Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Where's your warrant, flatfoot?

Jack Crow, KFO, this one's for you: "Make Mine Freedom", from 1948.

I found this fascinating. Yes, they gloss over a lot. Ironically some of the things that "-ism" brought to these characters like the union busting, is here today, and not because the commies took over.

Also, they'd probably have to leave the bit out about protection against cruel punishment today.(Or maybe not, the power of projection and compartmentalization being what it is.)

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At September 08, 2011 3:48 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

Fascinating film, Jon. I remember those complacent days so well and sometimes I'm nostalgic for them. We had "the greatest country in the world," the two-party system was obviously the best, and capitalism kept it all going. (Sigh...)
Ignorance is bliss.

At September 08, 2011 5:31 AM, Blogger Jack Crow said...

Not sure why the "ism" reference.

At September 08, 2011 12:06 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Why I mention it, or why they mention it? I'm referring to how in the cartoon they suggest that "-ism", i.e. communism, would shut down unions.


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