An American institution, one that has existed for 100 years, is being whittle down, eaten from the inside, and being destroyed by people who have nothing but contempt and hatred for American culture and traditions. Of course they are doing so because in their twisted and nihilistic ideology anything they disagree with must be evil and needs to be canceled. Their target?
The latest gripe they have with Disney are lyrics to a song from a movie they deem racist.
Cover the kids’ eyes. “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” after the bit about it being a wonderful, sunshine-filled day, continues: “Mister Bluebird’s on my shoulder / It’s the truth, it’s actual / Ev’rything is satisfactual / Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay / Wonderful feeling, wonderful day, yes sir!” That’s basically it. There is nothing in the song about blacks or whites or anything having to do with race at all. The Left hates the song because it is joyful, which Leftists never are, and because it was sung in the movie Song of the South by a black man, James Baskett, in a context that suggests that human beings could still be happy even amid circumstances of oppression and injustice. That kind of thinking blunts the revolutionary ardor, and that will never do.Of the two possibilities I have no doubt it was the second. Only the twisted wokerati could find offense and they had to do a lot of digging to find yet something else to be offended about. Of course they are the only ones offended. No one else cares because no one else is offended.
Above all, Song of the South has frequently been denounced as racist, and so even though there isn’t anything remotely racist about the song “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” itself, it is associated with a racist production, and so it has to go. One wonders how the wokesters who run Disney came to this conclusion. Were they inundated with complaints from black Americans and their Leftist “allies,” who found themselves weeping at the collective memory of the chains of the slaver and the lash of the overseer whenever they heard that it was a wonderful, sunshiny day?
Were the Disney offices overwhelmed with angry emails from people berating the sinister media giant for reminding them of the awful Song of the South (of which Disney is so ashamed that it doesn’t offer it for sale, despite the critical acclaim it received upon its release and its historical and cultural significance)? Or (and this is, of course, much more likely) did no one express any offense at all, but the woke censors prevailed anyway?
It’s time to purge these self-important narcissists from Disney - and from any organization, business, or institution - because they serve no useful purpose. They exist solely to throw monkey wrenches into the machinery of our society, destroying it. Should they succeed all they will leave behind is the proverbial smoking wreckage and they will replace it with…nothing.
Am I being over the top? I wish I was, but I have a feeling that if anything, I am understating the case.