Culture of Illusion – A McQueen Primer.


In case you have been confused recently.

You’re welcome.

That time Mickey Mouse was a Drug Dealer


Naughty Mickey

That time Mickey Mouse was a Drug Dealer

That time Mickey Mouse was a Drug Dealer


Naughty Mickey

That time Mickey Mouse was a Drug Dealer


One of the symptoms of PDSD (Post-Disney Stress Disorder) is cultural theft where the cultura in question becomes nothing more than a prop and accessory for the wealthy ex-child star.

This could refer to any number of young, ignorant and usually white millionaires that Disney squeezes out every generation.

One of the symptoms of PDSD (Post-Disney Stress Disorder) is cultural theft where the cultura in question becomes nothing more than a prop and accessory for the wealthy ex-child star.

This could refer to any number of young, ignorant and usually white millionaires that Disney squeezes out every generation.

Functionally Literate – Opening Sentence


It was Sunday afternoon, September 22, 1984, and Michael Eisner had just walked into the corporate offices at the Disney Studio lot.

Disney The Mouse Betrayed – Greed, Corruption and Children at Risk, Peter Schweizer and Rochelle Schweizer (1998)

Culture of Illusion – No one is coming to save us.


Now clearly this whole sequence, near the end of the Disney version of Pinocchio, is a delightful and subversive critique of the dark side of the American Dream.

However, the question I have to ask myself is this – when will Jiminy Cricket be arriving to save us from the Coachman?

Jiminy? Jiminy? Are you there? We’re waiting.

If you don’t come soon then we’re just going to have to go ahead and save ourselves and that is going to require effort.


Now clearly this whole sequence, near the end of the Disney version of Pinocchio, is a delightful and subversive critique of the dark side of the American Dream but the question I have to ask myself is this – when will our Jiminy Cricket be arriving to save us from our Coachman?


Now clearly this whole sequence, near the end of the Disney version of Pinocchio, is a delightful and subversive critique of the dark side of the American Dream but the question I have to ask myself is this – when will our Jiminy Cricket be arriving to save us from our Coachman?

Appetite for Distraction – Another Day.


He wakes up. He falls back to sleep. He wakes up again. He makes a toaster strudle and he eats some pasta and drinks some black coffee. He had one glass of wine last night or no, he remembers, he had two glasses of wine last night. His head hurts. He can’t drink like he used to. On the way into work he listens to a lecture given by Maxine Hong Kingston that is five years old. She is talking about Poetry and Peace. He has not heard of her but she seems very nice and eloquent and she reads some of her poetry. Poetry about Peace. In one ironic moment he learns that her novel about this historical figure Mulan that Disney made known to us was being used by the USAF as a foundation for the influx of women warriors they now entertain. He records a religious program. There is a lot of talk of God Guiding. The Newsroom is bereft of God. He does not have a pass to enter here. He talks about the inability to ever trust anyone because how can you trust anyone when you cannot even trust yourself. Questions left hanging in the air. Our trick conciousness filtered through eyes which only imbibe a small section of the spectrum of light of the universe and spaces that are filled in with the brain using memory that is always shown to be fallible. Our indelicate olfaction that can distinguish between only 10000 different smells. The Universe is thick with odour. What is the smell of Martian Night? What is the whiff of Lunar Dust? Trapped in our bodies. So it was, all in all, an upbeat day. So far. He goes to sleep.