I don't think that is what Circe is saying though Uncensored. I haven't been seeing Circe's posts long enough to say that for sure, but I don't get the sense that he (she?) is a big government type. But I will let him/her define 'democratization' and ask for that definition before we make a misjudgment here/ I took it though that we did a lot better job of self regulation in that earlier generation. The movie industry pretty well regulated itself and municipalities did the rest by prohibiting/banning what they considered unacceptable or obscene content. It wasn't until the Warren Court that the federal government started getting involved and, in my opinion, that was a violation of the Founders' vision that we would be a people who govern ourselves. So, depending on the definition he gives us, if he is kind enough to do so, I don't think it was democratization so much as still another case of big government interference that has obliterated Mayberry in favor of ever pushing the envelope for more gratuitious violence, sex, saliciousness, profanity, and all those things that do not improve us as a people. And I say that not as a prude who has anything against First Amendment rights in any shape or form. I just think the 'anything goes' attitudes of our modern society might not be good in every way for the kids.