Friday, February 10, 2006

Curious George under attack

Yup, things are going so darned well; animal rights activists have taken up against Curious George. More precisely, they’ve put the books and new movie about the curious little monkey in the crosshairs.

"The books are really irresponsible to me. It's sickening, really," said Robin Roth, managing editor of www.arkonline.com, an animal welfare Web site.

Roth, a high school English teacher in Los Angeles, writes on her animal rights Web site that "Curious George" reveals "the sinister side of a corrupt wildlife trade with perilous roots in Western imperialism." When the mischievous George is sent to jail, "the picture of the forlorn little primate alone in his cell conjures haunting images of countless monkeys lingering in laboratories, suffering silently and alone."

The only sickening thing here is that Robin Roth teaches high school. Also sickening is her inability to separate fantasy from reality.

Losing this much sleep over a cartoon is the sign of a ridiculously bent mind. One might call it “Muslim Mind”.

To be consistent, I think Robin should change her name. It is demeaning to the bird for her to call herself by that name. In fact, it’s akin to calling herself “Redskin”, “Brownie”, or, in this case, “Retard.”

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