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    Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.S.

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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    Once again, PC Nonsense shows what it truly is. The attempts by complete idiots to rewrite history to satisfy their own insecurities. History is full of atrocities, and to ignore them is to make light of them. It doesn't surprise me, however, that this is happening. Every new generation on this rock of ours seems to get dumber and dumber, and it's not their fault, they've had this BS pounded into their heads from day-one; I'm hoping that some day soon, before I exit this mortal coil, that the pendulum swings back toward a more middle ground, and people realize that by rewriting history you really do humanity a disservice. "Those that don't know history, are doomed to repeat it."

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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    It is equally as important to remember that they are changing a feature of a Disney ride, not an actual historical event. I received some fairly wise advice from a historical collector and educator, who advised that I not get too attached to specific "facts" about history. Too often, such things are flawed, lost in time, and/or changed by individuals or groups. The skill of lying has not been lost thru the ages, but rather improved with time.

    Disney's rides never were a keystone of history. Enjoyable, perhaps, but worth far less than a long and tenacious seeking of the truth, a most rare treasure.
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    Less exposure to history is not a good thing. This is one less chance parents with brains will have to teach their kids the wrongs that people used to do, why it is wrong, and that it shouldn't happen again. Sure, it might be uncomfortable, but such is life. Parents need to be parents, stop being lazy and complaining when confronted with history.
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    But again, as PD has pointed out, this is a Disney ride, not an actual historical event......what's to learn from a story with perhaps no historical accuracy?
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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    Yes, but if enough historical references are removed from view, then they do all but fade from memory. And there are various historical accounts of women being sold or traded by pirates.
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    Which cannot be 100% verified, as there is no one around to confirm if it actually happened.....

    Mistaking folklore for actual history is a slippery slope....
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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    Quote Originally Posted by onesixthpolice View Post
    Which cannot be 100% verified, as there is no one around to confirm if it actually happened.....

    Mistaking folklore for actual history is a slippery slope....
    Actually, this is not exactly true. Bartholomew "Black Bart" Roberts had (as every piarate ship had) rules of conduct that all crew members had to follow. One of those rules said that no boy or woman could be smuggled on board, but that any woman seized from a vessel that they attacked was to be held apart from the crew to prevent her being communally raped (usually guarded by the biggest ruffian), but said guard could have his way with her all he wanted. The history of piracy is a fascinating and often disturbing thing. And their are differences between Pirates, Privateers, Bucanners and Corsairs. If Jack Sparrow had been a real person, and a Pirate, he probably wouldn't have been the goofy, fun-loving guy, we all enjoy watching.

    Cheng I Sao, a Cantonese woman who began her career in a brothel, (while perhaps not as famous as other female pirates), was probably the most successful pirate, male or female, in history, commanding a fleet of hundreds of ships and over 50,000 men, outlawed rape amongst her fleet (an offense punishable by beheading). Why would she do that if rape wasn't a common occurrence?

    Watering down history the way the entertainment industry does, or removing reminders of it (i.e., Confederate flags), is to do a great disservice to newer generations. Sanitizing history for the delicate sensibilities of pansy asses is one of the reasons people never seem to learn from the past.

    I get that it's just a Disney ride, but it's just one more removal of reality in a world that's constantly trying to remove harsh realities from its history (like Confederate flags, or changing the names of schools because they were named after famous Confederates). This kind of brain-dead stupidity shows how lazy humans have truly become (let's not have an open discussion about the terrible things that people have/and continue to do to each other;let's just remove all traces of it).

    Sorry, rant over. Let's go back to talking about our over-priced Barbies.

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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    Well, since this area is not where we talk about over-priced Batbies, let's continue.....how long ago were those pirates you mentioned alive, and where/who did the "history" of their activities come from? Is it real, or is it merely exaggerated folk-lore? If we have fake news now, you can be sure we had it back then too, as real life was, and is, not that exciting.....
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    Re: Disney to sanitize history by removing "wench auction" from PotC rides in U.

    Quote Originally Posted by onesixthpolice View Post
    Well, since this area is not where we talk about over-priced Batbies, let's continue.....how long ago were those pirates you mentioned alive, and where/who did the "history" of their activities come from? Is it real, or is it merely exaggerated folk-lore? If we have fake news now, you can be sure we had it back then too, as real life was, and is, not that exciting.....
    You must be a huge Disney fan, because if the Mouse tells you it didn't happen.....it didn't happen.

    Apparently, if there are no living witnesses now to events that occurred hundreds of years ago ("no one is around to confirm if it actually happened"), it probably didn't happen, despite multiple period accounts from multiple sources (letters, laws, records, logs, newspapers, etc).

    If someone says "I think it's Disney's ride and they can do what they want", fine, that's understandable and we can simply disagree. But to say that historical facts that have gone unquestioned for DECADES are now all "folk-lore" because of a business decision by a theme park? That is just baffling.
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