When was the last time the world was this fucked up? I was only a kid in the 80s and I don't remember ever being this bad globally. Heavy shit is going on..
Question for you geezers born in the 50s & 60s
Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:34 AM
I'm 50 and it's pretty fucked...but, well, yea, it's fucked. We're going to die...
Mark my words, ideological fundamentalism and dogmatism will be what bring about the end. The rational people will be trying to stop it, but if that fails, forget it...
Posted 19 July 2016 - 04:48 AM
I don't know. The world has always been pretty fucked up. We're a bunch of naked, warring apes.
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Posted 19 July 2016 - 05:00 AM
There's always been some level of fucked upedness but we now have lots of outlets for communication, zillions of people with cameras in their hands, and media that is more concerned with sensationalism than actual news.
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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:02 AM
What's going on now still pales in comparison the the atrocities of Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and what the Japanese did to China in the 20th century.
Yeah, but the purpose of the thread was to learn more about the shittiest times (globally) of your lives that you've personally experienced, not what it was like when those sick fucks were around. The feeling in some parts of USA is that we are right back to where we were right after 9/11 (I feel that way); the global attacks by ISIS lately are really opening those old wounds, as much as our European allies think most of us are self-centered and arrogant, and don't care about global affairs if it doesn't happen here; all because we don't like "footy."
Posted 29 July 2016 - 02:39 AM
In my lifetime, the most fucked up time was probably around 1978-1980. There was a nice man in the White House, but he couldn't govern his way out of a paper bag. There was a major financial crisis, there were gas shortages that impacted our everyday lives, people were buying gold and putting it under their mattresses. It was a shaky time domestically, in ways that impacted ordinary people everywhere. Sure we have had job losses in recessions before and after. There was just a lot of upheaval. Manufacturing was on life support and it was a major part of the economy. The Japanese were kicking our asses at every turn. There was the rise of Terrorism and the hostage crisis as well. There is more hope today. The internet economy allows anyone to start a business, whereas hanging your shingle out in 1980 meant investing your life savings. We've actually fought wars and kept our enemies at bay in recent years. Haven't been good at ending them, but still. We lost so much confidence in our military post-Vietnam that any conflict, no matter how small, seemed insurmountable.
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