Empty Chair, the president formerly known as Barack Hussein Obama, purports that the GOP Convention in Tampa was “better suited for the last century.” Hey Joe Biden, that would be the 20th Century, not the 19th Century. Ol’ mister upholstery pants also said, “It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.” Well, he’s right. There is an uncanny resemblance between Mitt Romney and Ward Cleaver, as well as Ann Romney with June. The entire GOP convention looked like Tuesday night’s TV Guide line up ala 1958. There was no cussing, no nudity, no mention of things that were once unmentionable like contraceptives, abortion, teen sex and homosexual lifestyles. The Republican women were strong yet ladylike. The men were forceful yet measured and tactful. The crowd was as happy as the studio audience at The Ed Sullivan Show. Empty Chair has, for once, spoken a truth that goes much deeper than he ccould even begin to fathom.
Let’s do a little compare and contrast exercise and see why going back to the era of “black and white TV” might not be such a bad thing.
The top TV shows were:
The top of the pop-charts included:
These are just a few examples of everyday things that were once palatable and healthy to the American family, which now present stressful and toxic challenges. Much has changed since television was broadcast in black and white. The attack on the family began prior to 1958, but its cumulative effects are painfully evident in 2012. It’s ironic, however, that Barack Hussein Obama would make such a derisive reference to a time in America that, though imperfect, yielded healthier families and more resilient and self-reliant individuals. It is ironic because the election of Barack Hussein Obama is less a statement about the man represented by an empty chair than it is a symptom of America’s faltering sense of purpose and history, and its failing institutions.
by Marjorie Haun 9/4/12