Posted BY: Robert Arvay
Mike Nowak’s recent piece in American Thinker on the old Perry Mason TV show, although somewhat tongue in cheek, awakened in me some nostalgic memories. As a teenager, I watched many of the episodes when they first aired, and a few years ago, I watched all the YouTube videos I could find as if they were reruns.
Having been an eyewitness to the 1950s and ’60s, watching the videos was sentimentally a bit like visiting my childhood hometown. I recognized, if not places, certain landmarks of the mind, and despite my memories of some of the bad things, such as institutional racism in my home state, I felt a longing to return, at least for a brief sojourn, to what was truly good in those times, goodness that my children and grandchildren missed out on and may never know.
Americans are addicted to the Boob Tube – they need to go “cold turkey.” Everyone trash your trash viewer!