This is a typical Disney story. Beautiful, wouldn't you agree? Can you detect my oozing sarcasm seeping through your computer screen from mine?
The Disney princess movies - and it doesn't matter if they are VHS or DVD now - encourage instant gratification, lust portrayed in a good and "pure" way, aggressive dating, always happy endings, love-at-first-sight and kiss-at-first-chance, the philosophy that your heart is always right, and rebelling against higher and wiser authority.
|A little deep for the children, |
don't ya think?!
I recently watched "The sorcerers Apprentice" on Netflix. It was pretty good compared to most PG movies I've seen. Here we see the main character falling for Becky in 2nd grade. (Just so you know, that's normal for kids. It happens, though it shouldn't be applauded and encouraged.) "Friend or Girlfriend?" the note reads. He doesn't find out the answer until 10 years later, after some major dating a kisses. That's typical. That is so typical its lame now. We get that high from our first kiss, but then we want more, we get more, and then its normal, and then its lame. Then we move on to the next step...
These movies, along with millions of others, introduce this "first step" very young. Some of you may have seen the controversial news on Yahoo about a 6-year-old's mom broadcasting her 6-year-old son's kiss with his girlfriend on YouTube... at 6 years old. Sadly, that's very typical. I could name a hundred more shows, movies, and video games where this is plentiful. Beethoven's 1st through 3rd, Karate Kid, etc.
|We are giving these images to|
very young children, along with
their (warped) standard of
romance and "purity".
Hey, we all know its not the best. Its fun. Its instant. Its gratifying... for a while. But it's usually more like a farce. This is one of America's biggest addictions! "What do you mean we don't have money for it? Take out a loan!", "Did you eat too many sweets? Take some drugs, you'll feel better, and we'll do the same thing tomorrow", "We want to wait for children and marriage and have fun now; lets just take birth control pills or have an abortion", or "This Nation needs more stuff to make people feel better, so lets just borrow it from a Communist country so that we are indebted to them for the next 5 generations - that will make us feel really good, and get America out of the pit.". That sound familiar?