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I’m 35 and believe America peaked as a nation in the 50’s. It’s been all downhill since then.
Count me as one very lucky parent. My 9 year old son hates the music and cartoons popular with kids today. He prefers listening to oldie stations, loves watching the Monkees on a retro channel on our cable, and he goes to bed each night playing Edgar Bergen Charlie MacCarthy shows from the 40s, a CD set he asked for for Christmas.
All the World has peaked back then.
Yesterday we drove by my granddaughter's elementary school, less than a mile from her house.
I commented to my wife.
"When we were kids, we'd walk or ride our bikes that far. Not take the bus."
It's just not safe today. What has happened to our society?
gold standard, no competition from the rest of the war torn world. modest expectations. intact families. no “wall of separation” between church and state invented by liberals. no Miranda rights. no welfare or child support for unwed mothers. no endangered species act to use against progress. no blanket right to sue to punish people who committed no crime....
we took it all for granted, just like the Greenspan years and pre Obama/Pelosi years.
Obama comes into the Senate in 2007-—and in 5 years he turned the United States into an also-ran.
“It’s just not safe today. What has happened to our society?”
Perverts and criminals get a pass that’s what happened. Kids sit in front of the tv and play video games because gang bangers, sex offenders, etc. are taking advantage of the fact that both parents work outside the home.
I was born in 58, and I think the 1960s was great time to grow up as well. Granted, it was not the simpler times of the 50s, but we did enjoy the pleasures of Saturday morning cartoons, new color televisions, the explosion of new toys, transistor radios, 60s rock & roll,landing on the Moon, stingray bikes, and we could go on forever about our favorite TV shows of the 1960s.
I am 71 and I loved the music of the 50’s. I resented The Beatles when they came in and changed things.
Things began to loosen up a bit in the 50s. It all seems rather innocent in retrospect - and seemed that way to many folks at the time, I’m sure.
Things continued to loosen up, and loosen up, and loosen up some more. Today we know where it all leads.
Perhaps we shouldn’t get too nostalgic about those “good old days”. After all, that’s when the seeds were planted which have now borne their ugly fruit.
Rock N Roll’s been going downhill ever since Buddy Holly died.