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10th Apr '18 11:51:07 AM Bisected8
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--> '''Cinzia:''' [[OncePerEpisode "Hi there! I'm Cinzia, and I'm a]] {{Transsexual}}!"

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--> '''Cinzia:''' [[OncePerEpisode "Hi there! I'm Cinzia, and I'm a]] {{Transsexual}}!"[[{{Transgender}} Transsexual]]!"
9th Apr '18 6:23:04 AM AmuckCricetine
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** "Gingerbread" has a demon that feeds on and propagates this by getting people to burn anyone unusual in sacrifice to it, [[OffingTheOffspring often their own children for extra irony]].

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** "Gingerbread" "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E11Gingerbread Gingerbread]]" has a demon that feeds on and propagates this by getting people to burn anyone unusual in sacrifice to it, [[OffingTheOffspring often their own children for extra irony]].



** In the episode "Tribunal", the Cardassian attorney, Kovat, urges Odo to help O'Brien confess to a crime he never committed because, "Think of the children, Sir. Allow them to see a glimmer of enlightenment."
** This is pretty much an ongoing theme with the Cardassians; unfortunately the first time we see it used is when a Cardassian torturer brings his daughter to watch Captain Picard being tortured (in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' episode "Chain of Command"). He explains how the humans are inferior because "they don't love their children as we do." The two of them [[PatrickStewartSpeech end up arguing]] over this trope, before the Cardassian gets irritated and starts torturing Picard again.

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** In the episode "Tribunal", "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS02E25Tribunal}} Tribunal]]", the Cardassian attorney, Kovat, urges Odo to help O'Brien confess to a crime he never committed because, "Think of the children, Sir. Allow them to see a glimmer of enlightenment."
** This is pretty much an ongoing theme with the Cardassians; unfortunately the first time we see it used is when a Cardassian torturer brings his daughter to watch Captain Picard being tortured (in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]'' episode "Chain "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E10ChainOfCommand}} Chain of Command").Command]]"). He explains how the humans are inferior because "they don't love their children as we do." The two of them [[PatrickStewartSpeech end up arguing]] over this trope, before the Cardassian gets irritated and starts torturing Picard again.



** Also when Quark runs an auction to benefit the Bajoran War Orphans Fund in "In the Cards," minus a modest commission. Think of those poor orphans.

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** Also when Quark runs an auction to benefit the Bajoran War Orphans Fund in "In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E25InTheCards}} In the Cards," Cards]]", minus a modest commission. Think of those poor orphans.



** In one episode, Bart got his hands on a [[TankGoodness tank]] and was initially making it seem as though he was going to use it on the school. Mrs. Krabappel's reaction is a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] "No, stop, think of the children." while smoking a cigarette. [[spoiler:He was actually intending to fire at a MLB satellite that was spying on the town, something of which only Bart seemed to be aware.]]

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** In one episode, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS11E2BrothersLittleHelper Brother's Little Helper]]", Bart got his hands on a [[TankGoodness tank]] and was initially making it seem as though he was going to use it on the school. Mrs. Krabappel's reaction is a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]] "No, stop, think of the children." while smoking a cigarette. [[spoiler:He was actually intending to fire at a MLB satellite that was spying on the town, something of which only Bart seemed to be aware.]]



** Then there's the episode where the kids get ninja weapons, and Butters accidentally gets a shuriken to the eye, but what are the parents up in arms about? Cartman being naked in public.

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** Then there's the episode "[[Recap/SouthParkS8E1GoodTimesWithWeapons Good Times With Weapons]]" where the kids get ninja weapons, and Butters accidentally gets a shuriken to the eye, but what are the parents up in arms about? Cartman being naked in public.
29th Mar '18 12:27:18 PM ironballs16
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* This is one of the ways Jim Jones got his followers to [[DrinkingTheKoolAid drink the poisoned Flavor Aid]]. He claimed that the U.S. military (or possibly the CIA) was going to storm Jonestown. He then goaded his followers into choosing suicide over confrontation or surrender by saying that while they were willing to rot in prison or concentration camps (which he claimed all minorities had been herded into back in the United States), were they willing to let something happen to their children? Ironically he ended up using this argument to actually hurt children.

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* This is one of the ways Jim Jones got his followers to [[DrinkingTheKoolAid drink the poisoned Flavor Aid]]. He claimed that the U.S. military (or possibly the CIA) was going to storm Jonestown. He then goaded his followers into choosing suicide over confrontation or surrender by saying that while they were willing to rot in prison or concentration camps (which he claimed all minorities had been herded into back in the United States), were they willing to let something happen to their children? Ironically he ended up using this argument to actually hurt children.children by invoking BetterToDieThanBeKilled.
29th Mar '18 12:24:51 PM ironballs16
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** The 's 'Sandy Hook' school shooting was arguably the most famous incident of the mass murder of children with firearms in the USA in 2012. It made [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics the USA's policy on armaments]] a full on FlameWar again, with ''everyone'' turning the event into a "for the children" arguement. More specifically the socialists and liberals blamed USA's uniquely easy access to so-called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "military-grade weapons"]] for its uniquely bloody culture of suicides and massacres with firearms. At the same time gun-enthusiasts blamed trends in mass media and violent videogames for 'raising a generation of serial killers' (''again''). [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that is all we have to say about that.]]

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** The 's 'Sandy Hook' school shooting was arguably the most famous incident of the mass murder of children with firearms in the USA in 2012. It made [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics the USA's policy on armaments]] a full on FlameWar again, with ''everyone'' turning the event into a "for the children" arguement. More specifically the socialists and liberals those wanting stricter gun control blamed USA's uniquely easy access to so-called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "military-grade weapons"]] for its uniquely bloody culture of suicides and massacres with firearms. At the same time gun-enthusiasts blamed trends in mass media and violent videogames for 'raising a generation of serial killers' (''again''). [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment And that is all we have to say about that.]]



* One of the primary arguments towards climate change legislation is that we'd be leaving a better world for our children. As [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] pointed out, the fact that there is so much resistance to said legislation means our response to "think of the children" basically stands at "eh, fuck em".

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* One of the primary arguments towards climate change legislation is that we'd be leaving a better world for our children. As [[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver John Oliver]] pointed out, the fact that there is so much resistance to said legislation means our response to "think of the children" basically stands at "eh, in this case amounts to "[[MoralMyopia eh, fuck em".'em]]".
29th Mar '18 12:21:47 PM ironballs16
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2622 has a Senator invoke this trope]] on the topic of gay marriage, only to get it slightly twisted by InsaneTrollLogic by the reporter.

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2622 has a Senator invoke this trope]] on the topic of gay marriage, only marriage.
-->'''Reporter''': Got it. So your code of ethics [[TwistingTheirWords is
to get it slightly twisted by InsaneTrollLogic by the reporter.oppose things that are hard to explain to kids]].\\
'''Senator''': Well, I don't-\\
'''Reporter''': Nope, that's fine! Got it, thanks! (''Headline reads "Senator Opposes Gay Marriage (Also War, Foreplay, Arithmetic)'')
17th Mar '18 7:31:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/StarshipTroopers2HeroOfTheFederation'': Mocked by the cynical, disgraced Captain Dax when one of his superiors berates him for having refused to follow illegal orders. According to him, cowards hide behind one of two things: orders and children.
26th Jan '18 2:15:59 PM BlackBaroness
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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality. For [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples, see WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids

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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality. For [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples, see HarmfulToMinors and WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
23rd Jan '18 2:27:33 PM BlackBaroness
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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality. For [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples, see WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids.

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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality. For [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples, see WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids.
WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids
23rd Jan '18 2:27:19 PM BlackBaroness
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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality.

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Subtrope of AppealToFear and AppealToPity. AllGaysArePedophiles is when this trope is used to condemn homosexuality.
homosexuality. For [[JustifiedTrope justified]] examples, see WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids.
11th Jan '18 1:56:27 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* The Australian Labor party proposed a (now unlikely to see the light of day) web filter which many have criticized for reasons ranging from denial of freedom of speech (justified by the leaked blacklist) to the practical, such as it slowing it down to dial-up speeds. Everyone from Telstra to Google, to UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton and the US ambassador speaking out against it, which have been completely ignored. The supposed aim of the filter was to protect the children from accessing pornography, and stifling child porn online. However, the Coalition has followed the Greens in agreeing to not to vote in favor of the Internet Censorship bill when it appears in parliament, thus denying the Bill the majority it needs to pass through government. It is now virtually impossible for the filter to be implemented.

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* The Australian Labor party Party proposed a (now unlikely to see the light of day) web filter which many have criticized criticised for reasons ranging from denial of freedom of speech (justified by the leaked blacklist) to the practical, such as it slowing it down to dial-up speeds. Everyone from Telstra to Google, to UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton and the US ambassador speaking out against it, which have been completely ignored. The supposed aim of the filter was to protect the children from accessing pornography, and stifling child porn online. However, the Coalition has followed the Greens in agreeing to not to vote in favor of the Internet Censorship bill when it appears in parliament, thus denying the Bill the majority it needs to pass through government. It is now virtually impossible for the filter to be implemented.
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