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Aladdin was a strong, young man. Why didn't he just get a job?

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Aladdin was a strong, young man. Why didn't he just get a job?
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Because he was also lazy as fuck
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Oh, get a job? Just get a job? Why don't he just strap on his job helmet and squeeze down into a job cannon and fire off into job land, where jobs grow on little jobbies?!”
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>>78301673
We've had this thread before, we always tell you because he was a street urchin and a known thief. Anyone hiring wouldn't trust him in their place of business.
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>>78301673

He tried to apply for entry level jobs like a dish washer, but they kept telling him he didn't have enough experience.
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>>78301673
No one wants to hire a convicted felon.
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>>78301878
hehe
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>>78301673
> the NEET gets the girl
Because it's a fairy tale, anon.
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>>78301825
that's a pretty good explanation considering that scene when he's running from the guards those women say "getting into trouble a little early today, eh Aladin?" So obviously he was well known atleast in that part of town.
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>>78302045
It's a city of several thousands, surely not everyone would know him. Or he could become a caravan guard, or make something of himself. Go out and cut some reeds for free, make baskets. Start a business.
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>>78302139
That's hard though. I think Aladdin could have gotten on his feet if the Sultan had just provided some decent welfare and maybe even free healthcare for the common citizen. The royal family lived in some dank opulence, I think the state could have afforded it.
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>>78302475
Why didn't he simply get a small loan?
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>>78301736
nice pasta
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>>78301673
Thanks but no thanks the man
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https://youtu.be/uO-Eji8oskw
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People calling him lazy are weid. He's constantly on the move. He even enjoys the fact that he earns his bread by running and fighting for his right hand instead of sitting on his ass in an office job.
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>>78303000
They had killed all the Jews the previous year.
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>>78302475
This is what leftards actually believe.
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>>78302475
Yeah he definetaly needed some welfare to get started in the reed collection business that requires 0 start up investment.
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Probably all of the "jobs" for strong young men involved becoming a slave. I don't think people realize how fucked up life was back then. Any random dipshit with a few cronies could kidnap you and take you to a mine and make you work until you died and no one would investigate that or punish it in any way.
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>>78304311
The nigga alive in bronze aged persia. There are no office jobs. This guy steals from the poorest people in his city and then destroys everything, and clearly kills a couple people, in his way to get away with it.
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>>78303000
>giving money to a street urchin

Who the fuck would do that? Not even the jews.
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>>78304402
>There are no office jobs.
>he thinks there were no accountants or scribes in bronze age Persia

Really? Really. Wow.
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>>78304399
During his little "it's cool to rob people" song he passes by half a dozen people who made their living by being street performers. A guy who can do back flips across rooftops could be very successful on the street or in a circus.
And what with the bed of nails guy and the sword swallow both being MURDERED, so Aladdin can have a breakfast that he ended up not even needing, there's less competition.
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>no mention of his true heritage as "Prince of Thieves"

Was the movie that bad?
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>>78304500
>implying it's possible to freelance circus without the circus guild breaking your legs
>implying that a street urchin would be allowed to join the circus guild

Listen, we have no idea what the circumstances of their society are. By all accounts it seems pretty fucked up, and Aladdin is a cool stand-up guy and he says he has to steal so I'm going to take his word for it.
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>>78304454
Like 1 in a 1000 people could read and only 1 in 1000 of them could do math. Aladdin wasn't lauding at the worker drones cramped into cu icles. If anything he was envious of the incredibly rare individuals who can earn a living without eventually losing all of their fingers.
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>>78304559
We know there was a strong man, a sword swaller, a fire spitter, and a bed of nails dude all amidst a bazaar jam packed with small business owners.
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>>78304613
And there were all in a guild with hereditary membership that Aladdin couldn't join.
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Why did Aladdin wear a yamaca?
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>>78304176
It's from IASIP you memester
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Aladdin for young men aren't allowed to have kid jobs because it's a cartoon for children
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>>78303000
Because he would have to pay back 2 million in intrest
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Daily reminder: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/flashback/director-confirms-aladdin-fan-theory-is-actually-true/news-story/bcaa263d7fbcdfb368fee0ae650febd8
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>>78301673
>sandniggs getting a job

pottery
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>>78301673
In Middle Eastern cultures, tribalism and family are extremely important. Who you are, and who your parents are determines who you can be and what kind of opportunities you can have.

This is why orphans are seen as such pariahs. They have no history so their seen as nothing.
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>>78303000
Go to bed 1.jpg
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>>78301673
I always assumed everyone was aware that not only was Aladdin was a orphan, which was heavily frowned upon in society with scarce resources, but he was also a well-known criminal. Even if he wanted to go straight, people wouldn't want to hire a criminal.
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>>78304356

And what would he do with these reeds, hmmm? His skills at running, jumping, dodging, backstabbing, pickpocketing, hiding in shadows, tightrope walking, moving silently, climbing walls, pole-vaulting, finding traps, reading languages, and opening locks wouldn't be much use there.
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>>78304402
>clearly kills a couple people
>>78304500
>bed of nails guy and the sword swallow both being MURDERED

wat
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He's not bad looking and has a nice body, he could have become a gigolo. There are worse ways to earn a living than having sex with old rich ladies.
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>>78305934
>old rich ladies
>ladies
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>>78304345
way to be a stereotype
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>>78306025
He's good looking enough that once he got a reputation he would be able to pick and choose his clients.
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>middle east
>women aren't wearing headscarfs
what the fuck
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>>78306272
Aladdin takes place in china.
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>>78306272
It was pre-Islam
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>>78301673
Did you forget the part of the movie where they explicitly show how the city is a shithole outside of the palace's walls, which works as a humbling moment for Jasmine?

Best "job" Alladin could have gotten was being a juggler or street artist and expect a coin or two thrown at him by some of the successful merchants.
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>>78301673
There is no social mobility in Agrabah
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>>78306364
middle eastern headscarfs predate islam by like 2 thousand years
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>>78304682
>hereditary membership
This isn't India, ayylah
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>>78306431
And yet Al became a prince in a matter of days and married a princess even when he was found out.
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>>78305017
It barely counts as a theory when it's completely fucking obvious though.
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>>78306364

The Sultan swore by Allah.
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>>78305017
>the first gulf war
it never ended, so
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>>78306530
whatever you want to call modern fuckup sharia islam. it was pre-that.
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>>78306587
Because he found a fucking genie. It's really fucking easy to become nobility when all you have to do is ask your wish slave to magically make you into nobility.
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>>78306025
Well I heard Arabs were Ancient Greek-tier when it comes to making love to boys. Meaning it's okay if the boy hasn't gone through puberty, as in no body or facial hairiness.

Afghanistan has Bacha bazi, which is where they get boys to crossdress as women and dance around. It is exactly as perverted as it sounds, and I'm talking about modern day Muslim Afghanistan.
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>>78306598
the first gulf war ended in 1988
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>>78306398
better than stealing.
actually the animated series shows he got in with that exact business, unfortunately his job was pickpocketing the crowd while the others performed. had they simply run an honest circus they could have made money WITHOUT having to steal, and couldve appeared in higher places with richer patrons. I mean here they have a fantastic acrobat and his trained monkey and they waste him on what can only be described as biting the hand that feeds you
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>>78306587
with a literal wish-granting genie
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>>78306667
no it didn't.
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>>78306742
iran-iraq war was the first gulf war
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>>78306696
>>78306651
Dummies, by the end the whole point was that he achieved success WITHOUT the genie, that love conquered all and he got the girl despite being revealed as a street rat for all to see. And in Aladdin and the prince of thieves, people comment on how Jasmine is marrying so below her station.
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>>78304345
>taking that seriously
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>>78304500
He did that job. He was a circus acrobat. It didn't work out very well. As far as he knew it ended in everyone dying.
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>>78303000
In Romney's case he suggest people borrow money from their parents

In Trump's case he was illustrating that the initial loan of 1 million was peanuts for his dad and he turned it into a real fortune and paid his dad back double, to illustrate Trump can actually into business
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>>78301673

he couldn't list 3 references on his resume.
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>>78307135
>Dummies, by the end the whole point was that he achieved success WITHOUT the genie
Horseshit, if the genie didn't get his foot in the door he'd be stuck rotting in the gutters until he was caught and had his hands chopped off, at which point he'd starve to death.
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>>78308234
why didnt he just wish for 3

what a dumbass
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>>78306656
>Afghanistan has Bacha bazi, which is where they get boys to crossdress as women and dance around. It is exactly as perverted as it sounds, and I'm talking about modern day Muslim Afghanistan.
Hypocrisy is strong in any deeply conservative culture
And especially with the wealthy
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>>78307437
1 million dollar start-up loan is still a ridiculous advantage compared to most people trying to get into business
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>>78307437
Well yeah but first you need to be rich.
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>>78308292
Without the ways in which the Genie influenced the plot, Jafar would have never sought him out, and he would have rotted in prison just for socializing with the princess.
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>>78301673
Because the story called for Lamp Gettin' and stuff, but not a mother.

And since he's not fucking Sinbad or doing a story like that, he did not simply become a sailor.

Although over the course of the movies (and especially the series, I'm not going to take canon seriously AT ALL, look at Genies fucking shenaigans and 4th wall breaking) he does sort of become "professional adventurer/defender of Agrabah".

His job at that point is defending stuff as the main, male protagonist because two cast members are sidekicks by default both by inclination and species, one is a affable, magic manservant, and the third is his girlfriend.

The sultan is his girlfriends dad/mayor of Agrabah. The guards are basically the dimwitted, incompetent cops, the reason he solves problems. They are inoffensive in the cartoon, and well, kind of about as fucking mean as they are really allowed to be in a disney movie. Or nearly so. If you count Black Cauldron "evil guards can be rather evil. If it was a novel or some other thing writing about edgy and "really dark" guards they would probably also have tried to anally rape him, allowed him to be anally raped, and definitely seriously beaten him.

The absurdity of bringing anal rape into a discussion about DIsney's Alladin is not lost on me, and why I am going to sleep now.
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>>78309077
>Jafar would have never sought him out, and he would have rotted in prison just for socializing with the princess


So, in a roundabout way, Jafar was the hero all along?
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>>78308952
But it's also a literal leech assuming you can't turn it into something and break even.
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>>78309135

Do you have any friends?
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>>78309824
Thanks to Jafar, Agrahbah is now ruled by a random pickpocket. There's no way that the city didn't go to hell shortly after.
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>>78306596
Allah just means god. The word predates Islam.
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Who was being taxed in Agrabah to afford the upkeep of a palace that was literally bigger than the entire city? Also who was taking care of the palace since its staff seems to consist of 3 guards and a vizier.

Jafar probably never cleaned shit. The Sultan is stupid and possibly corrupt. Jasmine doesn't seem like she never cleaned anything.

Aladdin could've been a janitor/guard.
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>>78309135

what the fuck is this post
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>>78301673
>Street Rat
>Riff-Raff

>hangs out with a monkey

highly unemployable.
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>>78307437

Not many people have 1 million dollars in the first place
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>>78301673
>implying he didn't take up the family business
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>>78309135
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>>78311196
this honestly.

Aladdin rolled thief.

he pulled a big heist and it eventually turned out pretty good for him.
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>>78309979

During the series he was going on diplomatic missions and learning the ropes. Also Jasmine is there and she actually has an education. And a Genie hanging around him will also be handy.
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>>78310428
>>78311208
Sometimes a guy needs to get his thoughts about anal rape off his chest before bedtime.

>>78309824
If Jafar wanted to be the hero he should have used his ability to get the sultan to do his bidding to enact all the changes he wanted made to the city instead of incredibly circuitous schemes involving magical caves and genies. It's like he had Evil Compulsive Disorder, which is like regular OCD except you're compelled to be whiny, lazy dick about things.
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>>78306272

>Poll: 30% of GOP voters support bombing Agrabah, the city from Aladdin
https://archive.is/idBip
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>>78312663
kek
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>>78309135
What the fuck is this post.
Is this what being insane looks like?
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>>78301673
He was originally much younger, the whole jobless street urchin thing makes more sense that way.

Disney main characters (with a few exceptions of course) tend to be averse to actually getting a real job. They should learn from Ghibli characters, they always work and work hard, even if they're little kids and really shouldn't be doing that kind of work.
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>>78312663
Why is Jasmine dressed like a whore? Does her father know?
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>>78301673
Systemic racism t b h
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>>78314017
But the princes would have stayed the same age, right?
Or maybe get even younger?
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>>78305350
Underrated post
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>>78314028
Al was white as fuck compared to everyone else.
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>giving poor people a job
eww
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>>78314020
It's fine, she bagged herself a shmuck with a genie.

All's well in the Kingdom.
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>>78314033
Which one was 14 again?
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>>78314139
There are Arabs that pale though, even paler
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>>78314461
Been to the Emirates, can confirm.
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>>78314017
Disney is like the post war American dream, work and suffering are equally valuable and are often seen as stepping stones towards a great destiny.

Meanwhile Ghibli is like Japan during their economic boom, work itself is seen as glamorous or at least something honorable. You'll see that in Ghibli movies the kids with jobs are often doing it because its preferable to the alternative.
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>>78301673
Because hes ONE OF US you fucking Pleb!
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You think it's easy to get a job for a brown guy, especially after 9/11?
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>>78301673
Considering he was risking his life to steal a single loaf of bread I don't think the job market in Agra-bah was booming.

The Sultan was idiot who was literally mind controlled by the Grand Visier who didn't give shit about the people. There was probably 30% unemployment.
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>>78317890
I wonder if the economic situation improved under Jasmin. Maybe Jafaar was trying to seize power because the sultan was a dumbass and he thought he could do better.
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>>78301673
He's the son of the prince of thieves. People naturally don't trust him.
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>>78304513
but i remember it being good
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>>78305108
That's fucking sad
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>>78301673
I think he's suppose to be pretty young.
And if you're a street rat kid orphan that steals - you're not gonna get hired.
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>>78318184
It's weird but every society thought that way until recently. People who lived through the industrial revolution weren't appalled to learn that orphans were loosing limbs in spinning jigs they we're grossed out by the idea of street urchins getting paid.
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>>78301996
>NEET

But in these tales its the trustfund babies that match closer to NEET values.

>Live on parents dime
>Have done nothing of value for themselves
>Spend all their time only caring for themselves
>Give no shits about how their habits affect others.
>Usually unattractive and spoiled.

Al is just a poorfag with sticky fingers.
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>>78317950
Jafar clearly didn't care about the rest of the city.
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>>78317950
>Jafar drove Agrabah into poverty by hypnotizing the Sultan into taxing the people excessively to fund his search for the lamp.
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>>78306656
>Bacha bazi
mfw one of Captain Haddock's curses is actually something bad
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>>78308705
>Hypocrisy is strong in any deeply conservative culture

Why is that?
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>>78301673
He was the son of the king of thieves.

It was his destiny and his own DNA that prevented him from getting a job
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>>78307437
If you want a large fortune, start with a small fortune.

Economies of scale are ridiculously good.
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>>78306587
The sultan cares about his daughter's happiness and wields absolute legal power.
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>>78320543
because the goal of conservatism is control, not happiness
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>>78320543
because the strict laws become a book of excuses to throw people away for personal or profitable reasons.
>oh, this guy got caught publicly masturbating. Finally, an excuse to have him locked away for good, and then I can marry his hot wife.

the people with power give no shits about the spirit of the law, it's just a tool to exert control. Since they don't believe in it, they're better at breaking the law and using their position to get away with it.
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>>78320543

Because trying to force society to adhere to the values instituted by a religious code often has little to do with belief in the code itself, but an attempt to cope with the uncontrollable and chaotic nature of life.
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>>78320542
>pleb englo don't know about basha bouzouks
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>>78301673
I would pay Aladdin to live in my house and take care of things, if you know what I mean.
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>>78304341
Underrated post.
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>>78304402
>This guy steals from the poorest people in his city and then destroys everything
The merchant class in whatever area it could be, in any time period it could be, were pretty well off and well regarded. You're out of you're mind if you're calling THEM the poorest people in the city.
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>>78326624
>The merchant class in whatever area it could be, in any time period it could be, were pretty well off and well regarded. You're out of you're mind if you're calling THEM the poorest people in the city.

WRONG! In many east asian countries merchants were considered near the bottom of the barrel, barely above butchers and gravediggers and certainly below farmers and menial laborers. However, I doubt this was the case in the middle east which was known for its vibrant trade.
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>>78310848
Plus he has fleas.
>>78311196
That's a pretty golden reaction by Aladdin.
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>>78301906
If he was convicted he wouldn't have both hands would he.
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>>78326723
>in whatever area it could be
>in whatever time period it could be
You agree with me and disagree with me on the same point one sentence apart.
Are you off your meds again?
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>>78327094
Did you know the original story is set in China, where merchants would have been considered extremely low class? Maybe I don't understand what you mean by "in whatever area and time period it could be". It could be set in China, which it was, in which case merchants would not have been regarded with the respect you describe. You are wrong.
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same reason people dont employ homeless people very often today.
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>>78309135
Behold /co/. A true example of how autism effects people in strange ways.
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If Aladdin were alive and a teenager in 2015, would he join IS?
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>>78327211
Have you...have you not seen the movie?
The movie we're all very obviously focused on?
The movie which makes it /co/-related at all?
The movie that opens with a man singing about Arabian nights (and Arabian days).
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>>78303000
Because banks as we know them didn't exist in that time period, and Arabs were more patrons of the sciences rather than the arts.
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>>78330072
No, since Aladdin is supposed to take place in China in the original myth. Or some other place far to the northeast of the Muslim world.
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>>78326781
Convicted doesn't mean sentenced.
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>>78334362
Way to summarize a continent spanning cultural empire in just 12 words
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>>78301878
God fucking damnit, that was like 3 years of my life. I'm so happy to have moved out of the US and got a job as an English teacher in Japan. I feel like I fucking lucked out.
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>>78334461
I'm not going into an in-depth account when a simple answer will do. He likely wouldn't read it anyway.

Are you in disagreement?
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>>78305108
>>78318184
>>78318290
Are we really pretending it's any different in the west? References and connections are still half the battle; you gotta list down three contacts just to work the fryer at Burger King.
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>>78334498
Getting a job is approx. 60% nepotism, 40% convenience.

Sure, a company can go through an exhaustive job search for a specialist that can damn near write their own check for a position that's essentially a manager without any room for advancement. Eventually they'll find one.
But when they need that positioned filled during the busiest part of the year? You bring in somebody who puts in a resume and has an honest face in the interview, even if they only have a high school diploma.
A few basic classes in biology, chemistry, and mathematics at a community college opens up a world of jobs that people with Master's Degrees are the only ones qualified for but wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole. You just have to apply everywhere, eventually someone will get desperate and hire you for something way above your proficiency and turn it into an apprenticeship.
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>>78301673
He had a job. Thief is a job, right? I mean it pays and you can set your own hours, though usually at night.
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>>78334784
Yeah he had a pretty decent pad by Agrabah standards for not having a conventional job. Just needed food.
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>>78312663
Yeah, but twice as many liberals answered the question as opposed to the conservatives who were asked.
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Too many immigrants Tbh
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>>78301673
because he was a China man living among Arabs
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>>78334498
its pretty insulting to compare tribalism and not being able to get a job at BK as similar situations
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Aladdin takes place in a FICTIONAL country in a FICTIONAL time. Nearly all historical references made in any of the films are inconsistent with other historical references.

Example: During the carpet ride they pass a man carving the Sphinx of Giza which was built around 2500 years BC and the nose falls off mid-carve. In real life the nose was there until the 14th century when Muslims decided to vandalize it because it was a non-Islamic idol. And the genie claims to have been in the lamp for 10,000 years, so he would have had to have been imprisoned at the end of the ice age.
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>>78309135
This is the reason I'm up so late, to see stuff like this.
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