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The First Amendment vs. The Simpsons - The Rancho Commons
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The First Amendment vs. The Simpsons
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posteverything From: posteverything Date: March 3rd, 2006 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)

you opened a can of worms, bruce

I've actually been thinking about this today, and to be honest, maintaining awareness and innocence too is a very, very fine line. The closest that we probably ever got in this regard, as a country, was probably that boom time after the horrors of WW2 up to Kennedy's assasination..and even then that was really just white America anyway, you know?

The way I see it, there's no mistake why our society is where it is right now, after generations of relative prosperity. We've let ourselves be weak because there's nothing else left to be. I'm not necessarily saying this is good or bad. It could be bad for the reasons you cite, though. I can't argue that to not be the case..but maybe we can still see places in the world where life is still a struggle and be like, "Yeah..this is NOT what we want. I'm glad we live where we do."

I've never actually been really big on The Simpsons. :)
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