Joni Mitchell Indicts Dallas !!

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    Of course, she's right. I myself was appalled when I saw the hippie generation go Full On Reagan at the start of the '80s.

    Oddly enough, shows like DALLAS were actually clandestinely subversive, as they didn't pretend their corrupt characters were justified nor happy. Something a lot of folks didn't seem to quite get at the time (and apparently still don't).
     
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    in the first couple of seasons (season 1, anyway), they definitely cast the more conservative types in a non-flattering light (the church people from Bobby's first construction project, Cliff's opponent in the election), but yeah, I think they went away from that, and it would have been right at the turn of the decade.

    (man, is she articulate! the interviewer shouldn't have tried to interject at all)
     
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    Although he's nowhere near as bad as most interviewers are nowadays.
     
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    J.R. isn't as anti-communist as one might expect from a ruthless capitalist oilman from Texas. He's curious about Cuba and Fidel Castro, and later about the Soviet Union. J.R. really is about himself and profit for Ewing Oil, even if it means damning the bourgeois class as a whole.
     
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    I’d say like JD Rockefeller’s position on record opposing competition, JR was not for free markets (but none of them were - hence the Cartel). I think he would have been opposed to communism - well unless he was one of the elites in control of the government.
     

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