12
May
09

Proud to be, what?

I intended to write another post, but I stumbled upon this one here, and could not resist…

There’s this on line shop that sells “Memorable Gifts”. Among their product list, there’s a doll series called precious moments (with a f****ng trademark) and one of the items this line has is the Millitary Doll.

military_baby

The product description is as follows:

Proud To Be An American From Precious Moments™

Representing the men and women who proudly serve in our military forces, these classically-styled vinyl dolls wear a camo uniform, boots, and carry a miniature U.S. flag.

State boy or girl.

Now, don’t get me wrong, despite what I personally might believe, I will not accuse anyone who is proud to be a soldier, or an American, or whatever. But representing that pride with an image of a child, I think it’s absolutelly horrible. Why on Earth would we want our children to wear “camo” ? Being prepared to fight for what you believe and actually looking forward to it, are two different things, but when you project that to the children, you commit a crime.

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2 Responses to “Proud to be, what?”


  1. May 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I guess that if you have a relative who serves the army, and your family is bursting with pride about it, it makes sense to want to play with these dolls. But, I don’t know what are you supposed to play, something like killing each other? Whatever happend to fairies, princess and noble knights or pirates?

  2. May 12, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Killing is fine as long as it is the bad guys and not our children right? I really don’t mind seeing children play war games, we used to do it, hell all children play such sort of games. But this is different.


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