posted on Apr, 27 2020 @ 08:53 PM
I do not get this "new" obsession with dumping on the 1950s. Of all the periods in history to b!tch and complain about....why choose the 1950s?? The
end of the Second World War ushered in a very prosperous time; lot's of economic expansion, population booms and relative time of peace, Korean
peninsula and a few other places not withstanding. If your gripe is with the 50's, you should maybe ask your elders what it was like to be alive
during WW2 and The Great Depression.
Before you even go there, nope, I'm not a boomer, wasn't even a precursor to a glimmer in my parents eyes. I'm just somebody that shut up and
listened when my grandmother described the poverty in the early 30's, and listened to my grandfather talk about getting ready to beach on some
no-name island in the Pacific and wonder if the balance of your remaining life would be counted out in minutes, months or years.
IMO it says a lot about somebody's perspective on the rise and fall of civilization when they set their aim on the '50s. It tells me they are not a
student of history, REAL history, not the revisionist kind. The very prosperity afforded to folks of our age, Ivory Tower dwellers with copious amount
of leisure time to nitpick the faults of yesteryear, was paid in blood and sweat and tears of our ancestors.
Here we stand on the precipice of a great social corrosion and economic collapse the likes which the world's not seen in nearly a century, and
you'll sometimes still encounter a thread with some snide remark about the 1950, generally from the perspective of a SJW or #PoundMeToo devotee.
I don't know how the rest of 2020 is going to play out: could improve, could deteriorate. All I know that there are a handful or more scenarios where
this thing does not get better from here on out. There is no recovery; there is no economic bounce back; we witness a chain reaction of collapsing
economies, famine, disease and worldwide conflict that sheds a few more 0s of the world population.
It's like I keep reminding my daughters, sometimes rather than look back on past failures and what could have been, take stock of what DID go right
and the blessings in the here and now. All I know is if this goes sideways, one thing we won't be hearing about is social justice, "Old White men",
homophobic -ism this -ism that. It's going to be bedlam, and nobody's civil liberties are going to be sacrosanct, least of all small demographic
subgroups or those that can't obtain what they need or protect what the have by force.
Even those who lack context to measure the prosperity of the '50s won't have to be reminded that ain't much social progress was seen in times of
economic distress, commodity shortages and widespread war.