To see into the future you need only study the past and observe the present.

 Who Was That Masked Man ?

      January 31, 2018    by Bill Fairbanks

 

 

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 ever was.
 


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.

 

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