posted on May, 17 2004 @ 02:39 AM
I have always hated Barney. If you add up the numerical values of the letters in "big purple dinasoar" they give 666. But my toddler has started
sitting very still whenever that crud is on the TV. Thinking any trance state was better than watching junior disassemble our computer/work-room, I
let him watch some Barney tapes his older cousins let us have.
Some of them are old bootlegs. Others are . . . movies, about life in Barneyworld.
One thing I noticed, and Frau Dr. noticed also, was that the older tapes (c. 1992-5) show the kids singing songs, some of which are US-patriotic.
But the later tapes lack these songs. Instead, they sing about protecting the earth. The newer tapes also stress Barney's magical powers. There's
one, with an Easter egg, and but they never talk about anything religious; just that the egg is wonderful, etc.
The songs are EXTREMELY repetitive. They are familiar songs with rewritten lyrics. After you watch the kidshow long enough, you cannot remember the
original lyrics. Another parent (not an ATS member!) mentioned this same creepy effect. The songs have body motions that go with them. Well,
repetitive motions plus repetitave words = reprogramming, right?
The shows on the cartoon network and Disney are even worse. ALthough disney is supposedly aimed at Children, the content is often more teenage, i.e.
relationship/intimacy questions. Nothing for a 2 year old, THAT's for sure. What happened t mickey and donald?
The content is very internationalist/NWO, all about sensitivity and teamwork on every level.
I know this thread is only of interest to young parents, but I just wondered if any of you other paranoiacs have questions about the content of other