Falling Skies Distorts FoundingSubmitted by jeffersonfranklin on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 12:08
Falling Skies is a show on TNT that is staged in a post-alien invasion America. The lead character, Tom Mason, is supposed to come from a background of being a teacher of history and is supposed to know his Revolutionary history.
In last night's episode, he meets his old professor of American history, who wrote a book called "Darkness to Democracy", about the Founding.
As anyone who has spent an hour reading the Founders knows, a vast majority of them dispised democracy because they viewed it as little better than mob rule, and they were also concerned if the people would remain informed (we see today, many of us watch reality shows and ignore true reality). We are a republic so if the majority want to do something stupid with liberty, they can't because our natural rights are protected by the Constitution.
The show also has the professor, who is president, saying that the founders could not see this happening and that a "new democracy" would have to be created. He shows paranoia over his leadership and displays traits of a dictator.
Sorry, just had to get the continued distortions of our Founding off my chest.