Jul 8, 2014

Nixon against cultural decay

Richard Nixon critiques the glorification of homosexuality on the 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," which starred Carroll O'Conner as Archie Bunker:


According to Nixon, homosexuality was being promoted by Communists and left-wingers in order to destroy America. It could destroy America, he thought, like it had brought down the empires of the Greeks and the Romans, respectively.

Nixon:
"You know what happened to the Greeks. Homosexuality destroyed them. Sure, Aristotle was a homo. We all know that. So was Socrates."
White House counsel John Ehrlichman:
"But he never had the influence that television had."