Unlike Mitt, I loathe Sesame Street. It bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of childhood — the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it...
That's right folks, if your child is not TERRIFIED of imaginary things YOU ARE A FAILURE AS A PARENT.
Oh, it gets more ridiculous:
That is not unrelated to the infantilization of our society. Marinate three generations of Americans in that pabulum and it's no surprise you wind up with unprotected diplomats dragged to their deaths from their "safe house" in Benghazi.Uh...come again?
That does seem...just a tad...to be a stretch.