Re: Is this a problem?
- From: Billy <wildbilly@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 19:04:17 -0700
In article <hp64tq$flh$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
sometimers <sometimers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 4/2/2010 7:31 PM, Billy wrote:
Cool rant, but still a rant.
I grew up with the 1950's being the predominant feature in my
life. Despite some here who take exception to things being a
lot more in the category of wonderful during that period, they
were so far as my circle of friends was concerned.
Speaking now for that same circle, long dissolved and gone
in our own directions, they're not happy with the events
that have transpired since, starting with Vietnam and the
tearing asunder of the world we had mutually enjoyed earlier.
Coupled with the war protests and the untoward insults
leveled on the conscripted soldiers we, all of us--we,
sent to do our dirty work for us,
was the so called sexual
liberation that has backfired and caused greater misery
today than existed before we, as a people, felt so liberated.
Gay bashing was better?
Who has a right to tell you what to do with your body? What is wrong
There was a close to universal togetherness felt by most
Americans in the postwar period, WW2 that is, through
till nearly 1960 or so. We built low cost affordable
housing in Levittowns, new consumer products were coming
on line, and TV as the new entertainment was expanding by
leaps and bounds. The average American had a brilliant
future. Government was working *for* the people.
You seem to forget the bone grinding poverty that preceded WWII. After
WWII, the industrial base of most of the world was destroyed, except for
ours, and we did 50% of the world's shipping. We were rich, and it could
only last until the other industrial countries rebuilt. It couldn't last.
Beginning with the leftist dissents of the 1960's that
American joy of living was squashed, barely recognized
today for ever having existed.
You miss the conformity, and the butch hair cuts that we rebelled
I'll tell you in no uncertain terms that the conservative
post war period worked very well for the great majority
of Americans, and that's been replaced by left wing
drivel, dissent, and unhappiness that's leading us in
no uncertain terms into a Russian and Cuban sort of
mutual equality of misery. All except the "leadership"
that always does well (unless they're shot in the middle
of the night) in totalitarianism that inevitably arises
out of left wing political process.
All this political stress the nation is experiencing leads
to poorer overall health for our nation. Being a leftist
and being dumb serves people well in this sort of environment.
And choosing to be deaf, dumb, and blind is pathetic at best, and
criminal at worst.
I applaud anyone who can be leftist and stupid in times
such as these. The meek shall, indeed, inherit the earth
if things continue as they seem to be going.
One good rant deserves another.
So, where is it then?
If we had leaders, this would be their blueprint:
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the
merger of state and corporate power." - Benito Mussolini.
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