I remember there was the Korean war, lots of tobacco related deaths, polio vaccines, beginning of VietNam problems, communism, women had fewer rights, pollution, no seat belts, McCarthyism, atomic bomb drills, LSD treatments for psychiatric problems, TB hospitals, lousy tv.
I think every decade had good things and bad things.
Maybe in the 60's when we sort'a discovered our brains those things mattered .. but not in the 50's.
I was born in '48 ... "woke up" around 53,54,55 ... caught some terrific doowop before the beatle invasion ... etc., etc.
Thank you for your post. I believe that every generation can look back to a past period with a feeling of nostalgia. Every era has positive and negative aspects to it. We live in our own times, wishing for something or sometime else doesn’t change anything.
BTW, I remember duck and cover, Howdy Doody, polio scares etc. I even came down with Scarlet Fever one summer. I wonder how many cases there are of that every year in the US.
“McCarthyism” is a term that was invented by leftists who know that Joe was onto them.
of Course the fifties weren’t perfect. No era is. But it sure was a lot nicer than the world we live in today.
You’re referring to the 60’s. This article is about the 50’s.