An ancient fairy tale whose message is as alive as ever in the Age of Covid

The moral: never trust Foxy Loxy, examples of which can be found everywhere. Every one of them has an agenda completely different from the one they pretend to have. Specially if some “leader” is trying to convince you that Covid requires you to pass on all of your freedoms to the government so that they can take care of you, remember Foxy Loxy. And there are Foxy Loxies everywhere.

And just in case you don’t remember: Who was Foxy Loxy?    

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Foxy Loxy is the main antagonist of the 1943 animated short Chicken Little. His motive is to simply eat all of the birds living within the gated farm yard.

This tells a story of how Disney made the film in 1943 where the moral was everything. Not a children’s movie at the time, but people have to grow up eventually. And do go to the vid below which has a brief introduction to the entire Disney version which is as up-to-date as the morning post.

Nothing changes but the names and dates.

Speaking of which, I grew up with the story known to me as Chicken Little, but my European-born wife brought up in Australia knows it under the name Henny Penny. And the Henny Penny link will add even more of its history. Quite an interesting history, but they all have one bit in common, the hysteria following the declaration that “the sky is falling”.

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