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A ? For Older People

dav1965dav1965 Member Posts: 26,543 ✭✭✭
Before my Dad passed we would talk about how fast things were changing in America and how it was going downhill. On August 21, 2014 at 84 he passed and i have no doubt that he would be crushed at how stupid America has become.

A ? for older people have you ever seen things this bad? If not how far before we reach a no turn around point.

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  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 739 ✭✭
    If the demonrats take the White House this country will no longer be free.
  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 568 ✭✭
    Already there.  The 50's was the last good decade.  Best to be on good terms with your Creator, the good times are behind us.
  • jimdeerejimdeere Member Posts: 19,657 ✭✭✭✭
    The late ‘60’s, early ‘70’s were bad, but not this bad.
  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 272 ✭✭

    We have already reached a time of no return as far as morals being thrown out the window. People use to live by principles, ( the golden rule ) people us to stake there honor on there word, there still are some who follow these rules, but the younger people are taught that the world owes them a free ride. Does history repeat it self? NO, but it will if you let it.

  • dav1965dav1965 Member Posts: 26,543 ✭✭✭
    I was born in 1965 and when i was a kid if i messed up at someones house before i got home my parents knew and there were no cell phones. LOL The kids parents would whip me and then when i got home another whipping was coming. There was no such thing as double jepordy.

    However i was never abused but i had my share of whippings. I was never beat and as i got older i did not have to be whipped the thought of a whipping worked. LOL
  • pulsarncpulsarnc Member Posts: 4,174 ✭✭✭

    The majority of us here date from the 1950’s and early 60’s . Those were the days when a mans word was his bond . I started farming on my own at age 15 . Daddy introduced me to the man who ran the farm supplies warehouse . I got set up with a credit account on a handshake , and a promise to pay in the fall when I sold my crops . Such things ain’t possible now . Sadly we are seeing the decline of the USA . If the Democrats take over it will just accelerate!

    Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful
  • B17-P51B17-P51 Member Posts: 2,063 ✭✭✭
    Trust me , this is bad. I'm kinda glad I'm old and will not see the end of this movie.
  • Marc1301Marc1301 Member Posts: 31,785 ✭✭✭
    B17-P51 said:
    Trust me , this is bad. I'm kinda glad I'm old and will not see the end of this movie.

    Yes,.....sometimes I wish I was older than what I am, (59 in November). Never thought I would witness the things that are taking place. Pretty darn sad that all of the lives lost building and defending this country appear to have been for nothing in the end.
    "Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here." - William Shatner
  • dav1965dav1965 Member Posts: 26,543 ✭✭✭
    I remember being about 12 or 13 and going to Western Auto to buy 22 or 12 gauge ammo and he just gave it to me. I told him i need to pay for it so i paid and left. When my Dad got home he asked me why i bought ammo for. I told my Dad we went shooting at the dump today. 

    All he told me was be careful and check my backstop.
  • dfletcherdfletcher Member Posts: 8,060 ✭✭✭
    1968 was pretty rough.  Major difference - when people burned buildings, turned over vehicles and fought with the cops MOST elected officials publicly told them that was wrong, to stop and if they didn't the PD would toss them in jail.  Now they not only don't tell them to stop, they don't tell them it's wrong and won't use PD to enforce the law.  Statues being torn down and Seattle are pretty good examples.
  • jim_lemayjim_lemay Member Posts: 3,096 ✭✭✭
    If the demonrats take the White House this country will no longer be free.
    The point of no return will be met if on Nov. 3, 2020 a Democrat is elected president and Democrats Hold the House and Take the Senate. There will be a civil war started to overthrow the Federal Government when/if Democrats repeal the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. 

     B) 
  • Wild TurkeyWild Turkey Member Posts: 1,859 ✭✭✭
    I'm 71.  I remember how Ike was revered and was a freshman in HS when JFK was assassinated.  I remember feeling that something important had changed.
    The Johnson/Goldwater campaign was the first time I paid much attention.  It seems I recall much more "bad-mouthing"  by people than I'd heard before and how slowly the animosity faded after the election was a bit of a surprise.
    (NOTE: LBJ's "Great Society" planted many of the seeds of the forces that are now pushing for change in America.  What that didn't fundamentally change the political turmoil over the Vietnam Conflict did change.)
    Then the Nixon/McGovern campaign as I got out of college was a real eye-opener -- when McGovern dropped his first VP choice I was surprised at how many of his "supporters" turned against him.  
    But after the election all was well again (until Nixon started doing stupid things!)
    Then I watched as comedy skits on Saturday Night Live! became a political force and many people never took Ford seriously.
    Then we got the Peanut Farmer and it's been downhill ever since.
    Regan did a lot to improve things, but somehow the cult of personality kept his ratings high but the voters never seriously considered him a statesman, more of an actor in a really big role.
    Bush 41 was the last of the "Old Guard" that had been through the Depression and WWII.  I will let more time pass before I decide what to think about his legacy.  
    But this is the first campaign that I have felt was about fundamental change,  In any previous campaign if you had used the word "Socialist" you would have been ostracized or run out of town, but this time it is used seriously.
    I fear for the America my sons will live in.
  • bustedkneebustedknee Member Posts: 1,221 ✭✭✭
    B17-P51 said:
    Trust me , this is bad. I'm kinda glad I'm old and will not see the end of this movie.
    That is the only consolation at this point. 

    But I cry for my grand children.

    I can't believe they misspelled "Pork and Beans!"
  • gruntled2gruntled2 Member Posts: 412 ✭✭✭
    Problem is my two oldest grandchildren are voting for it. I have good times to look back on but this is not the country I was born into. I'm 80 now so all this craziness won't have much effect on me so there's not much I can do anyway. Living here in Kalifornia there's not even any purpose in voting anymore. (If there ever was) Even when something I voted for won the courts threw it out. If voting really mattered they wouldn't let us do it.
  • discusdaddiscusdad Member Posts: 12,667 ✭✭✭✭
    with the rise in technology---video gaming,  cell phones, smart phones, wrist puters  ushered in the age of the human mind having to think, as the machines did the thinking for you.  kids imaginations have shrunk,  as well as their awareness of the outdoors and the  vast interactions between people, plants, animals, and the environmentcoinciding with this lacking of critical thinking and imagination has been a corresponding increase in laziness.. technology is the culprit.
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 30,815 ✭✭✭
    If you watch the "NEWS" we are already in the hand basket headed to hell.  I prefer to see it as a bit unsettled times with Marxists seeing the fruits of their take over of education.  I still see better times ahead with States standing up and taking back their rights and "WE THE PEOPLE" stopping the madness and destruction.
  • mjrfd99mjrfd99 Member Posts: 4,403 ✭✭✭
    B17-P51 said:
    Trust me , this is bad. I'm kinda glad I'm old and will not see the end of this movie.


    But I cry for my grand children.

    I armed them.  Heavily. 
    Because of these a** wholes. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fz4ZpZGkkw
  • OkieOkie Member Posts: 252
    edited June 29
    Nope, never seen the whole world this bad. 
    No morals, most everyone wants a free ride. Common hard working people are the minority and cannot really make a decent living. Farmers going down the drain. Younger  generation does not have any common sense. I blame O'bummer for the major upset in common morals of today's generation of the younger ones and several of the older ones. Not too many years ago that being a Democrat was a good thing, not now days I had to go re-register because I was ashamed to be a Democrat.
    Just think, it can get worse if a Democrat pres gets elected this fall, (and take a look at what they think is the best of the bunch they have nominated as the pres canditate) only thing it seems we have to fall back on is prayers.
    I kinda suspect the man upstairs is sending US a message and people are not listening YET.
    I'm thinking about praying (and I have never prayed as much as I probably should have in the past) little more often, NOW DAYS, (but I have to watch out about being seen kneeling or taking a knee when praying because some type's of people might think I'm protesting the Flag and National Anthem and I'm not allowed to ask them not to join in doing their protest thing)

    Sickening World and it can get worse for us older generations.
    "Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here
      

  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭
    B17-P51 said:
    Trust me , this is bad. I'm kinda glad I'm old and will not see the end of this movie.
    I agree completely. 
  • SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 1,160 ✭✭✭
    Okie said:
    Nope, never seen the whole world this bad. 
    No morals, most everyone wants a free ride. Common hard working people are the minority and cannot really make a decent living. Farmers going down the drain. Younger  generation does not have any common sense. I blame O'bummer for the major upset in common morals of today's generation of the younger ones and several of the older ones. Not too many years ago that being a Democrat was a good thing, not now days I had to go re-register because I was ashamed to be a Democrat.
    Just think, it can get worse if a Democrat pres gets elected this fall, (and take a look at what they think is the best of the bunch they have nominated as the pres canditate) only thing it seems we have to fall back on is prayers.
    I kinda suspect the man upstairs is sending US a message and people are not listening YET.
    I'm thinking about praying (and I have never prayed as much as I probably should have in the past) little more often, NOW DAYS, (but I have to watch out about being seen kneeling or taking a knee when praying because some type's of people might think I'm protesting the Flag and National Anthem and I'm not allowed to ask them not to join in doing their protest thing)

    Sickening World and it can get worse for us older generations.
    "Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life down here
      

    If you are knelling you can use the one liner a local police chief told BLM when they asked him to take a knee.  He said “I only knell for Jesus”.
  • buddybbuddyb Member Posts: 3,757 ✭✭✭
    I would think all the generations of all the old farts before us thought the same doom and gloom as we do but most people are doing fine.Things are constantly changing whether we like it or not.
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,470 ✭✭✭
    I am 74 and old farts have been saying the world is going to hell in a hand basket and the young kids have it so easy and nobody worked as hard as we did, and on and on and on.  Somehow it keeps rolling along.  Even 50 years ago I would have been just another old *.  Now I have a swell new titanium knee and hiked 4 miles this morning.  I think we are becoming more polarized and less tolerant, and that is probably not that good.  On the other hand, we have the best president in the history of the country.  Just ask him.
  • truthfultruthful Member Posts: 879 ✭✭✭
    The America we grew up in, and loved, is gone and isn't coming back. From now on it will be take from the doers, and give to the whiners. I am recommending to all my kids and grandkids to take a good look around the world and pick a place to move to. Back when the USA was a much better place than anywhere else, each of my grandparents relocated here. Now it's time to go the other way.
  • Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 18,556 ✭✭✭
     I was shocked last week some  news station had a collage professor ( who knows any more ) actually  say its the product of three generations of liberal teachings  producing the politics of today 
  • Smitty500magSmitty500mag Member Posts: 12,658 ✭✭✭
    edited June 30
    Are the good times really over for good? 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxLtXJzo3Ew

    Here is the wreck called hillary clinton. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwSaSl_PGk
  • jltrentjltrent Member Posts: 8,852 ✭✭✭
    Things got pretty bad from 1860-65.  We are not quiet there yet but getting closer.
  • serfserf Member Posts: 7,237 ✭✭✭
    edited June 30
     The invention of Nuclear bombs with Immorality ought to get you ready for what's ahead folks. Science is a two edge sword that cuts both ways. No place to run to start over.
                                                        serf
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