Wednesday, May 4, 2011


It's a chemical world after all.
That makes Monsanto an ideal corporate sponsor
for a new attraction in Disneyland's Tomorrowland.
Monsanto - purveyors of Astroturf, Agent Orange, Herbicides,
Bovine Growth Hormone & Genetically Modified Seeds.
Yes, THAT Monsanto.
Here are some vintage postcards of Disney's
Adventure Thru Inner Space.

In the mid 1960's, things were changing in the United States and the World.
The post-WWII optimism and American Dream was fading.
The Atomic Age was in full swing.
Walt Disney wanted an Atom themed attraction.
It was a marriage made in heaven...
The bright heart of America's love of fun and dream-filled fantasy
intertwined with the dark heart of corporate chemistry
and biological manipulation.
This collaboration created a few attractions
which extolled the virtues of chemicals and plastics.
It disguised corporate advertising as a learning experience. Sly!

Adventure Thru Inner Space was a peek into the wonders of the atom.
It opened in 1967 and ran until 1985.
Monsanto ended their sponsorship in 1977.
I wonder what happened.
I never visited the Adventure Thru Inner Space.
Now I may never understand Quantum Physics and how nuclear energy really works.

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