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Fri Nov 24, 2023, 01:09 AM Nov 2023

When a "conservative"'tells you they want to protect the America I grew-up in, i remember that America: [View all]


"When a “conservative”’tells you they want to protect the America I grew-up in, i remember that America:

Black men were lynched.

Wives were raped by their husbands and it was legal.

Women couldn’t have credit cards.

Gay men were sent to prison.

Marijuana possession was punishable by life in prison.

Teenagers were drafted and sent to die in far-away lands.

Birth control was illegal.

Clergy raped children with impunity.

I am only 65-years-old. I don’t want to go back to the good old days."
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They want that great Ole White American Order BaronChocula Nov 2023 #1
Good idea. Something to get the info out there applegrove Nov 2023 #2
I did write a very similar song years ago BaronChocula Nov 2023 #22
Neither do I. calimary Nov 2023 #3
They were drafted to Vietnam too so it wasn't great for them applegrove Nov 2023 #4
A "working class" war ... Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #8
So sad. applegrove Nov 2023 #11
It really is. They want a world that only exists in their fantasies. Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #12
of the rich,by the rich , shall not enherit the eart. AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #27
There were college deferments, president Clinton was Tickle Nov 2023 #15
True, some of them felt called to something bigger than themselves. calimary Nov 2023 #17
Yup... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #5
I'm 66 never saw or heard of a current Tickle Nov 2023 #6
Things were beginning to change when you were a young adult applegrove Nov 2023 #7
Then you weren't paying attention ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #9
Thanks. yardwork Nov 2023 #24
Might want to restate that bit about lynchings... Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #10
Thanks. yardwork Nov 2023 #25
Some folks think a lynching is only as seen in movies... Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #28
I'm reading a book called Fever in the Heartland. yardwork Nov 2023 #35
At least your low-income family had a better social safety nets than low-income families today tenderfoot Nov 2023 #39
I remember it, too PJMcK Nov 2023 #13
I'm half that age and I remember... ck4829 Nov 2023 #14
"This isn't the America I grew up in!!!" hatrack Nov 2023 #16
Do not forget Traildogbob Nov 2023 #18
Also part of the America they grew up in but is never part of what they're up in arms about... JHB Nov 2023 #19
Thank you. whathehell Nov 2023 #30
This message was self-deleted by its author GuppyGal Nov 2023 #20
Nails it. republianmushroom Nov 2023 #21
But also remind them that the entire country was donheld Nov 2023 #23
Those were horrible ugly times. RKP5637 Nov 2023 #26
and I know there's nothing 'conservative' about today's so-called 'conservatives.' elleng Nov 2023 #29
Good old days? lmfao recovering_democrat Nov 2023 #31
Kickin' Faux pas Nov 2023 #32
I don't really think they want to go back to the past, at least those who control the party don't Stargleamer Nov 2023 #33
You are exactly right. At some point we need to make elections in the US walkingman Nov 2023 #36
That is exactly what the GOP would like to do. They have walkingman Nov 2023 #34
I was born in '65 and raised pretty middle class bhikkhu Nov 2023 #37
The rich paid higher taxes too Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #38
domestic violence was okay, Dad was the head of the house debm55 Nov 2023 #40
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