Thursday, April 26, 2012

Singing in Norway

FOX news thinks The Muppets are brainwashing our children with messages of equality, empathy, kindness and tolerance—which they deem leftist; a school in British Columbia bans Dr. Seuss's Yertle the Turtle for being too “political” (the offending quote,“I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights”); and Anders Behring Breivik hates the Norwegian children’s song Children of the Rainbow, by Lillebjoern Nilsen—an adaptation of US folk singer Pete Seeger's, My Rainbow Race—because of its brainwashing ability.
In Norway, thousands of people are going to take to the streets, arm-in-arm, and sing the song, “We think it represents diversity, and it stands for the community we have chosen to live in, and which Breivik and similar people want to tear down,” said Lill Hjoennevaag, one of the organizers of the demonstration.
I’m so humbled that Norway saw fit to translate and release both my books; the people of that nation seem so intelligent and compassionate.

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