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Thursday, December 29, 2005

As all you Aardvarkites know, I am a fan of the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, Supermarionation shows like Supercar and Thunderbirds.
I am a member of an e-group celebrating "SUPERCAR", and on a chat last night (the 23rd) one of the members was kvetching about the "sexism" of these shows from the late 50s to the mid 60s.
Male crewmembers expressing amazement at the clever idea the young, beautiful Doctor of Space Medicine just came up with. (Never mind that she , in fact, WAS a Doctor of Space Medicine, who also made a mean cuppa Joe.) That kind of thing. This chat-er went on about how she couldn't enjoy the old puppet shows much because they were defining HER. It reminded me too much of the visitors to Vox Popoli.

Now, I was nice, and did not make wild pop-psych comments beyond "Are you still on medication?",
and "you care what...WOOD thinks about you?". God bless my fellow fan from OZ, she made me start thinking. As I compare male/female relations of today with those of the time of the offending TV shows, I come to a major conclusion: people were generally happier with each other back then... Men and women, in whatever "roles", were generally happier in themselves, and with each other, than they are today.

Nothing more earth-shattering than that.


Pablo said...

And yet most people don't realize that men and women were happier back then. This makes me think that they're searching for something else. Some kind of social justice perhaps?

Common Lawyer said...

Legal Fiction & Persons


A natural person is a human slave or an employee of the state.
A fictitious person is a legal creation of the state, such as a trust, corporation or individual.
All statutes are written for 'persons'.

The term "person" shall be construed to mean an individual, a trust, estate, partnership, association, company or corporation.
26 USC 7701

The body of a slave, or person, has value, while the body of one of the people does not, because a slaves body can be used a security for a debt. (people cannot be imprisoned for debt, but slaves can be)
Bovier Dictionary 1856

Individual-A single entity.
Entity- an organization.
Person- a trust or a corporation.
Blacks Law Dictionary

We have made all freed men to become citizens of Rome, by the exertion of despotic will, to establish one equal and universal slavery through the sovereignty of the state. The Supreme Court has held that descendants of Africans sold as slaves were not intended to be included under the word 'Citizen' in the Constitution, whether emancipated or not.
Dred Scott v. Sanford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856)

The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
Constitution Article I, Section 9.
Common Lawyer | 12.28.05

The Aardvark said...

Thank you, CL! I appreciate your taking the time!