POLI: Attempting To Rewrite History (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Chris Hind (chind@juno.com)
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 01:16:49 -0800

I was outraged recently over Disney's decision to alter their "Pirates of
the Caribbean" ride because it portrayed pirates chasing after women. What
did pirates do? They raped and pillaged! Why attempt to make history PC? It
wasn't! You cannot change history. Watch, next they'll be putting in female
pirates into the attraction. This has nothing to do with sexism, it's just
accurately portraying a time period. I already know quite a few people who
will no longer go on that ride because Disney has made this decision. Too
bad there isn't a means to make a ride such as this historical and unable
to be altered. Mauling a historical theme park attraction by making it more
PC is akin to Napoleon having his troops fire cannonballs at the sphinx.
Well, at least they haven't made the Florida one PC yet. Too bad they did
this because there are not very many attractions at Disneyland as there are
at Six Flags Magic Mountain so I guess I'll be spending lots more time at
the latter. I may go on the ride one last time to see how pathetic they've
made it but that's it for me. They might as well close it down because many
people go to that ride purely for the memories associated with it. It's
just not the same.

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