Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I! Just! Can't! Let! It! Go!

I've got some thoughts – thoughts that border on the obsessive – thoughts that keep coming back to me.  And each time they come back, I holler Let It Go! and then the thoughts come back again, but only stronger.

It's all because the whole premise of my obssessed-thought predicament is predicated upon that Let it Go! tune.  Let it Go!  Let it Go!  Can't hold you back anymore!  

You see the vicious cycle, don't you?  Unctuous thought > heart races with urgency > Let it Go!  > hum the tune > unctuous thought arrives again > heart races with even more urgency.

Over and over and over.

I try to be one of those folks that adheres to the dictum that we shouldn't give stupid, pretentious, self righteous people any more attention, because that's the reason people are stupid, pretentious and self righteous.  But this time, it's different.  This time, I've got my undies in an uproar over being misrepresented.

I cannot Let! It! Go!

I am about to give a stupid, pretentious, self righteous nitwit some attention.  I shall repent later.  First for calling her stupid, because that's just not nice, and not based on facts, and second, because I'm disobeying my own dictum (that of giving stupid, pretentious, and self righteous people attention.)

So there's this Mormon grandma lady who has seen Frozen, at least two times too many.  She has fabricated a blog post on the ferals of a this Frozen flick, claiming first and foremost, with fire and fatuity, and with far too many words and mouse/thumb scrolls, that Frozen is Disney's last-ditch effort to push the "gay agenda."

You can see it here.  If you like.  And if you make it through the whole thing, well... you won't make it through the whole thing, even if you agree with her, because it's boring and has middle-aged harpy written all over it.

This lady calls herself a "Well Behaved Mormon Woman."  This in itself proves the self-righteous and pretentious accusation, listed above.  But, seriously, I cannot let it go.  I feel I need to write the LDS church and demand that she label herself the Unofficial Well Behaved Mormon Woman, because, well, there is nothing well-behaved about her.

Now, I believe that everyone is entitled to their very own opinion.  When it comes to the issue of homosexuality, I feel the same.  We are each entitled to feel how we feel about it.  I will not, can not, impose my view, or express how you should feel about this issue, for it goes against my inner core set of values to demand someone share the same opinion as me.

(I have inserted my disclaimer, now we can continue...)

There isn't a single piece of dialog, anywhere in Frozen, that says "kids be gay" or "girls should love/like girls" or "boys should love/like boys."  Nowhere.  (Or maybe I wasn't paying attention, set me straight, if that's the case.)  Therefore, any commentary of said "gay agenda" is nothing short of an inferring judgement and a hollow 'n haughty accusation.

Let's talk about Judging, shall we?  Lets!

Jesus, the center of the LDS Christian faith, said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged.  For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."  St Matthew, 7:1-2

Jesus also said, "Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way." Romans 14:13

But wait!  There's more!  This issue of judging each other was a big deal and He didn't stop there!

"Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment." St John 7:24

"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven."  Luke 6:37

"And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world." John 12:47

"Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge." James 4:11

In all fairness, I am judging the poor dear, by accusing her of the judging.  But the difference, however, is that I never claimed to be a "Well Behaved Mormon Woman."  No-siree, on-the-contrary.

Bottom line, sweet (not!) Well Behaved Mormon Woman?  You should go to business school.  Disney is not wasting its resources on any agenda; Disney is not trying to woo your precious offspring into homosexuality.  Disney is all about one thing, and that thing is Cash.  They could care less what you think because they have your money.  At three showings!  (Or however many times she saw it.)

I think I can let it go now.

p.s. I might have just placed a giant "X" on my back.  Well Behaved Mormon Woman has 7.3k followers. 


radracer said...

I'm with you on this one. I took a good look through 'Well Behaved's' article last night while I was waiting for scouts to earn merit badges. I don't get it.

Apparently 'Well Behaved' cannot handle the hornet's nest she stirred, as that thread is closed to further comments.

p.s. Let me know if you need a kevlar flak jacket, 'cause I've got your back.

p.p.s. One of the 'Please prove you're not a robot words is "Gospel." How fitting.

My25Cents said...

First time commenting because I just CAN'T, for the life of me, LET IT GO EITHER!! AMEN sistah! I'm so sick of people creating drama where there is none to be found, simply for the chance to get people stirred up. (Breathe in, breathe out)

I thought you'd appreciate another take on Frozen:

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Julia said...

I agree. Isn't art in all its forms, by definition, one of those things open to personal interpretation? Therefore, what it "means" to someone tells a lot more about him/her and what he/she is looking for than anything else. I think is ridiculous to put blanket interpretations on any art form. One person may see beauty and another blasphemy. It is up to them.

PhishTako said...

I believe that Frozen is taken from Hans Christian Anderson's "Snow Queen". So Disney is just a puppet to the gay agenda that Hans began promoting in 1845.

Megan and Keli'i said...

Holy hell, people are ridiculous. Why do people have to read into EVERYTHING and get ridiculous over EVERYTHING?

And PhishTako is right...from Hans Christian Anderson's "Snow Queen."