Honesty Is Not The Best Policy — If You’re A Liberal

Karen alerted me to this TV and radio propaganda by Let’s Move, Michelle Obama’s—c/o your tax dollars—fitness campaign. Outraged and disgusted, we sat down and wrote this post together.

As you will see the message of the Let’s Move commercial is quite simple: Lying to your children is fine because, y’know, it’s good for them.

Health above truth.

Let’s Move should be retitled Let’s Lie.

When will Liberals learn that social engineering is not just ineffective but evil?

In a sense, we’re glad these commercials are out there. It serves as a wake-up call that Liberal ideology justifies the use of lies and manipulation. This insidious mindset pervades the ageing 60’s idealogues’ views  of child rearing. It’s a deceitful approach that sabotages good parenting, which must be based on trust and mutual respect. Instead of a relationship built upon integrity these health autocrats encourage us to manipulate and lie to our children.

This is a paradigm for how the Obama administration views and treats the American public. They are the all-knowing parents and we are the clueless children who will be herded and prodded, by any means necessary, into government mandated programs that are, they assure us, ultimately “good for us”.

The premise that we should seek out guidance from the government on child rearing is one more encroachment on the sanctity of the family aimed at destroying the rights of parents to raise children according to their values.

Under the guise of a smiley, benevolent state, Michelle Obama, Big Sister, is making a bid to lead the ignorant masses to a better life.

And where have we seen that strategy before?

It’s the justification for Obamacare, a Byzantine universe of laws and regulations that is guaranteed to ratchet up the cost of health care, drive physicians out of business, destroy competiton in favor of a government monopoly, and ration medical care especially for the elderly and those afflicted with life threatening illnesses.

It’s also the fuel that sustains every murderous Socialist and Communist regime that’s ever existed, dictatorships whose morality is best summed up thusly: the ends justifies the means.

Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a joyous Chanukah.

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  1. Earl
    Posted January 3, 2012 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    The daughter will undoubtedly become disgusted with her mother for treating her like an idiot and will become a libertarian Republican, buy a fast motorcycle and join the NRA. 
    There’s a lot of positives to be found in this ad.

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  2. Stoutcat
    Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Ugh! Sorry about the poor formatting!

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  3. Stoutcat
    Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Excellent post, as always. I think this nanny state “government can heal all ills” liberal mindset is beautifully exemplified by the character River Tam in Joss Whedon’s movie <em>Serenity</em>:

    <blockquote><b>Teacher:</b>  …[W]ith so many social and medical advancements we can bring to the Independents, why would they fight so hard against us?
    <b>River:</b> We meddle.
    <b>Teacher:</b> River?
    <b>River:</b> People don’t like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think. Don’t run, don’t walk. We’re in their homes and in their heads and we haven’t the right. We’re meddlesome.</blockquote>

    And in the Firefly universe, so it proved, and Captain Reynolds decides to put a stop to it if he can:

    <blockquote><b>Mal:</b>Y’all got on this boat for different reasons, but y’all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything, I know this – they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten? They’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people… better. And I do not hold to that. So no more runnin’. I aim to misbehave. </blockquote>
    “… the belief that they can <b><i>make</b></i> people better…” By legislation, by fiat, by executive order, by whatever means necessary.

    Personally, I aim to misbehave.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:31 am | Permalink


      Love that movie and always pleased by its Conservative subtext. Thanks for reminding us. And don’t worry about the formatting.

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  4. Abigail
    Posted December 28, 2011 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Outstanding post. The Democratic left in America seems well on the way to becoming something of a socialist dictatorship. The Democrats of the Clinton era, those who maintained a healthy respect for free markets and the idea that parents should instill values in their own children, are all but fading into oblivion.

    Deep down I have an abiding faith in the sensibilities and common sense of the citizens of this country — and yet, unfortunately, it seems that many are too easily manipulated by sound bits, too many take the leftist media’s distortions at face value. It’s hard not to feel like we are losing the battle.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink


      Thanks so much. I believe that post modern liberals are the new totalitarians. Kennedy, Moynihan, etc., the classic American liberals, woul to day be seen as Republicans by this new liberal mob.

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  5. Franny
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Robert and Karen,
    Your post made me think of a commercial that ran in Canada a few years ago. It shows a group of children secretly informing on their parents (to an environmentalist) for not implementing energy-conserving protocols at home. You can view it on you-tube if you search under “Treehouse Powerwise Commercial”.
    I always found it somewhat chilling.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:35 am | Permalink


      Frightening commercial. East Berlin was a nest of family informers as is todays North Korea. As I said, today’s liberals are totalitarians.

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  6. K
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    When your government is able to remove the 10 commandments from government buildings, the rest follows automatically.

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    • Posted December 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

      @K… don’t you know the Ten Commandments offends some people?? We can’t have something like THAT in a government building! Why… why… why it’s practically a hate crime to post them!

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink


      Beautiful observation. Thanks so much.

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  7. Johnny
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    I can’t remember which senator, I think Phil Gramm, when told by a government bureaucrat that she cares as much about his children as he does, asked the bureaucrat what their names are.
    Some people, Bill O’Reilly comes to mind, say they want the government to give us information we can use to make our lives better.  One example is listing calories on a restaurant menu. Forget the fact that they don’t change eating habits one wit.  It’s another way for the government to stick it’s nose in the restaurant’s business and mine.  The government wants to make the world safe for the most stupid people and thus treats us all if we are too stupid to know better. 
    If there were more adults in government we wouldn’t have them treating us like babies.   We are not a nation of least common denominators no matter what the drones sitting behind a desk in D.C. thinks we are.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink


      The government tells us how much water we can use for our showers, how much water we use to flush toilets, which light bulbs we can use—the GOP turned that back, thankyou!—and of course, Obamacare, which comes down to our very blood and bone.

      Where does it end? 

      Just look at Europe, melting into fiscal and social chaos.

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  8. Soccerdad
    Posted December 27, 2011 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    I was kind of shocked in 2010 when I listened to Orioles games on the radio. I realized that the Orioles aren’t much of an attraction these days, but it seemed that at least half the commercials for the game were public service messages promoting one government program or another. It’s kind of astonishing that a time of growing deficits the government pays private concerns to encourage citizens to avail themselves of ever more government programs.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted December 29, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink


      My relatives in Baltimore alwas told me that Baltimore baseball fans were the most fanatic in the world. Has that changed too?

      Indeed, public service messages—i.e. state propaganda—are eating up the airwaves. It is politically ominous and baaaad entertainment.

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