30 November 2008

Singing Cowboy Gene Autry enacting violation of the model cowboy's code--kicking a man when he's down.



It is a code based on personal honor, respect to others, self-restraint and pride. Can you think of an ethical dilemma which couldn't be resolved by the application of at least one of the tenets listed below? Clearly this code of conduct can trace its lineage back to the age of chivalry.

The Cowboy Code
- by Gene Autry

A cowboy must never take unfair advantage of an enemy.
He must never go back on his word, or (betray) a trust confided in him.
He must always tell the truth.
He must always be gentle with children, the elderly and animals.
He must not possess racially or religiously intolerant ideas.
He must help people in distress.
He must be a good worker.
He must keep himself clean in thought, speech, action and personal habits.
He must respect women, parents, and his nation's laws.
The Cowboy is a patriot.

Los Angeles Photo Archives (UCLA)
Singing Cowboy Gene Autry enacting violation of the model cowboy's code--kicking a man when he's down.SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

2 comments:

maudkristina said...

I have ALWAYS loved this - surprise, surprise.

Oh, and the universe? More of this sort of thing IRL, please.

Hillbilly said...

me too.

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