-The Manson family
-America had concentration camps for Japanese citizens
-we nuked 140,000 Japanese civilians in two cities
-racism was rampant and interracial marriages scorned, also being gay/lesbian/black was grounds for being shunned and beaten
-to get detailed information you'd have to slog through volumes of outdated garbage in a library
-people were just as rude and impolite, music and television just as bad, and politicians just as corrupt, but now we can all look back fondly on it
with something called "selective memory"
-Drinking and driving was just sort of a bad idea so if it happened, you know...whatever
-The wars were just as unfounded and absurd to be fighting
-Cigarettes aren't THAT bad for you!
-Asbestos - sure!
The world was a SERIOUSLY messed up place and here's the kicker - it still is. You know, selective memory can only get you so far. People today are
not different, though the technology they use may be. Kids DO play outside, I spent much of my young life running around with neighborhood kids doing
stupid things, trying to kiss girls, smoking a cigarette in the woods in 6th grade and not liking it, etc. etc.
And FYI just because Facebook exists does not mean we all HAVE to be on it. I'm not because when it was created I was entering my first year of
college and shortly thereafter everyone's older relatives started using it. I don't have it now because too many people born in the 40s 50s and 60s
are on it!
edit on 3-2-2012 by Hawking because: (no reason given)