Skip to comments.I Feel Like I Time Warped to the 1970's.
Posted on 05/17/2014 11:06:41 AM PDT by Nowhere Man
I had a thought a while back and decided to post it:
There is a side of me that feels like I time travelled back to the 1970's. Let's face it, like then, we have a horrible economy, an inept President, gas (and energy in general) prices are high, we have a weakened military, Islamic radicals causing trouble, the Russians are invading their neighbors and we have Jerry "Governor Moonbeam" Brown as governor of California.
I wish I’d kept my Nik-Nik shirts....and my hair.
The only thing that made that miserable decade bearable for me was Farrah Fawcett, and sadly she’s not here for the reprise.
Reset the wayback machine for a better time and a better place.
This is exactly what happens when a particular crowd of criminals is in charge.
...and they’re coming out with a new Star Wars next year. It IS the 1970s all over again.
Billy is gone also and his beer.
I wish I kept a lot of stuff from then. I got to quit posting here and do my food shopping, so time to put in some KISS into the 8-Track and go. B-)
It’s just a jump to the left....
This brings back a memory. I was doing the dishes in another room with the TV on in the living room. Governor Brown was giving a speech. It made no sense. I stopped what I was doing and went in to listen. There he was, the governor of California, giving a televised speech and CLEARLY stoned out of his gourd. Not one sentence made sense and nobody commented on it. I was astonished.
We had much cooler cars and much better music though. And girls wore tube tops.
I think Billy is the one what should have been elected. B-)
The big difference with things now, and then:
Then the biggest communist nation on earth was Russia, but the biggest economy on earth was America.
Now the biggest communist nation on earth is China, and the biggest economy on earth is (soon to be) China.
Otherwise, I agree with your comparison.
Obama has been very effective. You need to understand his mission, which is not difficult given his words and deeds.
Billy was the cream of the family.
They both hate America, and they both succeeded in harming her.
In the 70’s we had Farrah, now we have Michael Sam.
We really are totally screwed
The 1970s was a horrible decade.
But it looks like heaven, compared to the degenerate, freak-show Homo-America of today. No kids being suspended back then for nibbling pop-tarts into the shape of a gun. No convicted traitor being given expensive sex-change treatments on taxpayers’ dimes. American Bandstand might have had some creepy singers, but at least no Miley Cyrus with a foam finger. No perverted faggot football players slobbering and giving tongue-baths on national television.
1970s, a rancid decade. But 2014, America has become an all-out, vomitous insane asylum.
I expect to hear disco playing on the radio any second now.
Ahhhhhh... tube tops! Tube tops were proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
But hey, tube tops are still here.
It’s just that the guys are wearing them now...
Unlike Benghazi where 4 of our citizens were left to die.
This president and his accomplices don't care about American citizens unless they can be used as campaign props.
In the 1970s we had incompetence. Today we have evil.
Where’s my Pinto?
Actually they were all Air Force and Marines who died, all aviation, and for those who don't remember, the ground mission by the Army, never got started before the mission had to be aborted.
Were it not for their ineptitude, FR would be gone, and everyone who has spoken their conservative mind here would be in a reeducation camp or up a chimney.
Guess you missed the latest Cyrus pic this week...it’s gone WAY past foam finger into sordid degenerate territory.
I was sitting in line getting gas the other day and thought the same thing. Look around and stores in strip malls are empty, everyone complaining about high prices.
Only now the press is in the tank with Jimmy Carter, and you’ll never hear the word “stagflation” or “misery index”
And some punks here thought the '70's suck. I'd trade 1974 for 2014 any day.
And "Governor Moonbeam" is still playing games with the budget and screwing up transportation. It's Deja Vu all over again!
Thank you for the correction.
I had a great time in SoCal in the 70’s. I wasn’t out of work, necessities were far cheaper, people were more honorable, kids were not exposed to the hideous sex/crime culture of today ..compared with today, the 70s were innocent times.
PLUS, and this is the big one, I was REALLY A LOT YOUNGER then.
I can strongly relate. In the worst times of the 70’s I really thought the US was cooked. I lived in New Jersey at the time and frequently visited NYC which was just simply falling apart. Today, things aren’t just falling apart meaning degrading, deteriorating, they are *violently* falling apart. Because they are being deliberately dismantled.
I didn’t have the maturity at the time to understand the remarkable ability of the US and its people to turn things around. Since then I have come to understand what a liberty-loving and entrepreneurial people can accomplish.
I suppose I have that ability today, but never in my thinking did I imagine a time when half the people in this country would abandon the engrained placement of liberty on the highest pedestal; EVEN IF those people didn’t feel they had much of a pipeline to that liberty, there was a recognition that it was there and available if only it could be seized and worked and that thousands of people had used that liberty to accomplish remarkable things; both private and public. And perhaps half of the remaining half couldn’t care less about the restoration of anything we once had. They are completely indifferent as to the revocation of their liberties and are perfectly willing to try out something “new” because obviously, what we had and what we were sucked. History starts today, to them.
Today, I see half the country but above all, the country’s leadership deeply committed to feasting on a corpse, committing the greatest and greatest number of frauds they think they can get away with, and working assiduously towards the explicit goal of tearing down any sort of moral order, socio-economic order and any sort of rule of law any way they can. Unless they think they can harness/game the legal or regulatory system for their own benefit. Then they’re zealots for the rules.
Back then, I thought it was over. But that it could be rebuilt, given the spirit of the people. Today, I think it is over and yet half the country is utterly gleeful about it and wants nothing more than to take their place as a nameless, identityless ant in an ant farm. The clamor to become a government-subsidized drone has replaced the aspiration to liberty. The certainty of government control has attained a level of desirability greater than the desire to be free. This is even as the government, particularly this regime, is revealed as a vicious, lying oppressive amorphous blob of impenetrable bureaucracy that cannot get anything right...except stealing from and tormenting the few remaining holdouts against absolute government control of their lives.
I’m not optimistic.
So there's that.
Don't know what Putin has planned, though.
China probably won't oblige us by turning out to be a paper tiger like Japan, either.
There's a cycle at work. People get sick of one Republican president (Nixon, Bush), so they elect an inexperienced Democrat (Carter, Obama) who gets good publicity from the media, but turns out to be in way over his head and leaves a big mess behind for somebody else to straighten out.
And, as in the 1970's, "get-along-go-along" Establishment types dominate the Republican opposition, while a rising star from the Sun Belt is beginning to excite conservatives.
I heard Pablo Cruise on the radio a few days ago. I think this ties in.
Don't forget Billy Beer!
the music mostly sucks today
You're talking like your father..........
The adults back in the '60s and '70s thought that music sucked too.
As a side note, I think I found a picture of you......
The music was better in the 70’s and there was less political correctness.
On the other hand, the USC Trojans haven’t been to the Rose Bowl this decade. In the 1970’s, they went to six.
I was a teenager in the mid-to-late '60's and at the time, I thought the music of the day sucked. So I started seeking out tunes from the '50's and earlier.
Rod Stewart and Santana are touring together.
Blazing Saddles would have never made it to the screen in the current radical racist homo environment.
I wish it was the 70’s. At least we had the Reagan presidency to look forward to. O’dumbnuts is going to be marxist for life, just wait and see.
Now if we just had Pablo Cruise on the radio it might be a little more bearable.
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