In the cloud cukoo land of right wing Merkins, our children are being constantly bombarded by satanic, socialist, atheist propaganda which seeks to teach children that the USA is not the most awesome country that Jesus ever created. According to these true Merkins, librul education is actually deluding our precious innocents into thinking that hard work doesn't always reap its own rewards and that the captains of industry aren't benevolent father figures but corporatists who don't give a crap about anything other than record breaking profits. Income inequality, according to residents of the state of right wing delusions, is merely left wing indoctrination meant to create "class warfare" on the part of those who, regardless of their declining economic situations, should be grateful to live in "exceptional" Merka. And that's why, when some Virginia third grade students composed a song about the "99%," the right wing shills for the 1% went apoplectic about how this was "class warfare." Not surprisingly, Fox "News" provided some validation.
Last Wednesday, on official Fox "news" show, America Live, Martha MacCallum and Trace Gallagher reported on how a Virginia school district is defending this seditious song which Andrew Breitbart described as "Marxist" propaganda. Alleged "news" anchor, Martha MacCallum, immediately set the message in her back story about how the song was "allegedly" composed by third graders. (The school said that they did; but Martha knows that third graders would never compose such an anti-Merkin song on their own and she wants you to know it, too.) Acid dripped from her mouth as she described this homage to the "99%" and reinforced the agitprop with the statement that "some are questioning exactly whether these little 8 year olds decided to get together and make this song" in support of those dirty f'ing hippies. She tossed, with a knowing chuckle, to Trace Gallagher.
Trace was laughing as he described how an outside group, "Kid Pan Alley," came into the school to help the children write and perform their own songs. He read some of the lyrics which sort of dovetailed some of what Bishop Wuerl said during Christmas message on Fox; i.e. that selfish materialism isn't a good thing. After Gallagher reported that the school says that kids came up with lyrics "on their own" and played video of a school spokesperson attesting to that, the skeptical Gallagher said "Hmmmm." He noted that "conservative critics aren't buying that." (No shit, Sherlock). And then it was time for the agitprop money quote when Gallagher said that these critics can't believe "that they came up with this class warfare theme on their own." He did air quotes and showed video of a teabagger, probably not a 1%er, who wanted to know if the school would draw a line on other content considered inappropriate such as religious lyrics and profanity.
Gallaher reported that the Kid Pan Alley now says that "yeah, maybe this song wasn't the best choice." (No, they said that in the future they will be more sensitive towards content which isn't supposed to be political) He noted that he recently had 8 year olds in his house and this wasn't a topic. MacCallum shook her blonde tresses and sarcastically commented that "they wrote songs like this, didn't they?" Gallagher laughed and said "exactly, not at my house." MacCallum chuckled before responding that the song was "interesting for 8 year olds but we'll see."
Hey Martha and Trace. While you laugh about this, maybe the families of these students have fallen on hard times - something not experienced by kids whose parents have well paying jobs on Fox "News." But what's that saying about how the children "shall lead." As MacCallum reflected - interesting.
And why would 8 year olds sing about the ‘99%’? Maybe because they ARE THE 99%? Maybe because their PARENTS ARE THE 99%?
Fox sets the bar for the ignorance of their viewers,once again.