The cats nestle close to their kittens now.
The lambs have laid down with the sheep.
You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear
Please go the f**k to sleep.
Author/Journalist/Speaker on a life-long quest in search of God’s poetry and presence.
How the hell did this suburban Khrist Krispie ever find a pulpit on cnn.com for her brand of over-protective, ultra-religious bullshit? This piece of WE-HAVE-TO-PUT-THE-CHILDREN-FIRST tripe is the first article I’ve seen — and certainly won’t be the last — by self-righteous, humorless know-nothings whose mission in life is to stand up for little Suzy and Timmy and the other little snowflakes who could be harmed — Hurt! Injured! Maimed! Irreparably damaged by the power of words and ideas! — by imaginary violence that “could” be induced by this slim book of humorous verse. With Go the F*** to Sleep, she somehow puts two and two together to come up with pi. Pi, in this case, is commensurate with infinite insanity.
“Go the F*** to Sleep” mocks the parental frustrations of trying to lay a child down to bed. Crass in concept and execution, this is an expletive-filled bedtime story intended solely for the amusement of parents.
Joan Demarest is an attorney in Corvallis, Oregon, and the mother of three young boys. Demarest told me that initially she thought the book was funny. That was before she read it. “Now I find it unsettling. I don’t like violent language in association with children.”
Nobody is suggesting that there’s a connection between Adam Mansbach’s book and child abuse or child neglect. Still, there’s no denying the reason “Go the F*** to Sleep” should be kept out of reach of children is because of its violent language and because of the way it demeans children.
For a supposed Christian, the author is, basically, lying — creating connections where they don’t exist in order to convince us that her holier-than-thou point of view is correct, and that Go the F*** to Sleep is EEEEEEEVIL. (She and Michele Bachmann need to huddle together in a faith-based lesbian frenzy. I hear the crazoid needs a running mate…)
It works — and it’s funny. And that’s why the zealots will always hate it.
Because, at it’s core, it’s true. It’s 100% honest.
You can buy the book from Amazon here. Get a lot of copies and really piss off the right-wing soccer moms who still haven’t graduated from their evangelical community colleges.