Julie Aigner-Clark, the founder of the the Baby Einstein company was an invited guest of George W. Bush during last night’s State of the Union address, one of the “uninspiring choice(s)” made by Dubya according to Margaret Carlson of Bloomberg.com.
For those that don’t know, Aigner-Clark developed porn-quality (in terms of production values) programs showing spinning toys and freaky puppets set to jejune music. The goal of the videos is to stimulate babies and turn them into, well, “Baby Einsteins,” but we all know that’s bullshit.
This is the woman that convinced parents that it’s perfectly OK to prop up babies in front of the television because it’s educational (they don’t even have to be old enough to sit)! The woman that found the perfect combination of music and colors to hypnotize a baby into complete docility, to ensure that the next generation really will be passive observers, not interacting or caring much about the people around them or their environment. Or, perhaps, this is the woman that has found the way to raise the perfect Republican…
As Tekla says, “at least we know what Bush watches on TV.”