Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The King's Bad Idea

My girls are on a Sleeping Beauty kick. They watch the movie, both have Sleeping Beauty dolls, dress up like Sleeping Beauty. . .They like her a lot.

There is a part of the movie, though, that bothers me. After Aurora/Briar Rose/ Sleeping Beauty (so confusing for my girls!) is threatened by the evil Maleficient, the king demands that all spindles are destroyed.

Doesn't he realize this would ruin the economy? After the great bonfire the cost of clothes must have skyrocketed. And the poor producers of cotton and wool? They must have had goods just rot because no one could do anything with them.

It's all rather disturbing.

5 comments:

Sylvia said...

Only you would worry about such things Alicia...

The GruCru said...

lol

LeeAnn said...

Perhaps he should have done a conference call with other leaders in his kingdom. Taken a poll, or something! Just to burn all the spindles with out thinking of the consequences! What, it he a teenager!?!?

Kiersten said...

It sounds like you might have watched that one too many times. Ha ha!

Tina said...

I have a book I think you'd like . . . "The Gospel according to Disney." I know . . . nothing to do with economics but interesting anyway!