It’s their America now
Timothy A. writes:
The Archie Comic characters—Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica—were created by John Goldwater, an orphan from East Harlem. Goldwater described Archie in an interview with the New York Times in 1973: “He’s basically a square, but in my opinion the squares are the backbone of America. If we didn’t have squares we wouldn’t have strong families.” In the early 1970s Goldwater licensed the Archie characters to appear in comic books promoting evangelical Christianity, despite his Jewish faith (he was a national commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League), because he thought the sentiments were in line with his wholesome family message.
J. Samson writes:
I’m very terribly saddened by Archie’s new direction. My sister, my best friend and I all grew up reading Archie comics and it’s no stretch to say that some of the old ones were really quite clever and witty. I’m disappointed that these comics will not be a part of my kids’ experience.January 9
We Jews are like the proverbial little girl with the curl. When we are good, we are very, very good. But when we are bad, we are worse than awful. For all of our alleged intelligence and high I.Q., our bent towards anarchy, social disruption and desire to provoke is distressing. Soiling ones own nest is far from my definition of intelligence!
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 08, 2012 08:59 PM | Send