What has changed in the past 50 years ?

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  1. APACHERAT

    APACHERAT Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    From an email, no link.

    Congressman Tom McClintock (R) represents the 4th Congressional district in America's first third world state, California.

    So exactly what is different fifty years ago compared to today ?

    There were no mass shootings 50 years ago.
    Guns were easily to purchase.
    There was no political correctness 50 years ago.
    America immigration policies didn't import poverty and criminals into America.
    There really wasn't any free stuff or federal welfare programs to speak of.
    Kids played sports in the parks after school.
    Boys played with a Mattel Fanner 50's while girls played with a Barbie doll.
    The Democratic party hadn't gone socialist yet 50 years ago.
    There were no video games.
    There were no Social Justice Warriors 50 years ago.
    There was no fake news CNN or MSNBC.


    Anyone else care to add to the list of what has changed during the past 50 years ?
     
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    God & Country Well-Known Member

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    Then we were one nation under God, indivisible, then the communists came and set up shop. We're no longer one nation, God has taken a back seat to popular culture( and if the left had their way would be forbidden) and we are absolutely divided. The good news is the division is lopsided there's still more sane people than not, that is Republicans/sane Democrats vs the extreme left.
     
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    Radical Muslims.
    Death penalty.
    Food stamps.
    Teaching the 3 R's.
    Mass abortions.
    Undisciplined schools.
    Fatherless families.
    Day care.
    Robo calls.
    Scams.
    Aids.
     
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    RodB Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I don't know if any cause and effect can be shown, but it is interesting to contemplate your list.
     
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    There was no right wing talk radio or social media.
    There were plenty of imported Mafia.
    There was no right wing militia.
    Lots of Mexicans crossed the border to work agricultural jobs, but we didn't freak out about it.
    Fox News didn't exist.
    Hannity wasn't on the air waves.
    Republicans were making a drive for cleaner water and air in California - Nixon set up the EPA.
    Guns were easier to purchase, but they were for hunting, not semi-auto for militia and people freaked out about the government.
     
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    While your observations are totally valid, I think the real key is in the mindsets we have cultivated in children over this last 50 years.

    We don't "raise" kids to be adults anymore. We don't really guide them, teach them to be self-sufficient and respectable, responsible citizens.... We just let them grow up.
    About 50 years ago, we stopped holding children responsible for bad behavior... and we started calling it a "syndrome", and drugging them to relieve ourselves of our parental responsibilities.
    We began to lose the ability to discriminate between those who couldn't care for themselves and those who wouldn't care for themselves.
    We allowed our sense of charity to become one of guilt, thinking we had to "fix" everyone- and that we were responsible for their problems, and we owed them.
    We began to tell people they were entitled, because they hadn't been treated "fairly". Today, that has turned to the point where everybody is guilty because they exist.
    We began losing our understanding of the values of family structure, of traditions, of integrity and personal responsibility. The average quality of our character has been severely eroded.
    Today, we blame the past for not making us what we need to be today- and think that by purging and punishing history, we will heal ourselves.

    In short- we have produced several generations that are increasingly immature, increasingly weak, increasingly dependent. We refuse to acknowledge the loss of these things, and the fact that they are what made the difference in a nation of strength and a nation of dependency. We now are putting adult children, with the maturity and judgement of children, into positions of power- and listening to crackpot ideas as if they were wisdom.

    The time to shape the tree, to keep it straight, prune it and guide it is in the sapling stage. Once it has grown large but is crooked and weak, it's too late.
    These people aren't just ignorant, they are stupid. Ignorance, or lack of knowledge, can be corrected. But willful ignorance, the refusal to learn- is stupid. And to quote a well known stand-up philosopher-
    "You can't fix stupid".
     
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    This is one of the most correct and articulate I have ever seen on this (or any other) board.
    Absolutely correct.
     
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    The hippies didn't raise their kids to be adults, and it continues. Look at our silly commercials compared to the adult commercials of 50 years ago. Look at the school teachers dress and comportment in the classroom. Look at the silly actions on the field of the "men" who play pro ball for the NFL. Look at the silly TV sit coms and compare them to 50 years ago. Look at the behavior of adults in public places compared to 50 years ago. Compare news cast on TV to 50 years ago. Compare the writing of reporters 50 years ago to the silly writing today. We have become a large group of adults who behave like children.
     
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    I for got one that should have been on the list, redlin.


    With all of these mass shootings we do have to ask what's different today than 50 years ago.

    The majority of the mass shooters (few exceptions like Paddock and the Las Vegas mass shooting) are millennials, white, middle or upper middle class and the millennial generation is the first generation to be indoctrinated and exposed to political correctness (cultural-marxism) every day from birth.

    When the millennial generation started joining the military during the 1990's the Marine Corps were alarmed that most of the millennial recruits at MCRDPI or MCRDSD have never been in a fist fight while growing up. None knew how to fistacuff.

    Safe Spaces !!!

    Millennial recruit writes home complaining to mommy that the mean DI called him a peter puffer and also referred to him as a maggot. Mommy, there are no safe spaces on this military base !!!!
     

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