http://www.debatepolitics.com/bias-m...post1060257412 (The Lorax)
I don't even like it when parents do it. My brother taught his children to be conservative Republicans when they were growing up. That's his right, but it doesn't pass the smell test. When a children's movie does it, that's carrying the idea much much further.
Politics IS debatable, and that is NOT debatable.
Truth be told, one hears all sorts of interesting commentary or withholding of information when it comes to politics and literature.
Last edited by Fiddytree; 03-04-12 at 10:18 PM.
"We are in the surprising position of knowing much more than we did at earlier stages in the development of social policy[...]-and simultaneously becoming more uncertain about what measures will be most effective, if effective at all, in ameliorating pressing problems in each of these areas."-Nathan Glazer, The Limits of Social Policy, 1988.
That would be an abusive overreach,
We must instead remain as neutral as possible,
And be sure to not teach anything responsible,
If we keep this practice up over the next eon,
We can all live in a world like Bergeron,
Oops but there I go using a story to teach again,
I surely mustn't do that for the sake of the chidren?
Last edited by smb; 03-04-12 at 10:53 PM.
smb, have you asked me about the DP Limerick Contest?
**waves at the NSA**
The Lorax told the truth. Cutting down all the trees was wrong, just like killing all the Passenger Pigeons was wrong not so long ago. That's the purpose of education. Not having to relearn the same lessons generation after generation.