PBS’s Sid The Science Kid = Government Propaganda?

By | January 26, 2013

So there I was, watching videos on YouTube with my nephew (you know, trucks, trains, cars) and he introduced me to Sid the Science Kid. Imagine my surprise when an episode appeared that was entirely focused on the necessity of children obtaining vaccinations. It was outright propaganda  Now, I am not anti-vaccine for children but I believe there are compelling arguments that make it a tough choice for parents. I am, however, concerned when the government uses its resources (aka our money) to brainwash children who then apply pressure to parents. I am sure the program has a lot of merits with language, colors, and music that stimulate learning. But parenting is difficult enough without government interference. I look forward to the episode they make about the need to give up guns and pay 75% in taxes.