Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Oompa Loompa Liberation Front

Oompa Loompa Liberation Front. I just watched the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yesterday. It is an excellent film and I like the ending to this version of the book better than the original film! I like the emphasis on the importance of the family.

However, I note the complete and total exploitation of the Oompa Loompas by Willie Wonka. He works them for low wages (only cocoa beans!). He experiments on the the Oompa Loompas by trying his unproven products on them. He has created a capitalistic business enterprise that takes advantage of a third world people by creating a cult of Willie Wonka that the Oompa Loompas slave for night and day. (I can't find Loompa Land on a map either. The colonial powers must have destroyed it. We need to return sovereignty to the Loompa people.)

I have been pressured to adopt a progressive cause at the library I work at. People say they like me but have trouble with my conservative, American Nationalist politics. They claim I need a "good" cause to humanize myself just a bit.

I have looked at a few causes that look interesting as I have examined the plight of the tree octopus, the oppressed bigfoots of Cascadia, and the Hawaiian Independence movement (or the fronts to liberate Alaska and Texas too!). However, those are just silly and I can't get into them.

But the Oompa Loompas. This is a great cause! Boycott Wonka bars. No Oompa blood for chocolate. Support the Oompa Loompa Liberation Front today!


Anonymous said...

Help, I am looking for an Oompa Loompa costume, but I want the old version, not the new one. any ideas? aleciakh@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

hey aleciakh@hotmail.com just go to google and type in oompa loopa's and it has lots of pics of people in their costumes. bye

john from MI said...

it is disgusting that real-life child slaves are used in the manufacture of cocoa and that no one complains when a caricature of this appears in popular media

Sam said...

They worship cocoa beans! Wonka would be glad to pay them in money, but they like cocoa and it's easier for him, too.

Gin said...

Ok michael, you obviously don't understand the ways of the Oompa Loompas. First of all, they love cocoa beans, that's why they'red payed with them... they're the most prized objects to an Oompa Loompa. Secondly, by trying to get people to boycott wonka bars, you would be taking work away from the Oompa Loompas, causing them not to be needed, and getting them "let go" as well as lower wages for less work. Did you think about that? And they came voluntarily, so they can't be slaves.