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Chief Chaos BS: Disney, empire of evil! (50) RE: BS: Disney, empire of evil! 08 May 04


Whoa!

I wasn't trying to put you in your place! I wouldn't consider myself a sensitive new age guy, but I wasn't trying to diss you. You were citing the scene from bambi that nowadays is male chauvenist at its worst! All I was doing is pointing out that we're using todays standards of behavior to deal with what is a classic film (that doesn't need updating). It's a cartoon! A fairy tale!

I then pointed out that Disney has updated it's world view and is offering fare that is empowering to females and minorities instead of being the stereotypical treatment like cinderella and snow white (waiting for their prince to come). Although I'm not familiar with the actual tale of Mulan, the main female character overcame so many societal handicaps to achieve her goals and protect those that she loved that it was inspiring as well as very entertaining.

The last comment was not a direct jab at you!
It was merely a comment based on recent events and I thought it was rather ironic. Maybe I should have ended it with a sigh? My apologies if I offended you, it was definitely not my intent.

I don't know what you saw about Colon Powell, I go to the theatres with my kids and haven't seen what you did. Was this a Disney produced short or something that the theatre did?

As far as working for the man, I've got to work for someone, male, female, caucasian, other race, whatever. Doesn't matter to me as long as they're a good boss and my paychecks on time.

THe military is not a democracy, it's pretty much a dictatorship. Somtimes you're the 'tater, sometimes you're the dick! (That's what I tell my troops when their is something we don't want to do (we call them SLJs - Shitty Little Jobs). I take orders, I give orders. The job gets done.

Stigweard - I'm sorry, I guess I don't understand what that article was supposed to mean. The cartoon took a topical event and adapted it to a cartoon. Penny Proud learned that what she was doing was a crime and hurt people, whether she intended to or not. I also think it was a fairly good stab at the outrage by the recording industry who have overcharged customers for years and then stick it to the artist on royalties, and the over the top invasion of privacy response.

Did you miss the fact that this series is the first Disney series to ever be about an African American Family? Why is it that thirty years ago this would have been a major breakthrough in race relations but now is considered a marketing ploy?


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