Although not so much now, I used to enjoy watching films from the past as a way of traveling through time to watch people and culture from different eras. And of all the decades, America in the 1950s always struck me as a time of stability, decency, and optimism. It is also quite refreshing to watch feminine and classy women who were around just few generations ago.

Of course, the reality wasn’t as rosy as what is shown in the films. As with all other decades, America faced number of problems with the issue of race and the Cold War being notable examples. That said, I don’t think any era was ever “perfect” or great for everyone and I don’t think there ever will be such thing.

So, without getting too caught up in nostalgia, I think the 1950s stands as a prime example of how stability and prosperity, in combination with traditional family values, can facilitate a harmonious society. And the following pictures and graphs will show just how quickly things can change when the government and subversive social elements decide to alter the existing order by experimenting with ideas of ‘equality’ and using the citizens as objects for profit.

Family

A nuclear family is the most basic unit of a healthy society and the 1950s was the last time America as a whole witnessed stable family units.

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Women back then were happy being wives and mothers instead of slaving away in a cubicle like women today.

Women back then were happy being wives and mothers unlike the hags today who are slaving away in cubicles.

You can criticize anything else about the 50s, but it is hard to argue against the quality of family life back then.

Marriage, however, has been experiencing a rapid decline since.

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Why such decline you wonder? See below.

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It’s inevitable for marriage to suffer and the sexes to become antagonized when women decide to abandon family life for careers. It may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but as they say, the rest is history.

Life

People in the 50s lived simple and happy lives where they enjoyed actual face-to-face interactions. There was no need for superficial online status comparisons. Other human beings were people to interact with and not just sources of validation to get “likes” from.

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Crime And Safety

The 50s experienced an extremely low crime rate to a point where families didn’t feel the need to lock their doors or windows at night.

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The recent drop in violence probably has more to do with the complete emasculation of men starting in the 90s than any improvements in society.

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The rise of prison nation.

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Parents felt safe enough to allow their children to play outside.

Rape rate was lowest when women were being ‘oppressed’ by the patriarchy, only to shoot up with the rise of feminism. Coincidence?

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I’m sure feminists will just argue that all sex was rape back in the day.

Women

Women back then were thin, healthy, and feminine without the trashy tattoos and piercings you see today.

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But of course, it was the 1950s that gave birth to the fast food culture with disastrous consequences for American health and beauty.

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Maybe they need to do more chores around the house instead of sitting at a desk job.

And perhaps more importantly, women were happy being women because they didn’t have to constantly lie to themselves that they were happier with a career.

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Today, many women rely on antidepressants just to function on a daily basis without breaking down. Is that really what feminists fought so hard to achieve?

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The rise of antidepressants. American women today are miserable and mentally ill thanks to feminism forcing them to juggle work and family life. About 1 in 4 are currently on psychiatric drugs.

Health

Besides obesity and depression which I’ve already mentioned above, American health has been in steady decline since the end of 1950s.

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If the trend continues, 1 out of every 3 Americans are expected suffer from diabetes by 2050.

National health expenditure, as a consequence, has been growing like a tumour.

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What’s shocking is how fast children’s health have been declining in the past couple of decades.

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These children didn’t needed to be ‘cured’ of ADHD.

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I wonder if the sudden rise of learning disorders has anything to do with the fact that women are delaying marriage as much as possible for their careers?

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This is only for Down syndrome, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true with many other developmental disorders.

Dating

Dating and forming relationships were simple back in the day without the need to play games.

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Many men today fare poorly when it comes to dating because they interact with women as if it’s still the 1950s. It’s also ironic how many male feminists claim to respect women based on values that were formed back in patriarchal times. Sorry to burst your bubbles chumps, but your chivalry doesn’t work today.

Economy

United States during this time was at the peak of its economical dominance in the world, representing about a third of the entire world’s economy.

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Then they decided that it would be great to flood the job market with women so that wages could stay low.

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As you can see, male employment has been plummeting since the 50s. When you disenfranchise those who are the backbone of your society and take away any incentive for them to marry and raise a family, you can be sure that everything else will start to fall apart.

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Welfare = Single Mothers = Children Without Fathers = Increased Crime and Social Decadence.

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Interestingly, taxes on the rich were at its highest during this era.

Conclusion

America has been decaying rapidly since the 1950s with almost every aspect of society failing—and things are only about to get even worse. While this is a showcase of how good things can be lost so easily, it is also a demonstration of what can be possible under a patriarchal order with proper social values.

While things may seem impossible to change at the moment, remember that history has always been full of unanticipated events that quickly turned things around to transform the society at large. Think of how much China has recovered (and now thriving) since their devastating Communist past from just a few decades ago.

Anything is possible, you just need to be ready for it.

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