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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Propagandist Feet


I went to go see the animated movie Happy Feet on Friday night with my fiance, who had anxiously been awaiting its arrival. She enjoyed the movie greatly; alas, I fear, I read much more into the movie than did she. I suppose I'm simply wired that way. And that way is this:

Happy Feet, whilst admittedly being a remarkable feast for the eyes and ears (mostly for the eyes), is also one major piece of Eco-Propaganda and Anti-Humanist Propaganda.



The kids may, admittedly, care peripherally. But it is another in a continuing series of movies and animated features emphasizing that "civilization bad, nature good;" "religion bad, secularism good."

Not unlike the elder 1970 book Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, Happy Feet relies upon one small bird deciding to make a decision and take a line going "against the grain" of the "traditionalists" and the "status quo." Clearly, the status quo is portrayed as oppressive, unthinking, marginal, inconsiderate, illogical and ritualistic. The Elder Emperor penguins are "pigeonholed" (sorry, couldn't pass up that one!) as unmoving, unsympathetic zealots, meant to be interpreted as those who are linked to religious inclinations -- but of course, with "ageist' intonations -- i.e., "youth good, age bad."

Guess what Boys and Girls?

Y'all gonna get to be pushing 60 -- if'n you're fuckin' lucky.

The bottom line is this: "aliens" seem to be decimating the fish supplies for all the penguins, along with the minimizing ice floes. The "aliens" are humans with their fishery ships and "Mumbles" (the main character of Happy Feet voiced by Elijah Wood, who cannot sing but makes his way in the penguin world by means of tap-dancing) is captured and then placed into captivity within a penguin tank. His ability to "tap dance" results in his being tagged electronically which then results in the "aliens" recognizing the entire herd's ability to dance -- which then translates into the United Nations' confusion and then cessation of fishery exploitation by humans.

And Lovelace leads them there -- a penguin adorned as King by the plastic six-pack keeper he's managed to have caught around his neck. Gosh; another bestiality ploy by humans.

Allow me for a few sentences to cut to the chase. The Japanese and the Russians have traditionally been the worst offenders in the fisheries wars. Asians and Whites. Slant Eyes and Blanchers. Can I possibly make this more racist or offensive, in order to prove my point?

I'm not convinced of Global Warming. In my opinion this is a cycle in the Continuing Big Picture of this planet. Nor am I convinced that age is bad and caucasoid is bad.

But that's just me.

Simply be aware of the fact that, when you take your precious little ones to the theatre for ANY movie these days, there is always an Agenda.

Repeat: there is ALWAYS an Agenda.

And for those of you who just tuned in:

Happy Feet is a nothing more than a fabulous artistic expression . . .

With an agenda.

BZ

P.S.

Happy Feet really is a feast for the eyes. This movie features animation taken to another level entirely -- plus lots of rotoscoping. I freely admit: I have never seen animation taken to this degree of clarity and reality.

. . . another reason your children will believe every moment of every message portrayed or even hinted-at. . .

5 Comments:

Blogger BB-Idaho said...

BZ,
Civilization probably is bad if your a penguin...competition for fish and all that! A lot of kid's movies, even old fairy tales, are sort of anti-establishment, or can be interpeted so. Mayby its part of that coming of age thing, where they are anti-big persons..Bambi
was kind of anti-deer hunting and of course Robin Hood was an old old tale about societal ills. You
are right, maybe you are wired different...I just watch and enjoy.

Sat Nov 18, 07:45:00 PM PST  
Blogger The Best [ Ghostface ] said...

To Bloviating Zeppelin


Chance: Jonathan Livingston seagull was a book that Richard Bach wrote, Richard Bach said that voices in his head inspired him to write the book. The Muslim Sufi poet Attar (Farid Ud-Din Attar) wrote a book titled the birds of the sky in English the book is titled conference of the birds.

Attar’s book also deals with birds trying to make it to the bird King, the bird king symbolizes GOD. It is a great book and a good enlightening read. Maybe many movies have subconscious messages in them but that’s Hollywood, long ago many movies of the 1920s 30s 40s 50s and 60s had messages that were more conservative and pro nationalistic etc but things change.

Establishments must change they change according to the needs of the people and it does not matter whether those needs are good or bad because the collective determines that.

Nature teaches humanity also we should become lovers of nature.

Sun Nov 19, 01:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

I was gonna take a chance on this one, but I don't think I can handle anymore penguins! Plus, as you described it, it just sounds like dreadful propaganda

Sun Nov 19, 05:05:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

BBI, Chance & Reel Fanatic (BTW RF, thanks for visiting, please visit again and thank you for commenting!): I admit, guilty as charged for possibly destroying what might be nothing more than a cute story -- maybe I'm simply tired of cute stories where yadda yadda yadda. Maybe some days I should just let up, leave my Left Brain at home with a vodka collins and embrace the aspects of my Right Brain.

The animation is on an entirely different level. I've never in my life yet witnessed such clarity and detail. The camera work and character perspectives (many close-up shots, which I enjoy) were wonderful.

Most might enjoy seeing it at least once for its overwhelming visual feast. But in the end, my Left Brain will win because this is NOT a movie I shall be adding to my DVD collection.

I liked "Over The Hedge" TONS more. Hammy was my favorite.

BZ

Sun Nov 19, 01:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

The more I think about this, the more I am convinced that US audiences have been hoodwinked by another Leftist attack on what most persons realize is common sense.

A sense of proportion, reality and credulity.

If the sky truly is falling -- well, it would have fallen by now.

BZ

Wed Nov 22, 09:05:00 PM PST  

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