Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Children are not agitprops!

Agitprop: Political propaganda, especially favoring communism and disseminated through literature, drama, art, or music.

My stomach churns a little whenever I see children crying, being pulled around by their parents, holding demonstration signs. It usually happens at anti-abortion rallies, but it's really just as despicable at any high tension rally. Your kids not crying because of their strong views which align with yours, they're crying because they're confused and frightened by your shouting!

These thoughts are brought to you by the "It's a Child/Not a Choice" bumper sticker that I saw while sitting in traffic today. It gave me the idea for a new bumper sticker:

1 comment: said...

Since the only thing that matters is the kids, I'd been considering buying a prop kid, something puppet-like. But this AGITprop thing has changed my mind. Carrying around a puppet kid could be misconstrued as some political performance art...Willie & Lester, Wayland Flowers & Madame.