional” Jewish demonology does not go very far towards explaining it, but Christian demonology does. And one has got to understand the enemy before one can smite him.
Kudus to the CTW for objecting to the use of Bert and Ernie. When I see an article about the legal action they've taken, I'll post it and ping you. Don't hold your breath.
You’re right, though some reading levels may not be there quite yet, but I’ll bet most have advanced in grade. Don’t want to hurt feelings.
slapping butts could be called assault
.....because "single-sex marriage" </cant and b.s.> was never about anything but trivializing marriage, which is powerfully heteronormal and highlights the perversion of the deviant 3%.
They sexualize kids, then criminalize them when they act out, citing sexual harassment. Kids are not always capable of making good decisions, which is why they’re called minors. So they will ruin a kid’s life for doing what they’ve been pushing on him since Kindergarten.
Just like they do at home if they have a BROTHER!
Leftism and wanting to have sex with children seem to go together.
Most brothers and sisters are not in the bathroom simultaneously. At least not beyond a very young age. By the time most kids are in first grade, if they have opposite sex siblings, they are taking turns in the shared home bathroom, not using it simultaneously.
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.
Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.
2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.
1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.
But there IS hope!!!
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
Well; 'taint nuttin' new!!!
Get out of our way, they replied. This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! Well treat you worse than them. They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.