Monday, November 09, 2009

...and you don't even have to play it backwards!

Here's a bit of a flip-side "rhyme" entry to the Natalie-Portman-becomes-veganism-evangelist piece from last Thursday: Actor Adam Baldwin - impressively still riding on the geek-godhood train evidently granted everyone who was on "Firefly" - believes that he has detected a sinister, subversive message hiding deep within the popular culture... specifically, hiding deep within the 1970s "Sesame Street" tune "We All Sing The Same Song."

No, really. Here's some money-quotes:

"Yet, embedded in its visually intoxicating muppetry and otherwise innocently entertaining educational content there lurks highly controversial political messages designed to promote multiculturalism and global citizenship"

"A main tenet of the multiculturalism and Enviro-Statism inculcated by Modern Liberal educators and as practiced on “Sesame Street” — exemplified in “We All Sing the Same Song,” is the diminishment of the unique greatness of American culture."


But to get the full effect, you really need to check out the whole thing. Here's his initial article:
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/abaldwin/2009/11/03/sesame-street-all-monsters-are-equal/

And here's the follow-up piece:
http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/abaldwin/2009/11/09/sesame-street-habitat-for-political-correctness/

And, of course, to complete the picture, here's the vile work of propaganda that's got him so worked-up in the first place:

17 comments:

lightbunny said...

As long as he hasn't yet figured out that The Batty Bat is really about Socialized Healthcare, I think we'll be okay.

RocMegamanX said...

Funny, I found an article that said that Sesame Street parodied Fox News and was subsequently accused of spreading liberal agenda.

Guess those people are not the only ones pointing the finger at Sesame Street's "evil plans for world control" DUN DUN DUUUUUUUN!

Seriously, he thinks Sesame Street is trying to secularize and destroy America and replace it with a totalitarian dictatorship.

He actually referenced Orwell for crying out loud!

I hate these stupid conspiracy theorists ruining our fun.

Sebastian said...

I allways wondered if Hollywood turns people crazy, or if people have to be crazy in the first place to make it there.
At any rate, the quotia of batshit insane lunatics in Tinseltown is *significantly* higher than the national mean. And considering it's the national mean of America, that's quite high indeed.

Drunken Lemur said...

What exactly is the unique greatness of America Culture? Last time I checked it was the fact that we're a melting pot, adopting traditions from our immigrants to help give the sense that we are a home to anyone who wishes to live their dream. Can someone please tell me what part of America is unique?

joemello04 said...

"highly controversial political messages designed to promote multiculturalism and global citizenship"

Isn't that an oxymoron? Or are we still a nation of xenophobes?

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jayne really is crazy!

johnsutton said...

I guess for Baldwin, correlation is causality. He seems subject to the same logical fallicies as the people who complain about his articles.

sniffits said...

The only negative thing Sesame street is responsible for is creating segments that change to quickly (which has been argued to create some negative development or some such) and I know that wasn't on purpose.

The fun about conspiracy theories is the habit you fall into when you start. At first, it's simple questioning of something, and then you get into it deeper and deeper and before you know it, there are knomes in the trees that steal brainwaves to power their drills that they are using to cause volcanic eruptions.

Bob said...

Orwell is in ongoing competition with Ayn Rand and C.S. Lewis as to who can be most overwhelmingly quoted by people they'd DESPISE if they were alive today.

Nixou said...

Someone should really tell Baldwin that Orwell was, you know, a socialist. Not socialist à la "I want to vote for public healthcare", socialist à la "I want to go in Spain during the civil war and kill as many right wingnuts as I can".

David said...

Not a surprise. Followers of the firefly blogs have know that Baldwin is a bit of a nutjob for awhile.

Bryce said...

Hahaha, this guy is under the impression that America has a culture of its own.

Peter S. said...

Ugh... This sort of thing wouldn't get to me so much if he wasn't such a fucking asshat about it all. He's accusing a song from a children's program of spreading multiculturalism? Umm... so? Is it wrong to want to live in peace with the inhabitants of this island we call Earth and learn as much as we can about them? Or do they not matter because they're members of "less free, less successful and deviant cultures"? Right, my mistake.

I also do love how he quotes Orwell in such a way that it completely destroys his own argument to anyone who's ever even heard of Animal Farm. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Yeah, uh you do realize that Napoleon (the pig who eliminated all tenants of animalism to create that one rule) is supposed to be Stalin, right? Does this mean we can start accusing Baldwin of being a commie now? Come on people, maybe we can get another red scare going!

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or did he miss the obvious pro same-sex marriage part of the song in his rant?

Rob said...

The best part is when he suggests the the American Bar Association is "promoting outside political advocacy groups... to instruct ‘Pledge of Tolerance’ lesson plans."

Because all lawyers must be liberal, right? Because they're lawyers!

Eric Taylor said...

Well, I mean, of course the song's promoting multiculturalism....is that controversial now? To encourage people to embrace others of different cultures? What would be the inverse message? That we should hate more people?

DHos said...

Yes, after listening to the song, it is opvious that it is trying to turn our kids into communist. Oopps, oh wait, we don't used that word anymore. Turn our kids into extreme leftist, liberals that think all are the same and always be political correct.
God forbid they think otherwise.