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I had an interesting conversation with my brother's friend New Year's Eve.

He was defending Disney. I just don't understand why. He is very anti-capitalism, very anti-big corporation, and believes people should be held accountable today for past mistakes dealing with sexism and racism. 

I explained Disney's sexist and racists past to him, he still defended them.

I then explained how they are taking over the entertainment world and making it hard for anyone to compete with them while targeting other companies in a hopes to either buy them or run them out of business. Again, he defended them. 

I get like Disney and even Disney movies/shows, etc. but if you are against them on a moral basis and lie to yourself about it, doesn't that make you a pretty big hypocrite?

A bit if a random rant here. I personally can't stand Disney and how they milk money out of people. 

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9 hours ago, RON said:

I get like Disney and even Disney movies/shows, etc. but if you are against them on a moral basis and lie to yourself about it, doesn't that make you a pretty big hypocrite?

Yes. Yes, it does.

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19 hours ago, BropolloCreed79 said:

I can't speak for anyone else, but The Mandalorian is my reason.  

This is honestly the best thing they have done in a long time. I feel like for most people outside of a child audience, this is the only thing keeping the adult fanbase content. I mean the least few movies (Star Wars) were not great to me. 

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I am fine with businesses expanding, after all, the general public allowed it to happen. If people really cared, Disney would go under in a year but clearly not enough people care to stop buying their products and watching their films. 

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On 1/3/2020 at 5:22 AM, Parzival said:

Yes. Yes, it does.

Yeah, thought so. If I would call people out on this though, they would get offended and likely chew off my head. I guess it is true what they say, a lot of people do hate the truth.

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Disney has been around for a long, long time. The morals and ideals made have changed within the company, but the fact that they are a corporation who concerns themselves with making as much money as possible hasn't changed. They will always have an audience in children and parents. 

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On 1/5/2020 at 12:33 PM, dIV4r said:

Disney has been around for a long, long time. The morals and ideals made have changed within the company, but the fact that they are a corporation who concerns themselves with making as much money as possible hasn't changed. They will always have an audience in children and parents. 

Yeah that is what I was thinking. I mean a lot of people, I would estimate most people in the US, have grown up on Disney films or even TV shows. You know how people get about things they grew up with and general nostalgia. 

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So where does it end?

If you base your decisions on sexism and racism of companies in the past then you wouldn't drive a car, fly on a plane, use electricity and so on.  If you found out the power company that provides power to your neighborhood currently practices and encourages sexism and racism,would you go off the grid?

And

All big companies try to eliminate the competition, including the company that builds the platform you play red dead on, or the phone or computer company you're typing this thread on.  

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On 1/9/2020 at 3:41 PM, Freakshow9191 said:

So where does it end?

If you base your decisions on sexism and racism of companies in the past then you wouldn't drive a car, fly on a plane, use electricity and so on.  If you found out the power company that provides power to your neighborhood currently practices and encourages sexism and racism,would you go off the grid?

And

All big companies try to eliminate the competition, including the company that builds the platform you play red dead on, or the phone or computer company you're typing this thread on.  

This is the funny thing about today's society. Favoritism is what saves you from past mistakes. We have all made mistakes in the past be it as individuals, groups, or companies. We also have to consider how different it is today compared to when these "mistakes" were made. So many things way back when were normal and everyday things that were acceptable at large and most of this stuff would not be acceptable today. 

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4 hours ago, dIV4r said:

This is the funny thing about today's society. Favoritism is what saves you from past mistakes. We have all made mistakes in the past be it as individuals, groups, or companies. We also have to consider how different it is today compared to when these "mistakes" were made. So many things way back when were normal and everyday things that were acceptable at large and most of this stuff would not be acceptable today. 

It's simply a matter of a continually evolving society. Things that are acceptable today might be considered totally out of line in 50 years' time.

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On 1/16/2020 at 2:58 AM, Parzival said:

It's simply a matter of a continually evolving society. Things that are acceptable today might be considered totally out of line in 50 years' time.

Exactly, which is why we need to judge according to time if we are to do it. Hold people accountable to the time frame in which something happened. This all just reminds me of the people (mostly teens and 20 somethings) complaining and having fits in outrage over statues from our history because the statue is of a said person who owned slaves. You go back far enough, most people did and it wasn't only "racist white people". 

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