Can I just say that I loved the first version of Mulan?
Yes it was a cartoon, and yes I was an adult, but I was going through a rough transition in my life at the time. Major parts of the movie spoke to me.
“Look at me. I will never pass for a perfect bride. Or a perfect daughter. Can it be I’m not meant to play this part?” – Yeah, still makes me well up after all these years.
And the part where all her so-called comrades left her to die alone in the snow because she turned out to be an icky girl?
And the part at the end where her father drops all the valuable gifts from the emperor in the dirt, to embrace Mulan and declare “The greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” Here come the waterworks again…
So yeah, I’m kind of a fan. Despite the fact that the fireworks and cannon she used were the closest things to firearms in the whole movie.
But I have decided that I DON’T want to see the new version. I don’t want to give Disney my money for this. Not because Mushu isn’t in it. Not just because I don’t have Disney+ and don’t want to cough up extra money on top.
It’s because of Disney prostituting themselves to the Chinese Communist Party.
This article in the National Review points out how Disney sucked up to the CCP so that they could film parts of the movie in the region that contains concentration camps for Uyghurs. Nothing like a little genocide by sterilization and reeducation going on next door to add spice to your movie scenery, huh guys?
Now usually I’m not a huge political boycotter. I admittedly haven’t shopped at Dick’s in a couple years, and there are a handful of other business that I don’t give my money to anymore. But this one pushed me over the edge. Between the COVID cover-up, the Hong Kong situation, and now the Uyghur genocide, I’ve had it up to here with commies. I’m done.
What does all this have to do with Guns, Ammo, or Tactical anything? Nothing. And Everything. Because Communism is completely antithetical to the freedom that the Second Amendment ensures. You know what the antidote to genocide is? Guns. Totalitarian regimes HATE civil liberties. And they REALLY hate guns in the hands of free citizens. Communists HATE personal freedoms. But like Disney, Communists LOVE your money.
I for one intend to deprive them of mine.
And I’ll be keeping my guns, thanks.