It’s been a long summer, but I’m back and studying some fascinating literature! Get ready for some weird stuff, kiddies!
I’m so excited for this! With this much talent in the two lead roles, I already have goosebumps for the goosebumps I’ll get watching it.
Aaaand here’s the rebuttal. Much more shouty and full of gifs because words have become pointless next to cycling images of Hades from Disney’s Hercules. Have at it, nerds.
A really interesting and in-depth analysis of Disney’s latest film from a different blog. I usually pause before agreeing with everyone, and I usually pause longer before agreeing with everyone else, but I think this has some compelling arguments against how feminist people claim the movie it. It’s a long read, but worth it, I think.
My take on it is that the film shouldn’t be so self-congratulatory about its own progressiveness when stripping down complicated messages to the Disney level of simplicity. It’s a lesson all of Hollywood (and mankind, really) can do well to learn.
An interesting and surely controversial article. I think the title was intended to be buzz-worthy, and the real message is that “evil” is an arbitrary label we place on people and ideas to avoid complexity. The positive message in this is that we should have an objective and nuanced perspective on history, but read it yourself and decide what you think.
Unlike most of the rest of the world, I do not see Adolf Hitler as the “personification of evil” or the most “evil” person that has ever existed.
Hitler was simply a politician like one of the many politicians today. And just like almost all politicians today, his actions were defined by a core belief, greed, ego and a certain love for the country he ruled.
The more sensitive readers would react now with “whoa! whoa! Hitler and love?! Hitler is EVIL! EVIL!”
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Evil does not exist, but is a concept of the human intellect. What do we define as evil? We tend to associate unjust things with evil, or things we do not agree with. Essentially, what we feel or think is evil is simply what we do not agree with.
“Who cares about a technical definition? What Hitler did was EVIL! ”
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My younger brother wrote this very interesting short film as the creative supplement to his college applications.
I wouldn’t normally plug his crap on this blog, but the video DOES have philosophical and religious undertones. It’s also impressively written and shot. Please give it a look!