It’s a fair question; especially in an age when the unstable present and a dubious future seem to be preferred to the past. But for me, that is exactly the point. The past, MY past was not filled with uncertainty and there was nothing dubious or doubtful about those times.
We are often told today that America is “better” than it has ever been at any time. Evidence for this ludicrous position are various “injustices” and “bigotry” that are cited as “proof” that America in 2020 is a better place to live than America in 1950.
I beg to differ.
I was born in 1959, and those close to me were born and raised much earlier. America in 1940, 1950 and 1960 was a society that was largely unified, peaceful, and safe. Divorce was almost unknown. Growing up, EVERY family had a father in the house and many of of moms were full-time mothers by choice.
I believe that today, people have largely lost the capacity to judge good from evil; right from wrong, better from worse. I remember a different America, a better America. Those of us who lived through better times are not deceived by this current propaganda about diversity being our “strength.”