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By "people these days" - / Friday 19 July 2013 20:36 / United States
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21- I agree that things are much better and more people are accepting these days. but back then at least people were open about their prejudices. You never know who secretly hates you for something out of your control now until the knife is in your back.

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First of all, its not as much as it used to be... But more importantly, it used to be on the systematic on the Government level as it was all planned and endorsed by the Government... But now, its mostly on a personal level which isn't as bad as it was before.

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Well I can't remember back to the 50s as I was merely a twinkle in my unborn fathers eye. How can I have an opinion on something I don't know about?

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Surely not having an opinion on something you know nothing about is a smart move, and a good reminder to exercise pragmatism.

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120- Dude, what are you talking about? If you don't get a jury trial in the US, it's either because you voluntarily waived your right, or you committed an act of terror. And still, not all terrorists are denied a jury trial, like Dzhokhar Tsaernaev.

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there are still people in guantanamo bay who haven't even been charged yet, just a bit scarey that anyone can just be taken out of the system like that.

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120- Just so you know there were Christians in GTMO under the same conditions as everyone else. Read a little before you spout bullshit.

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#43 I agree with what you said, but at least in this time and age we don't take people from their homeland by force to just be slaves to work themselves to death or just get whipped for not doing something right/dehydrated or just trying to get away from that place of slavery.

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Oh yeah it was Sooo bad back then... We were the best at Everything then. How many school shootings did we have ? What was the unemployment rate? Crime rates? Was the news constantly reporting about rapes, murders, etc? Yeah it's Sooo much better now.

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Well there were 20 reported school shootings in the US in the 1950's, and the first (US) school shooting took place in 1764, and have been pretty continuous since then up to now. It was easy to get a job- if you were a white, straight, well off male. Otherwise, you were far more screwed than you are in today's economy. The justice system was corrupt, even if you think it is corrupt today it was far worse then. Things such as being gay were treated as a crime up until extremely recently. Once aga

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(US) wasn't even a country until 1776. So how could the the first (US) school shooting happen in 1764?

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"The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indians entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed nine or ten children (reports vary). Only three children survived." From Wikipedia. Sorry, should have been more clear, the first North American shooting.

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Finally! Someone willing to back up their opinion! Everyone loves to state them, very few can actually put together an intelligent argument to back it up...

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Ya know, we can complain all we want about the past generation, but aren't they the ones who handed us everything we have? Sure they weren't as "open minded", but they had actual values. They built and created and sparked ideas for everything we know. So before we criticize them, lets remember in their world they didn't have to be scared to get shot just from stepping outside or getting in a car or plane. They lived in a safer world with less crazies and murderers. In any case but rape

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I'm sorry about the novel but this FML set me off. Hard work was the main mindset people used to have and things were simpler. Everythings changed :/

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58, you think it's changed for the worse? Personally, I'm happy to live in a time where racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. are no longer ingrained in the government and workplace. No, it's nowhere near perfect, but compared to how things were, I'll take today's values any day of the week.

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Thank You #56. It's good to see that there are still some sensible and smart people around, despite common sense no longer being common in today's society. I was beginning to lose faith in humanity after reading some of the other comments above. The amount of ignorant fools around really is astounding.

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The people who complain about society usually don't do anything to improve it. Especially when they do it on the internet.

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60, I beg to differ. I know a lot of people, including myself, that complain about society but are not hypocrites and actually think about their fellow human being and show some respect.

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26, I think you're missing the point. You say a homo/transphobic, racist, or sexist remark NOW, you will get some SERIOUS backlash (as you rightly should). Back in the fifties? The only people who gave a damn were the minority, and no one would help them. If you weren't a white male, you had NO say in anything. Hell, if a husband was beating his wife in the fifties, the cops response would be 'you should be a better wife to your husband then, huh?'. Anti-domestic violence groups, support, and

I hate whenever people start complaining about this generation or these days and say that their generation or era was better.

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Exactly!! I think it's just a tradition for every generation to complain about the generation that is younger than them.

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I agree with you there but what I find interesting is that they said "kid". I'm wondering how old they are. If you look back at all eras I think everyone would like to have experienced one or two for some reason or another. I heard on the radio yesterday that Detroit have filed for bankruptcy, maybe he was referencing that city and something like the music scene? I know a lot of people who say they like to go back to an era because of the music. I could be wrong of course! :)

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