As a young boy, one of my
favorite TV shows was The Lone Ranger (and Tonto). I didn't
understand at the time that it was shaping my values. Values that
would affect me later in life. It took me over 6 decades to
discover this fact. I didn't understand things like
values, patriotism, or morality at that age.
Recently Dish Network has revived the Lone Ranger series and I have
regained my admiration for "the Masked Man" and "the American way".
Yes, the half hour episodes were primitive productions technically
speaking, but the content remains as valuable and well spoken as it
Today, few Hollywood type productions come even close to rivaling
The Lone Ranger's messages to our young people. In retrospect, those
messages must have planted deep roots. The only TV show today that
follows this model is Blue Bloods, Tom Selleck's portrail of a
NY City Police Commissioner. I don't think Tom can ride a horse or
do fancy pistol handling like Clayton Moore did, but that was then
and this is now. My sincere thanks to the late Clayton Moore and the
writers who planted these messages in a dumb kid like me.
A BUREAUCRACY, LIKE ANY
LIVING ORGANISM, MUST CONSUME TO SURVIVE.
DON'T LET IT CONSUME YOU.