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Sunday, October 23, 2011

the birth of the tea party movement

Before Archie Bunker made bigotry just another endearing trait of old white guys, like flatulence or Republicanism, there was Joe.


While Archie Bunker was eventually redeemed and learned to think past his prejudices and was, in reality, a very clever move by Norman Lear to subvert conservative bigotry, "Joe" was a little uh, darker. The sad part is, today's Tea Party Conservative thinks of Joe as a hero and seem to view the movie as a documentary. And FSM knows, today's so-called centerists like David Brooks and the Sunday morning talks show types love to punch the dirty hippies.


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3 comments:

Boris said...

Sadly these things aren't fictions. Arville Garland was a real life version of Joe.

Unknown said...

yeah, and since Garland's murders were committed ten weeks before the movie was released, you can't really blame one on the other either. The scary part is that Joe's bigoted bar room rant is pretty much the same as some of the stuff spouted by the GOP base during the last presidential election.

democommie said...

"And FSM knows, today's so-called centerists like David Brooks and the Sunday morning talks show types love to punch the dirty hippies."

Reverend Paperboy, Sir:

I must disagree with you. People like David Brooks and the other talking shitheads haven't got the guts to punch a dirty hippie. They'd far rather incite others to do it.