That's why I sometimes really wonder if isn't fair to call Disney stories a kind of poison.

Disney wants to be able to avoid getting directly pulled into politics or religious spats, so they always try to create a weird centrist universe where deep down it's a Christian story dressed up as secular.

Pretty much the only way to do that is to - this is probably a reflection of the story authors' underlying dilemma - posit a world where everything is controlled by a somewhat benign fascist force that gets to be the forces of Good opposed to people who want to break the system.

The setup is infintely portable and never has to deal with its own internal contradictions in a serious way because you can always pull an "oopsie, that was just an alternate timeline" on the audience. Or have God intervene in some pseudoscientific way.

Sort of like how high fructose corn syrup can go into everything, makes stuff taste great, but also fills you with empty calories that demand to be chased with MOAR EMPTY CALORIES.


Rogue systems analyst, bestselling author. Pro-science anti-authority rural cat fanatic, pronoun agnostic, married. West Coast = only coast :)

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