Mike Huckabee is starting his war on the nonexistent “War on Christmas” early, and he’d like to rally the troops — or, in reality, brainwash your children — to head to the front lines. And what better way to do it than this nifty animated DVD that’s absolutely free! (Plus $4.95 shipping and handling, and…)
The YouTube video advertising the DVD shows evil angry liberals demanding separation of church and state — what utter nonsense! — and features time-traveling kids who learn about how the United States of ‘Merica was created to make Christmas safe!
Of course, the DVD propagates lots of right wing falsehoods, like, Ben Franklin saying, “worship will not be restricted for anyone in any way,” which we could find no record of him having said.
“This fascinating DVD sends kids on a wild ride back in time to learn the exciting and little-known story of how Christmas in America came to be the celebration that it is today!” the website reads. “Your kids will love learning how the some of the most influential Americans, like George Washington, John & Abigail Adams, and Abraham Lincoln played a major role in the way we celebrate Christmas today.”
Here’s a portion of the very fine, all caps, print:
IF, AFTER YOU RECEIVE YOUR FIRST EPISODE, YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP RECEIVING EPISODES, THERE’S NOTHING FOR YOU TO DO. YOU’LL RECEIVE A NEW EPISODE AROUND ONCE A MONTH FOR THE LOW PRICE OF $11.95 PLUS $4.95 S&H PER EPISODE, BILLED CONVENIENTLY TO YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ON FILE, UNTIL YOU CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION, OR YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS EXHAUSTED.
Oh, the magic of Christmas! The gift that keeps on giving — Mike Huckabee income, since he admits he “co-founded the children’s education company called ‘Learn Our History’” that makes these videos:
Our mission is simple; to help our younger generations learn and appreciate history for what it is — a compass for our future. We do this through a series of fun, animated DVDs that kids love. The series follows the adventures of a group of history students who build a time-traveling bicycle that takes them back in time to see history in the making. When your kids or grandkids watch the videos, they gain an immediate understanding—and appreciation—of American history. And because the videos are so entertaining, kids don’t even realize they’re learning!
I wonder if kids who watch these videos learn how to spell “indoctrination”?
Huckabee’s Facebook promoted post reads in part, “If you choose to receive the film, you will just need to cover s&h, and if you order now, you will be set up to receive future great films from Learn Our History about important events in American history as they are released to you at Learn Our History’s regular price for each of its films.”
Set up, indeed.
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