Saturday, April 24, 2010
Swiper no swiping?
The only thing that appeases me a bit (and possibly the reason why I still let Maddie watch Dora) is the behaviour that Dora and her friends show towards Swiper. They are kind to him, they never seek revenge or retribution, they include him in their circle of caring, and most importantly they try to teach him how to be nice. Perhaps this is what the creators of Dora had in mind...the balance of "good" and "evil". But it's still a hard pill to swallow that kids that young (how young are they when they start watching Dora...1, 1.5, 2, somewhere in between?) are being exposed to such a monumental concept.
Oh well. I guess I'll I'm thinking is that it sure would be nice if we lived in a world where we didn't have to say, "Swiper No Swiping!"