Disney Has Been Poisoning Men And Women For Decades (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by duke442games

THEORY: The stories told by Walt Disney from very early on through to today, are poisoning the way both men and women see themselves, their responsibilities (or the lack of responsibilities), the way we interact, and deal with the consequences for our actions.

PROPOSITION: Through story telling, Disney has slowly been manipulating and brainwashing their audiences toward their own internal, some would say radical, notions of where the future needs to go. Audiences were once very aware of the affects of story telling on the collective nature of a society and would fight against any narrative that had a destructive influence. For many reasons, the push back against these types of themes have significantly dwindled through the years.

CONDITIONING: Some of the very first shows on the Disney channel started to directly corrupt the way children respect or listen to their parents, with a special emphasis on down playing the competency and importance of fathers. This constant narrative in all of the Disney shows depicted parents as ignorant and incompetent. It taught children that not only should they NOT listen to or respect their parents, but that they should also ignore any adult or person in power. This was emphasized by casting the majority of each show's villains with men in positions that would historically be associated with respect and power. In each case, the kids were nearly always right, the adults were always wrong, and the moral of the story was always passed from child to child, and never from adult to child. This first phase of indoctrination worked to create a break from children listening to anyone in classical authority positions to make them open to influence from others from within their peer circle. Worse, the consequences for actions were never expressed within the story and glorified making irresponsible decisions.

DISNEY PRINCESS MENTALITY: These concepts were extended as increasing numbers of movies began to focus around Disney Princesses. Much the same way boys see themselves as Captain America or Spiderman when they go see a super hero movie, girls saw themselves taking on the role of princess. In a super hero movie, the hero is fighting an evil power and success or failure impacts everyone. The Princess movies now use a major 'bad guy' to mask the real message of female dominance, irresponsibility and male incompetence.

EXAMPLE- MOANA: In Moana, a demi-god named Maui stole a magic stone and cast the world into darkness. The young princess Moana must ignore her father's experience and sail across the great ocean to return the magic stone.

The story starts by focusing on this young girl ignoring her fathers knowledge and wisdom about the extreme difficulties of open ocean sailing. The story clearly illustrates how lethal and unforgiving the ocean can be by nearly killing Moana and telling the tale of the death of the last person to attempt this. Without any additional training, in a fit of rage, Moana sails out onto the ocean without facing any consequences for not taking the time to plan significantly for this mission.

Moana then finds Maui an extremely strong (he pulled up all islands in the sea) demi-god with thousands of years of experience fighting monsters (ripped the leg off of a 50ft tall monster) and helping people (created coconut trees). Moana easily shows up Maui at every turn to show that a small girl is much more capable than the most successful man at everything.

The story ends with a big dual between a Lava Monster vs Moana and Maui. We see that strength, speed and endurance ('the male') is overcome by love and the power of understanding yourself ('the female').

HYPOTHESIS: All of these stories are creating conflict between men and women by purposefully making men look bad, women look good and destroying the trust for anyone that might have the wisdom or experience to contradict these ideas. These stories have shaped the worst personality and political qualities that we have seen within people from 15-35 who have been most influenced by the Disney engine as the Disney channel became widely available in the late 90's and early 00's.

NARRATIVE: I have been seeing this trend with-in the entertainment industry for years, but I have seen little written about this or talked about the negative impact that specifically Disney is having on society. We are seeing this happen increasingly in some of our most beloved franchises. Star Wars has become unwatchable with the now open feminist movement and open mocking and abuse of men. As a society, we need to become more aware of the stories that are being told and more mindful of the ramifications. 100 years ago, the only time anyone took for stories were from attending church. These stories, nearly always, focused around how we can live and interact better to have a better world. When people abused the positions of power from within religion wars and bad things happened. Now nearly all religions are looked on with scorn. The time has come for us to hold the entertainment industry accountable in the same way.

[–]djh860 332 points333 points  (34 children)

I have complained for decades that tv humiliates fathers and men in general. Just look at the average sit com. The father is always a boob or an idiot.

[–]Nocryingok 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Indeed the average man is a fat blob of shit, but the average woman too. And sitcoms DO NOT represent them as such.

So as djh860 pointed, indeed there is an agenda to humiliate men on tv (or maybe they do it because it's more acceptable to kick a man who's down than a woman)

[–]FOODYUMONION 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'd say it's more acceptable to mock men. I don't think there is a massive conspiracy that this was done intentionally. It's a consumer product, that's what sold well so they then produced more. However, can see the deliberate feminist stuff op pointed out

[–]LordBunwich 114 points115 points  (3 children)

Well, look at the average man...

[–]trex005 37 points38 points  (2 children)

Which is the cause and which is the effect?

[–]LordBunwich 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I think tv mirrors reality and reality mirrors tv. Someday we will transcend to the plane of infinite stupidity. It is our destiny.

[–]asotranq 4 points5 points  (0 children)

TV kind of normalises it. A lot of sitcoms teach guys that it's okay to be a disorganised pile of shit, and that it's somehow cute or funny to be totally useless, but nothing is going to signal to women that you're not a suitable partner quicker.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

My grandmother used to complain about this since my mom was a kid. I noticed it when I was a kid. Seems like the only exception was Red Foreman.

[–]arthurabyssal 74 points75 points  (17 children)

That's because most men in America are sad, fat and unfuckable. No wonder their wives cheat on them.

[–]reddiTORvillan 40 points41 points  (14 children)

2/3 women are overweight , and 1/3 of men are overweight.

[–]rathyAro 30 points31 points  (9 children)

Took a very quick look at the data and it looks like the difference is made up completely by black women. This implies something specific about black culture.

[–]amsmurphy 8 points9 points  (4 children)

The reason behind this is actually very interesting from an anthropological standpoint. Here’s a good write up: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3804270/

Has less to do with “black culture” and more to do with the challenges that come with being a black woman in America, and in the most literal sense being a black woman. Shit cray.

[–]rathyAro 6 points7 points  (3 children)

A lot of the factors named in that article were culture relatee including the perception that higher bmi is more attractive, not wanting excersise to affect their hair, and encouragement to gain weight while pregnant.

[–]amsmurphy 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hm. You’re completely right! However, correlation does not equal causation and you are leaving out how the article talks about psychosocial stressors, one of the most salient points, in this case and those of a lot of minorities (like my fellow Polynesians who are hella obese) psychosocial stressors play a huge role in the detriment of their heath. http://www.apa.org/topics/health-disparities/fact-sheet-stress.aspx

These stressors stem from conditions that have evolved over time to put black women in the unique position they are in now. Shit happens for a reason.

It’s a weird thing to get hung up on especially for this subreddit but I really don’t like when people assume the answer is as easy “oh that’s just how black people are”. I can’t let that slide. Life is complex bro don’t water it down. All love tho ✊ hope you hit a PR today.

[–]rathyAro 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Of course everyone is shaped by their environment and genetics. My intention wasn't to blame black women, but to note that we aren't talking about a country wide problem. Also it has to be ok to talk about how culture influences wellbeing as its one of the primary influences on behavior ("I do it because everyone else does it"). It seems deafist to just say "oh well it's caused by economic factors so we can't do anything until we fix that" and throw up our hands. Who knows maybe with better health and not having to spend fucktons of money on diabetes and blood pressure meds the economic disparity wouldn't be so great. Anyway I'm not really disagreeing with you, it's just every influencing factor should be looked at.

[–]amsmurphy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ahhh I see where you’re coming from. Sorry from your original comment I thought you were implying that it was solely black culture at fault and I just wanted to provide a holistic view of the situation. I agree that change needs to be effected in every aspect possible. Goddamn I love amiable reddit convo’s.

[–]Kornstar04 4 points5 points  (3 children)

20% of men get 80% of women.

[–]SnowMonkeyCracker 2 points3 points  (2 children)

It's actually closer to 20/60 but the principles still apply.

[–]FOODYUMONION 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think people repeat the 80/20 thing in a lot of things because it was popularized when in reality it will be all over the place and probably situational.. Ie 76/24, 71/29, 62/38 etc etc

[–]PM_ME_BIG_DUCK_PICS 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, we had a scientific article stating 20/60 recently. Of course the authors hamstered away...

[–]Alleycat0 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Lets talk about lazy and entitled females.

[–]sillyhumins 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lol most men in the UK are sadder fatter cucks by and large.

[–]redneb94 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The average man and average woman are equally as smart. However there are more really smart men and more really dumb men than women... Men have both extremes.

[–]FOODYUMONION 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that's due to evolution and sexual selection. Things like language, art, humour, intelligence evolved to increase a mans sexual success

[–]FuriousMouse 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The stuff Netflix makes is particularly bad.
Men are one or more of the following, evil, stupid, clumsy, unattractive and weak followers while women are smart, strong (can beat men), analytical, well educated leaders.

[–]O--- 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Then again Netflix is controlled by a bunch of blue-pill radical leftists.

[–]MCFiletMignon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's all about advertising money.

Who watches these shows = who spends money

[–]TheStumblingWolf 271 points272 points  (11 children)

They also have the "find the right woman and you'll be set for life" narrative. Even as extremely beta I thought something was off. I felt so fake and fraudulent when trying to be, or receive, romanticism.

[–]MarcosDomingues 40 points41 points  (9 children)

Me Too lol, I think that's the reason men cringe so much when watching a love story, it just feels so off.

[–]TheStumblingWolf 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Indeed. I honestly think it's some of the reason people are miserable today. We're programmed with this bullshit from day 1. When I was with my ex I suppressed many impulses and instincts because I thought it was wrong. I imagine I actually had a lot in common with a religious person battling with doubts in belief. One part knows it's all bullshit, but because you've been fed a certain narrative you assume you must be the one doing something wrong/sinful.

[–]FOODYUMONION 6 points7 points  (3 children)

It's so weird, when I was younger it was buy her nice things, compliment etc. Now it's less that and more pull her hair, choke her, throw her around, say back-handed things lol

[–]TheStumblingWolf 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Indeed. I was like that. I lived with my ex and her mom (yes, I know) for ~10 years. I thought that if I listened to everything they said to each other about how men should behave I'd be the perfect man. I went from a spoiled only-child to a supplicating beta. The girl I'm seeing now said something to the effect of "does this make me look fat?" and I just went "nope, not playing that game" and went about my business.

[–]Reunn 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Say yes and when she gets mad just laugh. There’s nothing more foolish than cursing out a guy who just laughs in your face.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

So why do women get off on love stories? I think someone once said on TRP that women want to believe in love to give their vapid and materialistic lives a reason worth living for.

[–]good_guy_submitter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Women believe in love for the same reason they post nude pics for likes. They love the vanity of believing a man could be so infatuated with them that he'd do anything for them, and even bigger fantasy is for it to be a hot 10/10 alpha male.

[–]rathyAro 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is counter to the "men are the real romantics" narrative.

[–]moorekom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The main reason for that it because for a woman, being on the receiving end of it, it's magical. For a man who is on the giving end, it's work. "It just happens" because he had to consciously or unconsciously make it happen. He sees the movie and sees it for the horse shit it is as they cater to women's fantasy of it just happens.

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 67 points68 points  (22 children)

Disney shit is marketed at women. And that includes nearly every single property that Disney has acquired.

Don't waste your valuable time watching that trash. Go lift, improve your aim at the range, improve your healthy cooking skills, or something else that's actually useful.

[–]Senior Endorsed ContributorRian_Stone 48 points49 points  (10 children)

This is why they bought marvel and lucas film. the only demographic they didn't have was males, aged 13 to 35, and I guess the only shit we liked was comics and starwars

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 54 points55 points  (9 children)

And slowly but surely, they're shoe-horning "go girl" shit into male-interest franchises as well. There's no escape from it so long as you depend upon the entertainment industry for your recreation.

Modern men are better off adopting hobbies that are entertaining and practical.

[–][deleted] 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Part of me is alarmed at how SJW infected shit like starwars and comics but then I think that it doesn't really matter because giant corporations always sanitize shit. Good directors, new ip's, unique and original movies are the pinnacle of film and storytelling and generally don't cater to the whims of the extreme left. I mean we don't need a fucking retelling of star wars for an 8th time anyway and people who like films should watch better movies. It sucks the Last Jedi was a pile of dogshit but we got Bladerunner 2049 the same year.

[–]HawaiiKawaii22 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Check out "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" if you want a film that doesn't cater.. also came out last year... Yorgos, its director, is VERY original imo.

[–]DrownRanger47 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What hobbies that are entertaining and practical do you recommend? Chess, reading, martial arts, cooking?

[–]Fyrjefe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've seen it recommended here that you do something creative. That is, *make something*. The kitchen is a great place. I'm getting back into bread baking. Build something. Do music. Bring something physically into existence, even if its shit the first time around. There's a lot of joy you can get out of producing something difficult.

[–]bosshawg502 10 points11 points  (4 children)

This is why I build race cars, motorcycles, make knives, weld, etc. this shit can't be shoe horned with go-girl fuckery because it's all based off myself and my interaction with materials. The cool thing is if somebody comes in the garage spouting off about go-girl this and that, guess who gets kicked the fuck out into the road? Lol

[–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 4 points5 points  (3 children)

That's certainly a saving grace of disciplines that focus on materials and manual skills. They are less susceptible to go-girlism because by-and-large women do not pursue these trades professionally or recreationally. They remain bastions of male speech and male values, and mostly uncontaminated by female demands for inclusion.

[–]BlackCraneStoic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does this mean gasp that men and women are drawn to different activities because gasp we're fundamentally different on a biological level? Taboo I say! Taboo!

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Disney shit is marketed at women

This is exactly it. It's marketed at the women (more single mothers, women more likely to watch this shit with their kids). They feel that their husbands/partners/ex-partners are useless and they want a narrative that supports this.

[–]Endorsed Contributorex_addict_bro 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Don't waste your valuable time watching that trash.

I'm with you. Stopped watching movies some time ago. Not being a conspiracy nut, but on the other hand - what's the background of the story teller? How does he/she look like? What are his/hers political likes and dislikes?

This is why I only find it is safe to read GLO or other ECs nowadays. But I digress.

As for the new Star Wars, if the 2-minute trailer is boring then I don't think the movie is any better. Let them have strong female characters, don't get me wrong, it's not like we have star destroyers available anywhere atm, but the whole thing I liked about sci-fi was that it looked that SOME DAY it could be possible. Strong female characters... Lucas please. I work with women on a daily basis. I know what they're capable of.

[–]hbPUA 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Strong female characters... Lucas please. I work with women on a daily basis. I know what they're capable of.

Bitch, backstabb and whine. And it’s ridiculous that enough bitching, and the HR department would favor keeping the bitch, instead of someone useful.

[–]grewapair 4 points5 points  (6 children)

This was the only realistic Disney scene aimed at boys. Unfortunately, you're too young to realize it's the truth until it's too late.

[–]greatamericancities 2 points3 points  (3 children)

This was the only realistic Disney scene aimed at boys.

Jordan Peterson's explication of Pinocchio is gold.

[–]Imadethisforyeezys 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can you explain the scene and interpret it ? Looks disturbing

[–]1GalcomMadwell 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Look at the messages encoded into their most recent narratives:

  1. Frozen: the successful, alpha-type man turns out to be an evil lunatic, and the only way to overcome the evil man is through the power of sisterhood. Only Kristoff, the feminized, emotional male character can gain acceptance of the womanhood. (And he was raised by sensitive trolls with no real father figure.)
  2. Wreck-it-Ralph: Basically Ralph must earn acceptance by becoming a soy-boy. The only other prominent male character is essentially a walking vagina, where the assertive, powerful, masculine characters are both female.
  3. Zootopia: The police force must learn to accept the physically inferior, female rabbit onto the force, where of course she proves them all wrong and ultimately saves the day. Throw in gay dancing tigers, Obese-feminized Klauhasuer (or however you spell it), and a male lead who is defined by his non-commital, tricky persona, and you have a movie that is about Racism on the surface, but truly is about feminine imperative.

[–]ZaphodBeeblebrows 6 points7 points  (0 children)

How the fuck is Kristoff feminized? Wasn't that the buff as hell ice picking dude? Quit reaching and stop being paranoid that every movie and TV show are trying to castrate you, you're all delusional as hell. As if Disney movies brainwash people into hating their fathers and viewing them as buffoons. It's so ridiculous it's laughable

[–]RedPill115 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Older disney movies actually border on red pill if you go back and watch them. What they always lack is the extra info you're looking for about how the guy got to where he did.

Just look at snow white - conniving older feminist (lol) woman is jealous of younger woman's beauty so she tries to kill her. Younger woman escapes and finds a group of betas to live with who's she's instantly accepted by because she's nice and hot. She sleeps with none of them. Older woman tries to kill her again. High status prince comes along and immediately she leaves with him. It leaves out that the prince slept with 34 women before her and he wifed her because she was pretty, attractive, and hadn't slept with anyone else but other than that it's practically a red pill tale.

Beauty and the beast - belle is pursued by the villages minor try-hard alpha, Gaston. She finds herself drawn closer to marrying him until the beast - a higher status alpha male who's even more aggressive and manipulative than gaston comes along. She's surroinded by his beta followers who pose no sexual competition. She tries to escape but the beast brings her back after fighting off wolves to protect her. The beast imprisons her in his castle, has a "romantic dinner" aka they have sex, then having had her releases her. Gaston realizing the beast nailed her tries to kill the beast. The beast defeats him, reaffirming his higher alphas status and the girl confesses her love for him.

Quasimoto - girl finds gamma level guy, friend zones him, after he helps her immediately jumps the bones of the first above-gamma guy that comes along.

Little mermaid - the pattern continues on and on, if you view the sea witch as either a feminist or the club girls fat overweight friend who's trying to cockblock you it's hilarious.

I don't think Disney movies have ever shown the girl getting together with the meek beta guy.

[–]YungMiami02 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Not my boy Shrek, he kept real since day 1.

[–]kurdishpower01 1 points1 points [recovered]

Shrek is the pinnacle of masculinity

[–]eccentricrealist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*Cue a biblical analysis of the metanarratives in Shrek by one Dr. Jordan B(ucko) Peterson.

[–]HugeMongo 104 points105 points  (10 children)

I don't know, I saw Finding Nemo for the first time yesterday and I thought it teached good values.

[–][deleted] 64 points65 points  (3 children)

That was Pixar before Disney bought them.

Disney released Finding Nemo but Pixar had full creative control and this was in 2003, Disney acquired Pixar and made it a full subsidiary in 2006 iirc

[–]destraht 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Old Pixar seemed really good and was probably an anomaly in children's entertainment.

So I fucked this extremely nihilistic, liberal [mass immigration supporting], slutty French babe in Poland. She worked for French Nickelodeon in Paris doing story boards. I'm sure that she is right at home there and that the entire place is just swarming with types like her. I makes my jaw tighten if I think too hard about how fucked up that is.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Good to know who's in charge of children's programming these days

I have a pretty lame roommate who works for some Movie Studio and is the epitome of beta, he's on the lower end but says the higher ups really like him and he's only been working there for a few months so something about the entertainment industry is poisonous

[–]HugeMongo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Interesting, I didn't know.

[–]iiiiiiiaintgotnobody 1 points1 points [recovered]

It admits a dad can do everything possible but still not be enough to protect a kid from the world, buuuut

[–]HugeMongo 59 points60 points  (3 children)

It teaches that you have to live your life and take chances because even if you hide at home like a bitch shit can happen to you anyway and you will be a sad fuck.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This is so relevant to this sub too.

[–]HugeMongo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

also, let your kids live their lifes and stop projecting on them so they can become the person they are meant to be.

[–]DontPassTheEggNog 26 points27 points  (0 children)

This is very well presented, it just makes me think my grandmother was right. She was saying this shit to me as a child in the 90s.

Disney is an awful organization.

[–]bojothemojo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

still, there is some hope.

my mom works as a kindergarden teacher. imagine my surprise when she told me that disney animated movies and cartoon network originals were banned in all kindergardens because of subliminal messages and conditioning. and it has been like that for years now.

kinda funny when u think about the state banning such useful material to further their agenda

[–]Endorsed Contributorex_addict_bro 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Hmm, I thought we're using "Disney" as a symbol... a hyperbole of some sort. You took it literally. Cool.

This is an interesting topic indeed. Perhaps it deserves a separate article of some sort. What I see in the trailers (I hardly watch any movies nowadays, I see it as a waste of time) is typical narrative of "single mother = good and wise", "male = stupid", "rich = bad and stupid", etc. Also, "motherhood = forever" but "fatherhood = transferable". They show flicks when a single mom gets a new partner, 5 minutes pass, then kids are calling him "father" already.

Ah, almost forgot. There's one more movie idea, "5 women hit the clubs and get drunk"

But, are they trying to enforce this on us? Maybe that's just supply for demand. Maybe nowadays only single hags w/ kids have most buying power for theatre tickets and they want to feel good? I already made my sons aware of that, but will that actually help them? The paradigms are all around us...

[–]GorgeousGamer99 166 points167 points  (65 children)

Definitely grasping at straws at some parts here. I mean don't get me wrong the Disney Princess crap is all bullshit (Cinderella is one of the stupidest storylines ever written), but Disney is a business. A business that, historically, makes movies aimed at kids. No kid wants to see the inevitable - and far more realistic - "I told you so" from the protagonists parents when their hairbrained schemes come undone, because if they did then their films wouldn't be popular with their target demographic. That's why their stories don't end that way - as it turns out, Disney likes making money. Take off your tinfoil hat, it's not some big indoctrination conspiracy theory.

[–]Kinbaku_enthusiast 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Cinderella is an ancient message of the opportunity for a girl to trade high SMV for status and resources. in each of the variants the girl is wronged and mistreated by the people around her.

not only that, but cinderella has graciousness on top of beauty. it wasn't just how she looked, but how kind and graceful she was to win the prince over.

a story doesn't survive for milennia unless it speaks to us on a deep level

[–]AsceticIdeal 1 points1 points [recovered]

I don't know...

Look at the more recent Star Wars movies (Rogue One, The Force Awakens). You think having Rey as a powerful novice jedi in an interracial relationship (which I'm not against, but felt very 'forced' in the movie) was simply due to Disney 'successfully targeting their demographic'?

I agree that if a parent and child disagree in a movie, a situation where the parent turns out to be right wouldn't be popular with kids. However, why does that ALWAYS need to be part of the story? It's like the controlling, 'traditional' (i.e., backwards/wrong) parent is injected into each story in a way that is unnatural. The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, Moana, or pretty much any heroine children's movie with a father figure being present. In my mind, it's being forced into every other narrative just like other progressive themes.

[–]sqrt7744 25 points26 points  (1 child)

It's pretty simple. Hollywood is rabidly leftist. That isn't a conspiracy, it's a fact. Just look at donations to the democratic party, support for Trump, etc. You'd have to be blind not to have noticed. The left is all about overturning "power structures" and proving that disparate outcomes are purely environmental, not a product of hard work and genetics. The left is very anti science in this regard, but I digress. In an effort to promote their agenda, they write stories that show women as leaders, strong and wise, etc., or as computer programmers, engineers, scientists. Their idea, I guess, is that if only girls see women in movies doing these things, then they'll do these things in reality. Hard working - often white and often Christian - capitalist men are the common enemy of the left and their wishful agenda of equal outcomes (not equal opportunity). The stories they write and movies they produce reflect their ideology - it doesn't even have to be a conspiracy.

[–]Ulrich20 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are spot on

[–]Senior Contributor: "The Court Jester"GayLubeOil 59 points60 points  (42 children)

Liberal Capitalism seeks to dismantle all traditional hierarchies so they can be replaced with a monitized version. That's the point. Dismantling the family opens up all sorts of financial opportunities.

In other words it's not a conspiracy theory it's the definition of Liberalism. Liberalism liberates. It liberated layman from aristocracy with the Constitution, slave from master, wife from husband and now...

Child from Parent.

That's the inevitable logic of liberal capital.

[–]saibot83 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You are naive. The propaganda is very overt.

[–]francisco_DANKonia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You don't need to involve parents at all in a kids' story. You could just have an adventure like Shrek or The Jungle Book or Finding Nemo

[–]Endorsed Contributorex_addict_bro 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Cinderella is one of the stupidest storylines ever written

Perhaps it was something along "poor/stupid/unlucky people want to feel better, they will pay to read/hear/watch this story".

Victim mentality sells. Owner mentality also sells, but it's different demographics.

[–]xXMillhouseXx 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Coming of Age is rebellion against something. Generally parents. This isnt a conspiracy, its normal life. Kids will push boundaries from the day they are born, otherwise they wont grow and become responsible themselves. Op is an idiot.

[–]duke442games[S] 20 points21 points  (8 children)

Us vs Them narratives are very powerful and easy to slip into, but there are other ways to look at stories too. I have no doubt that Disney is trying to make money. My contention is that Disney is trying to make money AND that they are doing this in a way to further an agenda. Instead of crafting stories around how we can use each other's strengths to make everyone better, they push an agenda.

Further, once parents provided wisdom and guidance ('Leave it to Beaver' type shows). Now parents are always shown as in the way of kids.

Dont get me wrong. This is clearly an easy way to the dollar. My contention is that society should put economic pressure on Disney to remove the agenda from the stories.

[–]ProgressiveAlpha 14 points15 points  (6 children)

You have not succeeded in convincing me that this conspiracy agenda exists.

I mean, unless Creuella Deville is supposed to make us inherently distrust all unmarried women past menopause, I'm seeing a case of the use of synecdoche that gets misinterpreted as being the whole and not the part.

[–]green_tea_bag 8 points9 points  (1 child)

It doesn't even need to involve a conspiracy agenda. It is simply that these ubiquitous stories do influence people on a mass scale and they are effecting our culture. Op contends this effect is a negative one. He does not have to 'succeed in convincing' you of shit if you don't see it for yourself.

[–]leviathan51 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What sells for Disney is dismantling the family.

u/duke442games: "Don't let your kids watch Disney"

[–]come_on_seth 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Or Cinderella’s mean step mother and sisters

[–]hawkeaglejesus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By their very nature all films are meant to be feel good lies. They're fantasy/fiction for a reason. They are escapism from the cold harsh reality. There's a reason the "good" guy always wins, and that's because in real life goodness has at best zero, and at worst an inverse relationship with success.

And without getting too far into tinfoil hat territory, they're needed in order for a society built upon Beta subservience to function. The people at the bottom of the pyramid need to be drip fed a slow stream of hope, that one day they'll be rich, successful, meet that perfect someone.

Because the reality is, most of them won't. Most people will meander the path of irrelevance until the grave, but without that carrot on a stick for them to chase after they probably wouldn't bother getting out of bed, and that would be bad for society.

[–]88VILLI 49 points50 points  (2 children)

they make cartoons for kids, they’re not meant to be realistic. the problem is people are gullible and want to believe things. disney couldn’t care less how rp anyone is as long as kids watch their movies.

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I have been seeing this trend with-in the entertainment industry for years, but I have seen little written about this or talked about the negative impact that specifically Disney is having on society.

It's well known here, we use "Disney" as a blanket term for this kind of relentless pro-narrative indoctrination.

We don't allow specific examples from fiction or lyrics precisely because it's so common: there would be hundreds of posts about how every film, TV series and song furthers the narrative. You can't learn anything from fiction (because... you know... it's not real so we don't allow it. (Note: no criticism of this post which is talking about the general point rather than specific examples)

The time has come for us to hold the entertainment industry accountable in the same way

The problem is that it's not just the entertainment industry, it's all of the media.

Anddddddddddd noone cares. People have an internal "woman good, man bad" that makes these princess-vs-demigod themes ring true for many people - especially weak willed leftwing people who live their lives by wishful thinking rather than reality. The same people who forget what it takes to build a world, and like to pretend that the world is built on being nice rather than getting shit done.

[–]ProgressiveAlpha 24 points25 points  (18 children)

Some good points, but I offer two options for introspection:

1) Does it matter that many of Disney's older works are German fairy tales that are being viewed from a modern lens after having been softened to be appropriate for kids in decades past where social norms were different?

2) in the more modern stories like Moana, would you still see the story as a problem if the character were a teenage boy? Wouldn't it just become a story of struggling to grow up when you're strong and have talent (vision and leadership in this case) but the status quo of age limits how seriously anyone takes you? Not to insult, but gender wasn't ever really brought up much in that movie except by Maui himself (who is pompous and the original sole focus of the movie before rewrites introduced the titular character of Moana to perform better with families)... so, it could be some latent sexism you're still working out. Male or female, Moana is a kick ass teen who won't put up with being told to do what is expected, take the family job, settle down with a family, and blindly respect people just because of a title. Not that I perceive this kids movie either way, honestly, but something to think about.

[–]green_tea_bag 11 points12 points  (1 child)

In the Grimm versions, the outcomes of the protagonist are tragic, because they are cautionary tales. Disney completely flips the script and says yes, do the culturally destructive thing and you will still win because you are a) a girl b) an heir, or c) a sufficient believer in magic.

[–]ProgressiveAlpha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I had a "halfway agree" reply but then you moved me to 100% agree with your three closing conditions. Very accurate.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (5 children)

I, for one, would still see the OP’s point if the main protagonist were a boy. It’s the message of authority being wrong. This message of “you can be anything you want to be” is inspirational, but it’s misguided. It’s not rooted in reality, but rather, a few exceptions to the rule.

Disney propaganda preaches that we are all superstars, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Having dreams is fine, and I know that reality is a lot less exciting, not to mention financially lucrative. Basically, as we get older, we realize it’s sensationalist, and their productions are for young kids.

[–]TRP Legal ExpertColdIceZero 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I'm seeing a lot of comments in this thread saying the narrative is propaganda designed to dismantle the family structure because the message promotes the notion that authority figures are wrong.

However, my concern with this line of reasoning is that it sounds as specious as the argument from the flip side if the story were the opposite, where the protagonist obeys their father and good things happen to them. Then people could argue that the narrative is propaganda designed to promote obedience to authority figures over self exploration, self reliance, and freedom.

What's the difference between the line of reasoning between your argument and this one (assuming the situation were reversed)?

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Respectfully, I would say that, even if Disney has no part to play in undermining the importance of a strong family and family leader, our results today show that lack of family leadership has been devastating.

I’ll stoop low, to some of you, and say that our school shooters of today usually have no strong male family member in their lives, if one at all. Rarely does a father or mother step forward at all after one of these monsters turns loose in a school. Does the media silence them? Law enforcement? Legal authorities? Doubt that. More like, no one would be responsible for his actions before the crime, and they sure as hell won’t be afterwards. They are absent, almost completely, and that is a symptom of a society that has downplayed the importance of the family unit.

[–]BlackCraneStoic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Downplayed? It's designed to be this way. From tots kids are separated from their parents and spoonfed ideology from indoctrination centers known as public schools. Schools where they're conditioned to mindlessly pledge and show allegiance to the flag, obey random authoritative figures without question, and conform to random standards set in place by faceless figures within an institutional setting. Kids are little more than workslaves in waiting the West conditioned for corporate and government servitude. Family is a threat to this.

What easier why to eliminate this threat than overwork parents and keep kids alienated from them by entraping the in schools for 15+ yrs of their lives? All while sucking the rest of those kids' time away with brainwashing television to raise the kids while the parents are too tired to spend time with those kids after work?

It's all just a Corpro/Political game to keep the herd/public controlled

[–]TRP Legal ExpertColdIceZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I completely agree. Our culture gives lip service to "family values," but our daily actions indicate we don't (or can't) value our families.

But I don't think it's the result of some mustachioed, shadow conspiracy organization. I think we work all too many hours and are forced to be away from our families. We don't raise our children; other people like teachers and daycare raise our children.

How can we say we care about family values when the average parent might only spend 10 hours per week with their kids?

[–]ProgressiveAlpha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Valid point. I respectfully disagree based upon my own life story. In my case, I respected authority but it was often used inappropriately by people (well intentioned and otherwise) who were in fact incorrect. Age does not authority make... truthfully, neither does being male. So, I like the respectful-yet-subversive undermining of unjustified authority. That being said, I see how the light switch flipped in everyone's head (male, female, young, old) back when I turned 30. People face-to-face automatically gave me authority and didn't treat me like a young insolent punk anymore. It was the weirdest feeling in the world, so I'm cautious not to even come close to abusing the authority status my profession provides.

Truly, I think most 30-50 men had something similar at some point, right? I could be lambasted for something at 29, but a year later the same idea garnered sycophantic support. It doesn't always happen right at 30, but it did for me.

[–]silversum1 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Jordan Peterson does a great lecture on Pinocchio and it’s relation to male archetypes, going into the ocean of chaos (aka women) to rescue his father. The early ones definitely had pro male messages. However I think OP is right that over the years they’ve devolved into worse narratives.



That’s the link to the particular part of his lecture I was referring to. However there’s two other two hour lectures preceding this talking about Pinocchio. Takes awhile to get through but I think it’s some of JBPs best work in his maps and meaning lectures.

[–]timdo190 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pinocchio is the one movie I watched with my brother and two male first cousins while at my grandparents house time and time and time again. It’s an amazing story. Could you link me to Jordan Peterson’s Pinocchio lecture please?

[–]ProgressiveAlpha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd also like that link. Sounds awesome.

[–]Senior EndorsedMattyAnon 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Not to insult, but gender wasn't ever really brought up much in that movie

Gender wasn't brought up much in the movie, even though the lead character is female??

[–]iknowthewhey 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I agree but would add that it's not just Disney. All of Hollywood is corrupting and creating narratives for the entire population to live their lives. Kids today act out exactly what they see on TV as mimicry is a basic human instinct. Reprogram yourself by cutting out all TV. We live in a world where what we see on TV tells us how to live.

[–]half_man_half_cat 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Any recommendations for children’s programming that provides balanced perspectives? Thanks!

[–]NDNPreserve 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Some of the classics actually have very good moral teaching in them. It's the newer ones that ditch that, like Frozen.

[–]EPArt 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I cant say I disagree I remember my friend saying he hated disney films and than I thought about it even though they are fun and entertaining they used to literally make me want to be someone who would rescuse the beautiful (nawalt) girl who no one realized was being treated unfairly and we would fall in love cause im the brave prince with a pure heart and she would always be awesome. But in the back of my head i always wondered what happens after the credits close. Luckly I caught on quick in my early teens that this was bs infact I remember when I was like 10 or 11 a older stuck up neighbourhood girl wanted to play with me and another and she suggested playing some stupid queen/princess game. Where of course we just do whatever she wants I was instantly like no that's dumb/not fun the other guy obliged. I think i watched for a bit and she either had a fit and left or i just went home. Weird haven't thought about that since discovering trp hhmm.(also remember she got knocked up early like her sis and was with some drugged up loser who hit her, life huh)

[–]A_solo_tripper 3 points4 points  (0 children)

[–]ScrewChaseBank 4 points5 points  (1 child)

SPOILERS - Just watched the new Incredibles movie, and holy shit, the blue-pill conditioning was blatant throughout the entire film. The husband was a massive beta and the wife was the hero. On a granular level, she shit tested him throughout the entire god damn movie, he failed miserably, and she even stayed away at a hotel for a few days while he watched the children!! She even calls him to bitch about the kids while in the hotel room.

This is what the youth be sees as normal - mommy is a raging bitch to daddy, and daddy is supposed to just take it because that’s how it works and mommy saves the god damn day.

I’m going to go fucking lift.

[–]TheDevilsAdvokaat 11 points12 points  (6 children)

I definitely disliked Disney more and more the older I got, and this was part of the reason. But it wasn't just Disney, it was all media once they discovered that women were doing most of the spending and decided to pander to them.

However, religion deserves to be looked upon with scorn. If you're thinking we should look to them for some sort of moral guidance remember these are the people who protected pedophiles the world over at the expense of innocent children, and when taken to court in some cases tried to insist the children themselves had seduced the priests. In Australia when one adult man finally won compensation the church then denied it had anything to do with the case, insisted there was a legal separation between the institution of the church and the people who ran it, and refused to pay - and he died without seeing a single cent.

The church is morally bankrupt. Previous popes are known to have been murderers and scoundrels. If you go far enough back (several centuries) the papacy itself was available for sale. In the medieval era indulgences were sold - pay money and be forgiven a sin.

The church has always been a better idea than a reality, and the reality is horrific - once you give any religion power it mutates into something dark and strange. Look at the inquisitions for example.

Religion is a part of the darkness of the world, and belongs in the shadows along with gods and demons and monsters.

Reason and science are the light of the world, and the way forward.

The time has not come for us to hold the entertainment industry to account for ridiculing religion. Instead, let us celebrate the light they have brought to bear on those pedophilic, greedy, parasitical hyprocrites. Once all religions are dead the world will be a better place. Mockery is an important part of reducing their power and hold over the credulous - which, in this day and age, is what you are if you put any credence in them.

[–]Endorsed Contributorex_addict_bro 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'm with you here. Religion is not that far away from Disney. This is still "I tell you moralisms so you will behave this and this way".

Reason and science... +1 here. As long as it stays reason and science and does not become "reason and science, the religion". I think u/Whisper wrote something about this recently.

EDIT: I'm not sure if you realise, that they brought light onto religion because they want to fight the "old order", not because they love you and wanted to save your arsehole from being penetrated by the vicar.

[–]HobbitForest 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Your mistake is that your outrage against corruption in organized religion has led to two errors:

  1. Forgetting that corruption and abuse of power is the nature of all institutions, including "rational" and anti-religious ones.
  2. Forgetting the positive impact that organized religion has had on society.

I am confident in this assessment because Western society has never been more corrupt and decadent than after the collapse of organized religion.

[–]TheDevilsAdvokaat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Forgetting that corruption and abuse of power is the nature of all institutions, including "rational" and anti-religious ones."

The fact that I pointed out that religion is corrupt does not mean I forgot that other institutions are not corrupt. This is an error in your logic.

"Forgetting the positive impact religion has had on society"

The fact that I did not mention it does not mean I forgot it. Any benefit religion has had has to be weighed against all the evils they have perpetrated. In addition the benefits are very dubious anyway; most of the church's money and time was spent on glorifying the church and proselytising, neither of which are actually "doing good".

Your two "errors" aren't errors at all; the first one is actually an error in your own logic and the second one is a difference of opinion.

My regrets but I'm not interested in discussing this with you any further. I think your ideas are interesting but the idea that the church has anything to offer is an outdated notion.

[–]Nicolay77 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It depends on the particular religion and place, China moral standing regarding to marriage seems to be holding up despite they being openly and institutionally atheists.

[–]Gratelk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yet at the same time though: they're Communists.

[–]Warped_Mindless 40 points41 points  (6 children)

Stop being like a SJW who looks for things to be offended about. Disney isn't propagating some grand conspiracy but are only producing content that sells.

Yes, they make adults often look bad and evil because the show is trying to appeal to children, a group who often is mad at adults. These shows play to their fantasies.

The whole Disney princess thing appeals to little girls and makes them a ton of money.

[–]Kinbaku_enthusiast 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You don't have to be a sjw to discuss culture. or recognize that politics and other things like dating are downstream from culture.

[–]green_tea_bag 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Teaching disrespect for elders, playing to child's fantasy and not reality. You don't see a problem?

[–]Warped_Mindless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sounds like the same argument as "video games make boys violent" BS.

[–]KekistanRefugee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You’re right, we should just let them destroy our culture and identity

[–]rigbed 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Disney princesses typically came from male lacking backgrounds now that I think about it. Cinderella was locked at home so she was thirsty. Snow White same case. Aurora same case. Ariel same case. Even the newer movies Tangled and Princess and the frog follow this model. Pocahontas and Mulan weren’t really about finding a prince. But almost all the princesses were man deprived before getting a prince.

The most interesting Disney movies RP wise are Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. You can be an emperor but you’ll lose to the exciting street urchin. You can be the hottest guy in the village but if you pursue one girl she won’t want you while all the others do.

But the danger of Disney is not the movies so much: it’s the Disney channel shows and the nick shows that are about tweens. Same princess mentalities and same beta boy behavior but cast in the setting of kids.

[–]Me_ADC_Me_SMASH 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Of course they have. Imagine being a parent and having your kids watch cartoons about betraying you or rebelling against what you teach them.

Let alone what you are talking about.

[–]djh860 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think this is true. I believe that women have been brainwashed to believe they can “ have it all”. Career, family, adoring and supportive spouse all while being happy and easy going. A farce and a fairytale that every woman wants.

[–]FriendlyAdvisor-v2 2 points3 points  (0 children)


This has been one of my major hurdles in my own lifetime. I myself after taking TRP realized that I was a complete and utter Incel. After being troubled with so many social anxiety issues and interpersonal effectiveness, I became utterly terrified of the little control I had over my life and how many relationships, especially with women, that I alone had fucked up.

I obviously hit straight up anger then denial from the information I had started to learn from this subreddit and finally once acceptance came in I wondered why the world favors the men who rebel against societies own teachings.

I hit the same conclusion. Ask anyone in the world about their favorite movies and their eyes glaze over and they talk for hours. Everyone’s favorite movie is secretly telling you something they want to be a part of themselves or their own identity. How could I fault them? I was the same way to almost the maximum degree! I wasn’t quite a full on neck beard beta anime boy but I was close. We as a culture need to stop idolizing these amazing stories and wanting them to be a part of our own lives. Because that’s all it is right? Just a story.

Do I believe it’s a total conspiracy? No. Not in the slightest, for that to be true there would need to be many people on the board and all the people who need the movie to go through to be plugged into the truth and guiding society. This theory does have merit but not in the “This corporation is plotting against society for control, money and power” Cliché. The theory of movies and television shows and stories in general affecting society, is probably proven to a fault by sociologists far smarter than me. But as far as I know now, the connection to Incel or Beta lifestyles has not been linked in any way so far. That has been my experience as far as movies influencing our daily lives. But for all I know I could be completely wrong, I’m just some dude with a keyboard and internet access after all.

[–]bosshog234 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Replaced “Disney” with “Feminism” and you’ve got it.

Feminism, or any ideology that blatantly denies reality for one sided interest, is cancer.

No one should be held higher without earned merit, but the entertainment industry is just following the zeitgeist for profit. It’s a chicken or the egg question in regards to Disney.

Of course it is profitable to appeal to the dominant sex in consumer spending (influencing 83% with a natural tendency towards solipsism and in group gender bias), but in the long run, natural reality has a way of reasserting itself over fantasy. Like cultural/demographic replacement for instance.

In a way the goose that lays the golden egg-a family, particularly with a welcome father, has been undervalued and under attack for decades.

But hey, feelz before realz right? Roll that beautiful indoctrination footage.

[–]Greg4581 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sorry but I had to laugh at this. It seems to me you're just having some confirmation bias, and that you only focus on things that you think supports your theory, rather than looking at the whole picture with an unbiased lens.

Let's look at Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. What do you see from your perspective? An old perverted man is the bad guy and a gypsy woman is the damsel in distress who needs to be saved. In the end, Quasi is the hero and yet despite that, the woman he loves, whom he just saves, falls for the "chad" captain who is more physically appealing than poor Quasi.

Yet, what's another way to look at it? An old religious zealot believes in persecuting those who are different and ends up dying a fitting and ironic death and was thwarted by the very man (Quasi) he raised in spite. Quasi saves the woman he loves and is heartbroken when he finds out she doesn't love him in that way. Yet, he doesn't sulk about it or blame anyone or anything, he simply takes pride in knowing he did the right thing and moves on.

It's all perspective.

[–]carpenterio 2 points3 points  (1 child)

stop feeding TV to your kids. I sometime babysit a 10 yo, and I put national geographic doc for him, he watch super focus and he has loads of questions after because he doesn't understand half of it, so we google and try to answer his questions. Fuck disney.

[–]Kinbaku_enthusiast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

walt disney was actually pretty amazing when it comes to this stuff, it's the later subversion that took place.

the tension between children and parents existed before walt disney took grimm's fairytales.

just as feminists reimagined 'the snow queen' into a lesbian coming out story in frozen, (whereas the original story was about growing up and the pure love of a girl saving a boy from being manipulated by a hag of a woman), so will I reimagine stories for my kids. one of the piggies will build a house and let in the wolf because borders are wrong and nearly get eaten for his mistake.

[–]Heathcliff-- 1 points1 points [recovered]

Tell me your kids aren't being programmed by TV and one of us is an idiot.

[–]BlackCraneStoic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, it's called television "programming" for a reason.

[–]magnificentshambles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Let’s not forget the lesbian book store owner played by Laura Dern in a purple wig for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The days of Slave Leia are long gone...

[–]SoleDaddy76 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I have always found the most interesting movies to be about family and loyalty, though they have been coming few and far between. Who owns Hollywood again?

[–]TheRedPillMonkey 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It's called "fantasy" for a reason....

[–]BaelorsBalls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Some god damn common sense lol

[–]therumhammer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I believe in the biblical roles of men and women. I think it’s how things are supposed to be. It brings balance to the force

[–]brocklanders3791 1 point2 points  (0 children)

unfortunately, its not a theory

[–]Matacks607 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But what about Micky and Minnie.. I still still like Micky and Minnie.. and Pete he's like a wanna be Chad.. oh Pete.. Micky is the one who really gets Minnie.. them there's and Donald, goofy And daisy..

[–]francisco_DANKonia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disney's brand is a fanciful world free from responsibility. If people make that their reality instead of a vacation from reality, that is their problem.

But I will give you the disrespecting parents thing. That is clearly unnecessary and insidious.

Seems like the kind of thing a pedophile would tell kids to trick them into rebelling and running to the person who showed them how dumb their parents are.

[–]Naitra 1 points1 points [recovered]

Chill your titties friend, corporations exist to make money. If the current narrative was differentl, then they would modify their new content accordingly. Apparently the current societal norms require this type of content to be produced in order to make money. There is no evil conspiracy, we did it all to ourselves by fucking up our own society, and corporations merely meet the needs of the populace

[–]asadddler 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I thought of this myself a couple months ago too. I searched online but couldn’t find anything that affirmed this. Even in the Incredibles 2, it shows the dad staying at home and caring for kids while the mom is independent and successful by herself (only saw the trailers not the movie yet). This is fine on its own but it’s kinda scary once you realize it’s the same theme in literally every disney film.

[–]red_matrix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are right. TV 'programming' has been doing this for decades. There's a really good British series that went deep into this kind of stuff. All advertising is subliminal programming designed for you. The advertising industry has hired all kinds of medical and clinical experts to 'hack' the human brain/mind to try to sell you stuff. Who knows what else they're doing to us.

[–]raggot_the_legendary 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't forget Disney's depiction of the center of society, family. In the whole list of Disney animation movies I counted only 2 or 3 having a complete family around the central character. It's usually a post-tragedy single child with a single parent (if lucky). The single child policy seems to be more of a general Holliwood trend though. A man-father, a woman-mother, and brothers with clear roles seem a far mirage in that industry.

[–]timdo190 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually just googling “Jordan Peterson Pinocchio” is good enough to find it plus there’s reading material too

[–]marioshroomed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disney movies that are based on other works usually have much better and happier endings. The Little Mermaid is a good example.

[–]13284 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Excellent points, just dropping these for anyone who hasn't seen 'em.

What Disney movies get right: https://youtu.be/HUkiFxBVpZM

Aaand when Disney is straight up propaganda: https://youtu.be/6NSJAHE34gU

[–]drkinferno72 1 point2 points  (0 children)

New star wars be like

God damn it lucas

[–]Prison4SideofBeef 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Disney always has been primarily about propaganda and social engineering. It is toxic. Don't let your kids near it.

[–]thepesterman 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It would be cool to have a list of redpill approved movies and other media

[–]GanksGriefersForFun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was never really into disney movies, but some of their shows were my absolute favorite. Wizards of Waverly Place was perhaps my most favorite show at one point.

[–]rossiFan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also in music. Just listen to an old country song. Or old Phil Collins. BP cuck freaking city.

[–]Hankjons 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Im new, just took the RedPill last month. This shit is fucking crazy when you start looking for this shit. I feel like I’ve been living a lie my whole life the more RedPill I read.

[–]DidUBringTheStuff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I don't understand figurative language so i'm gonna assume you took a real red pill.

[–]wendysNO1wcheese 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Lion King was pretty good though. Simba loses his dad, who he respects and loves, starts living a not-give-a-fuck about anything lifestyle and sees that it's shitty, becomes a literal alpha lion.

[–]Hideouslyric 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me and my buddy came to a similar conclusion awhile back... every guy we knew who grew up watching Disney channel is now extremely fucked up.

[–]XiaoGene 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if the original idea was to teach children how to be daring and brave, the way disney has been doing it is at least misleading and damaging on average - notice how protagonists strive for social status and/or money but they never make an actual move for their romance interest, who is, coincidentally, just as awkward as the other one. Bad role models.

The way how actually smart and responsible characters are portrayed is also interesting: They are usually chubby, old, with big noses and glasses (Smith from Peter Pan, Vlad from Anastasia, that fancy clock from B&B);
Yet, the most interesting person (objectively) in the story - the villain, is usually very tall, fit or skinny and has some facial hair.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is a lot of subliminal messaging also used to hyper sexualise the subconcious brains of little children. If you see films such as Alladin and Lion king it is littered with phalic images as well as "sex". Disney truly is a poison.

[–]AceofRains 2 points3 points  (1 child)


I saw Incredibles 2 yesterday and really liked it. Mr. Incredible did take a little more of a back seat to elastigirl in this one but not really. In this one he had to be the stay at home parent while she was chosen to be the demonstrative hero who gets supers to be legal again- mostly because she’s much more gentle and breaks less shit. Mr. Incredible struggled as a stay at home parent, and was of course the oaf who couldn’t get it right and was a little bit jealous of his wife. But even though they had this role reversal, he turned to figure out how to be a better father for his kids. Meanwhile, elastigirl realized too late that the friend she was having girl power moment with was the real villain. This movie was balanced and fair in its depiction of the sexes. Great movie, and honestly I could give a fuck if that’s who Disney does things. It’s fantasy and is a tad bit useless discussion to TRP.

[–]Incel9876 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great movie, and honestly I could give a fuck if that’s who Disney does things. It’s fantasy and is a tad bit useless discussion to TRP.

Remember, The Incredibles is a legacy from Pixar, the characters/family had a pretty rock solid foundation already in place that Disney couldn't easily SJW-ify without ruining the IP, same with Finding Nemo.

[–]FuriousMouse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's not only Disney, Rio, Rio 2, Hotel Transylvania and particularly Hotel Transylvania 2 are so anti-men and anti boys that if there roles were switched they would be banned.

Hotel Transylvania 2 is all about feminism, how boys are bad at everything and how "toxic masculinity" corrupts.

A little boy, that refuses to turn into a man saves everything in the end by fighting the patriarchy (Vlad) and restoring peace and order.

[–]luzarius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it's good that beta males are being bred by the leftist machine, that gives woke men a huge advantage. I guess that makes me selfish and greedy, but I don't mind.

Then again, do we really want a nation of weak minded males? What happens if we get invaded? These beta males will be so passive and weak minded, they would just spread their cheeks for the enemy.

[–]sillyhumins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

OP I'm glad your brought up this whole Disney debate. While I think some of your examples are a bit of a stretch, being that they're just stories, I don't think the animated Disney pictures should be taken with much seriousness, they are cartoons after all.

The problem lies in the live action content they shell out. That stuff is toxic, first of all, the live action lends itself more toward realism, blurring the line between what is real and what isn't. And while we'd like to think most people are able to draw this line, kids are not really able to do this well until they're older, and it is an exceptionally difficult line to decipher when the show is based in reality.

These live action skits always have a child protagonist who is sassy beyond belief and rude to parents, like you were saying, that authority means nothing and kids know everything, adults are dumb & shouldn't be listened to...etc.

children learn these behaviors and become very rude towards parents and adults because they see Disney kids doing it and it all works out so well. They learn to lie because Disney kids do it and it all works out. When you call them out on this they think it's funny, because when the Disney kids do it, it's funny. When you meet peoples kids who watch lots of Disney channel you can just tell by the way they behave where they picked up their awful behavior, because it's plastered on TV and it's disgusting.

Disney does us a disservice by teaching our children that it is okay AND funny to disrespect us.

[–]twy3440 1 points1 points [recovered]

I don't see many movies but I just saw The Incredibles 2. I loved the first one. This one, same story as OP:

Men are big and strong and stupid. Women smart. Even the villain is a woman.

[–]BaelorsBalls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Frozone is not stupid in the movie

[–]Flojtlasse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I realized the brainwashing when i saw Pinocchio for the first time. Walt Disney have been harmful to our youth for a very long time.

[–]1Metalageddon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

On the upside, the head writer I employee, and the assistant manager, (both film/Cinema majors) have said under expressly precise terms that most men in their respective majors have noticed and are railing against this behavior. Hence risks being taken like higher rated movies and stories slowly gaining tract.

Apparently even a few professors are getting very sick of it.

So that's one good thing. I think the best thing to do when children are involved is to impress upon them that under no circumstances does plot armor apply to real life. It can't.

[–]Bing_Bang_Bam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember watching Herbie the Love Bug and there's this empowered feminist character who can do no wrong and also the bumbling man for comic relief and this was like late sixties. Shit is getting old. Men should all get together and have tv shooting day. We need to focus more on reality than this bullshit media companies feed us into complacency and inaction.

[–]dinnerwithfunions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Disney does what the rest of MSM does.. Sells you good wholesome feelings.

No one wants to take their kid to a movie where the bad guy takes the good guys wife, then when good guy confronts him gets murdered because he's weak. Or a movie where the clumsy yet good natured chubby guy doesn't get the cute wholesome girl next door to be his GF. Average people love this stuff because it gives them a sense of courage to ask that girl out even though they're not in her league and even if shit doesn't work out, the movie made you feel like it did for a brief moment and that's good enough.

Disney and other major media conglomerates are in the business of making money by appealing to as many people as possible, not introducing some new avant-garde narrative film making style that deconstructs the classic hero story. Just like strip clubs aren't in the business of teaching women to be dignified ladies.

Society also used to fight against idolatry.. Now look around you, simps walking down the sidewalk eyes glued to their phone smashing that like on another thotty's ass pic like some medieval peasant staring at an icon of Christ.

[–]the_dude1995 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is not only Walt Disney. It is the entire Hollywood bs.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thankful my parents never let me watch Disney, Teletoon or YTV and my media consumption was a strict diet of Discovery Channel, NatGeo, TVO (Arthur, the Magic Fucking School Bus etc), Animal Planet, History Channel and the Military Channel; in the days when these aforementioned shows were quality TV and before they went up a creek the same way TLC has.

Made me kind of socially awkward as I was way too informative in my conversations and couldn't really banter and live in the moment but now that I'm 21 and took care of those problems people tell me I act more like I'm 27-28, shout out to my dad on this North American father's day

Might start stocking up on documentaries and good quality educational material into a harddrive so if I ever decide to have kids at least they'll be exposed to mind expanding material and not retardation inducing garbage that we have on in present day. Imagine how it'll be like 10 years, shudders

[–]staticrevision 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But what about the archetypes

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was most upset about the 'virtuous girl' myth I was told, ya know the one, where the gentleman gets the girl.....

[–]ShadowOfAnIdea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a general media/entertainment issue more than it is a Disney issue. It is an industry designed to offer a proxy experience to satisfy the unmet, often unspoken desires of an unhappy, risk-averse society. Nobody wants to hear that the thing they want is stupid or to get advice in a movie/tv show, so anything that comes out of it will likely be detrimental to the viewer (in addition to a waste of time.)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think Disney & other media companies are just doing what any successful business is doing, they are trying to please their customers.

While I agree with the effects you describe I do not think they are the primary reason Disney writes such stories. They are just trying to write a story that will sell well and make them a lot of $$$. The themes you describe sell well so that's what they focus on.

[–]tolerantman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Frozen is worse, the love interest end up being tha bad guy and the sisters join together.

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