Monday, May 25, 2009
Hansel & Gretel & Cultural Hegemony
Hansel and Gretel
Hansel and Gretel were lost in the woods when they came upon a house made of candy and cake. An old witch invited them in and then captured both of them intending to eat them. Gretel had a chance save both of them by pushing the old woman in an oven but she decided that it would be wrong not to respect the witch's cultural traditions. So Gretel and her brother allowed themselves to be cooked and eaten. The witch was so happy with the children's actions that she invited all of her witch friends to the area. Soon thereafter, they ate every child in a hundred mile radius. Soon the whole area was filled with nothing but child eating witches and all the witches were very happy!
The Moral of the Story: You must respect the culture of others, even at your own expense!
Thank you John Hawkins of Right Wing News http://rightwingnews.com/