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John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat

John F. Kennedy Liberal Democrat
Source: U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy in 1960

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Brandon Hansen: Take a Trip Back to The 1970s


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A very divisive decade politically the 1970s, but a decade with a lot of great movies, sports, music and the designer jeans revolution of the late 1970s. Also the decade where I was born and started school. So I can't really complain about a decade that I didn't play much of a part in and don't remember most of it. My first memories of life start around 1978 or so and if you look at that time, it doesn't look much different than 1981 or 82. But a fascinating decade with all sorts of incredible things for good and bad. 
One of the worst fashion decades of all-time and this coming after the 1960s. But in the 1970s we go from min-skirts and western hippie clothing, to bellbottoms, platform shoes and flares. It was a decade where most of America looked like they were high or drunk, or in Jim Morrison's case both. Where everything was in and everything was done at the same time and whatever happens is whatever happens with not a lot of thought into the consequences. 
It was a decade where we go from having a Tricky Dick, to a Peanut Brain, I mean Peanut Farmer, with a stumbling bumbler in between as President of the United States. The greatest country in the world and yet this is who we have leading the way and taking us to the promise land. If this country was the best back then, I sure as hell would get to see the worst. But again most of the country was high, so who the hell cares, even for the people who sober enough to vote. The 1970s, what a decade and America, what a country.