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Originally posted by CannibalCorpse1982
Its been awhile since I posted on here. I mainly just read the post but today I decided to share something I saw yesterday. Being sick with the stomach flu, I decided to go to the E.R. It was pretty crowded, so I took a seat in the children's section next to some other adults and thier sick kids. The big screen television was tuned to the Disney channel, showing a kids program and for the life of me I could not get over how dull it was. It wasn't funny at all, the actors where very robotic like and the teens in the show seemed very materialistic. They were talking about jewelry, phones and money. It had absolutely no plot. When the program switched to commercials, it showed a young girl glittered in jewelry, talking on a phone and scantily dressed. Now i'm 30 yrs old, almost 31 and I remember when I was a kid, even my grandfather would laugh at Save By The Bell or Parker Lewis can't Lose or Boy Meets World. But these new Disney and Nickelodeon shows are horrendous. There is no substance, meaning or a moral idea to take and learn from any of it. Are TPTB trying to create a generation of dull and materialistic people? I know its just a thought but it's concerning. I don't have kids but I'm sure there is better stuff out there for them. Also the few kids in the section weren't laughing, they were just staring at it soaking it in with no emotion. Maybe because they were sick. I don't know. I just wanted to know what everyone else thought of this or could relate. Thanks
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
Disney is strictly a for-profit company now. The prices they charge for their cheap made-in-China toys and clothes are obscene, not to mention the ridiculous amount it costs to go and visit one of their theme parks.
Once upon a time, they made cartoons that told wonderful stories, with legendary animators. Later, they made wonderful family movies that were enjoyable and memorable. Disney stood for quality family entertainment.
My first husband, long ago, was very well connected with the Disney corporation. I can't say anymore without revealing who he was, but my point is, Disney stood for something, and it wasn't profits. Profits were the by-products of state of the art work.
Somewhere along the line (I want to say around the 1990s), Disney became a totally different animal. The cartoons they cranked out were simply eye candy in order to sell all the merchandise, a complete opposite of its admirable past.
I became very anti-Disney at that point, not buying my kids any of the junk that had the Disney label on it.
It is now mindless crap, you are correct. The theme parks are over-priced, over-crowded, and not worth the hassle. The Disney channel and radio Disney are just noise and color and have all the substance of a puff of smoke.
I guess I'm a little more prejudiced than most, due to my past. Like all good things, it came to an end. What it has become is very sad. Disney is still peddling the name, but there is nothing behind it. Walt must be spinning in his cryogenic chamber over what his legacy has become.
Originally posted by Infi8nity
Save By The Bell or Parker Lewis can't Lose or Boy Meets World are the same. Its a different generation, things change. Its not good but its not bad. Remember the TV is not your friend IT NEVER WAS. It has all ways been a weapon controlled by the most powerful. Its a sheep dog to move herd and thats what its ALL WAYS been. Dont try to make compromises because you grew up with it. You know its bad, just as bad as its all ways been. The only thing that changes is the technology and the generation. If you sat down with me and watched a saved by the bell episode I could point A TON of brainwashing trickery. Any tv show really.... Look at how similar shows are. New shows are not new they just have new characters and THEMES. (Themes are key)
A couple years back I was made aware of the televisions power. The most powerful weapon on the earth. I did not understand how they brainwashed us so I started to do some research on how the TV works and how shows are set up. I then started to analyze every little thing in a tv show. It was a hard awakening. Most people really are robots spouting what they saw on their TV.edit on 19-11-2012 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)edit on 19-11-2012 by Infi8nity because: (no reason given)