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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It’s Not Donkeys or Elephants, It’s Donkeys or Woodenheads

Watching the masses blindly pledge devotion to leaders who care nothing for them makes me sick. They are acting like idiots…or dumb donkey’s (You know the other name for donkey, don’t you?)

Thinking of the general population acting like donkeys- living it up as our economy crashes, crying for more hand outs and “fairness” as the world goes up in flames- I am reminded of a Disney movie.

We should all watch more Disney- many valuable lessons to be learned. But I digress. 

I was talking about donkeys and Disney.

Which leads me to…Woodenheaded Pinocchio.

You remember the story. 

Wooden boy. Doesn’t listen to his conscience.  Gets in with the wrong crowd.  His father almost dies trying to save him… blah, blah, blah. 

But do you remember the part about the boys turning into donkeys?

I hadn’t seen this movie in years- or even thought about it. But when I thought of all the “hee-haw’s” echoing throughout our land, I couldn’t help thinking of this movie.

I couldn’t help drawing a parallel between our society now and the wayward boys of the story- neither wants responsibility.  They want to play and have fun… and they trust evil men to secure their future. 

Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

“The original take to the The Land of Toys (Pleasure Island) mixes the aspects of a morality tale with those of social critique. Boys are lured there by the promise of never having to go to school again and being able to spend their whole time having fun. Boys there play hide-and-seek, whistle, watch puppets in canvas theatres, play shuttlecock, bounce on balls, trundle hoops, and ride wooden horses. They never have to do any work or learn anything, and the graffiti on all the walls is proof of that. As a result, almost as a natural consequence, they become donkeys (in Italian culture, the donkey is symbolic of ignorance and stupidity).

When framed in the context of the late 19th century, the chapters set in the Land of Toys also serve as social commentary: abandoning school means securing oneself a future with no other chance to make a living but hard labor, and there are plenty of people (like the ruthless coachman) who will try and take advantage of that.”(Emphasis mine).

I laughed out loud when I read this (not, “ha, ha that was funny”- but, “oh the irony!”)- I mean how accurate a depiction?

Our ruthless, and often times unethical leadership, is taking advantage of a lazy, immature society. 

While our leaders hook us on welfare and other government aide, they ensure the next generation will fare no better in the educational system they control.

We are turning into a society of donkeys (and I don’t mean democrats)!

As Wikipedia points out, donkeys are ignorant and stupid!

 Is that you? Would you all yourself a donkey? 

Or are you a woodenhead? 

Are you starting to wake up and smell the donkey poop being spoon fed to you every day? Do you hear the “hee-haw’s” all around and wonder when we stopped speaking plain English- calling a spade a spade?

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being surrounded by donkeys and I don’t want to be a puppet either.  

Good thing Disney like’s happy endings. In the end, “little woodenhead” learns his lesson. He realizes his father did know best, he realizes a conscience isn’t a bad thing to have and then…he becomes a real boy! 

Let’s take a page from this story and become “real boys”.

Let’s stop being puppets on a string, carried away wherever the puppet master leads. Let’s stop being turned into ignorant donkeys.  Let’s start thinking for ourselves, start taking responsibility for our lives and stop trusting someone else to take care of our best interest!

 Disney’s great. Let’s watch more of it. Let’s apply these childhood lessons to ourselves. Think how different our world would be if people could see themselves transforming into a beast with long ears and tail! Maybe we would wake up and start listening to our consciouses. Maybe we could save the foundation our forefathers laid instead of allowing it to drown in an ocean of donkey poop.

Though woodenheaded, Pinocchio managed to smarten up. 

I wonder if we will - before we all turn into donkeys?

You can also view this post on Voice of a Patriot. Have a blessed day. 

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