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  •  I sorta resent that remark. No really... (32+ / 0-)

    I loved Archie Bunker!  To put that sleaze ball Rush up there with such a great American icon is like blasphemy!

    The Archie character was actually a loving man who was not very intelligent and was raised as a racist but always came around to doing the right thing when he was confronted with the truth.  He was a union man that cared about his fellow workers.  Archie learned that his hurtful beliefs were wrong and would always would find ways to make amends.  Archie BunKer was like so many people in my father's generation and that show made huge leaps in bridging race relations by making people understand that racism and bigotry were wrong and also that not all racists were bad people.  A lot of them really didn't know any better.  It is easy to say that they should have known now but the times really were different.  "All in the Family" was about getting rid of that ignorance and making both sides (the victims and the perpatrators) understand that both sides were just people with feelings trying to get through life as best as they could.  There are very few monsters out there to be afraid of.  Usually it was just ignorant, isolated grumpy people who do not even realize who they are hurting.

    Limbaugh loves hurting people and loathes the common man.  I know you were joking and I am defending a fictional character but I knew a lot of Archie Bunker's in the 70s and 80s and none of them were like this asshole.  If you think Archie was anything like Rush, you missed the point of the show.  

    I actually have wished that in this time of such great division in this country, we need another show like "All in the Family" to remind all of us that those average everyday right wingers we love to loathe, are real people and they need to be reminded that us left wing liberals are people as well and we all want the same things.  We want to be safe.  We want to be able to raise our children and get them a good education.  We want to be able to go to work and get a decent wage and be able to have a home that we do not have to worry about someone taking from us.  We all just want to feel secure and have hope for a better tomorrow.

    Sorry for the rant CwV.  I know it was just a joke but I am so sick of how divided this country has become.  The 1% use this division against us to make us fight each other instead of unifying against them.  We need to remember Archie Bunker for what he was, a good hearted, misguided, ingnorant fool who learned to change and be a better person.  The right wing need Rush Limbaugh to make their own positions seem less extreme by comparrison.  We need to remind everyone that the 1% pulling the republican strings are not the Archiesque, ignorant, good hearted fools but rather malicious criminals intent on squeezing every last nickle from us and taking away every last right that keeps them from exercising their will against us.

    Again, I apologize for the rant.  Peace my friend!

    "Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour..."

    by Buckeye Nut Schell on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 02:48:11 PM PDT

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