about 50 years ago the extension department of harding college produced this mid-length cartoon as part of a series of films. the purpose of the series was to help to illustrate to, and create a deeper understanding with, the general public of what made america the finest place in the world to live.
in this film, "make mine freedom", we go from the opening lines acknowledgement that 'america is many things to many people' to the listing of several of our guaranteed freedoms to the statement that "it is these freedoms that have made america strong, to the disagreement between management and labor, politicians and regular folk. same old same old, eh?
enter dr. utopia's sensational new discovery "ism". the answer to all the problems. how prophetic a cartoon this is. how sad that it is so prophetic and that we americans didn't fight against this tide harder. too bad so many signed the "itty bitty scrap of paper" without the permission of the rest of us and we did nothing.
no, our system of free enterprise wasn't perfect, but it sure served us well for a good many years. it made not only our industry but our educational system the envy of the world! can you imagine anyone envying our education system today?
john q. public was right when he said "anyone who preaches disunity; tries to pit one of us against the other through class warfare, race hatred or religious intolerence you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedom and destroy our very lives." this is exactly what has happened over the course of the last 40 years.
especially in the last presidential election. no matter where you look or who you listen to in the msm all you hear is the obamantra of "everything is fine. everything is fine." fine for who? not fine for me, and i'm betting not fine for you either.
we used to know what to do about those who would rob us of our freedom and destroy our country. i wonder do we still? i wonder is it too late to chase the usurpers out of town?