Mighty oaks of concealment grow out of
tiny acorns of early loshon horah education.
Check out this page from Rabbi Zev Greenwald’s You Don’t Say! reissued by Feldheim this year.
Notice how the theme of loshon horah plays to most kids’ aversion to snitching on their peers. In this case it is two Jewish boys and the gentile is a formidable distant palace guard, perhaps the closest thing to a Cossack in popular western imagery. Naturally they don’t show an abusive Jewish man. Also notice how the snitcher looks nastier and meaner than the kid being talked about. The artist is implying that snitching is probably mean-spirited and false.
This is bad loshon horah education, since loshon horah is reporting true but unflattering facts. Pardon me for being a stickler. But it sticks in my craw because the very people who often try to block reports of abuse by screaming loshon horah then malign victims with falsehoods, with real motzi shem rah.
Our Torah has great Jews and bad Jews, and even great Jews who sometimes do bad things, and sometimes show their greatness by confessing and repenting. In this make-believe world there are only good Jews and bad snitches.
With proper translation into popular vernacular this could be a manual for the Junior Mafia League.