Pundit Milo Yiannopoulos recently appeared on Tim Pool’s Timcast IRL YouTube show where he explained how Disney’s Mary Poppins films promote witchcraft and the occult.
While sharing his opinion on women’s suffrage, Yiannopoulos referenced Mary Poppins saying, “I am of the view that women’s suffrage changed politics for the worst because I think it opened the floodgate to opportunistic, charming sociopaths, who might previously have been weeded out or considered not the right kind of person.”
He then brought up Mary Poppins, “Sometimes you see glimpses of this in — I mean if you watch Mary Poppins right and the dad who’s kind of like vilified, Mr. Banks is the only virtuous character in the whole thing. And he’s talking about how discipline, order, and that essential English virtue, restraint, are the basis of a well-functioning, orderly situation. And those are the virtues, the values, the habits that we should aspire to.”
Yiannopoulos continued, “And all around he’s got this pampered, prideful mess of a wife who can’t be bothered to be a mother and is churning through nannies instead because she’s got her whatever.”
“There’s this witch that descends from the sky and gives the kids psychedelic drugs, I guess,” he details. “And she kind of wears the thin veneer or rules and manners, but really she preaches chaos and she undermines…”
He went on to provide an example, “There’s stuff in that movie that is on purpose. In feed the birds she has the audacity to claim knowledge of what the saints think about airborne rodents pooping on cathedrals, damaging the architecture.”
Yiannopoulos then asserted, “It’s a very subversive movie about the triumph of witchcraft over virtue.”
When questioned about this claim by Pool. He further elaborated, “Oh, it’s hideous. It’s very dark. It’s very dark. … There’s so much in that movie to unpack. The way that she presents as an appropriate candidate for the role, but then immediately sets about wrecking the social order.
“And it’s a particular kind of Christian restraint that Mr. Banks is explaining, Yiannopoulos elaborates. “He’s saying that we can’t just give in to every reckless and wild, abandoned temptation. He’s saying in order to prosper and to be happy and to be successful and for our ancestors to be proud of us and for our descendants to be grateful to us there are virtues we should cleave that involve not indulging ourselves.”
“And what does Mary Poppins come and do? She comes in and makes a mockery of the business of tidying the room by using witchcraft so there’s no effort expended, violating the natural order of things and teaching the kids that they can do their chores without the effort required and therefore they don’t learn lessons from it,” he asserts.
“She takes them on this psychedelic journey teaching them nonsense words. She praises — you won’t know this as Americans, but you don’t feed pigeons in London. They’re rats with wings. That’s what we call them. This lullaby to send people to sleep is about encouraging the vermin that has destroyed the architecture of London,” he details.
Yiannopoulos then declares, “Everything in that movie is about undermining or overturning the natural order of things. This is what the headless, selfish, prideful mother wrapped up in her own political escapades, neglecting her duties as a mother is engaged in. She’s engaged in the [inaudible].”
After a brief discussion further explaining his position on women’s suffrage as well as Jesus Christ and His seriousness despite the great joy He brought into the world through His sacrifice on the cross, Yiannopoulos brings it back to Mary Poppins saying, “What He lays down for us is what became the great classic English virtue of restraint. ‘I’m going to say no because I understand that there are consequences that come with short term pleasure.” And this really is the most useful lesson anybody can teach their children.”
“And Mary Poppins is just an extended undermining of the most valuable lesson that any parent can teach their child,” he asserts.
Later on in the show a user questioned, “Mary Poppins agreed with the father’s virtue. Spoonful of sugar was to point out that rewards can help reinforce the important, but sometimes bitter truth the wanted to impart.”
Yiannopoulos responded, “No, she wears a shallow mask of manners. She presents as — in just the same way that cultural subversives always do, they present as a functioning member of the prevailing order — but what she does is intensely subversive. She recommends witchcraft as a solution to chores.
“There’s a reason that humble and unassuming people consider their daily duties to be character forming because they are. They have intuited something that Aristotle understood, which is that habits become character,” he relays.
Pool then interjects, “I want to say I agree with you and disagree with this point. A spoonful of sugar implies that you should be rewarded for doing what you are supposed to do.”
Yiannopoulos responds, “Bribing you for doing what you’re supposed to do anyway. … When we go to the movie theater and we drench ourselves in fat, salt, sugar and star at an electric light on a wall we are hypnotizing ourself. And it’s the closest thing that our society has to a sort of pagan ritual.”
What do you make of Yiannopoulos’ opinion on Mary Poppins being the promotion of witchcraft, the occult, and a subversion of the proper order?