Â Little Orphan Annie and her fellow orphans may have had hard-knock lives getting tricked instead of kissed, living in the dark without parents,Â sleeping without wool blankets on empty bellies–and forced to endure the sot Mrs. Hannigan on top of everything!
Still, in many ways, the kids atÂ Annie’s Municipal Girls’ Orphanage were a lot better off than American children today.
At least they were alive andÂ hadn’t beenÂ aborted or killed shortly after they were born; at least they didn’t attend schools that accepted wrong answers; at least they weren’t taught patently untrue lies; and since they probably didn’t know their grandparents, at least they were spared from people who wanted toÂ euthanize their grandmas becauseÂ they wereÂ old.
For example, did Annie and the girls ever even hear of anyoneÂ such asÂ MSNBC hostÂ Melissa Harris-Perry who said on her July 20th show, â€œWhen does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling–but not science.â€Â In other words, if parents feel right, (what, unhappy, unsatisfied, not thrilled with their new offspring?), theyÂ should beÂ free to murder their baby.Â Harris-Perry had previously commentedÂ on how much it costs â€œto have this thing [a pre-born baby] turn into a humanâ€ so it’s no surprise she thinks the “thing” could beÂ killed should the parents not have a “powerful feeling” for their newborn infant.
Also, no doubt, Annie’s kidsÂ were taught that 2 + 2 always equals 4 unlike kids today who are learning the answer is optional.Â According to Amanda August, Grayslake, IllinoisÂ D46 Curriculum Director in explaining Common Core Math, “If they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer,” 4 would be a fine response because, “Weâ€™re more focused on the how and the why,â€ no matter how dumb their answers are.Â Ms. August didn’t dare say nor could she admit that a primary purpose of accepting incorrect answers was to hike kids’ self esteemÂ without a shred of proof inflating their egos absent some substance for that inflation will have any effect on their futures.
Â And surely Mrs. Hannigan made certain theÂ kids at the orphanage knew the difference between truth and falsehood, a conceptÂ often blurred in America’s politically correct racial culture.Â The liberal blog TheHairpin.com reports that many teachers are now discussing mob justice, vigilantism, and Florida law that allegedly allowsÂ people to hunt and kill black kids in the wake of the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.Â One teacher wrote, “I see Trayvon Martins everyday.Â I worry aboutÂ young black men and their prospects in a world where a man is able to kill oneÂ without being convicted of something,” ignoring the fact George Zimmerman was totally exonerated on the basis of hisÂ need to save his life.
Â Finally, it’s a good thing AnnieÂ and her buddies wereÂ orphans without attachments and not American childrren in 2013 with elderly relatives for whom they cared.Â Obamacare has long beenÂ suspected of incorporating provisions for death panels to dispatch the old and sick to their just rewards in order to save money and now it seems even some elders agree.Â Â When social activist Mark DiceÂ approachedÂ a senior with a petition and said,Â ”This is supporting a euthanasia program to kill senior citizens,â€ the manÂ asked, “If I sign this am I helping to kill old people or helping not to kill them?” Dice explained, â€œYeah, youâ€™re going to help put them down like you put down your dog.â€Â The man grabbed the petition, said, â€œYeah let’s do this,â€ signed his name, and told Dice, â€œAwesome, thank you.â€
I realize Little Orphan AnnieÂ and her fellow orphans are fictional characters but I wonderÂ how many of us realize howÂ fortunateÂ she andÂ herÂ friendsÂ at the Municipal Girls’ Orphanage were as compared to our children andÂ our grandchildren today.