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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-31-11 12:40 PM
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9. "of a certain age"
Edited on Sat Dec-31-11 12:42 PM by bvar22

Our Satellite TV started running old Have Gun Will Travel episodes.
I tuned in the other night, and had an epiphany.
ALL of those old horse operas were short Morality Plays.
The hero always protected & helped the weak, the underdog, the minorities, the underprivileged,
those being preyed upon by The Crowd, The Rich, and The Powerful,
and then quietly disappeared
without Cheers, Accolades, Rewards, or Personal Glory.

I grew up on that stuff, and THAT is missing from TV today,
as well as missing from our younger culture.

Then I realized that that same Morality theme wasn't just limited to the Horse Operas,
but across the board on TV in the 50s and early 60s.
Leave it to Beaver
My 3 Sons
Andy Griffith

All were short Morality Plays themed around the values mentioned above,
and pretty much reflect my internal values of today.

Chicken or The Egg?

Now, everything is In Your Face Smash Mouth.
No One from MY generation would ever conceive of the endzone Personal Glory antics
taken for granted in today's NFL.

I'm glad I'm old.

I'll miss you here, my friend,
and wish you well.

You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.

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