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Thomas the tank engine - right wing ideaology?

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Eventually these children will attain full political citizenship, and the opinions and world outlook they develop now, partially influenced by shows like Thomas, are part of that process
Bizarre stuff. Loving the way she's described as an 'academic', when in fact what she is, is a 'right on' leftie boot who spends all day looking for things to be offended about.

The worlds gone mad 8O
 

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#4
Some people have too much time on their hands!

Bloody woman - should have been making a brew instead on analysing a kids TV programme. 8)
 
#5
"The female characters weren't necessarily portrayed any more negatively than the male characters or the male trains, but they did tend to play more secondary roles and they're often portrayed as being bossy or know-it-alls," she said.
my bold

how ironic!
 
#6
What are the tellytubbies, then? Eh?

Good grief, as if there aren't more important things to be worried about then childrens TV. Like getting parents to realise the telly isn't a low-maintenance au pair for the hard of thinking.
 
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doc80905 said:
Eventually these children will attain full political citizenship, and the opinions and world outlook they develop now, partially influenced by shows like Thomas, are part of that process
Bizarre stuff. Loving the way she's described as an 'academic', when in fact what she is, is a 'right on' leftie boot who spends all day looking for things to be offended about.
The worlds gone mad 8O
Which is, of course, totally unlike the majority of Arrsers... :wink:
 
#8
Maybe by looking at the period it was written and who it was written by it is hardly the revelation of the century. As Auld Yin said get the woman back in the kitchen
 
#9
Where do they find these people? Do people seriously get given money to come up with this rubbish? Oh, Professor of Political Science - that explains it, her 3 year old was probably conceived by artificial insemination. She's straight from the Harriet Harman school of man-hating.
 
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Wasn't TTTE written by a vicar back in the 1940's? Might well explain why things are portrayed the way they are, if my decade is correct then we are looking at something written 70-odd years ago ffs!
 
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Tax_Tw-t said:
doc80905 said:
Eventually these children will attain full political citizenship, and the opinions and world outlook they develop now, partially influenced by shows like Thomas, are part of that process
Bizarre stuff. Loving the way she's described as an 'academic', when in fact what she is, is a 'right on' leftie boot who spends all day looking for things to be offended about.
The worlds gone mad 8O
Which is, of course, totally unlike the majority of Arrsers... :wink:
:D
 
#12
Bloody good job she didn't analyse Bagpuss, what with its slave labour (probably immigrant) mice under the control of the fat cat. Don't forget the group hallucinations where they all see the story of the object unfold, Animal abuse, as bagpuss (and other animals) are abandoned in the shop (which must be screwing the economy as they don't sell anything) at a small girls whim. Have you seen the way she handles that cat? I'm sure one photo during the intro shows him being held upside down. Then there is the sexual content;

And when Bagpuss was asleep,
All his friends were asleep.
The mice were ornaments on the mouse organ.
Gabriel and Madeleine were just (sex)dolls.
Professor Yaffle was just an old wooden bookend in the shape of a woodpecker.
Even Bagpuss himself, once he was asleep, was just an old, saggy cloth cat,
Baggy, and a bit loose at the seams,
But Emily loved him

anyone can make this shit up about a programme. Probably.
 
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Tax_Tw-t said:
doc80905 said:
Eventually these children will attain full political citizenship, and the opinions and world outlook they develop now, partially influenced by shows like Thomas, are part of that process
Bizarre stuff. Loving the way she's described as an 'academic', when in fact what she is, is a 'right on' leftie boot who spends all day looking for things to be offended about.
The worlds gone mad 8O
Which is, of course, totally unlike the majority of Arrsers... :wink:
How very dare you, Sir.
 
#17
It is a shame that people plonk their children in front of the TV these days expecting the TV to educate them.

Perhaps important business such as working out the next scam for gaining academic grants might take over from her, if she must, communicating with her child.

Having said that, I rather feel the child might learn more realistically and usefully from Thomas The Tank and his friends than from herself.
 
#18
The Moomins don't look like they are complying with the '5 a day' policy, How often was Scooby Doo on a lead?
Did Mr Spoon have clearance from air traffic control to launch his obviously shoddy rocket to the moon?
Did He-man ever get treatment for his split personality disorder?
Paddington bear, Illegal immigrant or genuine tourist?
 
#19
PE4rocks said:
Tax_Tw-t said:
doc80905 said:
Eventually these children will attain full political citizenship, and the opinions and world outlook they develop now, partially influenced by shows like Thomas, are part of that process
Bizarre stuff. Loving the way she's described as an 'academic', when in fact what she is, is a 'right on' leftie boot who spends all day looking for things to be offended about.
The worlds gone mad 8O
Which is, of course, totally unlike the majority of Arrsers... :wink:
How very dare you, Sir.
I am suitably offended.
 

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