Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The mostly indigenous workers on the plantations, given unfamiliar food such as hamburgers and forced to live in American-style housing, disliked the way they were treated—they had to wear ID badges, and work through the middle of the day under the tropical sun—and would often refuse to work. In 1930 the native workers revolted against the managers, many of whom fled into the jungle for a few days until the Brazilian Army arrived and the revolt ended.
american fascist ideal state: disney tried something like this too:
it's well worth comparing the english version with the german version. the latter goes a little more into detail when it comes to the description of the originally fascist ideas of disney: „It will be a planned, controlled community, a showcase of American industry […].There will be no landowners and therefore no voting control. People will rent houses instead of buying them, and at modest rentals. There will be no retirees. Everyone must be employed. One of our requirements is that the people who live in Epcot must help to keep it alive” (zit. Nach Thomas, Walt Disney – An American Original, S. 349)

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