The Blame Game

“Till at last,  the child’s mind is these suggestions, and the sum of the suggestions is the child’s mind. And not the child’s mind only. The adult’s mind too-all his life long. The mind that judges and desire and decides-made up of these suggestions. But all these suggestions are our suggestions… Suggestions from the State.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

In the final campaign week, this election season sunk to a new low with the release of the pro Obama ad created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners agency, entitled “Children of the Future.”  The haunting black and white ad features robotic children mouthing a leftist ideology creed, singing that a Romney administration will kill all polar bears, make strip mines fun, promote poison air, pursue endless wars, etc. The ad is creepy, highly exploitive of children and exposes the crass and insidious tactics of the liberal elite.

Spoiler Alert! When the Left starts using children in political ads, they are panicking about polls in Democratic political circles. When all else fails, bring on the children as your mouthpiece.  Not only are the children lip synching leftist rants, but they also assign blame. Aha, the blame game in the lyrics is especially treacherous and instructive. Whom do the children blame for the dirty air and dead polar bears. The racist tea party? No. The evil Republican Party? No. Dimwitted Independents? No.

The children dutifully sing lyrics that point the finger of blame at, surprise, the left’s latest scapegoat:

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

The new class of scapegoats fashioned by the liberal left is gaining momentum.

First Lady Michelle Obama seems to be mirroring the Children of the Future theme of demonizing parents. Mom and Dad aren’t concerned about the future of their children. During her visit to the battleground state of Iowa this week, First Lady Michelle Obama made a direct pitch to the youth, by asking underage voters, to help President Barack Obama win reelection:

“Here’s something that I always remind young people, because I’ve met so many young people over these four years who said — told me — my parents and grandparents were not going to vote for Barack in 2008 until I talked to them and I told them what this election means for my future, and because of that conversation they voted for him. Now, that’s the power that young people can have,”

The First Lady pleads that parents must listen to their children’s political acumen and vote for Barack. It worked in 2008 and it will work in 2012. If you don’t vote for Obama, as the song goes,

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

The First Lady sounded like she was going to start singing the new campaign ad, Children of the Future, as she highlighted the political power of 10 year olds:

“It doesn’t matter how old you are. I’ve had 10-year-olds who are on a phone bank — 14-year-olds. I mean, I’m telling you, there is power because this is your future and you can tell people that they don’t have to wait until November the 6th to cast their ballots.”

Is this the architect of the Let’s Move child anti-obesity campaign urging children to sit in a campaign office and make phone calls on behalf of her husband? Incredibly, the First Lady is urging children to tell their parents and grandparents to vote for Barack Obama because only the children, truly care about their future.  Here’s the left at work again, pitting child against parent. The not so subtle message from Michelle is that children are smarter and wiser than adults because they supported Barack Obama. Let’s drive a wedge between child and parent. It’s the oldest political strategy, ‘divide and conquer.’

Mom and Dad, We’re blaming you!

These tactics, as well as the message, reveal the panic in the democratic party.   Desperate times call for desperate measures,“when all else fails, let’s use the kids.”

Americans have been inundated with the Blame Bush excuse for the last four years. The Master Uniter of 2008 has pitted rich against poor, black against white, the 1% against the 99%, now has a new class of villains: the parents.  Class warfare has devolved into generational warfare. It’s the smart kids against the dumb parents. Shocking? Hardly.

This is the administration that promotes abortion on demand for children without parental consent. This is the administration that promotes mandatory comprehensive sex education starting in the kindergarten irrespective of parental objections. Parents are banished to the sidelines while the State takes over the proper education, health care, and political indoctrination of the children. The ‘brave new world’ of the left fashions a world where the State dictates the beliefs of the child, and undermines parental authority and the institution of the family.

But the children of the future song forgot to mention the left’s hallowed right of reproductive rights (read: abortion on demand). Was that an oversight?

Perhaps, children singing about the benefits of abortion begs the obvious uncomfortable question that the left avoids at all costs.  Even the left sees the hypocrisy of children espousing the beauty of abortion. Even the Left fears the obvious duplicity of children taunting their parents for bringing them into the world.  Fear not, the Left has plenty of champions who will mouth the glories of abortion. Step up, Hollywood star, Lena Durham who espouses the loss of virginity with casting the first vote for Obama. Lest we forget, there is always the ever-entitled Sandra Fluke and her free contraceptives.

The brave new world is upon us, as children are used as political tools by the State and pitted against their parents.

Hey, kids, the blame game is a ruse, don’t fall for it.

© Elizabeth Yore-2012 All Rights Reserved. Elizabeth Yore is the former Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc.where she served as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate. She was also the former General Counsel at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia.



  • slinfo

    Thank you, for voicing my thoughts as I watched this bizarre ad. It reminded me of Nazi youth camps where the parents became the enemy of the children. I can’t believe any political person thought this would aid Obama. I’m sure the Romney camp was thrilled.

  • mominvermont

    Finally…a smackdown of those pesky parents who try to insert themselves between children and their government.



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