The lunacy of the left has perhaps reached its peak.
In the lead up to opening weekend for the remake of Lion King, the Washington Post decided to deride the children’s tale as “a fascistic story”.
In a July 10th piece by Dan Hassler-Forest, the Washington Post published an article titled, “‘The Lion King’ is a fascistic story. No remake can change that.”
Hassler-Forest claims that, “‘The Lion King’ offers us fascist ideology writ large, and there is no obvious way out for the remake.”
He continues, “Just as fascist leaders constantly pinpoint specific groups to vilify and cast out from their view of a ‘balanced’ society, the film’s heroes are preoccupied with keeping their kingdom free of contamination by undesirable characters, who are consigned to the shadowy ghettolike areas ‘beyond our borders’ — on the wrong side of the tracks. With these elements in place, the film’s plot centers on what happens when the ‘natural’ supremacy of patriarchal rule is interrupted.”
The author even went so far as to say that the hyenas are symbols of racism. “Noticeably marked by their ethnically coded ‘street’ accents, the hyenas blatantly symbolize racist and anti-Semitic stereotypes of “verminous” groups that form a threat to society.”
Welcome to 2019, where children’s movies about animals are secret symbols of racism and fascism.