Wednesday, September 03, 2008
I've really gotten into Paul Bunyan lately. I found a fantastic collection of Paul Bunyan stories from 1947 chock full of the Real America which is really inspiring. It's a bit weird for me, because i was a pioneer in the whole eco-Punk element & really bought into the whole environmentalist line during my brief flirtation with all things leftist. Having grown up & seeing what it actually takes to keep people going, & re-aligning my interests with the American working class, i understand that there's conservation which is good, & then there's environmentalism which is a college campus based semi-religious ideology that is misanthropic at its core.
Anyhow, Disney, which i have a love/hate relationship with covers all of this old Americana territory, but they didn't do it with the proper guts, gusto, nuts, grit, grime & aggression to sustain the nation. They do about a "half castration" in the 50s, while today they do a "complete gender reassignment surgery".