posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 04:01 PM
Being a whole 50ish myself, you and I are both old enough to remember stuff like walking a couple blocks to school and home again all by ourselves,
without some helicopter parent deciding for our parents that it was too dangerous.
We weren't practically bubble wrapped in protective helmets and padding just to ride a bike.
We celebrated Valentines, Halloween and Christmas in school without worrying that someone would be offended. In my class was a girl from a religion
who didn't celebrate holidays, so her parents kept her home from school on those days. There there was no reprisal or lawsuits over it.
We didn't have to watch every word we spoke because the PC police would get offended or our parents get in trouble over it.
We didn't have reality TV, or the culture of celebrity worship (at least not to the level it is now), and the constant barrage of media available
Boys used the boy's bathroom and locker room, girls used the girls bathroom and locker room. There was no one telling our parents or teachers to use
gender neutral terms and transgender as almost unheard of.
Officer Friendly come to our classrooms and told us that the police are there to help us. Would any of us really, truly trust a fully armed police
Back then, the thought of our phone conversations being listened to by "them" was fantasy, not the reality it is now.
I agree with you, Freeborn. I realize every generation thinks the one following it is going right down the dumper, but the kids scare me too these
days. They don't dare do anything without fear of offending someone, being accused of racism or sexism. Unless they troll on social media and spew
positively vile things and hide behind a screen name. MSM exposes them to sex, violence and fear, gender lines that have been clear cut for
generations are now blurred. I'm not a sociologist. What's really to blame? The nanny state? Political correctness? The internet? I really fear
that we've turned a corner and can never come back.
You have a good birthday Free Born. Lift a beverage of your choice on me!