WHAT Were They Thinking?
I heard this tidbit on Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me! this morning and, if I didn’t know the producers of the show are absolutely scrupulous about getting their facts straight, I wouldn’t have believed it.
This week it came to the attention of the Obama administration that FEMA had put out a coloring book for small children. Entitled, “A Scary Thing Happened," it was included as a pdf file on the children's page on the FEMA website.
When they discovered the coloring books the new admin ordered the book pulled from the site. They declared the subject matter inappropriate for children. Duh.
The subject of the coloring book?
Can you guess?
I’ll give you a hint:
On one of the pages, the children were invited to color a picture that featured 2 airplanes flying into the side of a tall building.
Yep. This coloring book, designed for four to eight-year-olds, depicted the details of the happenings on September 11, 2001.
The book was published in 2003—about the time that things were starting to get back to normal in most communities across the country. Well, our government couldn’t have THAT!
I suppose it was decided that one way to keep the fear in the consciousness of the public was by attacking our children. After all, if the children are having nightmares, their parents will be reminded to be afraid—be very afraid. And let the government do whatever it wants to do in the name of keeping us safe.
Here's one of the pictures the children were invited to color: