Little Tart loves it all…most of the time

Kid Nation

Posted on: August 24, 2007

This fall CBS is airing Kid Nation a reality show that takes 40 children to the desert and leaves them to create their own society.  Already the hooplahas began with news agencies and talking heads saying this is child exploitation and “Kiddy Survivor”.  I stumbled upon the trailer a few months ago and felt that it the set up and the premise were intriguing and balanced in favor of the kids.  No one is thrown off, everyone who leaves chooses to leave, no one is appointed leader, the leader rises on his or her own merits.  Besides when I was a kid I would have loved this.  Don’t news casters and pundits remember childhood?  The us against them mentality of it all?  Kids want to prove they can do what adults can, kids are a team, and better at consensus and problem solving than adults.  I for one can’t wait to watch Kid Nation this fall and don’t see anything wrong with the premise, don’t believe it is disgusting or exploitative.  I say “KID POWER”


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