CNN op-ed calls ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘PAW Patrol’ fascist

CNN op-ed calls ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘PAW Patrol’ fascist
Thomas the Tank Engine (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Maybe Antifa can burn down the studios where these kids’ shows are made.]

Liberals might control the narrative of primetime television, but they are struggling to reach toddlers and young children, much to the chagrin of liberal parents. In a recent article, CNN contributor Elissa Strauss bemoans how young children are drawn to cartoons that don’t align with the progressive visions of their parents.

According to Strauss, parents like to see themselves as “purveyors of possibility,” and want their children to exist in a world in which “identities are both mutable and equal,” and “imagination and empathy reign supreme.”

Meanwhile, young children are drawn to “worlds in which identities are fixed, order trumps imagination and transgressions are met with routine punishment.” In other words, they are attracted to the truth.

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Strauss specifically identifies two “fascist” shows that are all the rage with the kiddos: “Thomas the Tank Engine” and “Paw Patrol.”

“Thomas” has been blasted by left-wing publications for being a “corporate-totalitarian dystopia” as well as “classist, sexist and anti-environmentalist.”

“Paw Patrol” has likewise been assailed by the left for conveying “gender and social inequality.” I’ve never watched it, but it sounds to me like the characters are a bunch of dogs.

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