Lemmings have had really rotten press for a long time and it’s all Walt Disney’s fault.
It seems like forever that his name has been synonymous with clean and cutesy family entertainment, but in hard times he was just one more moneyed sociopath out of a number of power and nubile- obsessed swine who could make and break careers at a whim and in the McCarthy era it became deadly serious.
Between Disney,Tail Gunner Joe, Richard Nixon and the president of the screen actor’s guild Ronald Reagan, dozens of supposed communist sympathizers in Hollywood and elsewhere were blacklisted including Charlie Chaplain. So no-one was too big except Allen Ginsberg who didn’t give a damn and taunted them at the hearings. “You should have seen me reading Marx!”