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Sunday, May 24, 2009

How About Some "-ism"?

No comments. Just a 9 minute video.

Okay, a few comments ;)
This cartoon dates back to 1948, and yet a great deal of it seems to have been snatched from today's headlines. ESPECIALLY when the businessman dude gets the shaft by the GIANT BLUEISH HAND!!! I saw visions of GM's CEO getting a boot to the rump by the GIANT BLUISH HAND of President Obama.

Anyway, they knew about this all the way back in 1948. The rise of Statist philosophy (a better term than 'liberal', because modern liberal thought centers around the State, a powerful, centralized government rather than the more federalist model we used until the first half of the 20th century, where the individual states come together and create a federal government that serves at their pleasure)

Oops, lost my train of thought. I kept typing words like 'statist' and 'federalism' and now I'm about ready to shout out "Go Thomas Jefferson!!!!"

Anyway, here's the vid. Feel free to add your thoughts


Dee Martin said...

I'm going to share this with a couple of teachers at school - great video!

Heather said...

Interesting interpretation. But blue was "red" back then, right? And "red" back then was something else. :o

I think the last 100 years has proven that corruption can take out any well-intentioned political model.

Still, I think I trust a non-profit org over a profit one--at least these days. Integrity is much lacking, especially when money is involved. Ticks me off.

Heather said...

Ah, I'm a sometimes-blogger now, too. How much can I drone on about my thoughts? Booooring.

I have a bunch of pics to upload to flickr now (spring/summer and all), when I'm not too lazy. Hey, if a pic is worth 1000 words, I'm golden.

Heather said...

yikes--urg--that's me above^

homer4k said...

Gee, I thought ol' Leo was reading me blog for a second, ha ha.