Devil Mouse is killing the classics

The Disney copyright extension is running out:

As the year 2000 approached, Disney had a problem. Copyrights on some of the company’s earliest cartoons, including “Steamboat Willie,” were set to expire soon. As one 1998 report put it, “[w]ithout copyright term extension, the company faces the potential nightmare of seeing its greatest treasures pass from corporate possession into the public domain.” Americans would be free to reproduce Disney’s public domain works, and even make new stories derived out of that content, without worrying about getting sued for copyright infringement. With “billions of dollars in revenue” at stake the report adds, Mickey Mouse went to Washington.

The story of how the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act, known within the copyright bar as the Mickey Mouse Protection Act, came to be is pure Swamp. In 1998, Disney Chairman Michael Eisner descended on Trent Lott’s office to ask the Senate Majority Leader for help. “He was very much interested in seeing the copyright bill,” Lott said at the time. As Congressional Quarterly reported, “[b]efore he left the spacious offices of the majority leader at the U.S. Capitol on June 9, Eisner was assured that his company’s pet bill would get the help it needed.”

In addition to Eisner’s visit, the company donated money to key committee leaders, including Republican Congressman Howard Coble of North Carolina, who was then the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Arts and Intellectual Property. Disney also “paid $2,700” to host House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife “for three days at Disney Institute, the company’s educational facility in Orlando.”

When it was all over, Mickey Mouse had his way with the Republican-controlled Congress. With unanimous consent in the Senate and a voice vote in the House, Congress enacted the extension, tacking an additional twenty years onto existing copyright terms.

Fast forward to today. The extension Disney toiled for on Capitol Hill in 1998 is about to run out. As early as 2024, key Disney cartoons will pass into the public domain. 

The irony is that public domain is how works survive over time. In fact, most of Disney’s best IP is derived from the public domain. Instead of further extending the copyright period, as the Devil Mouse will almost certainly attempt, it should be reduced to the life of the author + 20 years. That’s more than enough time for the heirs and copyright holders to sufficiently profit from a new creation in order to justify it being created in the first place.

Diversity for thee

Disney has implemented Critical Race Theory for all of its operations and employees:

I knew Disney was going downhill fast but they have hit the Nitro button and thrown a lead brick on the accelerator.

A blockbuster leak of internal Disney training documents has hit the web. And at first, I honestly, thought they had to be fake. There was no way in hell Disney could sink this far, this fast. But the Disney watermarks have been clearly identified on these docs by independent corroboration. They are absolutely authentic Internal Disney documents.

Mickey the Great and Terrible has gone full-on Anti-White!

“The Walt Disney Company is engaging in divisive critical race theory and are allegedly having employees complete a “privilege checklist” while asking them to not engage in “white dominant culture.”

Disney’s internal documents include wording that seems to say “that white employees should “defund the police,” “participate in reparations,” “decolonize your bookshelf,” “don’t gentrify neighborhoods,” “find and join a local ‘white space,’” and “donate to anti-white supremacy work such at your local Black Lives Matter chapter.”

The second article encourages parents to commit to “raising race-consciousness in children” and argues that “even babies discriminate” against members of other races.”

Disney recommends that employees read a how-to guide called “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice.” The article tells readers to “defund the police,” “participate in reparations,” “decolonize your bookshelf,” and “find and join a local ‘white space.

Finally, Disney has launched racially segregated “affinity groups” for minority employees, with the goal of achieving “culturally-authentic insights.” The Latino group was named “Hola,” the Asian group was named “Compass,” and the black group was named “Wakanda.”

We can only presume that the affinity group for the judeochristian minority is called “the Board of Directors”. Diversity for thee, but not for me, saith the Devil Mouse. To precisely no one’s surprise, Disney doesn’t appear to be at all concerned about diversity when it comes to a statistically improbable overrepresentation of a certain persuasion in the executive ranks of the companies it owns.

“Disney recommends that employees read a how-to guide called “75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice.” The article tells readers to “defund the police,” “participate in reparations,” “decolonize your bookshelf,” and “find and join a local ‘white space.’

In other words, don’t let any current or former Devil Mouse employees join your organization, even if it’s just a casual interest group. They’re literally training infiltrators to infest and converge every non-converged interest group. 

The good news is that the self-destruction of the Devil Mouse and its devotion to the Wicked, the Ugly, and the Lie is only going to create more opportunities for Arkhaven and other entertainment companies that support white, Christian, and nationalistic civilization. As Bob Marley vowed, Babylon is going to fall… again.

Come we go burn down Babylon one more time

Come we go chant down Babylon one more time

For them soft! Yes, them soft! (ah-yoy!)

Them soft! Yes, them soft! (ah-yoy!)

So come we go chant down Babylon, one more time

Men see their dreams and aspiration

Crumble in front of their face

And all of their wicked intention

To destroy the human race.

Come we go draw down Babylon, one more time.

Arktoons: 4 Sunday titles

Bounding Into Comics has the exclusive story:

Arkhaven Comics publisher and Lead Editor Vox Day announced four more series for the newly released digital comic platform, Arktoons.

Arktoons is a free-to-view digital comics platform that releases new episodes of comics every single day of the week. The platform is stylistically similar to Webtoons, where comics are read in a top down format.

It was launched this past Wednesday, and is already seeing success. Vox Day tells Bounding Into Comics, “We’re seeing some incredible engagement statistics on the site.”

He added, “Average session durations have climbed steadily from an average 5 minutes 48 seconds on launch day to 6 minutes 32 seconds. This shows that people are not only reading the new comics at Arktoons, but enjoying them.”

The four new series released on Sunday include Chicago Typewriter, AI Wars, Bovodar & The Bears, and Swan Knight Saga. They bring the total number of series on the platform up to 22.

In other comics-related news, Marvel continues to celebrate its converged death spiral, as the Devil Mouse’s main movie guy explains that it is a priority for Marvel to racewash and genderswap familiar characters.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige recently addressed why the upcoming Eternals movie decided to race and gender swap most of the characters from their origins in the comics.
A majority of The Eternals characters have been race and gender swapped. The only characters that look similar to their comic book iterations are Ikaris, Thena, and Phastos.
They changed Makkari to a black, female, deaf character. Kingo now appears Indian instead of appearing to be Japanese. Ajak is Hispanic, Lebanese, and female. Gilgamesh is now Asian, and Sprite is now female and a young girl….
If it wasn’t clear that this film might be the wokest of all of Marvel’s films so far, Feige pretty much confirmed it. He made it very clear they set out to race and gender swap the majority of the cast before they had even began searching for a director!
Not only that, but it shows where Marvel Studios and Feige’s priorities are. He clearly states the reason for the film being moved to the top of their list of films to make is purely because they could swap the characters’ races, genders, and sexualities.

No wonder they’re unhappy with the Arktoons initiative. Because they know what is likely to happen if they are wrong… and a growing mountain of evidence suggests they’re wrong. 

The bubble pops

It looks like the post-2008 can-kicking is rapidly coming to an end:

Global banks bracing for losses amid US hedge fund collapse

World banks may lose over $6 billion from the downfall of the US investment firm Archegos Capital, sources told Reuters. Regulators are closely monitoring the situation as panic spreads about the possible scale of the fallout.

The sudden liquidation of the New York-based billionaire Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management ignited a fire sale of more than $20 billion in assets that has left some of the world’s biggest investment banks bearing billions of dollars of losses.

According to billionaire investor Mike Novogratz, the collapse of Hwang’s Archegos fund could turn out to be “the most spectacular personal loss of wealth in history.”

The problems started last week when a disappointing stock sale by media giant ViacomCBS triggered devastating bank margin calls for Archegos, three people familiar with the matter said. Shares in ViacomCBS plummeted 23{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} last Wednesday after the media company sold shares at a price that diluted its value. The shares continued to decline, setting off alarm bells at Archegos’ prime brokers and prompting them to offload stock in all of Archegos’ investments.

According to the sources, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley were quick to offload shares on Friday, forestalling a material financial impact.

Meanwhile, investment banks Nomura and Credit Suisse warned investors that they were facing huge losses from their exposure to Archegos. Shares in Japan’s Nomura plunged 16{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} and Credit Suisse dropped 14{3549d4179a0cbfd35266a886b325f66920645bb4445f165578a9e086cbc22d08} amid analyst speculations on how much money they could lose.

This time, it wasn’t different. It never is. If the media sector is collapsing, watch for the Devil Mouse to be in particular trouble, in light of the underperformance of its assets almost across the board.

But don’t worry. I’m sure Creepy Joe will be right on top of this, right? I mean, who better to skillfully navigate an economy through the treacherous shoals of a financial catastrophe than a shuffling, dementia-addled near-corpse who isn’t sure who or where he is?

Another Hollywood “death”

It rather looks as if Maxwell’s arrest is percolating through the Hellmouth:

Actress Naya Rivera is missing and presumed dead today after her four-year-old son was found alone on a boat in California.

The Glee star and her son Josey rented a pontoon boat on Lake Piru on Wednesday afternoon, but three hours later another boater raised the alarm after seeing the vessel drifting and the child asleep on board.

Cops found Rivera’s life vest on the boat and believe that ‘she did go in the lake’ to go swimming, acknowledging that ‘this may well be a case of drowning’. Her car was found nearby.

Four-year-old Josey has told investigators that his mother jumped in the water and didn’t come back up, TMZ reports, but the circumstances are unclear and cops say it is ‘challenging’ to interrogate a toddler.

Given her past association with a known pedo from the Hellmouth, there’s little question about her involvement in Hollywood values. And until a body is found and it is convincingly demonstrated to be hers, I’d be dubious about this being either an accident or a suicide.

Tickets expiring?

ITEM: Steve Bing killed himself Monday by jumping from the 27th floor of his LA apartment amid a depression battle. A one-time Vegas high-roller and strip-club aficionado who was ‘dedicated in equal parts to philanthropy, politics and women’, Bing used his wealth to immerse himself in the glamour of Hollywood, producing films such as Get Carter, starring Sylvester Stallone, and Polar Express, with Tom Hanks.  Also a movie writer and producer, Bing was thought to be worth $590m when he died.

ITEM: Jockey Liam Treadwell, who rode Mon Mome to a shock victory in the 2009 Grand National, has died aged 34.  Trainer Alastair Ralph confirmed the tragic news on Tuesday, describing Treadwell’s death as ‘unbelievably sad’ and a ‘big shock’. It has not yet been revealed how Treadwell, who was born in Arundel, Sussex, died, but Ralph told The Sun: ‘We found him this morning, it’s all still very raw. It’s just terrible, he had suffered depression and it was on going for a couple of years.’

ITEM: A Hollywood producer and talent manager has been charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual assault and kidnap of four women in California, prosecutors said Monday. David Guillod, an executive producer on ‘Atomic Blonde’ and ‘Extraction,’ is the latest Hollywood mogul to be swept up in the #MeToo movement, which led to Harvey Weinstein’s 23-year jail sentence for rape and sexual assault in March. Guillod surrendered to police Monday morning in Santa Barbara, near Los Angeles, accompanied by his attorney, after a three-year investigation led to him being charged with the rape and sexual assault of four women.

There certainly seems to be a lot of depression and desperation among the successful these days, particularly those with ties to the Hellmouth.