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Why My Generation Loved Western Movies
by Gary North
As a kid, I grew up on westerns. So had the generation before me. The fading of the Western can be dated: the 1960s. That was part of an overall shift in American culture: a shift for the worse.
I lived in Los Angeles, which got television early. My parents bought a TV with 10-inch screen in 1949. The first show that I can remember watching is The Lone Ranger, starring Clayton Moore (usually) and John Hart (two years). A year later, I became an avid fan of the local Tim McCoy Show. Former B-actor McCoy gave us a half hour of western lore and then an hour-long McCoy western. McCoy was the real McCoy. He had been the U.S. Army’s expert in Plains Indian sign language before World War I.
In those days, Saturday morning TV was filled with B-western movies from the late 1930s and early 1940s. We watched Buster Crabbe, Bob Steele, Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, and the ever-present bearded sidekick, Al “Fuzzy” St. John. Sunday evening was Hopalong Cassidy night: a national TV phenomenon for kids. William Boyd had seen what TV would become and had purchased the rights to the 60+ Hoppy movies in which he had starred as the white-haired ranch owner. Song writer Steve Gillette speaks for my generation:
I wanted to grow up just like Hopalong Cassidy. I just never expected to look like him.
In 1950, Boyd owned Sunday nights in the large cities that had TV. He became a millionaire as a result.
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Austerity Fascism Is Coming And It Will Be Brutal
Posted By admin On June 8, 2010 @ 1:13 pm In Featured Stories, News In Focus, Paul Watson Articles | 21 Comments
Welcome to the age of rage – riots and revolutions will be the reaction to the next stage of the new world order
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Top historians, social and financial analysts are warning that the draconian austerity measures currently being prepared by governments in the west will cause riots and even revolutions as people react with fury in response to their jobs, savings, basic public services, pensions and welfare money being seized by the financial terrorists who caused the economic collapse in the first place.
British historian Simon Schama is a creature of the establishment and he makes it clear whose side he is on at the end of his recent column for the Bilderberg-controlled Financial Times entitled, The World Teeters on the Brink of a New Age of Rage . However, the fact that he is an elitist at heart only makes Schama’s predications all the more alarming. This is someone on the inside who is painfully aware of the fact that the imminent attempt on behalf of the globalists to enforce so-called “austerity measures” on the people of the west, which in reality is a euphemistic term for the next leg of the new world order, is not just going to cause riots and mass social unrest, but it could even lead to revolution if the elite allow the situation to spiral out of their control.
Schama’s forecast that “we might be on the threshold of an age of rage” is not to be taken lightly. This isn’t coming from Alex Jones, Max Keiser or Gerald Celente, it’s coming directly from a man considered to be Britain’s pre-eminent contemporary historian.
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Evidence Points To BP Oil Spill False Flag
Posted By admin On June 8, 2010 @ 10:51 am In Featured Stories, News In Focus | 53 Comments
- Sales of shares and stocks in days and weeks beforehand
- Halliburton link, acquisition of cleanup company days before explosion
- BP report cites undocumented tampering with well sealing equipment
- Government uses disaster to push for Carbon Tax, Nationalization talk
Steve Watson, Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
Tuesday, Jun 8th, 2010
Troubling evidence surrounding the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 20th suggests that the incident could have been manufactured.
On April 12th, just over one week before the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, Halliburton, the world’s second largest oilfield services corporation, surprised some by acquiring Boots & Coots, a relatively small but vastly experienced oil
well control company.
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 8:30:45 PM by iloveamerica1980
Not that we’re at all surprised at the unhinged left: O’DONNELL says: “Unless he’s able to really muster up the courage to say I’m gonna be as long term as, maybe one term but you know what I’m doing? I’m ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell right now and I’m signing an executive order and I’m taking over the BP oil spill, like, boom, boom, boom. Someone has to do it….Call it Socialism, call it Communism, call it whatever you want…. Seize their assets. Take over BP!”
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:32:12 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
All the talk in recent weeks about President Barack Obama not being angry enough over the BP oil spill has gotten me thinking, isn’t that what helped him get elected in the first place, that his calm mien made him a non-threatening figure for many voters being asked to take a risk on a black politician from Illinois so relatively unknown nationally?
Over the course of American history, after all, the angry black man hasn’t exactly been embraced, not unless he was a sports star or a character from the entertainment world like Mr. T.
Real angry black men have been a decided turn off for most Americans, to say the least.
Take Nat Turner of Virginia slave uprising fame was probably the nation’s original angry black man, at least the one who got the earliest publicity.
Enraged about the cruelty and suffering visited upon him and his fellow enslaved blacks, he decided to do something about it, slaughtering whites as part of an ultimately unsuccessful slave revolt in 1831. He was caught and hanged.
Posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:22:44 PM by Qbert
This week, we learned that the Obama administration is orchestrating a $125 million propaganda campaign to sell the recently enacted health-care law to the public. That effort will be funded by labor unions and other groups from the Democratic political orbit. It comes on top of the misleading government mailer sent to the nation’s seniors, at the expense of taxpayers, touting the supposed benefits of ObamaCare for the elderly. On Tuesday, the president himself will join the fray again to make the sales pitch, this time promoting the colossal waste of taxpayer money associated with $250 per senior bribes to be issued this summer and fall.
The problem the White House has, however, has never been insufficient public relations spin. The problem is the substance. Americans care deeply about their health care, and they have seen right through the Democratic rhetoric on ObamaCare from day one. They know that it is a poorly conceived experiment, built on the flawed assumption that the problems in U.S. health care can be solved with heavier regulation, subsidization, and micro-management from Washington, D.C.