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Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:55 PM

 

We were laughing at this shit 40 years ago

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tomhagen Feb 2018 OP
JenniferJuniper Feb 2018 #1
LuckyLib Feb 2018 #2
videohead5 Feb 2018 #3
Hekate Feb 2018 #4
CanSocDem Feb 2018 #11
mentalslavery Feb 2018 #5
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #6
benld74 Feb 2018 #7
apkhgp Feb 2018 #8
bdtrppr6 Feb 2018 #9
Honeycombe8 Feb 2018 #10

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 09:57 PM

1. "just arm all your passengers"

God, I don't know whether to laugh or cry....

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:09 PM

2. Deja vu all over again.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:11 PM

3. If you look at the post on Youtube

Underneath this video you will find crazy people who thinks this is a great idea.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:14 PM

4. One reason we could laugh at Archie Bunker is because his troglodyte ideas seemed to be...

...going extinct in this country. And even if such ideas still survived, holding them up for ridicule helped ensure their demise as something publicly acceptable.

But like anti-Semitism in Europe, the disease is never truly extinct -- it bides its time...

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 08:54 AM

11. That was the hope, however...

 


...many of us worried that Archie Bunker was given a loud voice that would only embolden those too ashamed to speak up themselves. I did start hearing more 'bunker-isms' in everyday conversation after a few years of the show. I think the producers were hoping the American public would get the irony...they didn't.


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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:22 PM

5. Just posted this to NRA twitter in a conversation about how kentucky

 

school district just voted to arm teachers....what could go wrong

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:26 PM

6. The commentary at youtube is disgusting

We may be heading down a very dark road, right now.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:31 PM

7. Learned a lot from that show

How not to be

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 10:36 PM

8. I remembered watching this on television

When 45 spouted off his "big idea" of arming teachers. This tells you that a lot of people never learn lessons about what not to do.
Like arming teachers with guns
Like cutting funding in the educational sector
Like a whole bunch of other stuff.


By the way Am I winning bigly yet or what?


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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:07 AM

9. my grandfather referred to me as "Meathead" for years.

I was 7-10, long before any radicalization. Luckily my sister got to be "Polack". He did it out of love and probably more than a little bit, seeing himself in Archie. He was politically the same, but from the smallest of towns. Black folk he knew and farmed with were fine, but "The Blacks" was another story. He wasn't a gun nut, just a hardworking man raising his family.

That being said about his bigotry in general, when my lesbian cousin(that was enough craziness) got deeply involved with a woman who had a child with a black man previously, there was never a word said or slur uttered. He may have been bigoted about the big picture(of which he knew very little), but he was always a loving human.

Sadly, in the 70's, Archie was supposed to be the soon-to-be-dead, shambling ghost of the ignorance and hatred that has now roared back and slowly ripping the fabric of our country. It's like Archie truly did win the presidency, just delayed till 2016.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:22 AM

10. Pretty funny, I gotta admit. But on the serious side...

this issue has been going on for a LONG time. And not much has been done. It's gotten worse, with mass shootings on a regular basis, using assault weapons by our own citizens.

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