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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" :!: As a black person and woman , I would not want to live in the fifties. It was a horrendous time ... [snip!] ... be a black and a woman, and crime rates were higher than they are now b/c the technology to catch certain crimes did not exist."


WHICH IS WHYYYYYYYY I mentioned in my blog that GOOD things have become of society evolving, such as civil rights, women's rights, etc. I think everyone is missing the point. There are THINGS I liked about the 50's... mainly the modesty, sense of community, and general respect for others (for the most part). Yes, I PERSONALLY would want to live there, because much of the things about it, I like. However, it's not for everyone, and I understand that.

I dont believe that crime rates were higher. There WERE crimes... no arguing that, but we have hundreds of murders... per day. Children dying from child abuse. Daily. Molestation and rape. Multiple times per day... and that's just in the U.S. alone.....



Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" WHICH IS WHYYYYYYYY I mentioned in my blog that GOOD things have become of society evolving, such ... [snip!] ... dying from child abuse. Daily. Molestation and rape. Multiple times per day... and that's just in the U.S. alone..... "


Rape and molestation (of children) is nothing new. Ever heard of Maya Angelou and her story? You hear about it more today BECAUSE people aren't so hush-hush about it, you have internet and youtube, etc.



You don't think there were lots of murders and rape back in the day? I can show you plenty of links of some of GRUESOME unsolved cases and rape (especially spousal rape) remained in the shadow due to the "shame."

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13

There are many this agree with me... and many that agree with you. I guess it depends on your lifestyle and the way you think on this situation.

So.. agree to disagree. :)

user banned 2 kids; Iowa 7762 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" WHICH IS WHYYYYYYYY I mentioned in my blog that GOOD things have become of society evolving, such ... [snip!] ... dying from child abuse. Daily. Molestation and rape. Multiple times per day... and that's just in the U.S. alone..... "


Those things happened everyday in those days to. There just wasn't 24/7 news to report on it. Nor was there internet. We didn't hear about these things but they were happening just as much.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" There are many this agree with me... and many that agree with you. I guess it depends on your lifestyle and the way you think on this situation. So.. agree to disagree. :)"


But the people who actually lived during that time period, for the most part, wouldn't agree with you b/c they knew the REAL fifties, not the idealistic, picturesque image that you have thanks to I Love Lucy and other shows. :?

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" Rape and molestation (of children) is nothing new. Ever heard of Maya Angelou and her story? You hear ... [snip!] ... of links of some of GRUESOME unsolved cases and rape (especially spousal rape) remained in the shadow due to the "shame.""


Seriously... did I say it never happened? Please show me WHERE I said that rapes, murders, etc. never occurred..... waiting. Okay then. Now.... I said that it happens MORE OFTEN nowadays. You're turning this around like I'm some doe eyed 5 year old who doesn't understand. I understand that bad things have ALWAYS happened. I'm stating that it's WORSE TODAY. If you're arguing that obvious fact, and not understanding that point that I'm trying to make, I guess we have nothing more to discuss.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But the people who actually lived during that time period, for the most part, wouldn't agree with you ... [snip!] ... b/c they knew the REAL fifties, not the idealistic, picturesque image that you have thanks to I Love Lucy and other shows. :?"

Again... IM NOT STUPID. I understand that bad things happened. *head desk*. I'm saying it happened less often because it was a different time. Holy shit.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Seriously... did I say it never happened? Please show me WHERE I said that rapes, murders, etc. never ... [snip!] ... arguing that obvious fact, and not understanding that point that I'm trying to make, I guess we have nothing more to discuss."


http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/justice/us-violent-crime



http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304066504576345553135009870.html



"When the FBI announced last week that violent crime in the U.S. had reached a 40-year low in 2010, many criminologists were perplexed"

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" Again... IM NOT STUPID. I understand that bad things happened. *head desk*. I'm saying it happened less often because it was a different time. Holy shit."


But that's the thing. Violent crime rate has been decreasing (see the link I've posted above). Your view of today's world and the past is inaccurate.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/29/justice/us-violent-crime http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052 ... [snip!] ... FBI announced last week that violent crime in the U.S. had reached a 40-year low in 2010, many criminologists were perplexed""


And what exactly does that prove? That less murders occured in 2010? Great. Leading up to 2010? Where are your statistics on that?



It may be on the decline as of now, but who's to say that wont change? Look at the statistics. Still higher than the 50's. So.... it's worse now... than it was in the 50's. :)
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Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" But that's the thing. Violent crime rate has been decreasing (see the link I've posted above). Your view of today's world and the past is inaccurate."


You went up on your soapbox so there's nothing left for me to say. I (me, just me) believe that I would do good in the 50's with their values and their way of life. Not talking about murders or rapes. I'm talking about PARENTING and general LIFESTYLE. We disagree. Have a good day.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
8th Feb '13

So what was the point of making this thread if you weren't willing to debate the facts? :? If you actually saw my very first post, I agree with a lot of what you said but still think you are missing the big picture.



I just think that before we start romanticize the past it would be best to actually talk to people who were there. Sure there were few positives to the fifties, but not enough to warrant wanting to live in that time period.

Ellie. 34 kids; Arizona 25368 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Back to Noob Status:" So what was the point of making this thread if you weren't willing to debate the facts? :? If you actually ... [snip!] ... who were there. Sure there were few positives to the fifties, but not enough to warrant wanting to live in that time period."


That's your opinion... I'm allowed to have a different one. I dont think I would have the same struggles as you, had you lived in the 50's. And honestly... you weren't there in the 50's either lol. You're looking up facts on the internet... ha ha. I have spoken to family members who lived in that time. I didn't hear about rampant crime everywhere and a horrible society.



And I did debate facts with you. We did discuss things but we're going in circles. We're obviously on very different ends of the spectrum and neither of us is going to see the other's point of view, apparently, so what's the point? lol



So like I said.. have a good day. :) No hard feelings... we just dont agree. :)

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Man. Bear. Pig.:" And what exactly does that prove? That less murders occured in 2010? Great. Leading up to 2010? Where ... [snip!] ... statistics. Still higher than the 50's. So.... it's worse now... than it was in the 50's. :) http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=5969"


You cannot take crime statistics and compare them with today. :? It was beat into my head when I was in a high school law class. Things were not reported properly.