July 6, 2017

Please respect childhood. It's not yours to appropriate for adult purposes.



Deplorable.

AND: It kind of seemed as if those kids were enjoying Donald Trump. Reminds me of the anti-drug ads that unwittingly make kids think the stuff is cool. Could somebody redo this old brain-on-drugs ad...



... with the WaPo logo...



... on the yolk?

92 comments:

Rob McLean said...

Everyone must do their part to resist He Who Is Literally Hitler, including children.

Kevin said...

Commenters' video editing skillz aren't yours to appropriate!

Angel-Dyne said...

They really cannot help themselves, can they?

Isn't there some kind of 12-step program or something out there for media-ites who have lost all perspective and self-control and are accelerating toward rock bottom?

(But there's little evidence that they're anywhere near the necessary "admitting I have a problem" point, so I guess it can't do them any good, anyway.)

Quaestor said...

The Wapojugend Glee Club.

Michael said...

The children of the resistance need uniforms. Brown ones with lightening patches on them. And they could be taught to march in step. In step. In step.

Quaestor said...

Serious question... I wonder if Jeff Bezos is responsible for this travesty. It looks like the Amazon tycoon is pulling a Charles Foster Kane. Is it time for Althouse to divest?

alan markus said...

That video was like listening to fingernails scratching a blackboard.

Almost makes me enjoy this oldie:

Hitler Youth for Obama

Real American said...

This video is just more proof, as if more was needed, that the legacy media in general, and WaPo in particular, are not the neutral purveyors of the news they claim to be, but leftist activists pushing an agenda. It's a huge reason why they have little, to no, credibility.

alan markus said...

Now, that is a video that could incite violence against the media. It certainly makes me want to punch someone in the face.

Quaestor said...

Almost makes me enjoy this oldie...

Beat me to it, Alan Markus.

buwaya said...

The idea of kids rejecting their parents thinking as an inevitable sort of coming-of-age rebellion is not correct. This happens because their parents thinking is challenged by influential, fashionable segments of society, making the kids change and reject their birthright in order to fit in to a culture divergent from that of their parents. These kids, unlike other peoples kids, will not be made to reject their parents in order to fit in, as they are already born into the dominant culture.

Some will, certainly, there are always mavericks.

The only way they will not be intellectual clones of their parents is if fashion and the dominant culture changes around them.

Quaestor said...

It certainly makes me want to punch someone in the face.

It makes me want to shop at Barnes and Noble.

robother said...

Who knew "Teach your children well" was translated from the original Deutche?

Drago said...

Remember, if you can't use kids to attack Trump or republicans, then attack Trumps/republicans kids...particularly the underage ones.

Some late night hosts and "lifelong republicans" are in to that sort of thing.

Dave from Minnesota said...

Alan M....Creepy Obama Kids. You beat me to it also.

To this day, I can't say "Barack Hussien Obama", without then saying "Mmmm mmmm mmmmm"

EDH said...

Why the scare quotes on "Democrat excuse"?

David Begley said...

Could CNN investigate this? Why weren't the faces of the children blurred? Do they attend Sidwell Friends?

Achilles said...

The WAPO and all their fellow travelers better hope for a successful Trump presidency.

They have been judged. They have been found lacking of basic human decency. We will never let them back into power over us.

readering said...

Did seem like they were enjoying themselves.

n.n said...

The idea of kids rejecting their parents thinking as an inevitable sort of coming-of-age rebellion is not correct

First, they set men and women at each other's throats. Now, they are provoking a conflict between fathers, mothers, and their children. We live in interesting times.

n.n said...

This must be WaPo's defense of its journolistic brethren at CNN.

Sample Commenter said...

When comes the knock on Althouse's door?

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/340647-investigators-looking-into-possible-russia-collusion-with-pro-trump

I sure hope Mick is safe!

Earnest Prole said...

So you're opposed to employing children as actors? It kinda sorta limits the stories you can tell.

rhhardin said...

Pressing a high school band into performing at civic ceremonies develops a deep cynicism about civic ceremonies in band members, which stands them in great intuitive stead for adulthood. 8th grade in my case.

Develop that intuition.

Adults are liars.

They talk about protecting childhood, for example.

Where is the analysis.

rhhardin said...

I think Althouse resents the appeal to women you get by using children, and women fall for it.

Althouse solution: forbid using children.

My solution: take away women's vote.

rhhardin said...

The Sentinel (2006) had a bunch of kids singing for the President and First Lady, as a natural event to enter the story line.

Trumpit said...

A new take on Hitler youth.

Sample Commenter said...

Next number will be "Tomorrow Belongs to Me."

They have to swim pretty deep in the river Denial to not see what they are aping.

Francisco D said...

It's disgusting to manipulate children that way.

Have you no shame, Mr. Bezos?

Sample Commenter said...

Trumpit seems to think that it's the right using these children, indoctrinating them.

Zero self-awareness.

Dave from Minnesota said...

Okay, I watched it and don't get it. Are they teaching these kids to mock the President? Like if Rush Limbaugh would have some kids say "they speak Austrian in Austria" "all 57 states", etc.

Its not particularly vicious. I've seen much much worse.

n.n said...

Separation of Church and State is a concept endorsed by a Church, cult, really, that is curiously exempt from equal scrutiny.

Jay Vogt said...

#Workplacediversity

Khesanh 0802 said...

I have been saying since November thatWaPo had completely lost touch with reality. This only adds fuel to my fire!

hombre said...

The leftymediaswine are off the rails. Their perception is so impaired by TDS that decency and honesty are no longer recognized by them as desirable. Naturally, that's Trump's fault.

They are insane. Stay tuned.

traditionalguy said...

I believe these are the Amazon Prime Kids that can be ordered in the Pizza portal. But Two Day Delivery across State lines is still a problem Bezos is working out.

southcentralpa said...

Looks like a tosh.o musical number. I wonder if they deflect blame from themselves to the parents like he does? Also, is that a union shoot? Are the kids at least getting credit towards getting their SAG cards ... ?

MadisonMan said...

Black kids sensibly stayed away from this nonsense.

exhelodrvr1 said...

Couldn't they get the Swedish bikini team?

Ken B said...

I read most of the comments and the post and figured people were exaggerating how awful this is. But they weren't.

I was asked a few years ago what (as a foreigner living in the US) was the biggest problem facing the country. My answer was that most people seem to accept ad hominem as a valid argument. I cannot help but see this video as *teaching* that sort of attitude. It's enough to sneer, make funny voices, and exude group-think. As Althouse says, that's not how responsible adults treat kids.

Ralph L said...

Pressing a high school band into performing at civic ceremonies develops a deep cynicism about civic ceremonies in band members
Bush 41 had a train whistle stop near my house in the '92 election campaign. Someone invited a local HS band but wouldn't let them play. There was a small cheering section and piped music for the TV cameras. They probably lost more votes than they gained.

Ralph L said...

Black kids sensibly stayed away from this nonsense.
I assume they're WaPo employees' children, which explains the lack of diversity--and the wacky hairdo on the "energetic" black-haired boy.

Freeman Hunt said...

Of all the songs you could spend time teaching kids.

Curious George said...

MadisonMan said...
Black kids sensibly stayed away from this nonsense.

Dream on.

PB said...

Child abuse.

sodal ye said...

"Trumpit seems to think that it's the right using these children, indoctrinating them"

Trumpit is the least gifted of the commentariat, ignore him.

Bay Area Guy said...

Love the kids, not so hot on the idiotic parents and idiotic WaPo leftists who choreographed it.

Waiting for the Obama is a leftist-Muslim, Community Organizer choir. Still waiting....waiting....waiting.

Darrell said...

WaPo should shut their doors immediately after funding that nonsense. How can they lie now and tell you that they are non-partisan and fair, and objective? The credibility meter is reading "ZERO." I wouldn't insult the birds by lining their cages with your product.

Fernandinande said...

"A child’s perspective can benefit pretty much any issue" said the child. Children that age can see up peoples' noses.

Unknown said...

Make America Great Again hymn, by the First Baptist Dallas Choir

At last night’s “Celebrate Freedom Rally,” the choir and orchestra of First Baptist Dallas premiered a new song. It’s written by their former Minister of Music, Gary Moore, who was in attendance and recognized. As of today, it is now available in the CCLI database for any church who wishes to sing it.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2017/07/02/make-america-great-now-ccli-licensed-christian-worship-song/

n.n said...

This on the heels of WaPo singing: We see dead Soviets in our Water Closet.

Throw another baby on the barbie, they're done.

Earnest Prole said...

The whole point of having children is molding them as you see fit.

Fernandinande said...

Sample Commenter said...
investigators-looking-into-possible-russia-collusion-with-pro-trump


Next they'll be accusing Trump himself of trying to influence the election.

This sounds like someone is trying to talk some computer talk he heard in a "chat room" in "forum" on "the Internets":

"There were upwards of 1,000 paid internet trolls working out of a facility in Russia, in effect, taking over series of computers, which is then called a botnet[sic]."

"voters ... might have been served up Russian-generated fake news and propaganda along with information from their traditional news outlets."


What does "served up fake news" mean? A facebook post? All facebook posts are probably fake.

Fernandinande said...

It was called "Fakebook" at first.

Fabi said...

You have got to be fucking kidding me!

karlpopperghost said...

Another winner from the Deplorables over at The Donald reddit:

CNN's Greatest Hits ...

Sebastian said...

"Deplorable." Yeah, yeah. It's deplorable, alright. As if such sweet sentiments matter. They are fighting a war, 24/7, by any means necessary, kids and country be damned. It's who they are, it's what they do. They count on their allies to cheer, they don't give a damn about the sensitive tsk-tsking of the few remaining moderates, and happily shove it down righty throats--take that, and here's some more. They have barely started.

tcrosse said...

From the mouths of babes oft comes cereal.

Fernandinande said...

Was not call "Fakebook" was only show by means of resourceful Russian hackman trick American voter now please to forget all.

Fernandinande said...

"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face."

BADuBois said...

That spinning noise you hear is Ben Bradlee in his grave....

YoungHegelian said...

Do yah evah wondah just how supposedly smart people thought that that skit could be a good idea?

Well, dooyah?

I do, all the damn time. And I can only think it must be something in the water.

Darrell said...

I was going to have kids repeat one of Obama's speeches, but the one I found was one of the ones where he got stuck on "Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah. Can you hear me in the back? Ah, ah, ah."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

WaPo - house organ for corruptocrat party

The Godfather said...

Did I miss it? Did ANYONE defend this thing?

Tobias said...

Here's my attempt...Your Brain on Drugs (Alt-Take)

Quaestor said...

Your Brain on Drugs

Eggcellent.

Scott said...

Tobias wins! That's awesome. Will immediately link to my Facebook page. Thank you sir!

Richard Dillman said...

Do these children belong to the Young Pioneers . Have the Dems. gone that far yet? Recalls images of Soviet children
singing to Stalin.

The Vault Dweller said...

Using kids for the political purposes of their parents is a personal pet-peeve of mine. I don't care how precocious you think your child is, they don't really know what they are saying. Plus, you as a parent are putting them into a situation where they could get hurt. I don't mean physically, though in some rare circumstances that could happen, I mean they could become the target of a person who disagrees with them. Now some people may say, "But wait. There is a general societal rule that kids are off limits when it comes to matters of politics." Yes that is true, but there is also a general societal rule that parents don't use their children for political purposes. When a parent does that they are in effect violating The Geneva Convention of Politics. The Geneva Convention is mostly full of two-way obligations owed by the parties. Sure a military can't target civilians, and their a rules regarding the treatment of prisoners. But there are also rules about stationing troops in and around civilian areas as well as wearing a uniform of your country while you are at war. When parents use their kids as political props, they are violating the societal rules around politics, while still hoping to be insulated from the possible effects because they expect the other side to still live up to it's obligations.

Mark Caplan said...

The SJWs choose an antebellum, black-face coon song to mock Pres. Trump? Oh, doo-dah day!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Democracy dies at WaPo

David Begley said...

What if Trump retweets the WaPo video Tobias made? Would WaPo out him? Would WaPo threaten Althouse?

David Begley said...

WaPo to Althouse, "Nice little blog you got there. You wouldn't want a cyber attack now would you? We are not liking your views and traffic. Get your mind right."

Rob McLean said...

Althouse is not 15 years old + how did someone who posts anti-semitic, racist & anti-gay content become a victim for ppl to rally around?

The Sage of Altadena said...

So WaPo wants us to take them seriously as journalists ("Democracy dies in darkness",after all) and doesn't like it when the President disrespects them. But it's OK to to lame sketch comedy. We can do that, and you still must listen to what we have to say.

Geez.

I'm glad my life is mostly over.

Jupiter said...

"At last night’s “Celebrate Freedom Rally,” the choir and orchestra of First Baptist Dallas premiered a new song."

If your point was that Christians do it too, you are certainly correct. Some people have nothing better to do than arrange little pageants for kids to put on, and their political views are likely to enter into the subject matter. But if you are suggesting that what is fitting for a church is also thereby fitting for the reeking, nakedly partisan shambles that is all that remains of a once-great newspaper -- well, OK. Yeah, guess so.

Char Char Binks said...

The video is unwatchable, and listenable. Is WaPo actually a professional news organization? That was cheap.

Earnest Prole said...

There is only one thing more obnoxious than using your own children for political theater, and that is when a perfect stranger fancies she knows better than you how to raise your own children.

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

It kind of seemed as if those kids were enjoying Donald Trump.

The guy is emotionally still a child. I'm sure they relate to his lack of self-control.

EMyrt said...

Mark Caplan wins the thread. Although Questor is a close second.

https://youtu.be/_tuu5YtkPIo

I am Myrt

Drago said...

TTR: "The guy is emotionally still a child."

I guess that explains the TwoScoopsOfIceCream-gate.

However,....:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS5_cIwzkII

Known Unknown said...

How does the WaPo justify spending journalism budget dollars on this?

Mary Beth said...

Why are they wearing pajama pants under the choir robes?

New slumber party game! Sing the President's tweets!

Mary Beth said...

when a perfect stranger fancies she knows better than you how to raise your own children.

It takes a village.

n.n said...

The Republic was necrotic at the twilight's fringe.

It's dawn. A new day. Full of opportunities to reconcile moral, natural, and personal imperatives.

David said...

"It kind of seemed as if those kids were enjoying Donald Trump."

Sorry. They are good little robots. They are enjoying being disrespectful to Donald Trump.

Chest Rockwell said...

This is the Whitest thing I've seen this week.

Gk1 said...

This is really no different than the progs that marched against Reagan, Bush 41, 43 and Trump and have their 5 year olds calling the president a poopy head. Its kind of what they do.

https://400wordsforwomen.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/stay-out-mommys-v.jpg

Michael Fitzgerald said...

How did the type of people who are responsible for this video this win the culture war?

Drago said...

Michael Fitzgerald: "How did the type of people who are responsible for this video this win the culture war?"

The people who produced this video were not the ones who laid the foundation for the lefts long march thru the institutions and the inevitable outcomes.

The people who produced this video are the products of that long march.

Michael Fitzgerald said...

The people who produced this video are the products of that long march.

7/6/17, 11:51 PM

Ah, but of course! And it shows...

I am reading The Gravediggers by Admiral Chester Ward and Phyllis Schlafly. The book's title refers to the architects of the Long March through the USA. Anti-American egghead elitists in charge, politicians, parties and administrations deceiving the people, a complicit press spinning political propaganda, circa 1964... Generations have trod, have trod, have trod...