**Did you know? …
The Lone Ranger first started as a radio show in the 1930s and then went on to become a hit television series in the 1950s. Both original actors Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels, who play the crime-fighting duo of the Lone Ranger and Tonto took their position as role models very seriously. They even wrote up a creed of what principles their characters stand for.
- “I believe…
- “That to have a friend, a man must be one.
- “That all men are created equal, and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
- “That God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
- “In being prepared physically, mentally and morally to fight when necessary for what is right.
- “That a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
- “That ‘this government of the people, by the people and for the people’ shall live always.
- “That men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
- “That sooner or later. . . somewhere. . . somehow. . . we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
- “That all things change but truth, and that truth alone, lives on forever.
- “In my Creator, my country, my fellow man.”
**I thought that was very interesting! So did the new movie hold these as well?
Disney’s new interpretation of THE LONE RANGER character may still hold to a moral code of justice and freedom, but, much like the new MAN OF STEEL, these moral codes and principals are no longer safely accessible to young children due to violence and crude language. If Disney is still wondering why THE LONE RANGER tanked at the box office, it’s because they alienated not just a young audience that would enjoy such a character, but a young audience that could be inspired.