Knee Touching: Interview with Henry Thomas…


Date: July 06, 2018

01) Interview with Henry Thomas


“Junket interview with Henry Thomas regarding the film Misunderstood. Conducted in Washington D.C. circa February 1984. Interview broadcast on KOLN/KGIN-TV (Lincoln, NE).”

How many other people remember the days, when it was normal to touch the knee, thigh, upper arm, forearm, hand, etc…when you were talking with another person [adult or child]?

These were the days before modern neurotic notions, that it’s “violence and aggression” to walk within three feet of another person…

…We used to actually value physical touch during conversation…even amongst people who weren’t especially close.

The touching of Henry’s knee, would have been considered a good thing…a sort of human to human, non-verbal connecting…to help put the interviewee at ease.

…It used to be understood, that this kind of touch is valuable and healthy…and produced good effects.

Today…I think we can look all around us, and see the destructive effects of society having demonized this kind practice…

…Now, almost everybody is of an isolated mind…and they fear anybody being “in their space”…It’s allegedly a thing to get angry and fight over…

…How far humans have fallen, in just a few decades…

As to the interview…I do think it was kind of mean, for that woman to drag up all the sad dog stories…as if she was trying to make Henry cry, in front of the camera…He seemed to have a hard time with that…

…And I didn’t like the way she seemed to be sometimes talking more to the audience, than to Henry…Came off kind of rude.

5 thoughts on “Knee Touching: Interview with Henry Thomas…

    1. eqfoundation Post author

      He was absolutely lovely, yes. 🙂

      My preferred era of HT, was during “Cloak & Dagger”…I think he was at his height of cuteness, during that movie.

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  1. feinmann0

    “How many other people remember the days, when it was normal to touch the knee, thigh, upper arm, forearm, hand, etc…when you were talking with another person [adult or child]?”

    Yes, I certainly do, but now such an action – if carried out by a man – is construed negatively as a domineering trait where toucher is guilty of imposing insidious and unwanted chauvinistic power upon touchee. Male teachers who are naturally tactile for example, must surely be a dying breed in the current age of victimology. I say male because it is still socially acceptable for a woman to be tactile. Furthermore, it is still OK for an unrelated woman to communicate with a child.

    Absolutely no way would I demonstrate friendliness towards a child in need in a public place in case some awful 20s-something beached-whale benefits-dependent male-hating entitlement-ridden female screeches out: “Leave that child alone you fucking pervert!”

    Result, a chasm has been allowed to develop between the younger generation and much of the rest of society, and once-valued functioning communities rendered extinct.

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      “Result, a chasm has been allowed to develop between the younger generation and much of the rest of society, and once-valued functioning communities rendered extinct.”

      This is one thing I especially worry about…

      …I realize the internet amplifies people’s behavior, somewhat…

      …But I don’t recall seeing a day, when more young kids were behaving like nasty, little hellions.

      It’s a lot more flagrant, these days.

      Happily…there are still wonderful kids in this world…But I’ve felt a shifting balance, which honestly concerns me.

      A lot of these kids are being raised detached, unempathetic and self centered.

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  2. feinmann0

    “Happily…there are still wonderful kids in this world…” Very true.

    Also true is that there still exist corners of this world where one can live guilt-free in cohesive, trusting communities; however, such corners tend to be far, far away from where the MAPs that experience persecution happen to live.

    “A lot of these kids are being raised detached, unempathetic and self centered.”

    If kids are treated as property and not allowed to stray beyond the four walls of their homes unaccompanied by a parent, in other words forced to live risk-free lives, they will fail to realise their full potential on many different levels into adulthood and beyond.

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