(National Sentinel) Propaganda: Public television’s long-running “Sesame Street” series has been a source of education, instruction, and information for hungry young minds of American children for decades, but like everything else the Left owns, the show’s current crop of writers and editors have taken the show political.
In 2011, creators invented a new Muppet character, “Food Insecure Lily,” who of course was used as a propaganda tool to claim that there is widespread hunger among children in America — despite the fact that our country hundreds of billions per year on providing food and other forms of assistance to low-income Americans.
Now, the series wants to take Lily into new territory: Homelessness.
As CNS News reports:
“Sesame Street” is using its “food insecure” Muppet Lily to illustrate homelessness among children.
Lily was introduced in 2011 as being a character who is “food insecure” because her family didn’t have consistent access to food.
Lily’s plight with homelessness won’t be included in televised episodes, but it will be featured in new online videos, among other things.
“Lily is featured in new videos, storybooks, and interactive activities for families with children ages 2 to 6, in addition to materials for the professionals who serve them, such as teachers, social workers, and healthcare providers. Sesame launched the initiative, part of its Sesame Street in Communities program, to help mitigate the impact of the trauma and stigma that result from homelessness,” Sesame Workshop, formerly Children’s Television Workshop, the nonprofit behind “Sesame Street,” said in a press release.
“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma—the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” Sherrie Westin, president of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, said in a statement.
“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future. We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment—home is wherever the love lives,” Westin added.
Meanwhile, another propaganda tool of the Left is completely ignoring what Democrats are doing to exacerbate poverty among Americans — such as the party’s unwavering support for open borders and illegal aliens.
Open borders create a surplus of cheap labor that serves to drive down wages for American workers. What’s more, for every dime taxpayers spend on illegal aliens and illegal immigration, that’s one less dime available to help our own people who need extra assistance.
In fact, according to published data, the U.S. government will spend about $84 billion the food stamp program next fiscal year (2019); by comparison, we’re spending a whopping $155 billion on illegal aliens and illegal immigration each year.
Sesame Street used to be a wonderful educational program for our children. Today, it’s just another propaganda tool for the Democratic Left.
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