Progressive columnist: Thomas the Tank Engine sends race messages through smoke puffs

July 25, 2014

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NEW YORK – Apparently, liberal loons are running out of wholesome things to be outraged about, with the latest claim of racism quite possibly proving to be the pinnacle of political correctness –Thomas the Train.

Thomas the Tank EngineTracy Van Slyke, who writes for the liberal rag The Guardian, spewed her racial rhetoric and apparent refusal to allow children any enjoyment, in her latest scathing piece about this inanimate object:

“Thomas and those friends are trains that toil away endlessly on the Isle of Sodor – which seems to be forever caught in British colonial times – and, on its surface, the show seems to impart good moral lessons about hard work and friendship. But if you look through the steam rising up from the coal-powered train stacks, you realize that the pretty puffs of smoke are concealing some pretty twisted, anachronistic messages.”

What a miserable state of existence to be inflicted with such societal paranoia.  Children can’t even read the word “anachronistic”, let alone know what it means, and to look for such messages in movies.  I suppose if you teach your child to be hyper-aware of injustices all around them from a young age, they too can develop an acute ability to contrive inequality from even the most innocent circumstances.

“(For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke – and they are all pumping out smoke – it’s not hard to make the leap into the race territory.)”

It may not be hard for a race baiter to make such a vast leap, creating a case of engine inequality from a cartoon.  After all if you’re constantly looking for offenses it becomes second nature to conjure them up.

Van Slyke would have been better served sticking to her environmental agenda from the release of black steam.  While she tries to deprive children of entertainment, she sure does a good job of providing parents with plenty of it.

Authored by Amanda Shea

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