Disney and Amazon are in a tight race for world domination. Okay not literally, but you have to admit it feels that way sometimes.
This Amazon tweet is hilarious, but today’s dose of mind control comes from our other mega-corporation: The Walt Disney Company. No one wants to hate on Disney. The parks are fun, the songs are great, and the characters are legendary. They just need to cool it with the politics; especially the eugenics, abortion, population-control kind. It’s extra creepy coming from an organization that caters to children.
As most companies do, Disney gets on board with current trends. Today, corporations feel like they have to engage in politics to get attention. As a result, current Disney talks about a boycott of Georgia following their recent Heartbeat Bill. Instant publicity. Back in 1968, the sexual revolution was king. And even back then, Disney jumped aboard and released a video called Family Planning.
In the video, Donald Duck illustrates while the narrator spins a dark tale of an overpopulated world. The solution? Hormonal contraception and ambiguously-stated “devices.” Oh, yes. Donald Duck was used to push birth control.
It has a very Thanos feel, right? BIRTH & DEATH RATES OUT OF BALANCE. DISNEY MUST RESTORE BALANCE. Granted, some of the content is a product of its time, like the woman not speaking for herself and having her questions validated by her husband. Feminist? Not especially.
Note the part of the video where the narrator says that birth control is healthy for the mother. As of 1968, the very first dangerous versions of oral contraception and IUDs were available. Today’s oral contraception is identified by the World Health Organization as a Class A carcinogen. Today’s IUDs have maimed and killed women as they travel beyond their intended location, damage organs, and cause infection. Not to mention the tiny detail of both of these methods being abortifacient (I.e. capable of killing an embryo after conception).
Also, um… racist much? Notice the distinct lack of white people in these illustrations. So apparently, Disney thought it was only prudent to control the populations of all other races. The main “characters” the narrator dialogues with are clearly Latino based on attire, accent, & skin tone. Eugenicists generally target minorities and poor people. Disney seems to be no different.
Moral of the story? It’s not Disney’s (or the Population Council’s) place to control the population. Any attempt to do so is either genocide or eugenics. Which isn’t to say that every set of parents should be expected to just have sex all the time and take whatever kids come of it. But pushing dangerous contraceptive options is not a solution.
What is a potential solution? Teaching women how their bodies work and working WITH them, not against them by using Green Sex methods (fertility-based methods). The female body is truly amazing, going through a fertile and infertile time each month. Green Sex practicers pay attention to their bodies, noticing the nature fertile and infertile windows, and acting accordingly. It’s colloquially called Green Sex for a reason; it’s completely natural, respectful of the body, and a million times healthier than the drugs and chemicals pushed by the abortion industry. And no, it’s not “the rhythm method.” That is old-timey hocus pocus.
Overall… Disney really just needs to stick to content that entertains children. Not public service announcements or disturbing politics.