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More Walt Disney!!!

More Walt Disney!!!
We need more Walt Disney’s…

I think somewhere along the line Walt Disney must have realised what he was doing…

He must have realised that in bringing to life animations that children would fall in love with and telling stories that would both entertain and educate them, that he was somehow trying to prepare them for adulthood in a way that perhaps we ought to try more often…

Disney has some terrible upsets and some deep and sometimes dark messages… it also has stories of love, of upbringing, of never settling, of trying your best, never telling lies…. you have to admit, it’s pretty awesome how they do it and it’s never much of a talking point, just nice very subtle moral teachings…

From the Lion King… Bambi… Pinocchio where I feel they are somehow preparing us for the reality of loss in our older years… then they hit us with the likes of Toy Story… Toy Story I probably find more sad now that I’m thinking back on it, probably because kids don’t play with toys as much or in the same way, but how awesome is it to see invention, creativity and stories when they do play with toys like Andy’s, the excitement, the role play, the childishness, the fun!!!

And… then there’s Wall-E… if anyone hasn’t watched it I suggest you do… it’s a robot love story in effect but… if you watch it you’ll see Earth… dying… there is no green, no life, it’s grim… no one lives on Earth anymore except for this little recycling robot who’s still routing through dump sites for bits of anything he finds interesting or what could be of use… Humans are all living on a huge spaceship… this is the scary part… it could 100% happen, sort of like the Black Mirrors Series, if you’ve not watched it, again I recommend it, it’s frightening just how real and possible the various scenarios are in today’s world…

Anyway, back to Wall-E… everyone on-board is overweight, in chairs that move for them, so they needn’t ever stand up… they have their own chair they tap screens for food and drink… kids are in a day care type room all together and every single person on board is overweight…

Dan’s just written about laziness and if you take a look at humanity now and how they go about things, always looking for the easy out, always looking for the quick fix, always wanting to get from a to b faster and with minimal effort, microwave meals… CONVENIENCE… we’re on a path to absolutely fucking ourselves and I genuinely believe that. We’re already on the path to killing the beautiful planet we inhabit so why not continue on until we’re extinct. Or better yet, follow Wall-E… fuck the planet, leave all our rubbish behind and move to space to be a bunch of blimps sitting on our arses all day every day and doing jack shit. What kind of life is that?

Some might argue that with an increase in technology and blah blah blah we’re merely using our intelligence to expand, change and grow… I’d argue that it shows a complete lack of intelligence that we cannot see the shambles of the state of the world we live in when it’s right in front of us… it shows ignorance when we destroy rainforests to produce items just solely for our “convenience”… it shows selfishness and destruction with zero culpability… we are destroying our world and ourselves with our lazy, constantly looking for a more convenient method, ways…

We’re given this idea that actually we’re gaining more control and more power over our own lives and our time by using these methods, when in fact we’re all controlled and manipulated by the very devices making life “easier”… we’re controlled often by the state we find our bodies in… you can’t run and play and enjoy life to the fullest if you’re overweight and aching with every move you make. This again is from laziness and a choice to have the more convenient shite, but it’s also greed…

I feel our only hope now is to completely drum it in to the younger generation with non-direct, subliminal messaging through entertainment. Lets face it, all of us in a position of responsibility as parents or guardians, we’re probably already so far down the path and disheartened with it all, that we’re not going to teach them the right way or lead by example… I think we’ve proved that point with the increasing child obesity problem.

I don’t really know how to end this to be honest so I think I’m just gonna leave it there… Watch Wall-E and let me know what you think…

S x

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