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Old 05-18-2019, 08:39 AM
 
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I am noticing some conservatives from northern and western areas coming to the Atlanta area. However, that is being neutralized northern liberals going to the Atlanta area. Areas like Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett, those counties are turning or have turned Democrat recently.

 
Old 05-18-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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I was raised a Democrat but not as we know it today. When I was young and when my parents were young the Democrats were the Conservative party of the south. Since the 1960’s everything got screwed up and now it’s the a Republicans that are the party of South. I’m personally a libertarian conservative on most issues. Neither of the major parties represents my views.
How did the 1960s get so screwed up? From my perspective, anything before 1970 was a horrible time to be in America, especially the South.
 
Old 05-18-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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How did the 1960s get so screwed up? From my perspective, anything before 1970 was a horrible time to be in America, especially the South.
Grew up in Georgia and graduated from HS in 1971. You are absolutely right -- it was a horrible time almost everywhere in America, especially in the South.
 
Old 05-18-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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Grew up in Georgia and graduated from HS in 1971. You are absolutely right -- it was a horrible time almost everywhere in America, especially in the South.
I was born in 1986. My perspective of the 1960s and before comes from the history books. Nothing nice, especially if you were Black. I wanted to hear from that person who said that things went bad in the 1960s.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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I was born in 1986. My perspecced to hear from that person who said that things went bad in the 1960s.
The 1960's were the best of times & worst of times to steal a quote from Dickens.

Economy
- Graduate high school & walk into a union auto job or the equivalent type job & the pay was around $40 an hour in today's wages. This led to the great migration out of appalachia & the American South to the industrial midwest.
- Education system outside of the South was much better than today.
- Violent crime was much lower.

Vietnam
- Tour this country apart, you had a war in which young people were being drafted & sent to with a good chance they were going to die over in the jungle. This led to protests & civil disobedience.
- Civil rights & the end of Jim Crow, let's just say Jim Crow didn't die a non-violent death.
- The introduction of broadcast TV, brought all of this into our houses.
- changing cultural values.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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The 1960's were the best of times & worst of times to steal a quote from Dickens.

Economy
- Graduate high school & walk into a union auto job or the equivalent type job & the pay was around $40 an hour in today's wages. This led to the great migration out of appalachia & the American South to the industrial midwest.
- Education system outside of the South was much better than today.
- Violent crime was much lower.

Vietnam
- Tour this country apart, you had a war in which young people were being drafted & sent to with a good chance they were going to die over in the jungle. This led to protests & civil disobedience.
- Civil rights & the end of Jim Crow, let's just say Jim Crow didn't die a non-violent death.
- The introduction of broadcast TV, brought all of this into our houses.
- changing cultural values.
Well, I still prefer now to the 60s.
 
Old 05-22-2019, 04:53 AM
 
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The 1960's were the best of times & worst of times to steal a quote from Dickens.

Economy
- Graduate high school & walk into a union auto job or the equivalent type job & the pay was around $40 an hour in today's wages. This led to the great migration out of appalachia & the American South to the industrial midwest.
- Education system outside of the South was much better than today.
- Violent crime was much lower.

Vietnam
- Tour this country apart, you had a war in which young people were being drafted & sent to with a good chance they were going to die over in the jungle. This led to protests & civil disobedience.
- Civil rights & the end of Jim Crow, let's just say Jim Crow didn't die a non-violent death.
- The introduction of broadcast TV, brought all of this into our houses.
- changing cultural values.
The murder rate in NYC in the early 60’s was much like today. By the late 60’s it was higher than today. And the 70’s...fuggedaboutit.

People could graduate high school and get a job because in the early 60’s only around 8% of high school grads got a college degree, compared to 35% today.
 
Old 05-22-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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I would argue against the sixties posts here.. I think displacement in the labor industry is what killed all the rural towns and middle-class and not what the average baby boomer did in the seventies and eighties, or the gold standard..

I lived in nothing but working class neighborhoods in Georgia and North Carolina and still remember what everyone did for a living.. Truck Driving is the only career still left from that era and it's paying half what it did, and all those towns are now prime real estate packed with hideous planned communities...
 
Old 05-22-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Being a boomer I agree with Tjjt.
 
Old 05-22-2019, 07:45 PM
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The 1960's were the best of times & worst of times to steal a quote from Dickens.

Economy
- Graduate high school & walk into a union auto job or the equivalent type job & the pay was around $40 an hour in today's wages. This led to the great migration out of appalachia & the American South to the industrial midwest.
- Education system outside of the South was much better than today.
- Violent crime was much lower.

Vietnam
- Tour this country apart, you had a war in which young people were being drafted & sent to with a good chance they were going to die over in the jungle. This led to protests & civil disobedience.
- Civil rights & the end of Jim Crow, let's just say Jim Crow didn't die a non-violent death.
- The introduction of broadcast TV, brought all of this into our houses.
- changing cultural values.
Well said.

It was a lot easier if you were high school educated and not Black.
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