Home | Community | Message Board


Mushrooms.com
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflinePNutButta
Stranger
Registered: 10/06/03
Posts: 114
Last seen: 7 years, 4 months
Political Comentary in Children's Cartoons
    #2010894 - 10/15/03 08:51 AM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Many cartoons, marketed for both children and adults, include political comentary. Usually, the cartoons for adults are blatant (South Park), while the kid's 'toons are much more subtle. I observed one such scene on the early morning cartoon 'Tex Avery'.

The scene began like so many others staring a Good Cowboy (dressed in white) and an Evil Cowboy (dressed in black), having an exagerated gunfight in a mine. Hiding behind barrels to keep from getting shot, the Evil Cowboy had an idea (a lightbulb appeared above his head). Pulling out an American Flag, the Evil Cowboy begain to sing 'The Star-Spangled Banner'. Being the patriotic, proud American he is, the Good Cowboy could not resist emerging from his cover location to hold his white cowboy hat in front of his chest and sing along to the national anthem. At which point the Evil Cowboy shot him.

Of course, the Good Cowboy was only minimally injured, with his clothes being turned to ash and his skin slightly darkend, but this short scene depicts a very real and very important message. Flag waving can be used as a weapon against us. The idea of patriotism can lull us in to a false sense of security and lure us into the open. And that is when Evil attacks.

What do you think?

P. Nut Butta


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleluvdemshrooms
Two inch dick..but it spins!?


Registered: 11/29/01
Posts: 33,808
Loc: Lost In Space
Re: Political Comentary in Children's Cartoons [Re: PNutButta]
    #2011640 - 10/15/03 04:58 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

Quote:

What do you think?



I think a little less thinking is in order.


--------------------
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBaby_Hitler
Errorist
 User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/06/02
Posts: 22,840
Loc: To the limit!
Last seen: 2 months, 8 days
Re: Political Comentary in Children's Cartoons [Re: PNutButta]
    #2011688 - 10/15/03 05:11 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I normally can't stand Tex Avery, but I would like to see that one.

Is Tex even still alive?


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisiblePsiloKitten
Ganja Goddess

Registered: 02/13/99
Posts: 1,617
Re: Political Comentary in Children's Cartoons [Re: PNutButta]
    #2011867 - 10/15/03 06:07 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

I think that is a fantastic observation. On the flip side of that, you should try watching Schoolhouse rock.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineLearyfan
It's the psychedelic movement!
Male User Gallery

Registered: 04/20/01
Posts: 29,772
Loc: High pride!
Last seen: 1 hour, 38 minutes
Re: Political Comentary in Children's Cartoons [Re: PNutButta]
    #2012275 - 10/15/03 07:57 PM (13 years, 1 month ago)

That's pretty cool.






--------------------
--------------------------------


Mp3 of the month: BLC - I Don't Wanna Go



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Political Discussion

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Political Cartoons
( 1 2 3 4 ... 84 85 )
RonoS 168,031 1,684 12/10/16 02:53 PM
by ballsalsa
* Bush Administration Yanked PBS Cartoon for Showing Lesbian Couples
( 1 2 3 4 all )
StonedShroom 5,070 62 06/14/10 08:44 PM
by husk
* Cartoon Protesters Rampage in Pakistan (Is This Really About Cartoons Anymore?) Catalysis 992 10 02/17/06 08:00 PM
by kilgore_trout
* Great Political Cartoon
( 1 2 3 all )
SlapnutRob 8,356 43 01/23/04 12:39 PM
by Evolving
* change your lightbulbs Meat_Log_Smurf 684 9 08/27/06 07:37 AM
by fireworks_god
* My forum & cartoons ? Osama not evil! alienmindscape 1,025 4 10/14/01 09:18 PM
by Innvertigo
* Political View Results
( 1 2 3 4 all )
Innvertigo 6,286 77 12/15/03 03:20 PM
by Anonymous
* Disney's WW2 Propaganda Cartoons Released on DVD SquattingMarmot 868 5 06/13/04 12:41 AM
by Learyfan

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Prisoner#1, Enlil
664 topic views. 1 members, 0 guests and 3 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Mycohaus
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.036 seconds spending 0.003 seconds on 14 queries.