posted on Feb, 14 2010 @ 03:58 PM
Honestly, when my parents were in school they both got the crap beaten out of them by their teachers at certain points, and this was back in the
I remember a story where my mom told me a story about a boy who looked at a globe and said to the nun, "look at south america and africa, they look
like they can fit into each other, maybe they were connected together at one time!?" the nun's reply was,
"what a stupid thing to say, only morons would think they were connected together."
If my mother couldn't recite something or didn't do her homework correctly, she'd get her ass handed to her by her nuns. Lashings with a ruler,
hair pulling, smackings, name calling, etc.
My father got framed for cheating on an exam once and his teacher calmly asked him after class, "okay, either I expel you or beat the crap out of
you. Which is it?" My father opted for getting expelled instead.
Oh and molestings, rapes and murders did in fact occur back then too. Not to forget racial tension, and god forbid you walked into the "wrong
neighborhood," if you were in the wrong place, you'd get stared at, physically assaulted, hoses sprayed on you.
Only difference between then and now is that these incidents weren't publicized. No one wanted to air their dirty laundry, they were more likely to
force themselves to stay in bad marriages. It was taboo to discuss premartial sex, homosexuality, incest, rape.
The only positive thing I can imagine is that salaries were better back then, there was a solid middle class, and as sexist as I might sound-- women
were able to stay at home and manage their families and home. Now, we're all out working (or trying to these days, ha ha) to pull off a middle class
lifestyle. Kids may get stuck with other family, or day care. They aren't developing concrete bonds with their mothers they way they're supposed to.
Compounding this problem is fatherless families. And at the end of the day we realize that we do all of this for precious plastic. While feminism has
liberated so many women it has also brought us down too.
Yes, the old days seemed more innocent now, sure. Keep in mind the same corporate and political monsters came from that generation circa 50/60's.
They never got quite over themselves so they figured they'd rob from everyone around them, including future generations to come (this isn't aimed at
Obama, that is a separate discussion).
HIV/AIDS, debt, the cost of education, the way the goverment is run is all a product of the people from that period. You can't expect much of the
generations that spawn after that.
[edit on 14-2-2010 by helster83]