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originally posted by: SulfurMercurySalt
Watching the protests in MN after the Trump rally . These young violent urban protesters are just building the racial wall ! We will soon see Trump win again and keep his motor running on white fear and displacement! I’m white and during the 80s I felt race issues were at least in a better state . The powers that be want the poor and people of color under control ! I think Trump is not part of that group who wants to keep the poor down ! He is a Nationalist who sees the world in black and white . Trump is fascinating to watch . Obama gas lite the people of color that Regan did not create wealth and in reality the Clintons on through to Obama have fleeced people of color of money and support for next to little in return . The Bush’s and Clinton have killed many people of color in non stop Mid East wars and Bosnia . My grandmother told me that in the 50s people of color lived in many neighbourhoods as well as yet segregated middle class black neighbourhoods in manufacturing towns . The 50s were far from perfect , yet I feel hope for a new birth of pragmatic humanistic morals . Is Trump the guy who sinks the loons of the left and softens the right enough to create a new J.F.K ? We could only hope ! Obama and Trump were outsiders ! Extremes and with Hegel’s dialectics we get a hybrid in 5 years ( new JFK type ) A Neo 50s Neo 60s could be great for all of us . Minus our mistakes from then ! Simple right ? ....
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: eletheia
My personal memories of the 50's are few, no more than mental snapshots mostly.
But I remember later watching tapes of the McCarthy hearings. Good times.
Not sure of the timing of the duck and cover drills, may have been in the late fifties when we started doint that, but also good times.
Good times for certain people in certain southern states, as well.
Good old days. America was great.
Looking to the past is a fine way to avoid mistakes. What was it Santayana said?
I don't want the 50s to come back but if someone could start making music like the late 60s and early 70s, that would be awesome.
originally posted by: 38181
a reply to: ManFromEurope
“Good times” doesn’t mean good times like you think.
Good times when I had to swab the deck with a hand towel for punishment, oh the memories.