Class Warfare Goes Mainstream

Posted by on Dec 08, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Muppets have been accused of brainwashing a nation’s children with Communist propaganda because their new movie features as its villain the chief executive of an oil company.

Some Bolsheviks earlier

Some Bolsheviks earlier

This surreal controversy erupted this week after Eric Bolling, a right-wing pundit of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox network, voiced outrage at the fact that Tex Richman, the film’s fictional baddy, is a wealthy businessman who made his fortune from fossil fuels.

In a segment of his business show Follow the Money, which rapidly went viral, Bolling said he was disgusted that a movie aimed at young audiences should portray successful job creators in such a negative fashion.

“We’re teaching our kids class warfare,” he said. “What are we? Communist China?”

The full clip can be viewed here; sit down, take a deep breath and watch it if you dare.

– Independent

1 comment

  1. James Claridge says:

    We are communist nz…not!!

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