I reckon 50s was a golden time in America for hetrosexual white folk at least. But do you think blacks in America were generally happier then too than in any of the following decades?NorthAmericanguy wrote:Cornfed wrote:The 50s.gnosis wrote:When do you think America lost its soul?Cornfed wrote:The 80s wasn't the decade America lost its soul; it was the decade where it was apparent that America HAD lost its soul.
I would have to agree with this. A national poll was taken that said the happiest Americans have ever been was in 1957. America was at its peak in the 50s, and back then people all around the world wanted to be American and foreigners greatly respected American servicemen.
Starting in the 1960s was the start of the overall decline. In the 60s crime exploded due to hard drugs such as heroin being pumped into the U.S. cities and by the time the 80s came this country was a major mess due to crack cocaine.
Looking at those 80s videos are great, but remember during that time in real life many people were strung out on drugs (including Whitney Houston) or they were about contract HIV and subsequently face a horrible death from AIDS
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I was talking to a black woman who was in here 80's and owned 10 homes, she said back in the day you had way better property rights no matter who you were. So she felt it was much better and more free decades ago.
In the early 60's the assassination of Kennedy was another major strike in the taking over of America for the hidden hand building this one world government.
You can research how much they changed the system after that with much much more social engineering.
Property rights are key to being free as well as a stable honest financial system so you can earn a honest living.
The real problem to most everything really is because people do not educate themselves.......so the people who do are stuck with the idiots, our rulers figured how dumb the herd is long ago.
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It depends on where blacks lived in the 1950s. In the south things were not great but many still stayed but in the north and out west blacks did much better and arguably had more opportunity back then then today.
From first hand account I spoke with an old black woman who lived in the 1950s as a teen in the Philadelphia area and she told me back then she didn't know much about racism and that blacks and whites in the north got along and lived with each other on the same block. She said something about back then blacks and whites were both poor so they both relied on each other.
The money system we are locked into is a total joke. The dollar today is worth so much less then it was 30-40 years ago which is why we need to much of it just to buy things we need all on top of paying taxes that keep going up each year.
This website explains everything much better: http://www.mybudget360.com/home/
The joke is on us and our rulers are laughing as they steal the entire earth..........
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Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days from 1984. They don't make music like this anymore.
"When I think about the idea of getting involved with an American woman, I don't know if I should laugh .............. or vomit!"
"Trying to meet women in America is like trying to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics."
America seems to always have had various "conditions," but those conditions got aggravated more & more as time went on- like what sugar is for diabetes. It was seemingly always an arrogant place, but winning a series of wars made it worse. It was always a bit fanatical & crazy on a religious level, but it mellowed-out a bit when times were better- now that things are more problematic financially, they've started getting weird again (ex: daughter's promising their fathers that they'll stay virgins until marriage & actually calling him their boyfriend).
I think a lot has to do with their "melting pot" style (actually, it was originally called a "smelting pot")- it's like the idea of "whatever the metal, whatever the condition, whatever the shape- the effort is to melt it down & zero it out." This "negating" mentality could be PHRASED as other things, but it works out like that- an influence of vitiation, basically. It's fairly common to find a "negative identity" here & that NEGATING mentality is something at work.
If you guys are interested, there's an article called "How America's obsession with money deadens us" that gets into things like that & mentions music specifically.