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Date: 02/27/13 11:10 AM

30 Responses to 50-Year-Old Cartoon Warns Of The Future

  1. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:13 am
    Link: 50-Year-Old Cartoon Warns Of The Future - Amazing how quickly a people forget can forget
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    EVILLECUTTER Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:32 am
    WHERE`S YOUR WARRANT FLATFOOT?
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Hmmm... and all this time I thought that unions were a socialist-fetter, detrimental to freedom... Good to know that in the 1960 unions were still appreciated.
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Amazing amazing how writing wrong gets.

    Isn`t capitalism an "ism"?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Wow. Awesome find.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:37 am
    And here comes the flame war.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:42 am
    Wow, you mean oversimplified political rhetoric existed then too? How quaint.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Not that it matters but does this seem older than 50 years??
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Freaky...
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:46 am
    tl;dw
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Not all of the changes were so bad. For example when this was made schools and hospitals, everything were segregated. Women couldn`t borrow money from a bank with out their husband`s or father`s permission and I was illegal in 50...er 48 states because I was born gay. So.... take the good with the bad.

    Yeah it`s great and all, but this video and the Charlie Chaplin speech are tied for the Most Often Re-posted Video award.
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    Of course the peddling guy is some mexican cartoon. =p
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    vthieu Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    Whoo red scare propaganda!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    McGovern: Yes, it does seem like a cartoon from the 1930`s. And yes, it is oft repeated, but this one should be repeated often.

    Until people get it, that socialism and communism isn`t the answer, but another form of nobility and slavery, then reminders like these should be shown regularly.
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    Huey Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Not really sure what to make of this, when comparing it to today`s world.
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    Magickrat Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    Early Fox News...
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    I can`t watch these things without imagining Mike Nelson, Crow, and Tom Servo mocking it ruthlessly.
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    And, oh yeah, Communism bit the dust in 1992, no longer a threat
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    I think we can all agree that communism is bad.. It`s hardly insightful..

    Curious though.. The bit about Unions.. 07:36.. I thought they were anti-freedom..? At least according to what i heard from the conservative side.. Yet this cartoon considers them an important part of free society.. hmmmm..
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    @Kain1, modern day unions are pretty bad.

    The point of a union was to find work for its members, and to ensure that its members weren`t mistreated.
    Nowadays, unions just grab the money of its members and do little to help find a job, and working conditions have improved greatly since this cartoon, so the union is pointless at that as well.

    There are some good unions left; I am part of a musicians union and they are always finding me some sort of gig to play, at least one gig a month. It`s a hobby and not a career, but it brings in a bit of extra cash and is fun to do.
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    bordo Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    The only thing fake about this was the reaction of the people resisting creeping tyranny.
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    razbitom Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2013 at 5:08 pm
    actually it`s nearly 70 years old.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 27, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    People say "socialist" like it`s a bad thing.
    Sometimes it is. Sometimes Capitalism isn`t good either. But "Socialism" is a political thing and "Capitalism" is an economic thing. The two can exist together quite nicely. They have co-existed in the United States quite well from 1935 thru 1990.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm
    "The point of a union was to find work for its members, and to ensure that its members weren`t mistreated.
    Nowadays, unions just grab the money of its members and do little to help find a job, and working conditions have improved greatly since this cartoon, so the union is pointless at that as well. "

    Unions were originally formed for these reasons, but once organized crime got involved in management, (Yea, don`t act like you didn`t know..) they turned into profit grinders that only REALLY look out for their member`s jobs to keep those dues rolling in.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2013 at 8:50 pm
    almost as quickly as you forgot what you learned about grammar in your English class...
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    February 28, 2013 at 12:24 am
    Ronald Reagan sold ISM.
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    Barnk Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2013 at 7:12 am
    It`s amazing how salient that cartoon was. I got squeezed by a giant blue hand just the other day.
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    Palfas Male 30-39
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    February 28, 2013 at 8:35 am
    lol, it`s hilarious because it tries to say capitalism is the solution and other ways will create bad things like no unions and farmers who can`t plant their own seeds. OH WAIT, that`s exactly what we have now thanks to corporate take over.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    February 28, 2013 at 10:31 am
    As an independent contractor I`m not a huge fan of unions. However, the basic concept of unionism (protection of worker rights) will probably become important again as the middle class continues to be minimized by big business. The concept of "one world, one worker" has been replaced by "one world, one big corporation" and that is a dangerous place to be, especially as deregulation of goods and services continues to erode market safety.
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    PurplePyro Female 18-29
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    February 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    An American cartoon with "God Save the Queen" playing in the background? Wow...

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