Skip to comments.America 1950 vs. America 2020
Posted on 09/15/2020 11:32:24 PM PDT by MacNaughton
If you could go back to 1950, would you do it? There would be no Internet, no cellphones and you would only be able to watch television in black and white. But even though they lacked many of our modern conveniences, people genuinely seemed to be much happier back then. Families actually ate dinner together, neighbors knew and cared about one another, and being an American truly meant something. Today, we like to think that we are so much more advanced than they were back then, but the truth is that our society is in the process of falling apart all around us. Could it be possible that we could learn some important lessons by looking back at how Americans lived 70 years ago.
Of course there has never been any era in our history when everything has been perfect. But without a doubt, things are vastly different today than they were back in 1950
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there were also a number of things that were quite wrong but were just not addressed, to be fair.
no one says they want every aspect of the 1950s when they talk about the 1950s
solid common christian base
respect for the law
hatred of socialism and communism and other individual destroying isms
better work ethic
decrease of accepted perversions
death penalty for murder and violent crimes
no no-fault divorce undermining marriage - if you had real problems there were many fault reasons for divorce
no abortion on demand
having one parent around at home more was better for the family in general, when it could be done
Cherry picking to achieve a desired result. An accurate history of the 20th century will not be written until maybe 400 yrs in the future.
I think the suicide rate comparison 1950 to 2000 says it all.
Pray for christian revival.
It is the only thing that can turn it around. Both for the USA, and Canada.
Things were horrible in the 1950’s. There were no homeless on the streets for kids to interact with, so how was a kid to learn how good he had it living with a roof over their head? There were very few TVs and only a few channels, so kids played outside and in parks, and got too much exercise and got bruises because they didn’t have layers of fat. Most homes had single wage-earners so Mom was always around to interact with their kids, and force them to follow rules and social norms. Teachers actually expected kids to listen and learn, and kids were punished for disobeying. There was little free stuff from government, you were forced to earn it.
Yeah, so horrible! (I wish things were like the 1950’s.)
The article almost made me cry. My husband and I grew up in the 50s and we often say to each other how we yearn to be back in that time. It has been unbelievable to watch the deterioration of our country which has totally lost its moral compass.
In nearly every category except technology, consumer electronics (and war if you were fighting in Korea), 1950 beats 2020. But what can you do? We’re given the time we’re given. We can’t live in any other time period than now. Just make the best of it.
I remember the movie “Pleaantville” (1998) made sneering fun of all of that.
I could sneer at my college’s socialism-spewing Sociology professor, but he got ONE thing right.
He said, “Everything will change with the newly-introduced birth-control pill”.
Amen. I’d love the 70’s. Great cars, great music on the radio.
You could turn on the radio and hear this on the top ten:
(sorry for the intro phone call - NSFW - skipping)
I grew up in 1950's Jim Crow Memphis. Life was civil, but ---
People didn’t have the internet to let them know the government was out of control. No internet, no information,no worries.
Well, don't keep up on tenter-hooks! Spit it out! But - what?
An era of much less technology, much less prosperity, but much, much more personal freedom.
As kids in that era we actually did something rarely seen today - it was called “PLAYING OUTSIDE”.
Free range with no supervision, no helicopter moms, no bicycle helmets, no punishment for pointing pretend finger guns at each other...
I was born in 1954. Grew up in the 60s. Things were basically the same as now. But I do understand that blacks needed there civil rights like everyone else. And it truly is a shame that our country had to be like the Jim Crow days. Unfortunately we’ve gone off the rails trying to achieve racial harmony. It’s been hijacked by communists. And the commies have been in the works forever.
Depends. I wouldn’t want to re-fight the Korean War.
Things were moving in the right direction in the ‘50s..then came the ‘60s and LBJ, and the radical left got it’s real start...
I’m with you on that one. The Obama years were absolutely soul devastating and my nostalgia for the 50’s overwhelming. I was 10 years old in 1950 and am eternally grateful to have been blessed growing up in that golden era. One of the most depressing things Obama did was the “Cash for Clunkers” disgrace which symbolically physically destroyed the past. Same as is going on now with statue destruction. Country is in very rough shape.
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