[Marxism] Niall Ferguson is VERY worried

Scott Palmer mailinglists at nspalmer.com
Tue May 24 19:14:04 MDT 2005


(( Score one for the Injuns! Piss off, Lone Ranger! ))

Just for the record, I'd like to point out that the
old Lone Ranger show was distinguished from other
radio and TV fare by its strong ethical component.

Apart from his rather naive "good-government"
political faith, the Lone Ranger stood squarely
against any type of bigotry. The episodes usually
portrayed Indians as decent, courageous people. In
many episodes, white outlaws or politicians were shown
framing Indians for crimes that they, themselves, had
committed.

It's true that the Lone Ranger radio show (and its
later incarnation on television) depicted people and
social relationships in ways that would be offensive
if the show were produced today. *For its time*,
however, "The Lone Ranger" was a remarkably
enlightened and uplifting bit of popular
entertainment.





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