Boy how times have changed.

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Boy how times have changed.

Today I woke up, and every damned news channel became the Pope channel. So I put it on Turner Classic Movies, just to get away from all the masturbation and commercialism of today's media. Anywho, missed the beginning of the movie. It was about a rich business owner matriarch played by Betty Davis interfering with her daughter's marriage and husband, and the affects it had on their daughter.
So supporting actor kept popping in and out and the voice was distinct but I couldn't quite place the face. Towards the end of the movie, it hit me, it was Bones from Star Trek.

But it had some elements today that would be unacceptable. In one scene the husband wants sex from his wife and forces himself on her, and of course, in Hollywood, back then, the meme was that women love forceful men. But today, that would be considered rape.

Now I am old enough to remember when students in HS were 18 had a smoking area outside the cafeteria.
But this movie had a scene where a shrink was bribing the granddaughter to answer questions by offering her cigarettes. The age of the character was 15.
Boy how times have changed.

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We, entered into an age of

overactivisim and overfanaticism.

The Pope is merely engaging in PR. I didn't watch any of it either. He's not going to change anything. When he gets back home --that's all thats going to happen--he got home. Global warming is good for the ecomomy so keep driving.

BTW. I brought up another google page to check if I spelt fanaticism rite becasue the spell checker ain't working and there was an article lower down of the Pope at the WTC saying the same thing. I think I should be Pope, but I have to many other important things to see to.I have to get the plow rig ready for winter etc.

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Old Seer wrote:overactivisim

Old Seer wrote:

overactivisim and overfanaticism.

What does that mean?

 

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Brian37 wrote:Old Seer

Brian37 wrote:

Old Seer wrote:

overactivisim and overfanaticism.

What does that mean?

 

There's activism and then there's taking it to far. or beyond what's reasonable. Fanaticism is already denotes  to far but over the last few years it's overly obsessive.

From Wikipedia- Fanaticism is a belief or behavior involving uncritical zeal or with an obsessive enthusiasm.

From my observation it's gone futher then that, right into a mental problem, if it can be put that way.

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