How to read about dead Ducks... danshane at
Sat Apr 3 15:22:27 CEST 2004


> This is what I'm worried about. There are indeed Rosa fans who will use
> just about every chance to preach about him in a way that reminds me of
> some fundamentalistic religions.


And there are Rosa non-fans who will not be satisfied to simply read the stories they like and let everyone else make their own choices.  Sounds like the American religious right who are not happy believing their interpretation of scripture, or even teaching others with a hearing ear, but insist on legislating their beliefs so that everybody has to live life their way whether they believe it or not.
> "This is the truth. The holy truth. And everyone who disagrees should be
> assassinated, because they are not worthwhile enough to be part of this
> kingdown of truth." I find it scary. What if their mission succeeds, one
> day?

That would be truly scary, I agree.  But so far I have only seen evidence of that in the fertile mind of the paranoid Rosa non-fan, not in actual practice.

> I'm afraid that day would get known as "The Day the Ducks Died". We're
> living in the year 2004. So, at least according to this holy truth, most
> of our cherished Disney characters are as DEAD as a door-nail by now.
> Grandma is dead. Scrooge is dead. Donald is dead or almost-dead. The
> nephews have grown up...
> What an awful, horrible future to look forward to. 

Guess what?  Davy Crockett is dead.  Robin Hood is dead.  King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot have all passed off this mortal coil.  And somehow I still manage to enjoy reading stories about them.  There must be something wrong with me that I can read a story and imagine myself in a literal past instead of existing in a worm-hole where nobody ever succumbs to the effect of the passage of time.

Dan (the gullible, I guess)

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