It really reminded me of things I had almost forgotten. So many layers to it and so many ways the lessons could be applied today.
It reminded me of how the country was when it still had a conscience. Before years of watching “24” convinced people that torture is justified. And, at least a semi-free press. When reporters covered the struggles for decent wages and working conditions for workers against the objections of the Chambers of Commerce. When it wasn't owned by six global corporations and used to convince us that whatever is good for them is also good for us.
The Democrats dropped the unions (I know, I know how corrupt they were, et al), as well as the working class, and got all corporatized and bought off just like the Republicans. And, now we are bemoaning the "income gap" , the Middle Class is disappearing, congress doesn't even want to give paid sick leave and maternity leave. Only the US and Pappua New Guinea don't have fucking paid maternity leave, for Christ's sake.
It feels much like the 60's, only worse. Now we are all farm workers. But it's Maggies Farm we are working.