Regarding Venezuela's government tv network banning the Simpsons
Following up on the story reported in Fox News: –This is a fascinating story, well worth thinking about, and it is not new. I have a copy of the book "How to Read Donald Duck - Imperialist ideology in the Disney Comic" by Dorfman & Mattleart first published in Chile in 1971.
The front cover has a picture of Donald Duck shoveling gold from a wheelbarrow into a wall vault with the sign over it: NATIONAL BANK DEPOSITOS NOCTURNOS
On the back cover of the book are these questions:
Is Walt Disney that innocent?
Why are there no parents in his comic books?
How come the natives and savages always give up their rights to the duck invaders?
Why does Donald love statues and photo albums?
What are Huey, Dewey, and Louie doing in Vietnam?
The Chilean people began to ask these and other questions in revolutionary Chile 1970.
How to read Donald Duck was first published at Para Leer al Pato Donald in Chile 1971, and since the fascist coup in 1973, it has been banned and burned there with other literature.
And... the Chicago Trubune review has this to say:
"Chile has a new class of enemy –He's Donald Duck, the sadist ...Dorfman and Mattelart claim that the Disney comics are a threat to the Chilean reality as the government of President Salvadore Allende works to transform Chile into a Socialist state because they advocate such bourgeois institutions as free enterprise."
It's all a matter of perspective, – whether you are part of the dominant culture or whether your traditional home lands are being taken from you.
We are fast approaching a time when protection of habitat must come before "free enterprise".
And, re the Simpsons, well, they are not our modern-day models of thoughtful citizenship, are they?
Read the entire artlcle here: