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Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

PatriotAfire Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:11 AM
There was order, ritual, refinement of manners, and the expectation of acting nobly and well if you were born into the peerage classes. And these virtues defined a gentleman and a lady. The servant classes had a place to grow and serve and become all they could be as well. They accepted their positions without resentment, as Downton Abbey demonstrates, and they were grateful to have a position where they could show excellence and pride in their work. Class defined a proper position for all and yet gave opportunity to rise and serve others. Leftists of today are thugs in manners and actions, fitting Ann Coulter's description of the mob to a T. They care nothing for God, duty or country. www.patriotsafire.blog.com
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:41 PM
You would not have been happy to be a servant forever. At the time, they thought it had to be that way, but things changed since people wanted to be free to move up to the middle class, etc like it is possible to do here.

The first thing to do is to admit that I’m a Downton Abbey fan. In fact, I’ve watched every episode twice. But in my defense, I counterbalance my Downtonviewings with at least one hour spent with my chainsaw for every hour tuned into Masterpiece Classic.

One of the first things one notices, if one is a regular viewer of BBC productions, is that Downton is unusually ideologically and religiously balanced. One of the other effects one notices when one watches a lot of BBC is that one starts referring to oneself in the third rather than the first person....