Remember when Jerry Falwell caught on to the fact that the Teletubbies were a plot to turn your children gay? Well the wingnuts have done it again, uncovering a dark plot to destroy capitalism buried deep within an animated children’s film, The Lego Movie.
A concerted propaganda effort underway in America has created a “cultural attitude” in which people believe “government is good and business is bad,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told a local reporter for WisPolitics.com.
Johnson said the latest evidence of this propaganda campaign is “The Lego Movie,” in which the bad guy is a heartless businessman intent on destroying the world for profit. “That’s done for a reason,” Johnson said. “They’re starting that propaganda, and it’s insidious.”
In condemning “The Lego Movie,” Johnson may be doing the work of his well-heeled supporters. At a separate event earlier this month, video of which was posted to YouTube Thursday, Johnson recalled a phone conversation with a father who’d recently been assaulted by the same type of propaganda. Typically, when senators are calling people they don’t know well — it’s known as “call time” — they’re fundraising. “I actually called a gentleman, it was a couple months ago, he was so upset, he took his children to an animated movie … guess who the villain was? Evil Mr. Businessperson. It’s insidious. That propaganda starts very early,” said Johnson.
And they would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those pesky kids. Zoinks!