Oh yeah. The villain in this new Muppet movie is a Texas oilman who has a big corporate headquarters and is clearly interested only in money. Disney, one of the largest corporations on earth, has been using these stock businessmen-as-heartless-villains since at least Mary Poppins.* Does it go back further, does anyone know? Any of those villains in earlier Disney? And how much has this influenced the consciousness of an ordinarily nice and very earnest young OWS idealist, that the popular culture he grew up with, and "gets" far better than those around him, has taught him who the bad guys are? It's like the execrable A Dog Called Kitty, so bad it is a family joke, or Avatar, or
Never mind. The list is endless.
* There would be a lot of jobs for regular Englishmen - not to mention the world - in
Railways through Africa
Dams across the Nile
Fleets of ocean greyhounds
Majestic, self-amortizing canals
Plantations of ripening tea
wouldn't you think? Not so many in feeding pigeons, however heartwarming it is.