The Many Works of Pat Hatt
So as I was out an about I saw a news article on some author obviously pushing an agenda. An anti vaccine agenda at that. Not in an adult book or one of those how to better your health books, most of those are crap or debatable anyway, or something like that. No, they geared it toward a children’s book. They couldn’t raise awareness toward their so called agenda with adults like a reasonable person, so they made a kids book.
Don’t you just love when agendas get pushed on people through books? Kids books are a whole new low though. Instead of teaching kids valuable lessons, vaccine crap is pushed on them. Something they have no comprehension about other than the needles hurt. I’d like to think it was an obvious publicity ploy, but then some people are just that dumb.
But hey, why not start a new trend right?
The Cat in the Hat’s Polio Portfolio
Horton Fears A Tumor
How The Grinch Caught Ebola
Sponge Bob HIV Pants
The 13 Diseases of Scooby Doo
My Pet Syphilis
Whooping Cough Street
Clifford Shares The Plague
As you can see it would be such a huge trend. Why not every jump on the bandwagon? Because there is some sane people left? Hopefully that is the case. Saying you hate vaccines and prefer natural and the like is fine, your choice, but pushing your agenda in a kids book, really? That’s like writing a novel in baby talk. It is just plain stupid.
Not to mention is wasn’t about a pointless vaccine like the one for the chicken pox. I mean really, who needs that? Or the snake oil salesmen out with their flu shots. Oh no, it was about the measles. Yeah, let’s not get a vaccine against a disease that can screw you up for life and potentially kill you. Riiggghhhhtt! I mean yeah there could be side effects and there is crap preservatives in them, but you have better odds of having a heart attack from popping a Tylenol than anything going wrong from a few shots. A lot of shots is a different story though, but I digress.
Even if it is a pointless one like the chicken pox vaccine, a kids book is no place to push ones agenda. Ready to go out and read Melanie’s Marvelous Measles now? Think an agenda in a kids book, or books in general, is a good thing? Making fun is one thing, but pushing it on your readers is another.
Enjoy life, forget the strife.