Jump to bottom


1 Bob Levin  Wed, Oct 13, 2010 3:47:54pm

I’ve said this before, but for America to accept a religion into the culture, you have to work for it. A little persuasiveness helps, food helps more, music helps even more, and humor helps the most.

I might add that stories help too. For the Jews, we brought stories to America—the film industry. And maybe two films from this entire studio system were about Jews. Even the Diary of Anne Frank was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett—writers of the Thin Man, so I’m not counting that one.

2 CuriousLurker  Wed, Oct 13, 2010 4:02:50pm

re: #1 Bob Levin

I wasn’t aware of some of the history in the article. It was a real eye-opener.

3 Bob Levin  Wed, Oct 13, 2010 5:00:56pm

re: #2 CuriousLurker

You’re dealing with a constant—the initial bigotry and idiocy. But it is overcome every time.

Look at the history of Henry Ford and his newspaper—I forget the name—but even a big racist anti-Semite bastard like Ford was turned back with his tail between his legs.

Look at Lindbergh, a national hero, whose image is forever tarnished, and tarnished even more after Tarantino’s latest movie.

What was the end of Father Coughlin? I actually don’t know the answer to this. He just faded away, it seemed like. Most folks don’t even know who he was.

The Pammys of the world will get their moment in the spotlight—it seems like they have to. But history has a big broom, and it gets time and a half for overtime.

And all you have to do is make it more fun to live in America.

4 CarleeCork  Thu, Oct 14, 2010 7:24:12am

Too bad the people that really need to read this, won’t.

5 CuriousLurker  Thu, Oct 14, 2010 7:54:48am

re: #4 CarleeCork

Or they’ll read it and disregard it or call it fiction. I generally avoid reading comments for online articles, but the ones at Smithsonian magazine are usually pretty decent. Not so much this time though—the religious right was all over it.

6 Michael McBacon  Thu, Oct 14, 2010 9:26:29am

re: #5 CuriousLurker

Or they’ll read it and disregard it or call it fiction.

Or echo Bill O’Reilly: Itz teh sekulr progresivz!

This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201025Relentless rain this week. A good bit of localized flooding including the field and around the yard.Most of it had dissipated by Saturday though there are still a few new temporary lakes over at the park. The papaya tree got ...
5 hours, 43 minutes ago
Views: 91 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201018It was a full weekend here at the pond. 8 yards of top soil were (was?) delivered Friday afternoon Saturday was prepping the butterfly bed:First, a good weed whacking, a bit of leveling, then laying down weed barrier.On top of ...
4 days, 6 hours ago
Views: 447 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 9
Tweets: 0 •
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 201011The weather held out just long enough that we could start painting the deck. It is tedious work and still quite tiring in the heat.Just one line in the notes says 'paint deck' but it's gonna translate into many, many ...
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 898 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 9
Tweets: 0 •
For What It’s Worth - Buffalo Springfield (Cover by Del McCoury Band and Friends) Now Available See the new release from this jam session of "One Kind Favor" (See That My Grave Is Kept Clean) - Blind Lemon Jeffeson.YouTube A few months ago, a bunch of friends got together to play music ...
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,307 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 •
Trevor Noah: A Primer on 21st Century “Militias” [VIDEO] A toxic mix of racism and paranoid conspiracy fantasies has propagated the worst among us to arm themselves to the teeth in anticipation for the slaughter of their fellow citizens. Militias have been a part of America since it ...
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,446 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 •
(49) Mandolin Orange - Unknown Legend (Neil Young Cover)Echo Mountain stream. July 24th, 2020.
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,424 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 •
The Expanse - Season 5 Official Trailer The future of The Belt has begun as Marco Inaros wages Armageddon against the Inners for a lifetime of oppression and injustice. » Watch the new season of The Expanse now exclusively with your Prime Membership:» SUBSCRIBE: ...
1 week, 4 days ago
Views: 1,371 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 3
Tweets: 4 •
Cellist Plays to Mourn Cathedral Shelled in Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict A historic cathedral has been shelled amid the Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh, or Artsakh, region, where hundreds have been killed and tens of thousands displaced after two weeks of new fighting. On the evening of Thursday 8 ...
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,246 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 •
Future Islands - Born in a War (Official Video) 'Born In A War' by Future Islands Wayne White - Director and Production DesignerWoodrow White - Editor, Co-Director, Co-Production Designer Future Islands’ new album 'As Long As You Are', out now on 4AD. Listen, stream and buy album here: ...
1 week, 5 days ago
Views: 1,363 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 •
St. Vincent - New York Ft. Yoshiki (Audio)FOLLOW ST. VINCENTilovestvincent.comFacebook: found.eeTwitter: found.eeInstagram: FOLLOW #StVincent #Yoshiki
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Views: 1,668 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 •