Monday, August 22, 2005

Conservatives Teach Kids to Fear Liberals

File this one under really really pathetic.

Political Wire reports about a new children's book:

I actually thought this was a joke, but it's a real children's book for kids of conservatives.

Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed by Katharine DeBrecht is a new book "to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland."

Yeah, and Tommy and Lou’s parents teach their kids to be good me-first-conservatives by selling lemonade made with pesticide-infected imitation lemon juice and loaded with oodles and oodles of sugar.

Well, at least they’re not teaching their kids to distrust and fear gays and immigrants. [sarcasm]

Oops I spoke too soon. I just learned that Katharine DeBrecht is working on the sequel. It’s tentatively titled: Help! Mom! There are gays, immigrants and feminists under my bed.

Seriously, anyone who buys this book for their children isn’t fit to associate with children.

Or, as one of the reviewers at Amazon says:

[I]f you look at this book, you'll see that it was printed in China. Perhaps the author is planning a sequel where Tommy and Lou lose their jobs at the lemonade stand while George Bush is president because the company has shipped lemonade production to China as well.

Anyone who tries to indoctrinate their kids with something like this should consider therapy.