If you watch an old Bugs Bunny cartoon you will often notice something that seems absent in today’s offerings. It’s patriotism and pride in America.
There was a time when the creative people in America who made cartoons and movies and television programs actually used their talents for good rather than evil, a time when that flavor of individual was still proud to be American and still appreciated the principles and concepts that made America great. I don’t know when that line was crossed, when it became fact that almost all such people pine for theoretical collectivist systems that destroy freedom. Perhaps it coincides with that time decribed by Ronald Reagan as when the Democrat party left him as opposed to the often-suggested opposite.
This brilliant 9 minute cartoon, titled Make Mine Freedom, was produced by John Sutherland in 1948 and does a good job of demonstrating the ism’s that claim to offer a utopia but in fact only destroy freedom and prosperity. All of the points made in this timeless video are incredibly applicable now as Americans debate, and in some cases actively work to prevent, Mr. Obama’s stated intent to “remake” America.
In the video, a snake oil salesman who could easily be Barack Obama tries to sell his tonic of “ISMs” t0 the naive representatives of labor, management, and politics. Before they readily agree to the contract trading their freedoms for security, another character representing the regular people implores them to have some sense and shows them what the results would be.
Warning the industrialist about the future, the image is of the big Hand of The State throwing the man out of his factory, declaring:
The State is the supreme court. Our decision is as follows. No more private property. No more you.
Then a line that could be taken from today’s news describing the tactics of the Obama administration:
When anybody preaches disunity, tries to pit one against the other through class warfare, race hatred, or religious intolerance you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedoms and destroy our very lives. And we know what to do about it.”
One year. Let’s keep our heads on straight and fight this holding action until we can take back our government.
The video closes with this statement:
Working together to create an ever increasing abundance of material and spiritual values for all, that is the secret of American Prosperity.
Do not let yourself confuse false security with freedom.