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My son watched Pochontas and Pochontas two today and something struck me very odd when watching these two movies; and that's horribly inaccurate they were.
The first one has some similiarities to history, but the second movie was a slap in the face when it comes to history.
Captain John Smith is a direct descendant of my family. When I mean "direct" i mean he was literally my great great great grandfather from my mother's grandmother's side of the family. He helped to colonized Tangier Island in Virginia during exploration expeditions and shortly before he discovered Pochontas.
The second movie (if anyone ever saw it) had the following "things" in their movie:
1. I know Christians did bad things in the past, but they all didn't look like fat, bald people with curley mustaches.
2. Captain John Smith was not a class A environmentalist like the movies suggested. He had a love of exploration but at the same time he had a love of gold and women. During his travels it was noted that he slept with many women in the new country. Let's just say, that he was "busy" with other affairs while away from home in England and it did not have anything to do with singing with deer and trees or trying to save the new countries' forest to the invading englishmen
3. Captain John Smith fell in love with Pochontas and vice versa. The only reason why Pochontas married Rolfe was simply because she thought Captain John Smith was dead.
4. The Christians did not "set up" Pochontas in front of King James 1 to be an evil savage woman like the second movie suggested. He simply held a court audience with her only once. Only once because she died when she was 22 of tuberculosis.
Everyone has their own agendas I suppose; which is fine. However, is it just me or is the Disney Movies trying to get into politics? I mean, I dont see Bambi, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty having any hidden political undertones. However, everytime I see a Disney Movie now, it's so concentrated in political under and overtones that I could just scream.
Ah well, to each their own. If you have mega bucks to alter history in young people's minds, then you are truly a powerful person.
People who have to create conspiracy and hate threads to further a cause lacks in intellectual comprehension of diversity.