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Do people understand that when a diesel produces black smoke it is unspent/unused diesel fuel being wasted! I’ve been around diesel trucks or semis my whole life.
Oh, My: Talking Trains Cartoon Is Racist Because Only The Good Engines Pump Out White Smoke
PC Insanity Story of the Day: “Thomas & Friends,” the cartoon series featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and his other little talking train buddies, is racist. The reason? Only Thomas and the “good trains” pump out white smoke, while the “bad trains” pump out – wait for it – black smoke.
So, has political correctness finally gone ’round the bend? Not according to Tracy Van Slyke, writing for The Guardian:
Thomas the Tank Engine had to shut the hell up to save children everywhere
Classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism: any parent who discovered these hidden lessons will be glad the show’s star just quit
For the record, all the “villains” on Thomas and Friends are the dirty diesel engines.
I’d like to think there was a good environmental message in there, but when the good engines pump out white smoke and the bad engines pump out black smoke … it’s not hard to make the leap into the race territory.