TV Shows Past and Present

TV Shows From The Past vs Those Of Today

TV shows these days have changed dramatically from years past.

If we go back to the time period between the 50s and 80s, we’d see a totally different animal than what we are being shown now.

The changes that have occurred over the last 30 years have been the result of Marxist programming that is trying to turn our values and morals on their head.

Relationships Between Men and Women

Watching old shows, I’m reminded of how wonderful it was to be young in a time where men were the dominant gender and were allowed to demonstrate their dominance without being made to feel guilty about it.

In years past, your typical TV show might have a scene where a man and woman are both interested in each other. The woman shyly flirts with the man who picks up on the cues and asks the girl out on a date.

Compare this to a show today about a similar couple and you’ll see the woman as a complete opposite of what her counterpart was in the past. Often times, today’s women engaged in flirtation comes off as aggressive, rude, and unfeminine.

Chances are, she will immediately challenge the guy to see if he’s a man or not. This is done by provoking him to see how he’ll react, if he’ll defend himself, his values, etc.

There is no coy smile or act of submission on her part.

The old-fashioned courtship process of the girl acting shy and coquettish to attract the boy has been completely disregarded today. The scripts are written to show women as brazen and confrontational, even when flirting with boys.

This is the result of the feminist movement where women are no longer women. Women think they’re somehow becoming more equal by acting like men, but essentially they’ve taken away their own femininity which was their true strength to begin with.

Watch how men and women in today’s shows react to one another. There used to be a yin and yang relationship where both sexes balanced each other out.

Men and women go out on a date to get to know one another, looking for common interests to talk about. Not much has changed these days, but on TV you’ll see the new dynamic between the sexes.

Women sit down to a date like they’re sitting down to interview a man for a job. Does he make enough money? Is he good looking enough? Will the sex be hot? What can he offer me that all other men I’ve dated can’t?

Is this what we’re teaching to the women watching these shows? Size up men and see what you can possibly get from them?

How do you think this will affect the relationships between the sexes if women lose all the romance that once filled their hearts and replace it with materialism and sex appeal?

TV Show Fathers

Going back to the 50s, we see how men were portrayed to the public who watched these shows. Fathers like Ward Cleaver were shown as wise and respected by their sons who were looking for a strong father as a role model in life.

Contrast this to today where you see fathers bumble about inside their home while the wife has taken on the leadership role. It is now the mother who makes the decisions that affect the family. And when a man wants to make a decision, he has to check with the wife and make sure she’s okay with that.

What kind of effect do you think this has when a nation of men start acting like these husbands on TV; a bunch of irresponsible, overgrown kids who bumble around and aren’t in charge of making the decisions in the household?

In my opinion, this can have disastrous effects.

First of all, you have men who are gullible enough to think of these guys as role models and start patterning themselves after them.

But on top of that, you have the women who watch these shows and start to believe: A) Men really are dumb. B) Women should be running the household.

Sure, there are men of Western civilization who are savvy enough to know they are being programmed by those who control our media, and refuse to take the bait. They go on acting like real men, like their fathers taught them to act.

However, the women who are married to these men start to challenge the idea that the man should be running the show. Maybe this idea is but a small seed not yet sprouted, but nevertheless, the seed has been planted in their head.

As for the rest of the married men, they have willingly let themselves be reprogrammed and now they must face the consequences because of it. For each male, this may come in a set of tests from a wife to measure his strength as a man, or the woman may decide to just take over as the wearer of pants and neuter him completely.

With the wife in charge of the family, the family dynamic has been changed which now affects the offspring.

The man’s son grows up with a feminized version of his father, and believing he should act like him, grows up without a masculine figure to look up to. This may mean he’ll grow up in his image or have to find another masculine figure to model himself after if the boy is wise enough at such a young age to know his father does not act like a real man.

TV Show Mothers

Every decade had popular TV moms. In the 50s it was June Cleaver with her ability to successfully get Wally and the Beaver to do their chores while always keeping a clean and orderly house.

In the 70s it was Carol Brady who always had her hands full with 6 kids to keep track of and manage on a daily basis.

Both women were great role models as mothers because they represented the ideal patriarchy where the woman stays home, takes care of the kids, and keeps a clean house.

With the rise of feminism, TV moms began to have jobs. Elise Keaton, the TV mom on Family Ties was an architect who’s 9-5 job took precedence over everything else. While she was a good mom on the side, we began to see the changes taking place over the cultural landscape as mothers started having careers outside of the home.

At the same time, Claire Huxtable, from The Cosby Show was also a mother with a career. When not home with her kids, she was an attorney.

While Family Ties and The Cosby Show were both good shows, it was female characters like these that began to lead our society down a slippery slope.

It wouldn’t be long until future sitcoms and dramas began to get away from the idea of the traditional mother and ventured further and further into feminist territory.

In the 90s, we were introduced to Roseanne played by Roseanne Barr.

This TV family was a far cry from what we had seen before, with snotty children who talked back to their parents and Roseanne making wisecracks back to them.

While it all seemed like good fun, these women were beginning to resemble maternal mothers less and less.

20 years later we’ve reached a point where TV mothers don’t resemble mothers at all, but rather women who just happen to have kids. In fact, it almost seems like they want to get rid of their kids…if they only could.

One of the present shows on TV is called Better Things. It features a mother who is an actress with three daughters to take care of and pushes the envelope of what’s acceptable of a TV mom in ways you never imagined.

With characters that talk like this to their children, what kind of a message are we sending to families and anyone else watching out there? Shows like this are sure to influence our society in a negative way because people see this as real life, and thus, they end up copying what these characters say and do.

The TV mom is now a mom only by biology. The relationship she has with her children resembles something more akin to an older sister relating to a younger sister as they tease each other and bicker back and forth.

Race On TV Shows

In the 1950s and 1960s, the topic of race didn’t exist on prime time TV shows. It wasn’t used as humor and frankly, it just wasn’t talked about at all.

Shows back then of course always featured white people, however you didn’t hear disparaging remarks about other races on those shows. Wally Cleaver didn’t gather around with his friends and make fun of blacks or Mexicans.

Then again, the media at that time wasn’t far left. It didn’t actively seek to make whites feel guilty about their race, and they weren’t trying to gain extra viewers by pushing people’s buttons.

Even in the late 60s when shows like Star Trek had minorities as series regulars, the subject of race was hardly mentioned. Shows that wanted to tackle the subject of race did so indirectly with storylines that seemed to be about something else.

The Twilight Zone and Star Trek both used this method of disguising the true subject at hand while using the endless boundaries of Sci Fi to appear to be talking about something else entirely.

Star Trek Black And White Aliens

In the 1970s, we started to see changes in the way TV shows handled the subject of race. Racial humor was used in many different shows like in All In The Family.

Archie Bunker was supposed to be the bad guy in this series, while Michael, his son-in-law, the hero of the counterculture movement. However, it was Archie who resonated with most of the Christian conservatives who were watching the show and he became the fan favorite, mainly due to his honest views of other races.

Racial humor has become the norm for quite awhile now, although lately we’re seeing a change in the way it’s presented.

White, Christian characters like Archie Bunker have turned into apologetic men who tip toe around what they say when around other black characters.

I don’t personally have a problem with using racial humor on a TV show. However, it’s required that the audience be thick-skinned and be able to laugh at both themselves and whatever stereotypes that person’s race has…even if it’s ludicrous.

The problem of course is that people can no longer do this…and this is due to our liberal media instructing them not to laugh at these things, but to be angered at them instead.

This alone caused the change in people. Nothing else was involved.

So until our media changes their message, we can no longer laugh at ourselves anymore.

What we have now is a kind of retribution against white people for all that has come before.

Present shows either avoid racial humor entirely or they make fun of a character for being white.

The Effect Of Our Cultural Landscape on Future TV Shows

From the time that the TV became a staple in every American home, the shows that we sit down to watch night after night have greatly changed in the last 60 or so years.

We’ve seen our Western values vanish before our eyes and be replaced by feminism, the matriarchy, and white guilt.

These changes have been disastrous for not only our country, but for men and women in general, and their families who are a result of the fallout from this attack on Christian values.

I believe that people’s true values and feelings towards one another aren’t being expressed on the shows we watch today. We see what other people want us to see and it affects our relationships with everyone we come into contact with in our everyday lives.

It shapes our culture in ways most of us probably don’t even realize, and most don’t know that it’s happening because they’re too wrapped up in their own lives to notice.

Christians and non-Christians alike need to be aware of what we’re subjecting ourselves to, what is being programmed through our TV sets into our living rooms every night.

What you’re seeing on your set isn’t real. It’s not only fiction, but it’s fiction with a message; a message bought and paid for by a certain group of people trying to shape our society into their own vision.

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