Donald Duck - The Spirit Of '43

A World War II propaganda film created by Walt Disney Studios for the US Government in 1943

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1. mala-zmija 4 years ago

sooo...spending is nazi?

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2. Comment rated too low. Show this comment prankphonecall 4 years ago

I'm feeling very patriotic all of a sudden... perhaps i'll go out and pay some tax!!! Then again...

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3. hedosean 4 years ago

You have to take this in context. filmed during the war in 1943. They were portraying spending as HELPING the Nazi's because you weren't paying your taxes to support the war effort.

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4. andyjk10 4 years ago

hhmmm. well i like Donald duck so not a bad move to use it for sending messages

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5. Deathegg 4 years ago

To beat the evil destroyer of peace?.. That should stick.. =D

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6. WildMonkey 4 years ago

It seems that it was a huge pain trying to get tax revenues back then. Now they just take them automatically and ever more for less in return.

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7. laughingscorpion 4 years ago

I don't trust that duck...doesn't wear pants.

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8. Comment rated too low. Show this comment AryanKnight 4 years ago

-terrific Holly'weird cartoon piece in support of the ruthless Rothschild Bank'ster-mafia that St.Hitler was so valiantly trying to overthrow in Europe, yet this sort of BS propaganda was successful in convincing half of America to go over an murder decent hard working Germans that were weary of Communist trying to destroy their culture; --therefore what goes around, comes around, and we've now become Amerika! They wont tell you this in screw'al boys'n girls, but in 1913 the arch-criminal Rothschild/Rockefeller jewZionist's hyjacked our usTreasury, and installed their illegal phony-front so-called FederalReserve-Sys. & IRS-henchmen so as to extort the laborious earnings of the American-worker in support of the jewZionists endless warmongering against freedom-loving people by the big bully nation with the cutsie candy-stripe flag. Are Americans really so dumbed down by such Jew-media propaganda as to believe the Clinton Bush Obama puppet Presidents give a ratsarse about our precious usConstitution & BoR? Wake-up, like our Representatives, these traitors are the best politicians and agents of self-anointed robber-baron kings Rockefeller/Rothschild that money can buy...!!!

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9. CamelotVegito 4 years ago

#8, Personally I am far from a Nazi/Aryan such as yourself. But I do agree with most of what you have said. If anyone has seen Zeitgeist you would all mostly agree as well. This kind of Propaganda is what screwed the USA. Because, everyone loves a Cartoon. No one likes the truth.

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10. JohnDoe 4 years ago

Hummmm, a little shocked at first, by above AK's commentary, but in re-reading it as an ex-usMilitary man, i believe he has a learned insight as to how we've been terribly hoodwinked by propaganda like this into becoming just what our Founding-fathers warned about, by those he accurately calls the Bank'sters, that are obviously doing everything they can to destroy the economy of our besiegued nation. Recently we've senselessly destroyed the once fine nation of Iraq, and now the Isralies want us to join in murderously nuking the soverign nation of Iran because they are trying to protect themselves from the warmongering Isralies, and refuse to be a part of the ruthless Bank'ster cartel. We presently occupy some 130 nations, --its time we pull our wasted troops out and place'em on our borders, and repatriate some 50-million job-stealing Illegal-alien invaders back to south of the border down Mexico way...

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11. tomas 4 years ago

Wow, that was shocking, never thought Donald Duck could be used in such a violent context "Guns, bombers, airplanes, to defeat the axis".

Doesent the start steam whistle sound like "DIEEEEEE, DIEEEEEEE"?

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12. Acim 4 years ago

i agree with #11 ! it's just wrong in so many ways...

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13. mvanveen81 4 years ago

Propaganda is old and part of war, war never changes.

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14. lego 4 years ago

something's not right with that cartoon!! >:)

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15. LightAng3l 4 years ago

Quick people pay your TAXES so the factories can make more guns, guns, GUNS !! You have to pay your TAXES so America can invade Iran and other countries ! Pay your TAXES people, but God help you if you get sick... because health care is not a priority. GUNS IS WHAT WE NEED !!!

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16. tastytim 4 years ago

I'm glad to see in the comments that this site isn't full of blind-american patriot.

And this is by far one of the most brutal propaganda cartoon i have ever seen.

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17. ems 4 years ago

Zeitgeist is as much propaganda as this cartoon is. The message is ok but the so called 'facts' in that documentary are mostly speculation.

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18. Voutelamberopipi 4 years ago

#8 that and 6 million human beings murdered... plus, at that time germany had one of the biggest cinematic industries (yes, supported by propaganda too)

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19. d3vill0ck 4 years ago

So during WW2 the propaganda was to pay taxes? I remember after 9/11 it was "Buy something or the Terrorists win"...

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20. ChrisChris 4 years ago

ill be honest! after i saw this i started beleving that GTA is more safe for kids.

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21. tallguy1472 4 years ago

and i'm proud to be an american....

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22. MakeTnotWar 4 years ago

So, everyone don't pay taxes anymore and there will be no more wars ever.

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23. sux2bu 4 years ago

Propaganda films like this one,and others, helped to spur the American workers on and rev-up their great industrial war machine. Just like the German people did,the Americans also acted as one to support the National cause.

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24. name1 4 years ago

I thought Walt was a Nazi himself... but this cartoon shows he was just a harmless not-much-spending poor lonesome patriotic guy.

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25. OdinFO 4 years ago

SO spending is "SOCIALISM " but you don´t get dumb !

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26. Malinar 4 years ago

Guys try to find movie "America Freedom to Fascism" and you will better understand what is this shit.

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27. Petra 4 years ago

Keynesian economics: ugh.

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28. notme 4 years ago

this is a really good 6 episode TV documentary made a canadian television. It explains all the propaganda made by the american, nazis, japan, russia and other countries during world war 2. you can see how the informations was filtered in each countries and how governments were using the informations channels to convince pplz to go to war and that war were good for them.

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29. c0mmanderKeen 4 years ago

spend for the axis or save for texas :D :D