Americans in Fantasy Land

Finnish Perspective

I lived in central Florida for 40 years or so. Outside of Orlando and not far from Disney World and it’s assorted attractions.

I only ever went to the part itself once, right after Micheal Eisner took over. It was in kind of bad shape at that point with many rides and attractions needing a lot of work. Other than some work related conventions at the hotels there, never went or had any desire to go to the place again.

From the first Disney struck me as the epitome of how Americans see themselves. Far more grandiose and impressive than the reality, with the reality carefully hidden from view. Never to be seen and never, ever talked about.

American families were wholesome, moral, fair and righteous. Our schools and churches bastions of up right progress and our governments above reproach. American corporations produced the best products at fair prices and…

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