Are you still subscribed to Netflix? Here are some fantastic reasons for you to reconsider your position.
Streaming content is all the rage now, and there are quite a few new players coming onto the field.
Netflix is still the king of the heap, but maybe that needs to change.
1. Two words: Bill Nye
The ‘Science Guy’ turned activist has destroyed any sort of childhood nostalgia for his goofy sciencey antics by creating a completely ideologically driven and unwatchable show with episodes that are rather boldly unscientific.
Which brings us to…
2. Pushing a leftist agenda — even on shows for kids
My kids have recently become fond of Netflix’s exclusive new program The Who Was Show. This is a children’s show that highlights historic figures, with actors singing songs and telling jokes to educate the children-viewers. It all seems harmless enough.
I was giving the show mild attention as my kids watched in the living room until I caught this passing quip by a narrator, describing how the Roman Republic was an “extremely advanced civilization:
While most of the world struggled to stay alive, the Romans had running water, air conditioning, shopping malls, and same-sex marriage [sic].
If you continue in the article, you’ll see that the ‘same-sex marriage’ that they speak of is the ‘marriage’ between Nero and a castrated boy that he ‘made womanlike’ to have sex with, or Elagabalus referring to his slave as his ‘husband’. These were both two emperors, and that doesn’t mean that ‘same-sex marriage’ was broadly legitimized throughout all of Rome — it wasn’t. Marriage was still a monogamous union between one man and one woman, but the Netflix show doesn’t portray it that way.
Mental health professionals are concerned about the show that has been successful with a potentially vulnerable teen audience.
Netflix’s series “13 Reasons Why” has been a critical success but some mental health experts fear the show could glorify teen suicide for those on the edge.
The show, released in full on March 31, tells the story of teenager Hannah Baker’s (played by Katherine Langford) suicide through audio tapes listened to by classmate Clay Jensen (played by Dylan Minnette). Each tape details why Hannah blames specific people for her suicide.
That, along with a myriad of other issues — including a disturbing scene graphically showing Hannah’s suicide — has mental health experts saying the series could be more harmful than helpful.Source: NBC
4. Netflix recently cut a deal with Barry and Michelle to produce ‘scripted and non-scripted’ content
We know exactly who these people are, so if you’re looking for some anti-American, racist, cultural Marxist B.S. then Netflix is just the thing for you.
The Obamas have established Higher Ground Productions as the entity under which they will produce content for Netflix.
“One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience,” said President Obama. “That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix – we hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world.”
That last one is just the last straw.
Don’t you long for the days when Presidents finished their term to fade off into obscurity?
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