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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-11 05:51 AM
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*Peace On Earth* A Classic Christmas cartoon, MGM 1939
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8stkqssLYc
 
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Posted on DU: December 12, 2011
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"Two young squirrels ask their grandfather on Christmas Eve who the "men" are in the lyric "Peace on Earth, good will to men."

The grandfather squirrel then tells them a rotoscoped history of the human race, focusing on the never ending wars men waged. Ultimately the wars do end, with the deaths of the last men on Earth, two soldiers shooting each other. After-wards, the surviving animals discover a copy of the Bible in the ruins of a church.

Inspired by the book's teachings, they decide to rebuild a society dedicated to peace and nonviolence (using the helmets of soldiers to construct houses). The cartoon features an original song written to the tune of
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing".

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-11 07:43 AM
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1. I suspect the bible is what the humans were fighting about in the first place.
Edited on Mon Dec-12-11 07:44 AM by Ian David
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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-12-11 10:33 PM
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2. I agree, It's sad that religion is used to control people.
I watched it as a kid but never really understood it. I love this cartoon even if it did make me cry!
This was made about WW1. - What's sad is WW1 was supposed to be 'The War To End All Wars.'72 years years later and it's even more poignant...
Imagine a cartoon with an anti-war message like this being on TV today...!

Priest admits and explains "Religion is in the control business"
'Priest says Hell is an invention of the church to control people with fear':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkaH3hEmV3M

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