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.

"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."