Best period and place to be alive?

May 17, 2013
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Another vote for 50's America. I was born within a month of the beginning of Eisenhower's 1st term, and I've always been fascinated and enamored of this decade,...to me, Jim Crow excepted, it was America's Golden Decade...8 years of relative stability, peace and steady prosperity in a much simpler time. Yes, give me Eisenhower's America...a steady, wise hand at the helm for 8 years. I have always wished that I was an adult then and had experienced the entire decade.
Born in 52 and I remember very well the Jim Crow Laws that were in place back then. Were they fair, hell no------certainly nowhere close by today's standards and far off base even back then. There's no doubt being an adult white male back in the 50's had its privileges and being black, Hispanic or Asian had its share of struggles.

I can vividly remember the segregation of races in just about all public places, especially in the south where I'm from. Black folk had their lunch counters in public places, water fountains, bathrooms, sections of theaters they were and were not allowed in, swimming pools, amusement parks, schools-----hell, even public transit where they were made to sit behind the side door exit near the back of the bus, and even then when the "White" section got filled, they were told to stand and give their seat to a white passenger, thus the crux of the Rosa Parks issue in Montgomery, Alabama.

One thing I miss is the fact almost all businesses would close on Sundays for people to be with family instead of working for the companies chasing the last almighty dollar like they do today.

Not only did we have the Jim Crow Laws, but we also had what were known as Blue Laws where on Sundays if a store was open, it could sell groceries, but not commodities like pens, notebooks, cookware, any type hardware, sporting goods, liquor, etc.--------at least not legally. If you could eat it or drink it as long as it had no alcohol, you could buy it. Other than that, you had to wait until Monday.
 
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Sigh why has a thread about a preferred period of living been hijacked by left wing extremists?

Fine.....in the 1950's if you weren't white it wasn't the best time to be Black in america in which case the Nubian empire might be more your bag.

Shall i pick something else to appease you? Here I'll take the 2010's where transgenderism and political correctness and SJW's run rampant and there's no jobs for all, no jobs for life. no home security, diminishing living standards and 0 chance of owning a home or having a decent pension. I'm literally running in circles in giddyness at such a wonderful time to be alive!!!!

Happy?
 
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No , S, you’re the one being the fucktard here.

You read far more into my qualifier than was intended.

I merely pointef out the indisputablle fact that 1950s America was not by any means, the best time and place for non-whites or women.

Are you disagreeing with that point?

I would like to see some polls about that. I would like to see if women and blacks today are happier today than they were in the 1950's. For one thing black families were in great shape in the 1950's, they are not today. I have seen polls show that women are not happier today then they were in the 1970's.
 

Bachafach

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Probably a Native American in pre-european contact California. Food was so abundant that there was very little competition amongst tribes, almost no warrior tribes like the Camanche or Lakota. In fact the california tribes were so docile they were easy pickings for conquest.

Getting up at noon, going fishing or hunting small game or picking berries theb going home to your healthy family. Sounds almost a perfect lifestyle.
 
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Setanta

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I would like to see some polls about that. I would like to see if women and blacks today are happier today than they were in the 1950's. For one thing black families were in great shape in the 1950's, they are not today. I have seen polls show that women are not happier today then they were in the 1970's.
Why don't you ask a few black dudes if they would have preferred to live under Jim Crow in the fifties, or today.

Back of the bus, separate lunch counters, separate swimming pools, etc.

Are you fuckin' serious, Pete ?
 
Born in 52 and I remember very well the Jim Crow Laws that were in place back then. Were they fair, hell no------certainly nowhere close by today's standards and far off base even back then. There's no doubt being an adult white male back in the 50's had its privileges and being black, Hispanic or Asian had its share of struggles.

I can vividly remember the segregation of races in just about all public places, especially in the south where I'm from. Black folk had their lunch counters in public places, water fountains, bathrooms, sections of theaters they were and were not allowed in, swimming pools, amusement parks, schools-----hell, even public transit where they were made to sit behind the side door exit near the back of the bus, and even then when the "White" section got filled, they were told to stand and give their seat to a white passenger, thus the crux of the Rosa Parks issue in Montgomery, Alabama.

One thing I miss is the fact almost all businesses would close on Sundays for people to be with family instead of working for the companies chasing the last almighty dollar like they do today.

Not only did we have the Jim Crow Laws, but we also had what were known as Blue Laws where on Sundays if a store was open, it could sell groceries, but not commodities like pens, notebooks, cookware, any type hardware, sporting goods, liquor, etc.--------at least not legally. If you could eat it or drink it as long as it had no alcohol, you could buy it. Other than that, you had to wait until Monday.
In vienna shops closed on sundays. Can only get groceries at certain train stations
 
Jun 28, 2013
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I have to say now. I wouldn't change growing up when I grew up in the 90's. It was a nice time and computers/internet were a thing, but in the periphery, same as mobile phones.

Now we are in an age where we can travel almost anywhere in the world via flights and in an age of great technology. This is a marvellous time to be alive and to have grown up witnessing.
 
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I would like to see some polls about that. I would like to see if women and blacks today are happier today than they were in the 1950's. For one thing black families were in great shape in the 1950's, they are not today. I have seen polls show that women are not happier today then they were in the 1970's.
I've always wondered if the African diaspora would prefer to have been raised in their ancestors native African country rather than in a western country like England, US, France etc. It makes you wonder if Africa hadn't been plundered by the Europeans whether they would be a first world continent now.
 
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I would still like to go back and see Ancient Egypt, Persia, Jordan etc. Just to see the amazing cities being built and how bustling they were.
 

Dazl1212

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Going back in time a few hundred years or more is all fun and games, until get a bad cut and die a few weeks later from the infection. Fun until you get smallpox or polio or die from cholera, typhus, tuberculosis etc..
 
May 17, 2013
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Going back in time a few hundred years or more is all fun and games, until get a bad cut and die a few weeks later from the infection. Fun until you get smallpox or polio or die from cholera, typhus, tuberculosis etc..

Or, realizing the importance of cleanliness for your personal health and hygiene, the locals view you as a witch and burn your ass at the stake for being a heretic.
 
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Dazl1212

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Or, realizing the importance of cleanliness for your personal health and hygiene, the locals view you as a witch and burn your ass at the stake for being a heretic.
True :lol: risk being eaten by a bear when you go for a walk, with a pointy stick as your only means of defense.
 
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Probably a Native American in pre-european contact California. Food was so abundant that there was very little competition amongst tribes, almost no warrior tribes like the Camanche or Lakota. In fact the california tribes were so docile they were easy pickings for conquest.

Getting up at noon, going fishing or hunting small game or picking berries theb going home to your healthy family. Sounds almost a perfect lifestyle.
North America must have been pretty awesome (well from an outsider looking in) thousands of years ago when the short face bear was around, along with that giant bird. Imagine being a human back then.
 
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Being an adult in the 80's. Vice City makes that era look so damn awesome. Great music, Fab Four, clothing style, kayfabe wrestling, and you still have the 90's to look forward to. Great media and innovation during the 90's, especially in gaming.
Being a young adult in early 1980s USA was pretty awesome. The country was more united, as we had communism as a common enemy. The music was good, the styles were good, wealth was being created at a rapid clip, great movies, political correctness wasn't such a thing. All we really had to worry about was global thermonuclear war, and shit, if that happened you would simply be incinerated and never even know it. Awesome time.