Alessandra Stanley gives a politically warped review of Mad Men Season 5 premiere via the NY Times. Ms. Stanley seems to not understand her job is to review television shows, not give warped political treatises that make zero sense and in the process impugn about 90 percent of the viewing audience as Nazi collaborating Parisians or South African citizens who stood by and profited from apartheid, oh, not them directly but their parents. You see if your parents lived in New York during the 1960’s civil rights era and they were middle class but never protested in support of civil rights, Ms. Stanley believes that they along with the characters depicted in Mad Men are no different than Nazi collaborating French citizens, or at least the citizens that just lived life and didn’t protest at the risk of getting killed or your parents are akin to all of the South African white citizens who enjoyed the benefits of apartheid. Not just New York mind you, if your parents lived anywhere in the Northeast or America and did nothing during the 60’s to support civil rights, you should be ashamed. I came to get a Mad Men Season 5 review and I got the rantings of a petulant child with no sense of history and no basic understanding of what the show is about nor an idea of the struggle that most humans endure, sorry if they can’t all fit your model of what a responsible citizen must behave like:
Don and his colleagues are flip, self-centered and oblivious, no different from the many privileged Americans who stood on the sidelines and averted their eyes. They are the ones who ended up on the wrong side of history and whose testimony is usually left out of the textbooks, like the bourgeois Parisians who collaborated — faute de mieux — during the Nazi occupation, the South Africans who welcomed cheap labor under apartheid or the cadets who set fire to the clothes of the first female cadets admitted to the Citadel military college.