Thomas the Tank Engine and friends celebrated their 70th anniversary this week.
Left-wing critics have said the series – now called Thomas & Friends – gives liberal parents “the creeps” and teaches children to conform to society’s expectations and discourages them from expressing independent thought.
Christopher Awdry, who went on to write numerous Thomas books himself after his father retired in 1972, disagrees, arguing that the engines are punished for displaying “arrogance” or “naughtiness”, not initiative.
Left-wingers major in arrogance and naughtiness.
No wonder they don't like the show.