Old Jed Clampett sure had me fooled. As a young baby boomer, I thought the Clampetts were living the American Dream. Only in America, could an impoverished mountain family just outside Bugtussle, Arkansas, strike it rich, move to a Beverly Hills mansion, and enjoy the good life.
Now, however, I find myself asking challenging questions about Jed and his family. Did the Clampett's live the American Dream, or were they, in fact, un-American?
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Another good read, also
Again, from Right Wing News. This one is Jed Clampett And Rethinking The American Dream By Harold S. Witkov