We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanks for fixing that. Apparently, you can't use any closing tag your mind and hands conspire to create. If web tags were a fine art instead of a useful art, I could just call it abstract and end up highly acclaimed. Instead, there is an objective reality that revealed the falsity of my efforts.
--to me, the parody of 'farmer' makes the point even stronger that we as a people still do have the same strong ideal virtues that we had in our finest era (which i think was a few months in 1955). So, the parody is almost the message, with the enabling Dodge ad just a sentiment opener for that message.
--i sure see your point --it could be seen as a parody of the sentiment in the Dodge ad, and i agree that would be without humor or redeeming value.
But could be there are no villains, that Dodge was trying to lift us up, and that the parody was critiquing how far the Big Ag/K Street combine has whittled down the numbers of the type lauded by Paul Harvey.
IOW, one says "these are good virtues" and the other says "yes, and they're falling out of practice".
Dr. Pangloss and his Dutch Uncle having a conversation.