Brainwashed at the Mouse House
When average folk think of Disney, they envision cute animated and live-action films as well as the theme parks which have become modern-day meccas for the middle-class. For nearly a century, Disney has produced tantalizing eye candy to fulfill peoples' deepest and in some cases darkest desires, and Disneyphiles have eaten it up in droves.
From "Steamboat Willie" to "Bambi" to Disney World to their "On Ice" tie-ins to all the "Herbie the Love Bug" sequels, Disney's popularity has not only lifted them to the status of American icon, but a symbol recognized around the world. Even war-ravaged children in impoverished nations can be seen wearing so-called Disneyana.
What can be more enticing than the hypnotic "Yo Ho Ho" or "It's a Small World" while floating along the picturesque attractions that have made Disney this planet's most-frequented family vacation destination? The Mouse represents the ideal way of life, a fantasy world devoid of the hardships that the rat race has forced upon us. From the Plasticine facades of "Main Street, USA," to the eager "cast members" immediately scooping up that wayward piece of trash, what can be more ideal than escaping to the "Happiest Place on Earth?"
To die-hard fans, Disney is the paramount of perfection. Anything to the contrary is blasphemous in the eyes of the Disneyphile. They stake their investments on those colorful stock certificates hung over the infant's bed; on the abundance of clothes, toys, and accessories that burst forth from every nook and cranny; on their extensive video collections that line the shelves. To own even a small piece of the Mouse represents a life's dream for many. And no one is going to tell them otherwise.
Walter Elias Disney
Generations of television viewers welcomed Uncle Walt into their homes every week to promote his theme park, teach about the animal world, and show America how a good Mouseketeer should have fun. Some Mice, past and present, rose to stardom including Annette Funicello, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake. It was Britney who told us, "Honestly, I think we should just trust our president in every decision he makes and should just support that, you know, and be faithful in what happens." She is quoted in Michael Moore's "Farenheit 9/11" which Disney refused to release.
Behind the scenes, though, things weren't as wonderful as the world of Disney would have us believe. Walt had a horribly abusive father. This shaped his life into what he would become: a stern business leader with obsessive habits. While demanding his employees adhere to strict work rules such as a stringent dress policy including no facial hair and absolutely zero cussing, Walt's hypocrisy in this area is legendary. Apparently only he himself was allowed to sport a mustache. Walt even enforced a dress code for guests at his theme parks, mostly targeting beatniks and hippies.
The hypocrisy goes even deeper with Walt's claim to fame of inventing Mickey Mouse. He had actually created Mortimer Mouse whose visage was based on Walt himself. It was upon the advice of his animator and business partner Ubbe Iwwerks later changed to Ub Iwerks at Walt's suggestion and Walt's wife Lillian that Mickey was born.
At Walt's thirty-fifth birthday party in 1936, he fired two of his animators for producing an in-house short depicting Mickey consummating his relationship with Minnie. Walt's strong-arm practices led staffers to begin referring to "Waltalitarianism," "fearing a single misinterpreted word to anyone could result in immediate termination," according to biographer Marc Eliot in Walt Disney: Hollywood's Dark Prince.
In 1941, the Screen Cartoonists Guild struck Disney. Not only did Walt hire thugs to rough up strikers, but he was so convinced it was a Communist plot to take over the industry that he reported several of his employees to the Joseph McCarthy House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) witch hunt. Walt also became an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Hollywood's Dark Prince lets us know that under his attorney's "tutelage, Disney discovered how the passions and power of political activism could be used as weapons for personal gain. And later on, for revenge." Walt's HUAC testimony and FBI file, released through the Freedom of Information Act, are available online.
Walt's alleged patriotism also reared its head in his involvement with the "America First" movement to prevent the United States from entering World War Two. Disney animator Arthur Babbitt relates how Walt even attended American Nazi Party meetings. While historians theorize that this was his attempt to once again get Disney films shown in Europe,* Walt's racism hasn't escaped biographers who have described him equating Jews and Blacks with Communism. When the U.S. Military eventually invaded his studios, Disney had no choice but to create training films and propaganda for the war effort: there was no money elsewhere. Disney animators fighting overseas at the time were then reassigned back to America in order to produce the films.
The pride and joy of Walt's empire was Disneyland Park. On 17 July 1955, friends Robert Cummings, Art Linkletter, and Ronald Reagan provided commentary on ABC for the opening day logistical nightmare referred to as "Black Sunday" by Disney veterans, according to biographer Marc Eliot. Things eventually fell into place, and over the years additional Disney parks have sprung up not only in a second Orange County, but in Europe and Asia as well. Walt Disney World even became the backdrop for President Richard Nixon's infamous "I'm not a crook" speech.
With the theme parks has come a price, in particular the inherent danger of the thrill rides. Stephen M. Fjellman references a 1985 Time Magazine article in his book Vinyl Leaves: Walt Disney World and America: "Although the corporation does not disclose the annual number of injuries to visitors,...between fifty and one hundred personal injury lawsuits are filed against Disney each year."
According to online resource Theme Park Insider at www.themeparkinsider.com which provides a visitor-maintained database of park injuries, "official U.S. federal and state data on theme park accidents is almost nonexistent." Large amusement parks are not subject to state oversight regarding ride safety.
In 2004, Disney was sued for wrongful death when it was discovered that mechanics had failed to tighten and wire lock bolts on a crucial "Big Thunder Mountain" guide wheel at Disneyland. Park inspectors had also signed off on work that hadn't been done. The case was settled by confidential settlement.
In 2006, a 12-year-old's heart stopped after riding the "Rock 'n' Roller Coaster" at Walt Disney World. It took more than seven minutes from the 911 call for the park's paramedics to arrive and defibrillate the boy. Disney doesn't keep defibrillators at the individual rides, instead depending on their roving medical staff to arrive in time with one of the life-saving devices stored at various locations around the park. He was the ninth person to die at the park in three years.
Disneyphiles would try to convince people that injuries happen at all amusement parks that it isn't just Disney and therefore shouldn't be a major concern. But Disney apparently considers the deaths at EPCOT Center to be seriously problematic, leading them to retool part of their "Mission: Space" attraction in 2006.
Walt Disney Productions is a publicly owned conglomerate like so many other business giants, and they too seek to make money from their holdings using whatever means available. Under the more than twenty year reign of Michael Eisner, who eventually lost his position as Chairman in 2004, Disney earned the title of Business Week's
The video "Disney and the dark manipulation of the young mind" at YouTube.com reports Eisner stating in an internal memo:
In 1995, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) member Eisner merged Disney with television's ABC and shortly thereafter Disney joined the CFR as a corporate member. Founded in 1921 by global financier J.P. Morgan's personal attorney "to control generally the policy of the daily press of the United States" as recorded in the Congressional Record by Representative Oscar Callaway in 1917, the CFR maintains today that their goal is to "increase America's understanding of the world." However, insiders paint a very different picture.
In 1950, CFR member James Warburg is quoted as stating to the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, "We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The question is only whether world government will be achieved by consent or by conquest."
In the 1960's, Georgetown University Professor Carroll Quigley, after reviewing the CFR's secret library, wrote that the CFR's aim is "to create a world system of financial control, in private hands, able to dominate the political system of each country, and the economy of the world as a whole."
"CFR members include America's wealthiest tycoons as well as the highly placed elite in government, academic institutions, tax-exempt foundations, and the establishment media," as reported in "The CFR Controlled Media Cabal (Part 3)" at the YouTube.com video website and elsewhere.
The final segment of this video includes footage from the
1976 motion picture "Network" containing a curse word
Disney has invested in its employees through so-called "dead peasants" life insurance. These tax exempt policies were in many cases taken out illegally without the "mark's" knowledge. Working someone to death has apparently become highly profitable for the Rat. Disney was even found guilty in 2000 of coercing a dying employee out of more than one million dollars.
Disney subsidiaries include movie studios that have produced such controversial films as "Kids," described as nihilistic child pornography by family advocates, and "Priest," "such an alarming and sick movie that the gay newspaper The Advocate reported it under the heading 'Family Alert Issues'" according to the www.anomalies-unlimited.com website. Disney even considered filming the movie "Ripe" about deflowering 14-year-old twins. Disney also hosts Viewer's Choice "Hot Choice" pay-per-view soft porn on their cable channels according to the website.
Pornography has even been allowed to slip into their animated features. A photo of a topless woman appeared in "The Rescuers" home video. In "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" Jessica Rabbit doesn't appear to be sporting underwear when she twirls. There's also a questionable scene involving Baby Herman sulking under a woman's petticoats. The original home video cover art for "The Little Mermaid" contained a phallus. And mysterious layering of voices in "Aladdin" says "Good teenagers, take off your clothes."
Mischievous or otherwise disgruntled employees are usually to blame for these inclusions to the Disney experience. One example is the claim that letters in the clouds of "The Lion King" were allegedly inserted by special effects artists to spell out SFX, but they actually appear as SEX to the astute observer.
The movie's hit song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" became the subject of a lawsuit when heirs to the original artist, Solomon Linda, who died penniless in 1962, sued Disney for back royalties. The case was later settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.
It should also be noted that "The Lion King" was blatantly ripped off from "Kimba The White Lion" by Osamu Tezuka, the "Walt Disney of Japan," after his death. The hit animated television series The Simpsons even spoofed the theft.
Disney attempts to bypass copyright laws by reproducing the works of deceased artists. As a slap in the face, Disney all but illegally bribed Congress to pass the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. To protect its self interests, Disney sued at least one child care center to remove its caricatures from the walls and has threatened children's websites with legal action for displaying Disney creations.
To Disney's credit, the Mouse did finally agree to allow the British parents of a stillborn child to include an image of "Winnie the Pooh" and the words "bear of very little mind" on the headstone. The long-running legal battle over ownership of Pooh was decided in 2006 when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Stephen Slesinger's heirs control the licensing of the product and not Pooh author A.A. Milne's heir nor Disney. The Slesingers claim that Disney owes them at least $700 million in unpaid royalties.
Disney claims that "people are our most valued asset," but Disney sweatshops are located in numerous countries reported the Immaculata High School's Child Slave Labor project at their www.ihscslnews.org website. As www.anomalies-unlimited.com describes, "Disney was one of the most active members in UNICEF, an organization dedicated to the protection of children's rights including protection from sexual exploitation and child labor, specifically." But when in 1995 Federal Agents raided two sweatshops in Los Angeles, they discovered children as young as 12 making Disney apparel. In addition, the website also notes that "the National Labor Committee in New York, whose job it is to track the labor force hiring of U.S. Corporations, considers Disney one of 'the worst offenders.'"
Even the Disney clothing line itself has come under scrutiny. Greenpeace began a campaign to attach warning labels to children's wear containing unsafe levels of harmful chemicals including gender-bending phthalates. The products included Buzz Lightyear pajamas for boys; Piglet pajamas; Tigger pajamas with caption "100% Cheeky;" and Tigger pajamas with caption "Come on in little buddy. The water's great!"
Other products to slip through the cracks included hollow chocolate balls containing plastic choking hazards and lead-lined jewelry. Mickey waffle irons and Winnie the Pooh Brand Complete Multi Vitamins also made the chopping block. Even entire children's book sets and an Insane Clown Posse album have been recalled.
Disney will also cut costs by summarily terminating employees. The website www.duckau.com arose from the fallout of such firings. This online resource offers itself as an "outlet for 'Tragic Kingdom' cast members, current and former, to be able to read about and contribute stories and information about what travesties of justice go on behind the scenes, not just at the resorts, but within the corporate structure and studio as well."
After his resignation in 2003, nephew Roy Disney Jr. formed his own protest www.savedisney.com website. With the promise of the complete departure of Michael Eisner in 2006, Roy dismantled his site and returned to the Mouse as director emeritus.
Despite being the subject of numerous alternative news articles and several books exposing their hypocrisy, most mainstream avenues of information regarding the Mouse have met any derogatory accusations with silence and/or contempt. Disney criticism hurts their bottom line so they choose to refuse the facts.
Someone's personal web page at the University of Chicago once noted that "the Disney kiss, around which the entire plot often revolves, stands in for a sexual awakening that would render her prince guilty of statutory rape in a number of states." Disney's most egregious offense comes in the form of willfully employing convicted sex offenders.
Pedophile director Victor Salva was hired to film the motion picture "Powder," the story of a pale, hairless teenaged boy whose teacher tells him that he has "never had better sex" since being touched by him. Disney executives insisted Salva had paid his debt to society according to Peter and Rochelle Schweizer in their 1998 book Disney: The Mouse Betrayed; Greed, Corruption and Children at Risk. The book "was considered highly controversial and resulted in the murder of the author," notes Cathy O'Brien with Mark Phillips in their 2004 book Access Denied: For Reasons of National Security.
In 1999, former Disney Go Network executive and co-developer of the Java programming language Patrick Naughton was arrested in a sting operation for intent to engage in sex with a minor. In exchange for Naughton's assistance in developing software to catch sexual predators, he received a $20,000 fine and sentence of nine months house arrest.
The ebook by Roxine Cherie' Evans Enchanted by the Beast: Part One at www.enchantedbythebeast.com describes how her son was kidnapped for years by a Disney executive. The victim's account "includes all the people, who are deeply involved, who, in 1987 to 2006 simply refused to do one single thing, to rescue my child from the kidnapper and refused to punish him for the heinous crime of kidnap. Their excuse was always the same. 'Listen lady, a Walt Disney Executive would never harm a child, let alone, kidnap one, you're insane!'"
The Schweizer's research found that "even repeat sex-crime offenders with criminal records have operated at Disney for years, apparently with the company's knowledge." They also report that "Harry Parsell, a former Disney security manager who spent twenty-one years with the company found 'holes in the ceiling of women's [guest] bathrooms.' [Disney Security Officer James Hertogs] was unconcerned. 'Boys will be boys,' he said. 'This has been going on at Disney for twenty years.'"
"Voyeurism is a very serious crime," asserts Bill Kelly, an FBI veteran who dealt with sex crimes, notes The Mouse Betrayed. "It can often escalate to more sex offenses." According to Professor Jack Enter, "Seventy percent of rapists are voyeurs."
An interview with the Schweizers to appear on Disney-owned ABC's "20/20" was cancelled. Coinciding with the release of their book, the Mouse, after so many years, finally decided to start performing criminal background checks on new hires.
Enter, a criminology expert at North Georgia College, as related in The Mouse Betrayed, notes, "Disney World is the greatest attraction in the world for children and pedophiles." A now-defunct web page told how "Disney sent no employees to a free program, run by Orlando police, to educate local security guards in how to spot pedophiles at theme parks," and that when a molestation would occur, Disney was "uncooperative with local police during investigations by not releasing information on the crime." The Schweizers also note that "the law does not require Disney to report crimes to the Sheriff's Office."
Disney animated films foster a blinding "Cinderella" style of thinking. We long to believe that a soul mate will appear in our hour of need. Of course "Prince Charming" will kiss us out of our incapacitation. If our heart is in the right place, nothing can stop us. Disney instills the belief that all our hopes and dreams will come true.
In Disney's world most everything is carefree and all tragedy ends happily. People leave the theater feeling refreshed about the harsh realities of the world, instilled with new hope that things will always work out despite insurmountable odds. But there can be consequences to their light-hearted features.
Performing tricks that often defy belief, Disney's behaviorally conditioned pets highlighted in their live-action films have led to the popularity and mass demand for specific breeds. Puppy mills must have been expected after the release of Disney's "101 Dalmatians," especially when their animated "Mulan" led countless young girls to butcher their own hair. Even Disney's educational productions have had bad side effects when, for example, in 1958 they fooled the world into believing lemmings commit mass suicide by running off cliffs.
But the Skinner-styled "shaping" of animals to hand gesture commands isn't restricted to lesser beasts. Theme park cast members are "brainwashed at the Mouse House" as it's been referred to by graduates of Disney University "attitudinizing." It makes good business sense to have employees who won't greet guests with anything less than a smile and well-rehearsed "spontaneous" comment, but the so-called brainwashing apparently goes deeper than public corporate policy.
The Rat stands accused of being a key player in the New World Order, or Illuminati Conspiracy as it is also known. Fritz Springmeier and Cisco Wheeler, who have written extensively on the subject, try to warn us in
Former Disney employees have reported other Mice using coded names and unusual hand gestures. Texe Mars, author of several books on the Illuminati, states in an interview in the Fall 2006 issue of Paranoia Magazine that the Illuminati practice "symbology, signs, handshakes, coded language, ritual magic, worship, [and] adoration of idols."
The Illuminati use the Monarch style of behavioral conditioning or "programming" developed by the Nazis and refined by the American Central Intelligence Agency's Mind Kontrol Ultra Program utilizing scientists imported from Germany immediately after the war under Project Paperclip. MK-ULTRA was investigated during 1977 Senate Hearings that despite uncovering evidence of brainwashing children, only confessed to unethical radiation exposure.
Decades later, President Bill Clinton would make a public apology for the "thousands of government-sponsored experiments [that] did take place at hospitals, universities, and military bases around our nation. Some were unethical, not only by today's standards, but by the standards of the time in which they were conducted."
"The basic component of the Monarch Program is the sophisticated manipulation of the child's mind to protect itself from extreme trauma by creating Multiple Personality Disorder," explains the www.mindcontrolforums.com website. "Another basic component of the Monarch program is lots of electro shock." The victims of organized abuse are drugged, hypnotized, and traumatized details former Illuminati programmer Svali in "Breaking the Chain: Breaking free of cult programming" available online.
Hypnosis expert Dr. George H. Estabrooks "proposed, over and over, that superspies with one-way amnesia should be created by deliberate personality splitting. An absolutely dependable, unbreakable amnesia for all events under hypnosis is the most essential single element to create an unknowing, authority-controlled hypnotic subject. A split personality is a very hard form of amnesia to overcome," notes Carla Emery in Secret, Donít Tell: The Encyclopedia of Hypnotism. "If we care to translate that into the field of crime, we can see the ease with which we could prepare a watertight alibi," writes Estabrooks in his 1943 book Hypnotism.
Estabrooks, speaking as the chairman of the Department of Psychology at Colgate University, wanted the world to know that he "'can hypnotize a man without his knowledge or consent into committing treason against the United States,'" relates Jerry E. Smith in HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy. "At the time he made that statement Dr. Estabrooks was one of this nationís most authoritative voices in the field of hypnotism," continues HAARP.
Studies show the teen criminals of tomorrow are "literally being manufactured, programmed, hardwired to behave in a certain way," according to Lori Montgomery in "Young lawbreakers likely to become older criminals" for Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service in 1995. Television programs such as "Nanny 911" have shown what simple neglect can do to children before a week's worth of Mind Control turns the tiny terrors into little angels. The children on these shows were destined for a pharmacological lobotomy from Ritalin come school age.
Research into cases of severe child trauma has shown that victims may develop multiple personalities, or Dissociative Identity Disorder. Diagnostic imaging shows these identities to reside in separate regions of the brain. A sexually abused child may also develop Borderline Personality Disorder.
The eminent psychiatrist Sigmund Freud called the symptoms of abuse "hysteria," but he recanted his accusations of widespread child rape after presenting his findings to an unreceptive audience of peers. Modern research has found that more than 25% of U.S. children are sexually abused and that fewer than 10% of cases are reported to authorities.
Many children will even forget the abuse until years later when it's too late to press charges. The False Memory Syndrome Foundation, despite attempting to discredit accounts of recovered memories in courts of law, was kind enough to include in their own newsletter that "studies report that the average age of remembering childhood incest is between 29 and 49."
Everyone from schoolteachers to clergy to the Homeland Security press aide to Congressman Mark Foley has been accused of pedophilia (see also ephebophilia). But as the FBI had for decades denied the existence of organized crime i.e. the Mafia today they deny organized child abuse i.e. ritual abuse. In March 2006, the FBI finally complied with a 1990 Act of Congress demanding a public accounting of missing children.
Former U.S. Senator John DeCamp "exposes the elite web of crime, satanic cults, and child sexual abuse that reaches through the highest levels of power in our society" in his 1992 book The Franklin Cover-Up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska writes an Amazon.com reviewer. The charges brought by DeCamp implicate the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush White House. The reviewer goes on to note that "it's interesting that former CIA director Bill Colby ambiguously acknowledged to the author that the scenario described is real, and not long thereafter Colby turned up dead under suspicious circumstances" after disappearing late April 1996. A documentary was filmed entitled "Conspiracy of Silence," but before it was to air on Disney's Discovery Channel in 1994, unknown members of Congress bought the rights and ordered all copies be destroyed. A lone tape survived and is now widely available online.
The Catholic Church has known about pedophiles in its midst for 1700 years assert former monks Richard Sipe and Patrick Wall in their 2004 375-page report, "Canonical History of Clerical Sexual Abuse." After the abuse scandal that began in 2001 exposed Cardinal Bernard F. Law protecting pedophiles in the Boston diocese,
Sipe estimates that six percent of Catholic priests have sexually abused children, a statistic mirrored in a 1993 National Catholic Weekly: America report estimating that "approximately 3,000 priests, or one in 15 nationwide, are probably guilty of [sexual] misconduct." Thomas Fox, writing in the National Catholic Reporter, estimates that the average pedophile priest molests 285 victims. The 2002 Zogby International/Le Moyne Contemporary Catholic Trends Poll Report found that one in 11 American Catholics say they have "personal knowledge" of child sexual abuse by a priest.
Elder Glenn L. Pace, Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, interviewed 60 people who had been ritually abused by church leaders, temple workers and members of the Tabernacle Choir, according to his 1990 memo on "Ritualistic Child Abuse" to the Strengthening Church Members Committee of the Mormon Church. Pace notes that "ritualistic child abuse is the most hideous of all child abuse. The basic objective is premeditated to systematically and methodically torture and terrorize children until they are forced to dissociate." He doesn't "pretend to know how prevalent the problem is,...can only assume that it is expanding geometrically and [is] horrified the numbers represented by the generation who are now children and teenagers." Photocopies of his exposť circulated like wildfire.
"The treatment of mind controlled kids is a growing field, despite the call for public denial from the corporate press. Cult abuse of children, [Catherine Gould] wrote in The Journal of Psychohistory in the spring of 1995, 'is considerable in scope and extremely grave in its consequences. Among 2,709 members of the American Psychological Association who responded to a poll, 2,292 cases of ritual abuse were reported. In 1992 alone, Childhelp USA logged 1,741 calls pertaining to ritual abuse, Monarch Resources of Los Angeles logged 5,000, Real Active Survivors tallied nearly 3,600, Justus Unlimited of Colorado received almost 7,000, and Looking Up Maine handled around 6,000,'" reports Alex Constantine's preview to the 1995 The Constantine Report at the www.mindcontrolforums.com website.
The website www.rotten.com reports that in 1980, Jesse Jackson commented on Janet Reno, "There is a growing consensus that her office is a source of humiliation to black people, and she has become a symbol of oppression to all of us." That same year the publisher of the Miami Times Garth Reeves is quoted with, "Reno is to the black community what Hitler was to the Jews."
President Bill Clinton promised "that aggressive enforcement of federal obscenity laws by the Justice Department particularly by the Child Exploitation and Obscenity section will be a priority in a Clinton-Gore administration," according to William E. Brigman in his 1997 "Politics and the Pornography Wars" for the Ohio University School of Film. Despite Clinton's rhetoric and that of Attorney General Janet Reno's promise to "protect our children from abuse," the Justice Department attempted to legalize soft-core child pornography in 1993. It should be noted that in November of that year, Clinton became the first standing Commander in Chief to have an Animatronic debuted in Disney's "Hall of Presidents."
A legal update of Knox v. The United States from Colonel Ronald D. Ray reads: "The Justice Department position, if adopted, would relax the higher standards of the Child Protection Act of 1984 and make it significantly more difficult for prosecutors to obtain convictions of child pornographers. The Reno Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to reinterpret the federal child pornography statute in a way that will result in legalizing a substantial amount of child pornography, encouraging further criminal child exploitation."
"It's simply not the kind of hard-core child pornography at the center of the industry," said a senior official in the Justice Department who spoke on condition of anonymity, according to The New York Times. A 1997 Syracuse University report noted an 86% decrease in obscenity prosecutions under Reno.
Before Janet Reno became U.S. Attorney General, she was Dade County Florida State Attorney. The American Family Association Journal quotes FBI Agent William P. Kelly as stating, Reno "was never interested in taking on and prosecuting illegal obscenity." It also quotes City of Miami Police Department's Michael Berish as noting, "the majority of obscenity cases involved organized crime figures that were responsible for the interstate distribution of this material."
Reno developed the "Miami Method" of aggressively handling child sexual abuse cases. In his article "Beat the Devil: Janet Reno's Coerced Confession" for The Nation, Alexander Cockburn describes the use of isolation, quasi-hypnosis, conditioned response, and kindred mind-bending techniques used to ensure damning testimony. Predictably, many of the convictions were overturned in appeals.
As Clinton's top cop, Reno could apparently do no wrong. Despite her office's refusal to prosecute child pornographers and other serious crimes, the Waco massacre in which more than twenty children died, and the Elian Gonzolez child's extradition back to Communist Cuba, mainstream media praised Janet Reno as Clinton's star cabinet member.
There are noticeable symptoms to "Disneyitis" sufferers have an unwavering devotion to all things Disney, they disbelieve anything anti-Disney, and of course may have an obsession with Disneyana. In their eyes, anyone who thinks differently is mentally ill. In many cases they will resort to foul, insulting language when dealing with those that don't share their passion. Hardcore Disneyphiles abound. Many are full blown Disney Nazis in the eyes of detractors.
This army of Mice is dedicated to the motto "Ignorance is Bliss." Or at least they are unwavering in their devotion. They refuse to peek under the rug to see the Rat's dirt. The Disney drug is so habituating, the average person doesn't even realize he or she is hooked. And if they do, they don't care.
Most American folk elect to remain completely uninformed of the atrocities carried out by their government and its minions. Mention of any "conspiracy" immediately elicits utter denial and dismay. That the loveable Mouse could be a part of some dark secret to infect the world population with its poisonous agenda is so far outside normal thinking it is too unfathomable for denizens to contemplate. No one could be more evil than Hitler, especially not Disney.
Frank Rich ponders in a 1998 The New York Times article: "Who is more powerful Disney or God? It's a tough call." "If anything is more irresistible than Jesus, it's Mickey" observes Carl Hiaasen in Team Rodent: How Disney Devours the World.
Whether society demands a closer inspection of the actions carried out by the Mouse House is up to the mainstream news organizations' coverage of that business behind Tinkerbell and her infamous pixie dust. In the meantime, such a poisoned apple should not be allowed to escape our notice.
"We cannot expect the [powers that be] to control their own criminality. The forces that lead to their criminality are far too powerful. What is necessary is that citizen groups form that will constantly watch over [these] agencies," stresses renowned criminologist William J. Chambliss in On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents.
* In February 2008, the director of a Norwegian war museum, William Hakvaag, claimed to have discovered Disney characters sketched by Adolf Hitler during World War Two. Hakvaag said "he found the drawings hidden in a painting signed 'A. Hitler' that he bought at an auction in Germany," according to Britain's telegraph.co.uk news site. "Hitler is known to have owned a copy of Snow White, the classic animated adaptation of a German fairy tale, and to have viewed it in his private cinema."