Disneyland opening speech - Walt Disney

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To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

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bvw 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Worshipping false memories painted on prettily, and fake cartoons of cheap nostalgias. Didn't work. Today that Disneyland still stands but it is a tragically degenerate neighborhood. See for example "Outside Disneyland's Door Is Wicked Reality : Crime: For 4,000 residents who live in an apartment ghetto behind the Disneyland Hotel, the innocence and escapism of the Magic Kingdom are a million miles away." October 23, 1989, LA TIMES Or: "Cinderella is homeless, Ariel ‘can’t afford to live on land’: Disney under fire for pay" 17 Jul 2017, The Guardian

Walt missed a few beats, G-d, Truth and Compassion was missing in it all. But "Disneyland is your land", he was right. He was a genius, his creations have many virtues, or rather tell some many virtuous tales. But where is G-d?

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