From the Melanin Man:
I have to admit it, I was a big sucker for Disney movies as a young child.
I bought into the happily ever after bullshit just like the majority of kids who are brainwashed by the machinations of Disney films. Unfortunately, there is no happily ever after in real life unless you decide to make it happen and put in the hard work. And even then, more likely than not, it’s not totally that way at the end of the day.
The more I have learned the last couple of years, especially about the “Disney propaganda”, the more madness I find myself wanting to censor my daughters from.
Which leads me to the movie Moana that I recently watched on Netflix. The last animated movie that I posted about, the infamous Trolls post, has surprisingly to me received a ton of feedback than I expected to receive. Of course the feedback is mostly negative, but people have their opinions, and so do I.
Such is life. To this day, I stand by my opinion of that movie 1000% and wholeheartedly believe that the movie is STILL not suitable for children.
But anyways, I’m not going that deep with Moana as I did with Trolls so keep your pitchforks in the closet for all who happen to come across this post. I’m not going to give a synopsis of the movie as I assume you have watched the movie by now. If not, check it out on Netflix or other subscribers who have it available. Or you can just read the Wikipedia synopsis (haha!)
Check this article out as well: How the Story of “Moana” and Maui Holds Up Against Cultural Truths
So here’s my take…
On the low, this is a tale of the aboriginal beginnings of the world, by aboriginal people who were obviously Melanin-Dominant.
**Quick fact** The original natives and settlers of islands in the Pacific, from the Melanesia to the Polynesia, resembled Black Africans of today. Obviously, it wasn’t in Disney’s best interest to tell that part of the story.
For a time it seemed that these aborigines respected the natural order of the Earth and the delicate balance of life, innately civilized. Then the male wind and sea demigod Maui, (who can be perceived as a metaphor for current godlike status of the white, Caucasian male) steals the heart (or the natural resources of the Earth ) of Te Fiti (or Mother Earth) to gift to humanity. To me, Maui represents the nature of the white male (not all but generally speaking) to steal and conquer, taking his artificial role to supply the world’s peoples its needs.
(Keep this thought in mind…)
The heroine lead Moana is tasked with restoring Mother Earth back to its natural, pure state. In my opinion, her success in achieving her task is mainly due to the position that women (specifically Black Melanin-Dominant women) are the greatest HUE-man representation of Mother Earth.
In essence, Mother Earth will only return to its natural state once the Black Melanin-Dominant woman as a whole returns to their natural state as the preeminent woman!!
That sounds like a happy-ever-after story to me. But here’s where Disney screws it up.
99% of the viewers, which are mostly children, are not privy to the real story minus the animation and familiar plotline. Nor are they familiar with the faux man versus woman nonsense perpetuated in today’s society. Throughout the film, Moana battled with mainly male figures in her quest to return the heart of Te Fiti, from defying the orders of her chief father to sail beyond the reef to persuading a reluctant Maui to assist her. It seems that Disney is unwittingly portraying all men as a whole, and not specifically the white, Caucasian male to be the enemy to all women and their goals (i.e. equality.)
Why would they anyway, since Disney is ran majorly by white males!!! Duhhhh!!!
The portrayal seems to mirror the popular point of view of feminism, which honestly is toxic to the natural man-woman dynamic where men and women work together and are not in competition. And I’m just not saying this because I’m a male and I have a secret hate for women. I was born from a woman and raised by a whole heap of ’em. The love for women, particularly my Black women, I have is forever unconditional. Plus, there are plenty of women who seem to share my sentiment that popular feminism largely benefits those females of the Caucasian flavor, using women of color when it suits them best.
Look, Disney has a documented history of promoting the perceived greatness of whiteness for over EIGHTY YEARS!! Hell, they have a website dedicated to Disney Princesses, from Snow White to Ariel and Belle, baby!! So it’s not that far-fetched to think that it’s in the Disney board’s best interest to promote feminism.
“It’s just children’s entertainment, idiot. Get over yourself and your little male ego!”
Hey, I got two daughters, who are Black Melanin-Dominant, to raise and look after. Due to my ignorance and naivete of this world prior to their birth, they’ve gotten hooked to this stuff. And due to their innocence, they can’t see the shenanigans.
That’s where daddy comes in to save their brains from the madness. And I’m no longer ignorant of it! If you think this daddy is “crazy” and “out of his mind,” so be it.
Their my seed to protect!
Their my responsibility!
I’m just doing the best I know how.
Stay woke, fam! (haha!)
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanin Man