Archie Bunker Angry White Man
Leftist Behavioral Modification Tool
By Rick Gordon Loonybird.com
Mike aka 'meathead', played by Rob Reiner, son of the shows creator Carl Reiner, a limousine liberal and stalwart of Left wing media manipulation pitching the liberal stance.
All in the Family was regarded as the most influential sitcom in television history. It ridiculed a generation of American Fathers, depicting them as racist, ignorant, sexist opinionated jerks. Archie's friends are also portrayed in the same fashion, Barney for instance. But of course, Michael's buddies are portrayed as knowledgeable, articulate and 'enlightened. In the public mind, traditional conservative ideals became associated with ignorance and intolerance, whereas liberal opinions are associated with education, knowledge, enlightenment and tolerance.
The white American Father became visualized as Archie Bunker . I recall my stepfather being referred to as an "Archie Bunker" on many occasion, and he would jest fully call my mother "dingbat" , and I'm certain this scenario repeated itself in many American households.
All in the Family successfully imbedded this Archie Bunker Archetype into the American Psyche. The sub-conscious and to certain extent the conscious mind would from here on in relate any non-liberal middle aged male who dared to spout a conservative, patriotic, tribalistic or right wing view point as an "Archie Bunker".
The show also frequently employed other psychological techniques from the left wing arsenal. See - Liberal Brainwashing Techniques
Jamming - "The objective of jamming is to force opponents into silence by accusations of Racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, latent homosexual tendencies, misogyny and so forth. The purpose being to create a social stigmatization of anyone whom opposes the Agenda - whatever aspect of Liberal pomposity is being being promoted at a given time. "
"Associative Conditioning sometimes referred to as Neuro Associative Conditioning - involves a psychological process whereby, when two issues are repeatedly juxtaposed, one's feelings about one thing are transferred to the other. Juxtaposition is placing unrelated or different issues in relation to one another. It will have the tendency to draw attention to the attributes of each. When properly executed it will enhance the undesirable attributes of one by drawing upon the qualities of the other."
The same type of 'framing' used on All in the Family and other Norman Lear productions is used by current liberal dogma to describe their opponents - such as referring to Tea Party and similar groups as "Angry Old White Men". See - Wikipedia Article - Angry White Men
In respect to having the younger generation identify with Mike aka Michael Stivak - the show failed miserably, Rob Reiner/Meathead was a mediocre actor at best, who only landed the job because he was Carl Reiner's Son. His was the straight man to a the talented Carroll O'Connor and could never command O'Connor's / Archie's level of adoration. Perhaps this is why Reiner never pursued an acting career, although his birth right into the Royal hierarchy of Hollywood would have presented a cornucopia of opportunity not available to the multitude of vastly more talented actors and actresses struggling for recognition.
Archie, under the surface wasn't actually a racist, my definition of a racist is a hater, someone who hates another person because they are of a different tribe, religion, culture or racial stock and seeks to cause them harm or worse. Archie was no Klansman ! Archie was actually "Racially ignorant" . Jews were "hebes" Blacks were "coloreds" Polish were "Dumb-Polacks" - He didn't hate Blacks or Jews , but he didn't trust them, He didn't hate Poles, he just thought they were stupid - "Dumb Polacks". For the show to depict him as a true hater would have destroyed the association factor. Had he been a cross burner, no middle class viewer would have associated him with their Dad, Uncle or the guy next door.