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50-Year-Old Cartoon Warns Of The Future

Hits: 7173 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: MrPeabody
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PurplePyro
Female, 18-29, Canada
 7 Posts
Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:00:17 PM
An American cartoon with "God Save the Queen" playing in the background? Wow...

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1882 Posts
Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:31:06 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 The concept of "one world, one worker" has been replaced by "one world, one big corporation" and that is a dangerous place to be, especially as deregulation of goods and services continues to erode market safety.

Palfas
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 410 Posts
Thursday, February 28, 2013 8:35:29 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.

Barnk
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 480 Posts
Thursday, February 28, 2013 7:12:05 AM
It's amazing how salient that cartoon was. I got squeezed by a giant blue hand just the other day.

tommy2X4
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 3383 Posts
Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:24:21 AM
Ronald Reagan sold ISM.

Mantistador
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:50:39 PM
almost as quickly as you forgot what you learned about grammar in your English class...

Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 406 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:47:51 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.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 6:23:05 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.

razbitom
Male, 40-49, Australia
 841 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:08:44 PM
actually it's nearly 70 years old.

bordo
Male, 50-59, Western US
 796 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:12:36 PM
The only thing fake about this was the reaction of the people resisting creeping tyranny.

DuckBoy87
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2713 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:09:17 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.

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:39:56 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..

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:35:46 PM
And, oh yeah, Communism bit the dust in 1992, no longer a threat

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4827 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:25:55 PM
I can't watch these things without imagining Mike Nelson, Crow, and Tom Servo mocking it ruthlessly.

Magickrat
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 488 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:04:49 PM
Early Fox News...

Huey
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 197 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:21:48 PM
Not really sure what to make of this, when comparing it to today's world.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 17301 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:16:36 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.

vthieu
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 1:11:55 PM
Whoo red scare propaganda!

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1971 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 12:04:12 PM
Of course the peddling guy is some mexican cartoon. =p

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:50:47 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.

TruTenrMan
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:46:34 AM
tl;dw

Doiknowyou
Male, 18-29, Canada
 566 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:46:28 AM
Freaky...

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13542 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:46:25 AM
Not that it matters but does this seem older than 50 years??

DrProfessor
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3884 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:42:01 AM
Wow, you mean oversimplified political rhetoric existed then too? How quaint.

panth753
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 8878 Posts
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:37:32 AM
And here comes the flame war.

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