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63 Year Old Cartoon Depicts America Today
Godfather Politics ^ | 11/19/11

Posted on 11/25/2011 11:41:58 PM PST by Impala64ssa

It’s always interesting to read predictions of what life and society will be like in the future.

I remember in the 1950s that experts were predicting what America would be like fifty years later. We’d all be wearing clothes made with synthetic material that would never ear out. Cars would fly. There would be no more war and people would be flying all over the solar system.

In 1949, Eric Arthur Blair published his most famous novel under the pen name of George Orwell. 1984 described a socialistic society where the people were constantly watched and monitored by a godlike leader known as Big Brother. Under the totalitarian rule, individuality and reason were considered to be crimes.

However, one of the most accurate depictions of America today was a cartoon made in 1948 by the Extension Department of Harding College. The cartoon, entitled Make Mine Freedom, shows what happens when an unsuspecting society sells their freedoms for ‘ism’. Watch for yourself and see just how close this 63 year old cartoon describes America today as it is being run by the liberals of both parties.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1948; capitalismhistory; cartoon; hardingcollege
A simplified description of the pitfalls of an overbearing gov't and class warfare, as well as how capitalism can benefit society done in a way even an OWSie can understand.
1 posted on 11/25/2011 11:42:04 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Pontiac

Bump


2 posted on 11/25/2011 11:51:27 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Impala64ssa

bflr


3 posted on 11/25/2011 11:59:05 PM PST by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Impala64ssa

Been an internet meme and chain email for about 3 years now, but still pretty valuable intuitive information.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 12:00:39 AM PST by hawkeye101 (Electing lawyers to political office is like hiring a raging alcoholic to run your bar!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Great find!

Someone was paying close attention after WWII...


5 posted on 11/26/2011 12:11:25 AM PST by One Name
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To: Impala64ssa

Meant to ask you- big block or small?


6 posted on 11/26/2011 12:13:18 AM PST by One Name
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To: One Name

Small block, 327, Edelbrock 500, but otherwise stock. This winter I’m going to convert it to an electronic ignition to hopefully improve the gas mileage. It’s a blast to drive, it’ll pass just about anything but a gas station.


7 posted on 11/26/2011 12:35:46 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Lotta iron to haul with a stock SBC. An HEI out of a later model ( mid to late 70’s early 80’s) will make a big difference and be pretty simple to wire up. Headers can get you 10% or better, too.

A torque cam (1500-4500 rpm) will still idle smooth but pull you around nicely, depending on your gear ratio.

You can keep that babe going forever pretty cheap but you might want a bigger carb - 600- 650 Holley and a Performer manifold. Your mileage then will depend on your foot but you’ll have lots more bang with the same or better gas mileage.

You can do all that for 5-600$ if you shop.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 12:54:51 AM PST by One Name
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To: One Name

Thanks for the tips. In fact the HEI was given to me by a freind who had it laying around in his garage. It came out of an 80 Malibu. I’ll replace the vacuum advance, and to be safe spend some $$$ and put a new module in it. My uncle had a 65 Impala conv with a 283, it was no Z-28, but moved pretty nicely.


9 posted on 11/26/2011 1:38:23 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

As I see many young Americans proudly charging into a new
Socialist/Marxist/Communist society, I calculated that most that are under 35 have no idea what East/Central Europe was like under Communist rule.
They probably are never taught that the people were prisoners of the state.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 2:08:58 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Impala64ssa; One Name
My '61, a two-door hardtop, had the stock 2-bbl 283. Fairly pedestrian.

Well, not literally!

≤}B^)

11 posted on 11/26/2011 2:27:53 AM PST by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: sneakers

bttt


12 posted on 11/26/2011 4:02:27 AM PST by sneakers (EAT YOUR PEAS!)
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To: Impala64ssa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVh75ylAUXY&feature=player_embedded

Link without the blog.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 4:37:44 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Impala64ssa

Outstanding, have never seen this before.....


14 posted on 11/26/2011 4:41:33 AM PST by machman
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To: Impala64ssa

take the moustache off the snake oil salesman in that cartoon and there’s a striking resemblance to the current “occupant.”


15 posted on 11/26/2011 4:45:36 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Impala64ssa
Cars would fly.

Considering how some drive earth-bound vehicles and the dangers they pose... I'm actually fine with the fact we don't yet have mass-produced flying cars.

16 posted on 11/26/2011 5:03:31 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Imagine a college or university putting out a cartoon or video today expressing conservative themes and messages. The liberal establishment would be on them like flies on sh*t.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 5:07:43 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Impala64ssa

How sad that we are now watching this take place in our country.


18 posted on 11/26/2011 5:09:21 AM PST by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Today’s “John Q. Public” would be grabbing for his share of “ISM,” rather than prostrate himself to Big Government.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 5:11:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I’ve seen it before, but it is always fun to watch. Especially interesting are the remarks about those who would incite class and racial hatred around 8:35. I’m sure the author was referring to FDR who was a master at this, but it is very apropos for today as well.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 5:46:31 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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bmfl


21 posted on 11/26/2011 5:57:01 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

It also warns against “religious intolerance.” So what, now I gotta work together with Mormons and Muslims? Two groups that provably, demonstrably hate America and Americans and want to see us all dead and/or subjugated and/or forcibly enjoined into homosexual polygamy?


22 posted on 11/26/2011 5:58:13 AM PST by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Impala64ssa

For later


23 posted on 11/26/2011 5:59:24 AM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: N. Theknow

Bimp


24 posted on 11/26/2011 6:02:58 AM PST by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: SueRae
take the moustache off the snake oil salesman in that cartoon and there’s a striking resemblance to the current “occupant.”

I was thinking the same thing! I wonder if it could be photo-shopped to make him look a little more like Obama. Maybe add a golf club? Then, announce to all the "Occupy _____" people that it's move night and show this on the side of a building or screen for all to see. I wonder what the reaction would be?

25 posted on 11/26/2011 6:25:08 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Millions of Americans are drunk on that snake-oil and are pushing it like the Colombian Drug Cartel on everyone else.

The so-called "journalists" of Big Brother's Propaganda Machine (the MSM) are some of its biggest imbibers and pushers.

These petty, unintelligent quislings are the predictable outgrowth of American decadence--which erupted into the open like an abscess in the 1960s as the "Counter-Culture Movement" and continues, like a spreading infection, today as "Occupy Wallstreet (or whatever)", the Democrat Party, "The Left", "Liberalism", et al.

It has many incarnations, but they are all the same, tired, worn-out, old song-and-dance that history has recorded since its beginning: civilizations fall because of internal moral and cultural rot and decay.

Today's incarnations embody America's internal rot and decay.

There's nothing loftier than that about it.

And there's nothing new about it.

26 posted on 11/26/2011 7:07:09 AM PST by Savage Beast (The Left promises the moon. It delivers Detroit.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Harding College is now Harding University. Looks like a good school for those wishing a Christian institution.

http://www.harding.edu/


27 posted on 11/29/2011 5:52:00 AM PST by decimon
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