While browsing Reddit I came to a link to a blog post by Shane Perez that described a hidden island in the Walt Disney Theme park that has been closed since 1999. The post is an interesting if short read but the comments section that follows is where the story for this post begins.
After the Reddit post there seemed to be a influx of Disney/anti-Semite/art-hater trolls claiming that the individuals that swam to the closed island risked *the ticket prices of Disney being higher if they were somehow harmed*. They weren't worried about the story or the outcomes for the individuals, they were worried about the story & outcome for *Disney* and their ticket prices. Also, the possible savings for their family/themselves (I wonder what percentage of patrons at Disney theme parks travel/attend alone).
Here's the post that got me irked:
"Cool pictures. Dumb stunt.
I'm glad it turned out well, but I don't like to think of the impact on my ticket prices if you'd been injured/killed. Disney would have been sued (and probably won given that the activity being undertaken was against at LEAST Disney policy), but lawsuits cost money and the additional safety precautions that came about would have cost money too.
Please don't go out of your way to make life more restrictive and more expensive for everyone else, OK?"
And my response:
I cannot believe the trolls here who complain that somehow the blogger, Mr. Shane Perez, is screwing over patrons of Disney by potentially making ticket prices higher if he or his fellow adventurers were somehow injured.
This is missing the forest for the trees.
Disney is the IBM of WW2. Actually, Disney is the Disney of its whole existence; destroying the lives of artists (Disney and Target Screw the Little Guy) (see also Disney Shuts Down LucasArts), squeezing blood from stones (Dali Worked with Disney), butchering classics (7 Classic Disney Movies Based on R-Rated Stories) & rampant racism/propaganda (Mickey Mouse & Racial Epitaphs).
Note; I used to sell vacation packages for Disney during a stint as a travel agent. One of the worst experiences of my life; trying to convince people to go to a vapid, racist location that is also one of the worst vacation values imaginable.
So to whoever wrote this:
Anonymous1/21/12, 3:30 PM "Cool pictures. Dumb stunt... Please don't go out of your way to make life more restrictive and more expensive for everyone else, OK?"
I say: you're a troll who works for Disney and/or one of the half asleep sheep of this world. If it's the former, hope one day your pocket book is full enough for these sort of embarrassments to be not required for you to make rent. Or, if it is what you believe, I hope one day you do everyone close to you in your life a favor and care more for your local community and fellow man.
Shame on anyone for attempting to discredit the benevolence of adventure for the sake of empowering the oligarchy.
Disney and Target Screw the Little Guy
Disney Shuts Down LucasArts
Mickey Mouse & Racial Epitaphs
Dali Worked for Disney
7 Classic Disney Movies Based on R-Rated Stories