Archive | November 16, 2012

I Am Spongy Bob!

I Am Spongy Bob

 

Hwaa Irfan

Every time I hear the above Arab pop song on T.V. , sometimes I just really wonder. This time, the last it raised my ire.

Without children of this age group, one is removed from the descent that cartoon characters have fallen, especially when one’s T.V. is selective. I was first introduced to Spongy Bob, by my former KG students  that is before I banned T.V. from the classroom. It was a day towards the end of term, whereby they could bring their favourite video into school. The children were all excited, and I along with them, until we began to watch. It was dubbed over in their language, so it was accessible, but at the end of term, they had learnt to value their own minds and intelligence. So, although their enthusiasm for watching this questionable video, began glued to the screen,  half way through one-by-one I soon got requests for an activity that included their minds and their own imagination.

That was my introduction to Spongy Bob, who I kept referring to as Box, and would be reprimanded by the odd child to say ‘Bob’.

Now to listen to a grown ‘adult’ sing about a malleable (spongy) character, as a wish, is taking it a bit too far!

For those who are nonplussed about Spongy, sorry Sponge Bob, he is a essentially a sponge on legs that looks like a slab of Edam cheese. He is a happy go lucky character that comes from the bottom of the sea as sponges do. One would think it more appropriate to use the character to bring marine science to life, but there you go.

Sponge Bob works as a cook in a fast food restaurant, doesn’t that raise a One Government education agenda alarm bell! To add insult to injury, Sponge Bob’s boss Eugene Krab is the typical elite stereotype: greedy, miserly, but does Sponge Bob the odd favour because Sponge Bob is willing to work for next to nothing with enthusiasm.  Sponge Bob’s enthusiastic nature perceives everyone as happier than they are, like Squidward who loathes Sponge Bob, but Sponge Bob thinks Squidward enjoys his company. Then there is a list of failures like the road test that he keeps failing.

Entertainment Weekly named Sponge Bob as one of the 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years, but that can be fixed! But what causes dismay is the fact that in 2002, SpongeBob SquarePants dolls sold at a rate of 75,000 per week!

For anyone who is unfamiliar with the U.N’s Global Education Program which has been implemented, and ongoing with experimental programs such as Outcome Based Education,John Dewey Marxist-based agenda , and the World Core Curriculum Manual  all under the auspices of UN’s University of Peace,  one will be familiar with the agenda to dumb-down children using aspects of different faiths to manipulate a child’s mind into accepting the status quo, and to not rise to academic achievement even if it is within the child’s potential, but not within their class – yes a caste system of sorts.

The Controversy

One might be wandering what the fuss is about one cartoon character, and to be frank, I didn’t know there was one, but when there is growing interest in something that just does not add up, one must realize that from tiny seeds, great oak trees grow!

Wikipedia cites a U.S. Christian evangelical group which saw the character as advocacy for homosexuality, which has been sponsored by gay rights groups. The creator responded in 2002 by stating the character as being asexual, which does not help!

Sponge Bob has been seen in light of the agenda of global governance, spreading confusion and mal-adjustment in children. One researcher seems to validate this belief. Lauren Effron found that:

 “After watching the programs, the preschoolers were asked to do four different “executive function” tasks that test cognitive capability and impulse control, such as counting backwards, solving puzzles , and delaying gratification by waiting to eat a tasty snack until told to do so. Compared with those who were drawing and those watching PBS, the “SpongeBob” kids performed significantly worse on the tasks, the researchers said.”

Apparently that study was controversial, so put your mind to an extract from the 2011 Transcript: Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob with comments in colour:

Narrator: Mermaidman and Barnacleboy have been captured by the evil ManRay. (ManRay laughs)…Tickled to the point of wetting themselves and sent on a conveyor belt of doom to their watery grave.

Mermaidman: We cannot escape, Barnacleboy. He’s too strong. Like the unbeatable taste of a Krusty Kids meal. (ManRay’s maniacal laughter stops)

ManRay: The delicious new treat no mortal can resist?

Barnacleboy: Yup.

ManRay: Ooh, I just love the little pip-squeak patty, small fries, and cold juice product.

Narrator: Of course you do, ManRay. Everyone loves the new Krusty Kids Meal. And for a limited time, get your free toy inside.

From life in danger, to exploitative pleasure is an occult ritual to make the victim accept the danger, which in this case, the victims are made impotent. The pleasure is a distraction of processed products that our children have been raised on offering no nutrition. The results of which can be found in the Food Deserts of America, where the lack of real food means poor concentration, poor academic performance and the lack of ability to rise above circumstances.

ManRay: How can I be evil with flavors this good? (all laugh as the words “Only at the Krusty Krab” appear on screen)

Plankton: Krabs calls that a commercial? Who’d fall for that schlock? (pulls down his periscope) Say…something is going on over there. (a bunch of kids are having fun and playing in the Krusty Krab while watching Mermaidman and Barnacleboy on a big screen)

So far there is no thread seemingly running through the episode, apart from facilitating immediate pleasure/distractions

Squidward: The Krusty Krab welcomes… (reads the card in his hand) the Tarpon twins’ birthday party. Here are your Krabby Kids Meals. (all the kids dive in and take Squidward with them)

Fast food is about immediate self gratification, and delivered as if the only source of food

Plankton: Never trust kids, Squidward. Never trust kids.

What is this comment supposed to imply?

Mr. Krabs: Gotta hand it to ya, boy. Gettin’ Mermaidman and Barnacleboy to shill for me restaurant was a stroke of genius.

SpongeBob: All in the line of duty, Mr Krabs. (Squidward crawls over to the register with torn uniform) Wasn’t it great, Squidward?

The dutiful servant who serves the hand that feeds Sponge Bobs enslavement

Squidward: Great? Those little savages tried to kill me.

SpongeBob: Yeah, but it’s soooooo worth it when you get to work in these. (shows his uniform which consists of red underwear and a disguise mask around his eyes)

Death is becoming a theme at this point along with a picture of children without self control, and morals… and why does Sponge Bob have red underwear?

Plankton: Stupid kid. Wait a minute, what’s this? Karen? My own wife. (Karen is talking and laughing with Mr Krabs) Oh, how Krabs mocks me.

Sexual infidelity, infidelity in a marriage is portrayed as normal. The only fidelity is to immediate self gratification (this is meant for children).

Karen: (opens doors to Chum Bucket)Hi, honey.

Plankton: What’s that? A souvenir from your boyfriend, KRABS?!

Karen: Oh, pipe down. I just went to get you this happy hero box.

Plankton: Well… (jumps on top of the box) Thanks, babe, you’re too good to me. (opens the box and gasps) A Mermaidman action figure? And a Barnacleboy eraser? (plays with the toys) Look at me, I’m Barnacleboy. Look at me, I’m Mermaidman. Krabs… (hits the side of the box with Krabs’ picture on it with his new toys) Sure…why didn’t I think of this before? If Mermaidman and Barnacleboy can build Krabs up, they can tear him down, too. (maniacal laughter. Cut to Shady Shoals Rest Home) Ding dong. (door opens. Plankton is wearing a plaid, yellow shirt and a hat) Hello, boys. (Mermaidman and Barnacleboy are snoring then wake up)

Again… Sexual infidelity, infidelity in a marriage is portrayed as normal. The only fidelity is to immediate self gratification (this is meant for children).

Mermaidman & Barnacleboy: What? What-what?

Plankton: Down Here, Fellas!

Mermaidman: Who are you?

Plankton: Oh, Professor Plankton. Door-to-door salesman. (gets out a card) My card.

Mermaidman: (reads card) “Professor Plankton’s Personal Products?”

Plankton: Saaaay, you two look like a couple of ladies’ men, am I right? (shown an ugly side of Mermaidman and Barnacleboy) I knew it! Just look at that heroic chin. (Barnacleboy’s chin has zits and bumps in it) Those chiseled features. (Mermaidman’s ears has hair growing out of it and zits all over) That bra. But what’s this? Dandruff?

Mermaidman: I’ve got dandruff?

Plankton: You sure do. (pours laundry soap around his neck) See?

Mermaidman: Oh, MYY! (looks at soap)

Plankton: (lifts up Barnacleboy’s hat but sees there is real dandruff under there) Eww. A couple of studs like you can’t go around like this. Lucky for you, Dr Plankton’s come prepared with “Plankton’s Dandruff Control Shampoo”. A little of this stuff and the ladies will be breakin’ down your door.

Sexual objectification and asexuality promoted along with more products to buy to get rid of the problem, thus nurturing two conflicting emotions

Mermaidman and Barnacleboy: Sign us up, Professor.

Plankton: Wise decision, gentlemen. (rubs the shampoo into both of their scalps) Hey, what do we have here? You fellas look a little peaked. (both are now under Plankton’s control) Hmm, this shouldn’t be. I wonder. (tears off the dandruff tag a little on the shampoo bottle) Say, this isn’t Professor Plankton’s Dandruff Control Shampoo) It’s Professor Plankton’s Mind Control Shampoo!(laughs) With conditioner. Time to prepare for your next role, fellas. As my zombies. (laughs. Cut to the Krusty Krab where there is a gigantic line outside and giant Mermaidman and Barnacleboy balloons above the building)

It clear as day here!

Kids: (chanting) We want Mermaidman! We want Barnacleboy! (kids throw Squidward into the window then chant some more while throwing stuff around)We want Mermaidman! We want Barnacleboy! We want Mermaidman! We want Barnacle..

Playing on the emotional conflict, until the one linked to changing values gains an upper hand (a MK-ULTRA mind control technique)

Mr. Krabs: Uh, hey kids. Uh, well, there’s Mermaidman and Barnacleboy… in the ball room. (all the kids run inside the ball room and Mr. Krabs closes the door behind them to keep them inside) SpongeBob?

SpongeBob: Yes, sir.

Mr. Krabs: Go get those awol do-gooders you talked me into hiring and bring their putouts back here on the double.

Sponge Bob will do anything for the hand that feeds him. As for the standard of English… there isn’t!

Any parent who allows their child to watch Sponge Bob hasn’t watched Sponge Bob themselves. It is easily done, because on the surface what harm can Sponge Bob do. Try a Sponge Bob fast for a month, and see the difference in one’s child, maybe. Some of the children I know who watch Sponge Bob demonstrate a different behaviour pattern when they are away from their parents, or others they equate with their parents.

To add confusion to the debate Fordham’s Mike Petrilli calls Sponge Bob “poisonous” and Dora the Explorer “the crack cocaine of children’s television.”  In a blog that advances the Core Curriculum. What one has to understand about Fordham – the Fordham Foundation/Institute is that they are an arm of global governance perceived as the nation’s (U.S) leader in advancing educational standards.  They have been supported by another leader in global governance, Bill Gates. In October 2009, the Gates Foundation gave the Thomas B. Fordham Institute U.S$1mn to review the Common Core standards, and U.S$1mn to the National PTA (Parent Teacher’s Association) to mobilize the PTA for Common Core Standards. Bill Gates is also very much interested in U.S. education. The U.S. educational authority, NEA controls the experimental wing of global governance population control agendas, America. NEA views sex education as a tool to change values, and former head of NEA, Mary Hatwood Futrell is president of the UN, Education International., which works in tandem with the University for Peace to expedite the global education curriculum.

The Utah PTA is against Common Core Standards because in their own words:

The State

“The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Centre for Best Practices (NGA Centre) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).”

The Truth

The evidence shows that powerful and influential people and organizations have collaborated to create a global education system that will track our children and move them toward a global perspective that seeks to erase state and individual sovereignty.

What Sponge Bob teaches is a lack of morality, self respect, and therefore lack of sovereignty of one’s self, even at a price!

For parents who can afford it, there are enough videos that a parent can choose from, to create a home library, and for those who can’t, there are much more interesting things to do than to have one’s child sat watching something unattended that is questionable.

______________________________

“The Student’s Prayer”

Don’t impose on me what you know,
I want to explore the unknown
And be the source of my own discoveries.
Let the known be my liberation, not my slavery.

The world of your truth can be my limitation;
your wisdom my negation.
Don’t instruct me; let’s walk together.
Let my riches begin where yours ends.
Show me so that I can stand
on your shoulders.
Reveal yourself so that I can be
something different.
You believe that every human being
can love and create.
I understand, then, your fear
when I ask you to live according to your wisdom.
You will not know who I am
by listening to yourself.
Don’t instruct me; let me be.
Your failure is that I be identical to you.

Umberto Maturana

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