OK, by now you have noticed that there is actually not just one story going on but two. Though the main story is about the Morrow family, The underlying story is a commentary on the decade of the 1950’s. Just like the 1960-1969 will have an underlying story that acts as a commentary on the 70’s. And so on through the series.
While the research has been grueling, it has been very rewarding. It has enlightened me to why we are headed the direction we are now, as well as the fact that this country has secrets that many of us are oblivious to. The seeming idyllic world that was portrayed in the sitcoms of the 50’s and even Happy Days, which was made to immortalize the 50’s, was not so idyllic. In fact, it was dark and full of horrors that we have yet to experience, but might if the country does not wake up.
We tend to forget that social change did not take place, in the form of civil rights laws, until the 60’s. And even then, many resisted, as they still do, because they saw it as destabilizing the country instead of what it was attempting to do: unite. Hate was rampant, as it is in today’s current socio-political environment. At the same time, it was more acceptable to hate a man due to color or belief. Yet, with what has been going on, intelligence seems to be fleeing from the American population…just as it had with the “Red Scare” of the 50’s.
I have found it sad that the United States has learned from any major war. It has no recollection why we fought the fascism of Nazi Germany. Those running want to turn the country into another fascist bastion where white is right and everyone else is, well, dead. No lessons learned from WWII whatsoever.
They think history has no meaning. Sad. History is where all the lessons are. What to do. What not to do. What to change. What not to change.
The only thing I wish is that they taught what I have learned so far, unadulterated and unchanged, in schools. It would serve as a lesson on how bad legislation can make a country act.