Nickelodeon – the youngsters’s tv community most well-known for airing “SpongeBob SquarePants”– launched a video explaining to its younger viewers the significance of immigration reform. No, actually. A tv community whose audience is elementary school-aged kids waded into the controversy over amnesty for unlawful aliens.
The brief clip options Izabella Alvarez – a voice actress for the community’s cartoon “The Casagrandes” – highlighting the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in addition to the DREAM Act. The clip is below 45 seconds, and is ostensibly academic. However the message is crystal clear: DACA and the DREAM Act are solely optimistic issues deserving celebration, strengthened by the ultimate picture emblazoned with the phrase “Youngsters, Immigration AND Equality.” It’s pushing amnesty advocacy on youngsters, plain and easy.
This begs the query, why is a kids’s community pushing this on its younger viewers? What’s the goal of a kids’s community taking a stance on this problem in any respect? The obvious reply is that Nickelodeon’s father or mother firm, Viacom CBS, desires them to. Nickelodeon even has a Nick Information phase detailing in a lot larger element DACA and the DREAM Act. That is the direct quote from the outline of the episode:
A particular trying on the historical past
of immigration in america and the way it’s advanced to at this time. Is there a
distinction? We’ll present that everybody making an attempt to make it to the US for
generations, has been doing so for a similar causes.
It clocks in at about 22 minutes. All through the particular, in style clips of Nickelodeon cartoons seem to bolster the open borders message. For instance, the narrator begins with, “We’ll discover why do individuals immigrate, the place to immigrants come from, and why is immigration an necessary image of america?” Instantly after, a clip of SpongeBob SquarePants seems the place one of many characters says “House is the place you’re surrounded by different critters that care about you.”
The message couldn’t any clearer, significantly when the episode consists of “Messages of Hope and Inspiration,” one among which is from outspoken liberal comic Samantha Bee. Even present Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi tunes in to reply a query for the phase!
Very similar to the media normally, Nickelodeon’s therapy of
immigration is totally watered-down and distorted right into a cartoonish
caricature of the particular matter. Nowhere in Nickelodeon’s propaganda are the
penalties of immigration mentioned and even thought-about. As an alternative, Nickelodeon’s
viewers – younger kids – obtain a rose-tinted and one-sided image of immigration
coverage devoid of any context, that means, or acknowledgement of official
issues with unfettered and limitless immigration into this nation.
Dad and mom beware.