So "Mary Poppins" is Racist.

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    I smeared grease on my face while wiping sweat off while working on the truck...
     
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    these people are insane
     
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    You have to wonder what it's like to go through life so ready to be offended into righteous indignation.

    Mary freaking Poppins? And the piece goes into SUCH DETAIL.

    This is like a virus, an expanding neurosis.
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    That isnt really what the article is saying. I havent read the books or seen the films so I cant comment on the content, But the writer does raise interesting points.
     
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    People can interpret thing in all ways because of the times we live in. So when I watch a commercial and hear white boy this and white boy that I know there is no animosity and hate. And the rap songs, oh the rap songs. And the one way comedy. And movies and TV programs with the same spiel. We have to many people with social justice degrees milking the system with easy lives while promoting racial conflict. Perhaps degrees in real jobs that are needed would improve things for us all. This is not removing obvious racial wrongs, this is removing the identity of the white race. And when it is replaced, you won't like the results.
     
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    The article highlights the racist roots in the original book. You could argue that it was "of the time" when society itself was backward and unjust .I have some sympathy with that. The UK still had its colonies and the US still treated blacks as non citizens.
    The literature of the time reflected this.I dont see any great artistic issues with removing racial slurs from kids books like Mary Poppins. But I would have a problem when it comes to great works of art like Huck Finn.
    This is not a war on white people.Read the article.
     
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    did you actually read the article, Vichy Mac, where the original source material was kind of racist?

    This might seem like an innocuous comic scene if Travers’s novels didn’t associate chimney sweeps’ blackened faces with racial caricature. “Don’t touch me, you black heathen,” a housemaid screams in “Mary Poppins Opens the Door” (1943), as a sweep reaches out his darkened hand. When he tries to approach the cook, she threatens to quit: “If that Hottentot goes into the chimney, I shall go out the door,”she says, using an archaic slur for black South Africans that recurs on page and screen.

    Now, that said, the real problem is that Disney takes classic stories, softens them up, takes out all the nasty bits, leaves in all the cute bits and goes from there.

    I remember my niece (who was 12 at the time) had a video of the 1943 BW version of the Jungle Book, and she remarked, "But this isn't the real Jungle Book by Walt Disney!"

    To which I said, "Becky, you realize Walt Disney didn't write the Jungle Book, right?"

    "Um... yeah" (Probably thinking, Uncle Joe's going off on a rant again!)

    "Do you know who did write it?"

    "Someone who wasn't Walt Disney!"

    "Well, she got you there!" Her mom added.

    The Jungle Book, of course was written by Rudyard Kipling, generally racist asshole noted for telling Americans to take up the "White Man's Burden" when we conquered the Philippines. (Most people remember his "White Man's Burden", but don't remember it was directed towards America).

    In his original book, Mowgli goes back to his animal friends and gets them to attack and burn down the village that rejected him.

    And don't even get me started on the Hunchback of Notre Dame.


    Then Again, Vichy Mac would be defending "The Song of the South" if Disney re-released it.
     
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    Why did racist lefty use an Italian to portray as an "Indian" in those commercials.

    The racist leftist environmentalists could not find an ACTUAL NATIVE AMERICAN?

    What racists.

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    You mean recognizing that certain things that were acceptable when we used to be a lot more racist aren't acceptable now?

    Yes.. that's terrible!

    Vichy Mac is still upset he can't watch "Song of the South" anymore.

    Here' Stormy, this should cheer you up.

     

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