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Response to WCGreen (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:40 AM

5. I think the GOP are the American Taliban. They put ideology over fact, they have zero regard for

women, they look askance at simple science, and they want to return to a day of tribal loyalties, replete with chiefs and overlords, all men, of course, and women subservient, in their place.

I enjoy that MAD MEN tv show, but I can't help but think that a lot of this "retro" television, where the plot lines are set back in the "good old days" before equal opportunity and workplace protections, that one side effect of these programs is that they are teaching young people, who haven't grown up with those attitudes or circumstances, that this old school lifestyle has a few charms. Nothing could be further from the truth. The good old days weren't so good for a lot of people, particularly if you had a little melanin in your skin or you checked the F instead of M block on any application for school or employment.

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