I have a suspicious mind. Texas Grandma and I went to see “Cars 2” yesterday, and it was a fun show to watch – I enjoyed it.
I have to take note, however, that this show had an agenda:
It portrayed big oil as evil and greedy, and “green” alternative fuel as good and wholesome. Less important, but it also portrayed older cars as evil.
Just a little message that was made intrinsic to the plot – that is being soaked up by almost every kid in America.
No critical thinking, no discussion – just propaganda. Most of what comes out of Hollywood is like that to some extent nowadays. We need to start taking note what the left is planting in these shows which are aimed at kids. Because this is one of the left’s biggest weapons – a propaganda machine aimed at children. The left has pretty much got control of the schools, and Hollywood.
Is this particular example intentional, or is it just a side effect of what the writers believe? I don’t know – but the effect is the same, either way. An uncritical message delivered directly to minds that are learning about the world, that don’t yet have the defenses of the adult mind (critical thinking).
Of course, these days, most adults don’t do critical thinking, either.
Addendum, 7/15/2011: Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks this is an issue.