Thursday, April 09, 2009

Is Sean Hannity an America Hating/Socialist Parent

In my Hotmail account today, I had a "personal message" from Sean Hannity. As a blogger who keeps track of the right, I get a lot of deeply personal letters from people like Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and the guy at Newsmax.

Not that my inbox isn't fair and balanced.

I also hear from President Obama, Michelle, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Joe Biden about issues they know I'm concerned about.

For some reason, Glenn Beck doesn't seem to care. At least not yet.

Today, I had a hard time deciding whether Sean Hannity was promoting a socialist parenting agenda or just hated America.

Perhaps knowing that I'm the parent of 11 and 14 year old daughters, Sean wanted me to learn about a new book by Rebecca Hagelin entitled 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family. Here's what he has to say:

Most parents pray that their children will grow up to be strong, productive, and patriotic, with a robust moral sense.

But as soon as you bring your children into the world, others try to pry them from you. Crass marketers try to lure them into commercialism. "Experts," from doctors to teachers, try to replace your good values with theirs.

Now, thankfully Rebecca Hagelin has brought the ammunition that all of us, as parents, have long needed. In her terrific new book, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family, she's given us the perfect guide, the perfect handbook, to keep a toxic culture at bay while forging a closer, deeper, more meaningful relationship with our children.

"Crass marketers?" "Lure them into commercialism?" I assume Sean means all those nice companies that sell pink and blue baby clothes and all the baby stuff with primary colors that keeps parents mesmerized for hours at a time. I imagine he's thinking of all the companies that sell baby books as well. We liked stories like Goodnight Moon, the House That Jack Built, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and those fairy tale collections. My kids always liked all the various versions of the Cinderella story. We must have watched the Whitney Houston/Brandy Cinderella movie hundreds of times.

Come to think of it, I guess Sean must have especially meant the Disney corporation which has their hands in just about everything connected with kids.

Now, if someone's a normal person, they'll know that all of these companies really care about children and want to do everything they can to help parents raise their children in today's demanding world.

Someone would have to be a socialist to think of all these companies as "crass marketers."

I guess that makes Sean a socialist.

Not that there's anything wrong with socialism. Sometimes I think I'm a socialist myself.

Now that I'm thinking, it looks like Sean probably hates America as well.

Certainly, anybody hates America who would recommend a book by Rebecca Hagelin. This is from the product description for Hagelin's Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that's Gone Stark Raving Mad:

In Home Invasion, Rebecca Hagelin proves that in today's all-consuming culture of corruption there is nowhere left to hide-American homes have already been invaded by this insidious enemy that seeks to twist our minds and poison our hearts through the unmonitored Internet, television, magazines, and music that our families ingest on a daily basis. Speaking as a nationally known social commentator and as a mother of three, Hagelin shows through specific examples and alarming statistics how the enemy has infected the family van, our neighborhood schools and textbooks, the stores in which we shop, and even the churches in which we worship. With warm words of encouragement and practical suggestions, she coaches parents on how to arm themselves with information, strategically plan the movements of their family members, secure allies in the battle, and most of all, muster the guts and the resolve to lead their families to victory against the great beast.

Homes, schools, television, music, stores, churches, even the family van--the "great beast" is everywhere in our country. Actually, Hagelin believes that the great beast is America and she's at war with the rest of American culture and society when she "coaches parents on how to arm themselves with information, strategically plan the movements of their family members, secure allies in the battle . . . and "lead their families to victory." Just reading the product description made me want to reach for my AK-47. Hagelin might just as well have followed Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini and referred to the United States as "the Great Satan" or gotten her book published by a bin Laden front company.

In promoting Hagelin's new book, Hannity obviously wants everybody to hate America as much as Rebecca Hagelin. Given Hannity's support for Hagelin, it wouldn't surprise me if he soon announces that he's leaving for Pakistan to join bin Laden. Not having served in the American military, Hannity will finally get to show his guts by joining in the crusade against "the great beast."


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