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Trump Is Riding A Warped 1980s Nostalgia (Author Glad America Is Currently Suffering)

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posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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It is interesting seeing a former communist block progressive saying it is a good thing that "the republican" side of America now gets to feel how it was like in Russia during the cold war collapse years. Yeah, I choose the 80's in a heartbeat over what we have for a culture and foreign policy today.

So, do many of the "Progressive Left" feel this way? Are they happy that America is suffering like former Communist Russia?

www.bloomberg.com...




The 1980s have been making a comeback -- and the nostalgia goes far beyond shoulder pads or neon heels and big hair. In the U.S., it seems to be about a search for lost identity -- and emotions that are familiar to me as someone who lived through that decade in Moscow. It's hard for me to share Adams's warm feelings for that decade. I spent it on the losing side. Life in the other superpower was increasingly squalid, and the future was murky.

On the conservative site Townhall, Nick Adams recently argued that Donald Trump's success in the presidential race has a distinctly '80s flavor:

"Trump is in many ways the 1980's retro-renaissance man who has come back to save America and restore it to its greatness, by killing political correctness and resurrecting 1980s sentiments and values. Might is right, and America is always right. And he's bringing out all of the 1980's hotshots out of hibernation to Make America Great Again with their last breath. Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley, Jean Claude Van Damme, Gary Busey, and countless others. It seems they are all coming out of their collective hibernation to support the man who can make America what it once was: great again, just like it was in the 80s."


Many of us wished we'd been in the America that Adams remembers, and many of us ended up there during the following decade. It gives me a certain sense of vindication, then, that the U.S. -- or at least its Republican part -- is being forced to live through a mild reenactment of our 1980s, not its own.


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posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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Is trump going to bring glam rock back?



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


LOL, I hope so. sirius xm 80's channel needs new content!

You can only listen to so much Dokken...
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posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I find it interesting that anyone truly enjoys another people's pain.... That they openly embrace schadenfreude.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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If we get a proper Ghostbusters movie i'm in.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: infolurker
I knew I liked you!


I can only speak for myself but the world made a whole lot more sense back then.

"Progress" has only divided us up into a bunch of little boxes, all with our heads down looking at some little screen ignoring the implosion all around us.

I loved the eighties, what I remember that is.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


And big hair!



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: windword

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


And big hair!



Dammit im balding now



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


Bwhahahaha!


If yes, reason number 637344 not to vote for him.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:20 PM
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It's all right. They might bring back Goth rock too like The Cure.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
It's all right. They might bring back Goth rock too like The Cure.


oh oh i still to this day love the cure, yea we finally like the same thing.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: thesungod
a reply to: dukeofjive696969


Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


Bwhahahaha!


If yes, reason number 637344 not to vote for him.


Ah come on man, poison, warrant, motley crue.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

The Cure was never hugely my thing. I liked Depeche Mode more, but it was a very similar style of music.

However, I also like glam rock and punk, so it all works for me.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: infolurker

I loved the 80s.

Things weren't so insane back then and yes, the music was awesome!




posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

The Cure was never hugely my thing. I liked Depeche Mode more, but it was a very similar style of music.

However, I also like glam rock and punk, so it all works for me.


Depeche mode rocks



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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The best 80's music was a little left of the dial. The stuff that was on Mtv late at night.. Or on Night Flight.
The mainstream stuff drove me to listen to my parent's old 60's records.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

"When I was kid you dressed like a woman and song about the devil, now that was music."-bill burr.



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 06:27 PM
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My favorite recollection of the 1980's.

Shelia and B Devotion!
www.youtube.com...

its so bad...........its timeless and hilarious at the same time!



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 07:23 PM
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Oh, oh, oh, I just remembered all the great movies we got in the '80s. Does this mean that Hollywood will get great movies again and not craptastic remakes?



posted on Jul, 30 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Is trump going to bring glam rock back?


And I just threw away that glitter Mohawk wig.




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