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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Dung for Brains Institute aka The Fraser Institute

Fraser Institute denounces Mary Poppins as 'communist propaganda'

Could a spoonful of sugar help seize the means of production?
According to a new blog post published by the Fraser Institute, the timeless story of Mary Poppins is about a lot more than "merry-go-round horses" and "fantastical rooftop dancing."
Believe it or not, but the right-wing think tank suggests the story, beloved by children around the world, is actually "propaganda" that pushes an evil "political ideology"  communism.
Fraser Institute Senior Fellow Jonathan Fortier warns parents to be vigilant and not be distracted by Mary Poppins' "magic" or "song and dance," because something sinister is creeping beneath the surface:
"Some may remember the film for its magic, fantasy, song and dance. But I was struck by the film's latent socialist ideas and its implied attack on bankers and investment."
As evidence of Poppins' "implied" communist sympathies, he points to a scene in the 1964 Walt Disney movie in which a young boy wants to spend his pocket change on birdseed when the owner of the bank encourages him to invest his money instead: 

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