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Down On Downton: Why The Left Is Torching Downton Abbey

TruthDoctor Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:12 PM
In the 18th and 19th centuries liberty integrated the idea that a free society must be grounded in morality. The 20th century gave way to thinking society can only ultimately promise freedom from oppression and that society should largely be silent on what people should do with their freedom. Liberals make an exception when we use our freedom to include the existence of any such thing as a right answer or a right way to behave. We are told to "check your morality at the door." Downton Abbey challenges liberal egalitarian sensibility and makes them uncomfortable, ergo the reaction.
Emilie3 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:25 PM
But the show is about the changing times and that old lifestyle of upstairs downstairs is gone, so why would anyone feel uncomfortable with that. I think it is only the ones who wished they had been born to the manor.

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....