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.

Flash forward 40 years. John Goldwater died in 1999. Archie Comics are now published by the creator’s son, Jonathan Goldwater. As reported at WND, the newest issue of one of the Archie Comics features the interracial, homosexual “marriage” of two main characters, a white American soldier wounded in Iraq and his black physical therapist.

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January 9

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.

It may seem like a trivial development in the grand scheme of things, yet here’s why I think it’s significant: so far as I know, this marks the first time that overt homosexual propaganda will reach children, notwithstanding TV shows like Glee that are aimed at teenagers. Hitherto, the homosexual lobby has been unable to penetrate actual children’s media - remember the way that Sesame Street, for example, dodged this bullet by claiming that Bert and Ernie are not homosexual but rather a-sexual.

Let’s hope that a widespread parental boycott will occur as a result of all this. I can’t believe I’m saying that about my beloved Archie comics.

January 9

Steven writes:

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

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