Considering how incessantly progressive Disney tries to be, what with pushing for showing gay couples in as many of their media as they can (despite the fact that their works are aimed at younger audiences, so this kind of thing corrupts their minds and souls), it’s surprising to discover this.
But it’s true: in a not particularly old Disney Channel show, the Leftist corporation talked about and DISMANTLED communism (or “commonism”, as the show puts it).
Disney Channel aired Girl Meets World from 2014 to 2017. For those of you who might find that title rather familiar, the show is essentially a sequel series to Boy Meets World from the 90’s. Girl Meets World follows the adventures of Riley Matthews, who in the show, is the daughter and student of Cory Matthews, the main protagonist of Boy Meets World.
In one of the episodes of this show, titled “Girl Meets Commonism”, Riley and two of her friends are caught cheating on a test and embrace the ideas of communism, believing that under that system, everyone is equal, so everyone gets the same grade (and good grades, specifically).
Riley and her friends even wear Russian-like attires and enclose their desk in a red rectangle (as shown above).
However, instead of pushing this as a good thing, the show gives the kids a reality check.
Following these ideals, Riley and her friends went into the next test being allowed to copy off of each other by their teacher (who is Riley’s dad). Upon receiving their tests back, they find they got a perfect score and got an A. However, despite this accomplishment, the three each get a C, because one A divided by three people is a C.
The three students are disappointed by this, with one of Riley’s friends asking how they could get a C when they scored 100%.
Cory explains that “when you get everything right but you don’t do it yourselves, it makes you average. A divided by three is a C. Look at you, you’re all the same. You’re average. You’re common.”
Riley then says: “Commonism. This is why it fell? People didn’t wanna all be the same?”
To which Cory responds: “Without incentive, there’s no motivation. Without motivation, there’s no advancement. In a truly free society, we share the best parts of ourselves without cheating. Because we get to learn who we are individually.”
I will get to the entire subject of communism in a second, but first, allow me to explain just why it is that I am talking about a show that ended three years ago and an episode that aired roughly four.
The particular clip where the events I just described took place recently resurfaced on Twitter, with the person who brought up the clip in the first place saying: “Reminder that Disney is actively giving your children anti-communist propaganda.”
The video clip has so far garnered more than 3 million views.
I had no idea this had happened back whenever this aired and never knew of it until now (mainly because I stopped watching Disney channel a long time ago). However, this made me think “wow, Disney is pretty cool.”
Now, that still doesn’t erase the fact that they have actively been giving children LEFTIST propaganda in the form of showing homosexual couples (usually lesbians, interestingly enough), be it on shows or movies, but this is at least one instance in which I actually side with Disney.
This isn’t anti-communist “propaganda.” It’s TRUTH.
The students were mad that they got caught cheating on a test and figured that in an ideal world, they could do that and still get good grades (which shows the low intellectual levels that it takes for someone to be a communist). They began dressing the same and push that they be allowed to cheat on a test to get the best results.
Their teacher obliged them, but only to teach them a valuable life lesson: communism is far from ideal.
Communists often claim that communism is about equality and fairness and justice. They say that it’s about everyone getting the same result regardless of amount of work or anything else. They say that it’s supposed to give the little guy a push and to get them to the top of the food chain, currently occupied by the wealthy.
Reality is far different from this, namely due to the very nature of man.
In communism, people are equal – equally miserable. Well, that’s not entirely true. In communism, the only people who aren’t miserable are the people in charge – the 1% of the population who dictate what happens and to whom. In communism, there is no fairness.
For the three students to have gotten 100%, one of them had to have had all the answers for the others to copy off of them. The person who actually knew the material and did the hard work would receive the same exact grade as the others who didn’t work nearly as hard. Regardless of whether they got an A or a C or even an F, how exactly is that fair for one person to do all the work and everyone to get the same grade?
Schools, for a long time, had this sort of system for grading group projects. And since the entire group would share a collective grade, there was no incentive for everyone to work so hard. Often times, one person would end up doing all the work for the whole group, or at least most of it, and the whole group got the same grade due to the one person’s work. How exactly is that fair? How is this just?
Everyone gets the same result, so what’s the point in working hard? And that’s the point in which it all begins to tumble down. Like Cory said, if there is no incentive, there is no motivation, and if there is no motivation, there is no advancement.
The ONLY reason we have the technology we have today is because there is an incentive to create and innovate. Capitalism gives people, workers and businesses an incentive to do well and be successful. Those who are successful see this in the form of wealth or popularity or both. When there is no incentive to work hard, there is no reason to work hard. When there is no motivation to do anything, nothing happens and no forward movement occurs.
In a communist society, the only incentive people have is to not get shot or arrested. In a communist society, people aren’t people, but a collective mass of beings indistinguishable from one another.
In a communist society, we are the Stormtroopers from Star Wars: all the same, no individualism. In a capitalist society, we are Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Padme, Luke, Han Solo – individuals with value and worth.
The reason communism has killed over 100 million people is because people are not people, but tools, for the elite. And those who are not useful tools to the elite are disposed of. Those who defy the elite are disposed of. Those who even slightly piss off the elite are disposed of. Communism doesn’t value life.
It doesn’t value hard work. It doesn’t value individualism. It doesn’t value the things that make humans better, allow them to improve, and help them to grow.
Communism, or “commonism,” for the kids of the show, fell because it is outright antithetical to humanity. Communism is slavery. It’s slavery to the state. Humans have within themselves an innate desire for freedom.
Our very nature makes the supposed ideals of communism impossible. Not everyone can garner the same result and be content with it and actually make it work. That’s unrealistic. The workers cannot run a factory or a business, sharing the wealth of the business and the people who run it, without running that business into the ground.
Communism, by its very nature, is self-destructive to humanity. It cannot work, at least for long. Even the Soviet Union and China have had to allow for SOME capitalism (private property and ownership) in order to even slightly function.
I don’t know why Disney Channel chose to air that episode, considering it kind of runs contrary to their Leftist ideals, but I am glad that they did. The writers of the particular episode clearly demonstrated (some of) the major flaws in the ideas of communism.
Different levels of work should not warrant equal results, for such a thing destroys incentive. Destroying incentive destroys motivation. Destroying motivation destroys people’s ability and reason to improve.
In basketball, there is a saying: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Allen Iverson was talented, but he didn’t work hard, so his stint as an NBA player, particularly at the highest levels of competition, was short. Jimmy Butler is not insanely talented at basketball, but he works hard, so he’s a multiple-time All-Star and the first option on a perennial contending team. Michael Jordan was both talented and a hard worker, so he is remembered as a legend and the greatest player of all time.
The necessary ingredient for success is hard work, almost regardless of talent. But if there is no incentive to work hard, nothing gets done. Even taking away all of the other major flaws of communism, that alone destines any country that tries it to failure.
Again, I don’t know what the reasoning behind Disney airing an episode on this topic was, but I am glad that they did. It’s not propaganda – it’s TRUTH-TELLING.
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