By Jason Williams,
Williams is a cultural commentator and founder of the Taxpayers Association of Oregon.
The trailer for Disney’s Indiana Jones #5 has come out and it uses their limited time in a preview to pull a joke insult on capitalism — stating that capitalism is theft.
Maybe the capitalism dig would not be so noticeable, if it were not for the case that roughly 10 weeks ago a different Disney Film, Ant Man 3, gave a one-liner promo for “socialism”. One of the heroes says we can learn a lot from socialism.
Below is a cued video of the mention.
If politics is in the trailer, you can bet there will be more Leftist politics in the film when it is released. Just enough politics to ruin the plot.
Here is an article below I wrote a few weeks ago about Disney’s politicizing a kids’ film:
Disney touts politics, socialism in new kids film
The latest Disney Marvel super-hero film is out, Ant Man 3, and it includes a lot of politics for a children’s super-hero movie.
#1. Socialism mention: Ant Man’s father points to the productivity of ants and says “I know socialism is a charged word but you can learn a lot from these [ants]…”
#2. Liberal activism: Ant Man’s daughter in the film was arrested and jailed for protesting over the city cleaning up illegal homeless camps.
#3. Liberal politics: Ant Man’s sister is involved with politics in the film. The actress, Evangeline Lilly, describes the super hero character as “trying to do right in the world and fix issues that are massive, like global warming”
#4. Liberal messages: In the Ant Man film, the formerly jailed liberal protester (Ant Man’s daughter) leads a crowd by charging the villains and yelling “revolution!” and “burn it all down!” just like anarchists did during the past three years of riots in America. In case you forgot, here below are some “burn it all down” Leftist signs shown in Portland just nine months ago and taken from … would you guess… a Portland Socialist rally. (we’re not making this up folks!)
#5. BONUS: Off-screen activism. Ant Man actor, Paul Rudd, is a heavy political fundraiser for liberal candidates and has campaigned for Senate candidate John Fetterman and did a vote campaign video promo with former Democrat Presidential candidate Pete Butigieg.
That is a lot of politics for a film targeted to 13 year old kids!
That is also a lot of political scenes for which they are not related to the plot at all.
Here is another article written about Disney politics from a film that came out in November 2022.
Disney climate change political toon to lose $100M
Year by year it is becoming increasingly more difficult to have a rational public discussion on protecting the environment. How can you have a discussion when members of Congress say the environment will be destroyed in 12 years or when the United Nations (just recently) decided to punish clean energy nations by the billions while letting the world’s biggest polluters off the hook?
If you want to change the debate over the environment, let us not ignore the lie-machine called Hollywood which preps students at an early age for a lopsided, biased, politically charged view.
Disney just released another political film, a fully animated kid’s motion picture called Strange World. Some fans are calling it a front-line film in the battle over climate change while others are calling it the most liberal film Disney has ever produced. The film was important enough to Disney in that they released it on Thanksgiving weekend which is a top spot of the year to gain maximum exposure and profit.
Apparently the film was too political because it grossed less than $18 million in the coveted weekend. It needs to make over $200 million to make a profit. It will barely make $100 million over the next few years, making it one of the worst Disney bombs in its history.
The film is set in a futuristic space universe where (spoiler alert) a family is exploring disturbances on their planet only to discover in the end, that the planet is an actual living being. The theory is that whatever you do to the planet you do to an actual feeling, breathing, living person. This type of mindset is how people come to believe that cutting a tree is bad, using natural gas is bad, eating beef is bad, human beings themselves become pollution and that just by living your life you are causing serious injury, pain and irreparable damage.
The magic solution in the film is wind-power. You and I don’t need a futuristic film to show us the future of wind-power, we have seen its future and it is Texas where a deep freeze helped cause widespread wind-power shutdowns which helped deprive people of electricity in time of crisis and resulted in 240 deaths and potentially $18 billion in damages. We have seen the future of wind-power and it includes a lot of dead birds — some estimate nearly a half million killed birds in the United States alone. Wind-power has its benefits — but it is limited in what it can do, and when we over-hype it, it results in costly subsidies and problems for the grid. It is very unhelpful for Strange Worlds to push on children an unscientific and political environmental worldview while at the same time overselling what they see are solutions.
Disney has even released a Golden Book version of the film for children between the ages of 2-5, so toddlers and others can learn imbalanced environmentalism at an early age.
Interestingly, as liberals push political books on two-year olds, we have people in Oregon trying to ban children’s books from libraries that talk about natural gas.
This is all made worse since Disney is pushing more and more politics in kids films.
The recent remake of Dumbo pushed hard a political animal activist lesson that zoos are evil and should not exist.
Disney’s Captain America series justifies political acts of terrorism by refugees while the comic book teaches kids that the Tea Party movement calling for lower taxes and less national debt was fascist and also that the American dream is a big fat lie.
We don’t need such politics in our films and books that target children.