I peeped in on the (Purportedly) Public Broadcasting System’s television offerings tonight. Here, one offering was a preview (!) of Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts.” Not only was there no mention of either Teddy’s rank imperialism or the existence and lovely works of Kermit, but the Great Burns, he who passes his 8th Grade filmstrips off for high intellectual understanding of this somehow both teenaged and decrepit empire, professed that he’d been (pun intended) burning to make this new ditty for 30 years because the Roosevelts “are the most influential family in American history.”
There you have it. In mainstream thought, family is the largest possible sociological factor. The Civil War? A bunch of families who disagreed.
Capitalism? What’s that?
Ken’s critter-over is pretty shocking for somebody who claims to care about reality. But, then again, he knows who butters his (another pun) Burnt bread, doesn’t he?
Put a rug on it.