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The Lion King is a Fascist Representation of Society.

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posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 02:07 AM
At least that is what a WAPO dude thinks. Now, reading his piece....I do get the parallels of his argument. Disney uses animals t to represent humans...and the storylines do mirror societsl issues going on. BUT...this dude goes a touch far IMO. This movie is quite old now but still manages to compare Trump tower to Pride Rock. Really man?

And here is the thing...we still have elections as far as I can how can one decry a person to be dictatorial when they not only have to deal with congress...but the judicial branch???

Fascism is becoming the same diluted word that will soon mean nothing like its original meaning. 2019%2F07%2F10%2Flion-king-is-fascistic-story-no-remake-can-change-that%2F&psig=AOvVaw2ADW29dE48yfv7XX9uUN0C&ust=1563087255233562

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 02:22 AM
a reply to: lakenheath24

As luck would have it I have a decoder ring that may help to clear things up. For the vocal left:

Fascist- Someone that dosn't agree with me.
Socialist- "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."

Current life is oppressive.

For everyone else, things are improving.
I prefer to see things improve for everyone.

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 03:24 AM
WAPO dude = WACKO dude
It's math

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 04:46 AM
a to: lakenheath24


People have been making YouTube videos saying “scar was right!” For 20 years lol..

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 06:06 AM
a reply to: JustJohnny

Lol...i gotta go find one of those. I mean....i loved bugs bunny as a kid and i didnt turn out to be a smart arse. And we didnt have a generation of wyle e coyote people blowin and shootin stuff up. Errr.

But anyway...i cant take the Tipper Gore's of the world too seriously.

posted on Jul, 13 2019 @ 09:39 AM
a reply to: lakenheath24

The Lion King is a representation of a lion pride in human terms.

posted on Jul, 14 2019 @ 02:37 AM

The Lion King is a family-friendly retelling of Hamlet, with some Kimba the White Lion thrown in.
edit on 14-7-2019 by DouglasFirs because: Oops. Forgot to mention Kimba.

posted on Jul, 14 2019 @ 03:40 AM
a reply to: lakenheath24

I remember seeing The Lion King when my kids were young. It was one of their favorite movies, and quickly became a favorite of mine as well. I see it as a pinnacle of the quickly-disappearing cartoon age... the majesty of the scenes is unrivaled, the storytelling is riveting and fresh (although yes, it has much in common with Hamlet... and Star Wars!), and the characters are familiar yet interesting.

3D animation and real-life has taken over much of the movie industry. That's not intended as a complaint; it is simply a fact. Computers are now capable of handling the massive amounts of data that are required to create more realistic scenes from pure fantasy. I like 3D and real-life animation... the latest Jungle Book rendition, the real-life version, was absolutely amazing. 3D has brought us new classics, like Moana. I love them both, to the point I play around with 3D graphics here in my spare time. But that doesn't mean there is no place for the nostalgia of the cartoon animation.

It does mean that cartoon animations that become classics will eventually graduate to 3D and real-life animation.

The trailers I have seen indicate to me that the new version is faithful to the original. Pride Rock still has the majestic look of Pride Rock, Simba still looks and acts like Simba, and Mufasa still looks and sounds like Mufasa (thank you Disney for keeping James Earl Jones as the voice of the mighty Mufasa; no one can compete with him). The majesty seems to still be there. I definitely plan on seeing this movie as soon as I can.

Dan Hassler-Forest, like so many confused and lost rebels looking for a cause, did not see fascism in The Lion King... he saw fascism in himself. Whenever one continually points out fascism and hatred no matter where they look, it becomes simply obvious to others (or at least should) that they are seeing themselves... because no matter which way they turn, no matter where they go, the one constant in their experience is themselves. It's the same with those who see racism at every turn... they are seeing themselves, because they are the only constant in their lives.

Hassler-Forest hates President Donald Trump. Period. He doesn't hate Trump's policies; he doesn't hate Trump's beliefs; he simply hates President Donald Trump. That is his right, of course, but it should cause anyone who reads his hatred and vile to immediately discount him as any potential source of information.

I learned that the hard way when Pocahontas (the cartoon version) came out. It was lambasted by the right as a politically-charged propaganda piece. I really like the story behind the legend, so I watched it anyway... and was pleased to see a well-drawn, well-presented, if infused with a bit of writer's prerogative, movie. The same thing happened with Happy Feet. And the same thing happened with Avatar. Yes, these stories had elements of some of the liberal agendas, but they were good, solid storylines well-presented. So will The Lion King be, I hope and expect. My beliefs are not so fragile that I fear watching a good fantasy movie will somehow turn me into a transgendered gay tree-hugging SJW. I would hope no one's are.

If anything, I expect to like the movie more now since a critic tried to destroy it. My opinion on movies is usually the exact opposite of what the critics who initially receive press time think. You'd think that would tell them something, but alas... they can't seem to get away from themselves to see reality.


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