I graduated high school in 1975.
We said lord prayer.
We celebrated Columbus, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, all Vets days, Valentines.
We did patriotism plays all the time.
We had fish on Fridays for catholics. We played Parochial schools in sports and subsidized their textbooks etc.
Religious speakers sometimes spoke...the few Jews we had went to the library if their parents wanted.
We had rifler and archery at the YMCA outing we did.
YMCA sponsored out football and basketball and track in grade school.
We showed Littlest Angel the day we got let out for Christmas..old Coronet reel...I cried every time.
There was no political correctness...zero. Then came forced busing and it was a cliff dive from there.
Now my kids go to a grade school in one of the most conservative counties in the US but PC still rules. They are very scared of Christmas since Jewish groups and have already sued them and are suing Mt Juliet as we speak.
Their school has 2 Jews and one Muzzie out of 700 kids K-5...so the 697 other ostensibly Christian kids just give up their heritage.
Do Yom Kippur days in Monsey public schools get the same treatment? not that I know of.
and then there is more...average teacher even “conservative” ones are PC robots....they use a Harcourt book...not very PC but they feel they have to qualify every damned thing with something negative the white man did...constantly...schools is 99.5% white...black schools don’t do this...they teach black mythological history as pure fact...just go sit and one and watch the fantasies unravel...stuf you never knew..lol
boys cannot play combat, no stick drawings of war, no teasing, God forbid fighting...though my brrod sure will...recess only 3 days per week with some girly game or just walk the track...retch..
Young freepers have been so brainwashed to think that since we were not as noble as they now are about blacks, women, Mexicans etc that everything back then was wrong and they are now so much smarter and more righteous.
That sort of arrogance is killing our culture....and it is based on utter lies and zero context.
Parents like me have to fight a steady battle to combat the emasculation, feminization , white guilt, negativity about Europeans, disdain for American and Christian culture all the effing time.
sometimes I just have to tell my boys to let it go for one night...its’ so damned depressing.
you guys have no idea what a stupid and weak culture has been created with all this crap swirling around us..it got Socialist bro elected and may ruin us for good in a very dangerous world
i blame the rise of feminism, treating blacks like pampered pets as though they can’t take care of themselves, a rise in anti-Christian sentiment from the usual atheist groups and left wing kumbayaers and academia...the later having throughly trounced us
the only thing better about today is medicine, air conditioning saturation and cars that handle better...ain’t that is diddlysqyat compared to the negative ...but try telling that to an under 45 without kids
it will take WWII again to right the course ....better sooner than later
so for now I’m with Sarah...she knows what time it is to folks like me...she has to fight the same battle
Bless you Wardaddy! i couldn’t change a word.