In an era where traditional sources of children’s entertainment are increasingly viewed with skepticism by conservative parents, creators like comedian JP Sears are stepping up to offer alternative content. Sears, renowned for his viral YouTube videos championing liberty and free speech, has taken a bold leap into the world of children’s literature with his book “Chomp Chomp Chomp: The Snapfast Challenge.” Published by Brave Books, the work addresses the perils of peer pressure and the power of personal integrity, themes resonant with Sears’ comedic ethos.
During a recent interview with PJ Media, Sears emphasized the book’s core message: “Do your own thinking, be in touch with your heart, and have the courage to let your actions be in alignment with your heart and your own thinking.” This principle, he argues, is fundamental for children to lead fulfilling lives, free from the shackles of conformity. The transition from making adult-centric YouTube videos to penning a children’s book may seem abrupt. Still, for Sears, the partnership with Brave Books aligns perfectly with his mission to instill values of freedom and morality in young minds.
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Meanwhile, the conservative media company The Daily Wire is also making strides in children’s entertainment with its new streaming service, Bentkey. Despite its peculiar name, Bentkey has been gaining traction with shows that are both endearing and align with conservative family values. The service offers a variety of content, from nature shows like “Walking Wild” to educational programs such as “Kid Explorer.” One standout feature is the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” inspired “It’s a Wonderful Day with Mabel Maclay,” exemplifying the platform’s commitment to wholesome entertainment.
Critics have lauded Bentkey for its pacing and visual quality, noting the positive impact such content can have on children’s development. Unlike mainstream offerings, Bentkey’s shows avoid pushing controversial themes, focusing on classic storytelling and moral integrity.
The rise of platforms like Bentkey and creators like Sears indicates a broader cultural shift. As studios like Disney face criticism for what some conservatives deem as propagandist content, the demand for wholesome alternatives is growing. Sears’ characterization of modern Disney as “the devil masquerading as an angel in disguise” echoes a sentiment shared by many parents seeking to protect their children from undesirable influences.
The emergence of these platforms represents more than just a business venture; it’s a cultural statement. As Sears puts it, this is about “creating the change we need to see in the world.” With a significant investment of $100 million over the next three years, Bentkey aims to be at the forefront of this change.
The conservative response to the current state of children’s entertainment is multifaceted and growing. Figures like JP Sears and companies like The Daily Wire are not merely filling a market niche but responding to a call for content that aligns with conservative values. Their efforts are a testament to the belief that what children consume in terms of media has profound implications for their development and the cultural landscape they will inherit.