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    America 1950 vs. America 2020

    September 14, 2020 by Michael Snyder

    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…

    In 1950, Texaco Star Theatre, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy were some of the most popular shows that Americans watched on television.

    In 2020, a Netflix film entitled “Cuties” is so trashy and so disgusting that four states have sent a letter to Netflix asking for it to be removed because it is “fodder for those with criminal imaginations, serving to normalize the view that children are sexual beings.”

    In 1950, television networks would not even show husbands and wives in bed together.

    In 2020, “adult websites” get more traffic than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter combined.

    In 1950, people would greet one another as they walked down the street.

    In 2020, Americans are too enamored with their cellphones to be bothered with actual human contact.

    In 1950, gum chewing and talking in class were some of the major disciplinary problems in our schools.

    In 2020, kids are literally gunning down police officers in the streets.

    In 1950, people would make an effort to dress up and look nice when they would go out in public.

    In 2020, most of the population has become utter slobs and “People of Walmart” has become one of our most popular memes.

    In 1950, the typical woman got married for the first time at age 20 and the typical man got married for the first time at age 22.

    In 2020, the typical woman gets married for the first time at age 27 and the typical man gets married for the first time at age 29.

    In 1950, a lot of people would leave their homes and their vehicles unlocked because crime rates were so low.

    In 2020, many that live in urban areas are deathly afraid of all the civil unrest that has erupted, and gun sales have soared to all-time record highs.

    In 1950, Americans actually attempted to parent their children.

    In 2020, we pump our kids full of mind-altering drugs and we let our televisions and our video games raise our children.

    In 1950, Baltimore was one of the most beautiful and most prosperous cities on the entire planet.

    In 2020, Baltimore regularly makes headlines because of all the murders that are constantly occurring. Of course the exact same thing could be said about many of our other major cities.

    In 1950, 78 percent of all households in America contained a married couple.

    In 2020, that figure has fallen below 50 percent.

    In 1950, about 5 percent of all babies in the United States were born to unmarried parents.

    In 2020, about 40 percent of all babies in the United States will be born to unmarried parents.

    In 1950, new churches were regularly being opened all over the United States.

    In 2020, it is being projected that 1 out of every 5 churches in the U.S. “could be forced to shut their doors in the next 18 months”, and the mayor of Lubbock, Texas just said that opening a new Planned Parenthood clinic is like starting a church.

    In 1950, we actually had high standards for our elected officials, and people actually did research on the candidates before they cast their votes.

    In 2020, more than 4,000 people in one county in New Hampshire voted for a “transsexual Satanic anarchist” in the Republican primary, and she is now the Republican nominee for sheriff in Cheshire County.

    In 1950, children would go outside and play when they got home from school.

    In 2020, our parks and our playgrounds are virtually empty and we have the highest childhood obesity rate in the industrialized world.

    In 1950, front porches were community gathering areas, and people would regularly have their neighbors over for dinner.

    In 2020, many of us don’t know our neighbors at all, and the average American watches more than five hours of television a day.

    In 1950, Americans used words such as “knucklehead”, “moxie” and “jalopy”.

    In 2020, new terms such as “nomophobia”, “peoplekind” and “social distancing” have been introduced into the English language.

    In 1950, the very first credit card was issued in the United States.

    In 2020, Americans owe more than 930 billion dollars on their credit cards.

    In 1950, one income could support an entire middle class household.

    In 2020, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs and filed for unemployment, and more than half of all households in some of our largest cities are currently facing “serious financial problems”.

    In 1950, the American people believed that the free market should govern the economy.

    In 2020, most Americans seem to believe that the government in Washington and the Federal Reserve must endlessly “manage” the economy.

    In 1950, “socialists” and “communists” were considered to be our greatest national enemies.

    In 2020, most of our politicians in Washington have eagerly embraced socialist and communist policy goals.

    In 1950, the U.S. Constitution was deeply loved and highly revered.

    In 2020, anyone that actually admits to being a “constitutionalist” is considered to be a potential domestic terrorist.

    In 1950, the United States loaned more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

    In 2020, the United States owes more money to the rest of the world than anybody else.

    In 1950, the total U.S. national debt reached the 257 billion dollar mark for the first time in our history.

    In 2020, we added 864 billion dollars to the national debt in the month of June alone. In other words, we added over three times more to the national debt in that one month than the total amount of debt that had been accumulated from the founding of our nation all the way to 1950.

    In 1950, most Americans were generally happy with their lives.

    In 2020, the suicide rate is at an all-time record high, and it has been rising every single year since 2007.
    We must picture Hell as a state where everyone is perpetually concerned about his own dignity and advancement, where everyone has a grievance, and where everyone lives the deadly serious passions of envy, self-importance, and resentment. - C. S. Lewis

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    The days and years of past were better. Who is to blame? We and are parents are. We all thought we knew better than our parents. We didn't just go from Leave it to Beaver to Chaos in Portland overnight. If people lived by the values the elders instilled in the 50's we would have never devolved into what we have become.
    Our values and integrity was easier to lose than it will ever be to get back.
    Now nothing is stable. There is no normal. People live a literal deluded existence.
    Last edited by DiverseSegregation; 09-16-2020 at 03:26 AM.

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    Most of this destabilization started in the 60's--the Marists took over the schools and we are where we are today by design. The children were indoctrinated, God was removed over time and they hate you because they think the generations before them were so much more privileged.

    2 Timothy 3 King James Version (KJV)

    [The Apostle Paul to Timothy]

    3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

    7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

    8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

    9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their's also was.

    10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

    11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

    12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

    13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

    14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

    15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

    16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

    17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
    Proverbs 29:18
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

    Hosea 4:6
    "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children."

    "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens

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    The exploitation of human nature.
    If the stampman tells you to kiss his ass, shall he get away with it and live? Don't let your courage cool, or a few bullies scare you. We've nothing to fear but slavery. Love your liberty, and fight for it like men who know its value. Once lost it will never, never be regained.
    -Hugh Ledlie, 1774.

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    Millennials certainly wouldn't be able to survive in the 50s era. A good number of them would probably kill themselves knowing they wouldn't have access to the internet.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    It started with following Leaders..
    Liberty is lost through complacency and a subservient mindset. When we accept or even welcome automobile checkpoints, random searches, mandatory identification cards, and paramilitary police in our streets, we have lost a vital part of our American heritage. America was born of protest, revolution, and mistrust of government. Subservient societies neither maintain nor deserve freedom for long.
    Ron Paul 2004

    Registered Ron Paul supporter # 2202
    It's all about Freedom

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    In the 1950s the rot had already set in. Boomers get a lot of the blame nowadays, but the seeds were planted before they were born.
    NeoReactionary. American High Tory.

    The counter-revolution will not be televised.

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