Thomas and Fiends

The psychotic leftism is strong with this one (to a degree that almost makes me suspect AAA). Thomas the Tank Engine, it turns out, was literally worse than Hitler. To take an example, roughly at random:

For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines. I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke – and they are all pumping out smoke – it’s not hard to make the leap into the race territory.

Pluto-capitalist, white supremacist, cisheteropatriarchal — the horrors of this children’s TV show run deep.

Well guess what? It’s not OK.


ADDED: SoBL on the case.

July 22, 2014admin 20 Comments »

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  • Count Nothingface Says:

    Not only that, but the show is homophobic as well! Whenever the engines feel exasperated or surprised, they often utter the phrase “Bust my buffers.” Clearly this is a reference to anal sex, and Tracy Van Slyke of all people should know better than to use such a homophobic slur even as a joke at the end of her piece. Why should we be encouraging children to debase a completely healthy expression of love? Because it seems too “weird” or “gross” or worse “queer?” What kind of message are we sending to gay kids aspiring to be engineers? Well guess what, this is not okay. I demand Van Slyke issue an apology for unwittingly perpetuating homophobic attitudes immediately!


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 5:55 pm Reply | Quote
  • FoolishReporter Says:

    Don’t forget it’s also a reinforcement of classist ideals. Thomas and Friends slave endlessly for the fellow with the aristocratic British accent, Mr Topham Hatt, which is, of course a reinforcement of capitalist bourgeois values.


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 5:58 pm Reply | Quote
  • Alrenous Says:

    Does she mean a children’s cartoon has killed more people than Stalin, or does she mean that massacring mainly Jews is no worse than a children’s cartoon?


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:06 pm Reply | Quote
  • Ansible Says:

    At least Mr. Topham Hatt promotes fat-acceptance. Not enough children’s shows do that these days.


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:10 pm Reply | Quote
  • Akaky Akakievich Says:

    Well, I for one have always referred to it as ‘Thomas the Taki-Engine’, and shall continue to do so.


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:11 pm Reply | Quote
  • Nick B. Steves Says:

    Y’see, I hear about AAA and I think, “Wow, that sounds like a great idea.” I think to myself, “Hmm, I wonder if I could ever do lefter than thou…” And then I see stuff like this (or Femen or PETA) and I realize: I cannot fake being lefter than that. I cannot pretend to be that stupid or evil (or both). Too old, I guess. Best o’ luck to all you Meddling Kids.


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:23 pm Reply | Quote
  • Alex Says:

    Interesting that she describes all these -isms as “subversive messages” as opposed to oppressive messages.


    Harold Reply:

    That is interesting. If one is inclined to agree and amplify, one should speak as the defenders of traditional and Christian mores spoke when they still had power, yet feared its waning.

    I recently read an article agianst free speech. The gist of the argument in the article was that we must curtail peoples freedom in order to maintain the harmonious functioning of our multicultural society. A fundamentally conservative argument of course, yet the author somehow considerd themselves to be a ‘liberal’.


    FoolishReporter Reply:

    do you have a link for that article?


    Harold Reply:

    Unfortunately I don’t.

    I tried to re-find it myself already and to no avail. The article, if I remember correctly, was British and possibly included the phrase ‘community cohesion’. The Brits, of course, have outlawed ‘hate speech’ with the purpose of maintaining community cohesion, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find sufficient material to evince their mindset.

    I did come across an article entitled ‘The world doesn’t love the First Amendment’.
    It includes:

    “Even other Western nations take a more circumspect position on freedom of expression than we do, realizing that often free speech must yield to other values and the need for order. Our own history suggests that they might have a point.”

    That article, however, is more descriptive and less prescriptive, nor is it clear the author considers himself to be liberal.

    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:40 pm Reply | Quote
  • sobl Says:

    I once wrote a satirical bit that the island was setup like apartheid and that day of the diesels was about black liberation. How do these fools convince themselves to pen this in the public sphere?


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 6:49 pm Reply | Quote
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    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 9:24 pm Reply | Quote
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  • neovictorian23 Says:

    Reminds me of a review I saw some years ago of a British children’s chess book, wherein the reviewess (maybe it was The Guardian? Why not assume so 🙂 ) stated her dissatisfaction with the fact that the illustrative game provided was won by White; as she wrote, “It would have been much more inclusive to have the Black pieces win.”

    The way things are going in the UK, perhaps they’ll issue a ruling soon that Black has to win 50 percent of the chess games played there? Or perhaps an American university will get there first.


    Harold Reply:

    Surely she meant the ‘pieces of colour’.


    Posted on July 22nd, 2014 at 10:34 pm Reply | Quote
  • Chris B Says:

    Right. Thomas the tank engine needs banning.

    I’m serious.


    admin Reply:

    Everyone who was involved in making this show needs to be hunted down and arrested.


    Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 3:13 am Reply | Quote
  • Harold Says:

    The white stuff is water vapour right?


    Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 4:38 am Reply | Quote
  • sobl Says:

    The writer is now trying to play it offas a funny haha takedown. Progs get so absurd that it acts as a natural defense when it falls flat.


    Chris B Reply:

    Then take up the cause and demand every copy of Thomas the racist Tank engine is BURNED.


    Posted on July 23rd, 2014 at 4:48 am Reply | Quote

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