I know it’s somewhat cliché to say that conservatives want to return to the “good old days,’ of the 1950s—when (the great, white) father knew best, and everybody else knew their place; women in the kitchen, gays in the closet, blacks in the back of the bus, etc.—but is it OK to point it out when they explicitly say so themselves?
I am proud to be an American and that I was fortunate enough to be born in Alabama. The state that has its motto “We dare defend our rights”. I was raised in era, the 1940′s as a child and the 1950′s as a teenager, which I remember with great affection.
During this era, love of God, family, and country abounded. Men were men and women were women and there was no mistaking which was which. Both were proud of their individual roles. Homosexuality was very queer and a despicable act… an abomination.
…A man’s word was his bond. My word and bond to you, the citizens of Marshall County, is to do my very best to devote all my energy to do my part to return our society to the values that we once held dear.
What is it with these people wanting to turn back the clock? Has anyone told this guy that some of what went on in that era isn’t any thing many o fus wish to return to? Some of us know that the good old days weren’t always good, and the “good old boys” weren’t necessarily good to everybody.
Whatever vision these people have for American, it’s one that doesn’t include a good many of us. To borrow a phrase from Moms Mabley, “Things sure ain’t what they use to be. And I’m damn glad.