Sunday, 13 October 2013

How Disney Destroyed the Western Psyche

In his 1976 book The Uses of Enchantment, Austrian-born American psychologist Bruno Bettelheim  despite being an unsettling character himself  nevertheless demonstrated that fairy tales (in their traditional format and narrative) are like mirrors into the darker aspects of our childhoods. We as adults tend to think that children are all pure and innocent when nothing could be further from the truth. Childhood is filled with fears and aggression. Bettelheim explained how the fairytale is a vital tool for children to cope with the unresolved darker aspects of childhood. Cultivating compassion and empathy for the downtrodden, creating a sense of responsibility to intervene in the oppression of others from an early age.

For example; in the original version of Jack and the Beanstalk — the story can be stripped down to the basic premise of a 'hero' clandestinely hiding in a man's house, while playing on his wife's sympathies in order to rob and finally murder the owner. Now that's a psychopath. Now let's re-examine all children's fairy tales in this light of this darker understanding. They all have this underlying acceptance of the darker aspect of the human condition. They were the mirror before the Mirror Neurons were discovered.

As I have previously pointed out in my book Defeated Demons: Freedom from Consciousness Parasites in Psychopathic Society, the underlying metaphor of many children's fairy tales is to warn us of the psychopaths and paedophiles within society. The retelling of these fairy tales (in the pre-Disney form) allows us to carry forth this archetypal acknowledgement of the dark sides of the collective and personal psyche from generation to generation. Navigating the unconsciousness dimensions of the personality — in order to find a way through them. Understanding that not all humans are good, and that some are very evil indeed.

How the Disney corporation has altered these tales, may go some way in order to understand the neurosis in modern Western humans concerning irrational fears and anxieties implemented by governments, religions/cults and corporations to manipulate us. Disney, in this context, can be viewed as a kind of psychological operation of sorts to keep us in an infantile state, dependent on the control structure and by extension, to keep us safe from imaginary enemies.

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Thomas Sheridan is an independent alternative artist, author, satirist, musician, public speaker, broadcaster and researcher currently based in the West of Ireland. His illustrations have appeared on the covers of newsstand magazines, books and websites worldwide. 

The Anvil of the Psyche is considered a vital manual for personal and social survival in a world controlled by greed and false hopes. Thomas' writings and interviews have evolutionised people to build a firewall around their own psyche and not to be lured into handing over personal independence to an exterior collective or guru. As a result, his NO CONTACT EVER AGAIN philosophy applied to controlling individuals and groups has made Thomas an enemy of mind-controlled death cults and neo-Nazi fringe groups.  Thomas has also been featured in several films and documentaries. 


  1. If u want to see the 4th reich in play, go to Disneyland. I'm not kidding!

  2. I wrote a paper on the subject in 2002. Had to go for a MANDATORY assignment for graphics design class to study themeing. I'd rather shoot myself in the face than to ever go again. It does my little black heart good to see people like you and Freeman Fly exposing the Disney scumbags for what they truly are!

  3. What book are you reading from Thomas. Was it a Ladybird book? Talking about the fruit and vegetable patch, and the salad leaves, seems very familiar.

    1. It is the Ladybird Rapunzel book Rebekah. Wonderful it is too.