Man people are so weak. You parents lived through like 5 wars, rapid urbanization, a depression, a presidential assassination (or two) and severe social turmoil/riots including the assassination of MLKand Malcolm X AND the threat of nuclear annihilation. The worst part is that no one even cared, they were just like “eh we’ll survive.” You will too.
@weneedacrusade, greatest generation: born into Great Depression, coming of age into ww2, adulthood during the threat of nuclear annihilation, and civil rights riots on the homeland.
@weneedacrusade, I’m not weak. I opened the jar on the first try
@weneedacrusade, Malcom x was a tyrant. Sorry to disagree...anywho, been sexually assaulted by three people, low social exposure growing up at the same time, mother has schizophrenia and had me trying to believe her for about 2 decades, conflicts with law, accused of a number of things I'm sensitive about like incest and all in all, I still get up, I still help where I can, I still support others, I finally have a good job and left fast food and retail (hopefully forever) whilst dealing with Asperger's and ADHD symptoms tacked with ADHD. But I refuse to allow myself to be influenced by people I don't see worth in helping others, aka bullies and narcs. There's no room for it. If I want to do cool shjt, I have to suck it up and do it. You gotta pay to play in this world, mostly. I wanna play a lot. I get it though, I'm more resilient than most. I understand that. But I don't want anyone over me and there is my drive. Bosses are okay, that's not what I mean. I'm just venting...snowflakes
@weneedacrusade, At least we weren't drafted for Vietnam.
The parents who had grown up with WwII were used to war, and didn't blink at why we became involved in Vietnam while everyone was pissed cause we shouldn't have been in Vietnam.
Id rather take covid than being drafted for Vietnam. Maybe.
Depends on the growing fascism in Australia.
@weneedacrusade, and they probably whined about it, they just didn't have internet. Hell, boomers whine constantly these days, I can't imagine they didn't back then.
@Mantis Tobaggan, that was the beauty of the pre Internet age... people had no way of spreading their whiny bullshjt.
Then again, our porn was limited to whatever dirty magazines you found out in the woods, so mixed bag...
@Suicide Squad Sucks, pros outweigh the cons imo, ypu can always just ignore what you don't like
@weneedacrusade, Yes, and they raised us, encouraging us to be this way
@Blackfrost273, gonna completely disagree with your take on Malcolm X. That’s the reason for the dislike, don’t care about your personal issues either way.
@Soser5, I’m not making the case that Malcolm X was a good person, only that both a peaceful leader and militia leader of the civil rights movement were killed, embattling both of their followers, leading to more civil unrest from all citizens.
@BigJohnson86, you truly live up to your name.
@weneedacrusade, I found nothing wrong or inaccurate with your comment. I was responding to that other guys take. Good and bad are rather subjective anyway. My main gripe would likely be that one has to be in a position of power to be a tyrant. At that time Malcolm X was not the reigning power of the day persecuting and subjugating others with his position of power so I don’t think tyrant fits at all. You could say that his perspective is relatively violent when compared to MLK but he advocated for the golden rule and self defense. Reciprocate but don’t start violence. That’s really not tyranny in any way. But this isn’t aimed at you. It’s aimed at whoever the other guy was, I can’t remember.
@Soser5, I'm basing on the fact that Malcolm x thought that life should be sacrificed for his causes. I'm a pacifist and think that people like Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr chose a better path. Perhaps Malcolm x was just a fiable, perhaps I have higher standards and requirements. I don't know
@Blackfrost273, a vast majority of revolutions, including the American revolution were fought by shedding blood for a cause. Patriotism is always being promoted in America as the willingness to die for the country’s cause. Malcolm X only advocated for the same type of thinking. I suppose you think the colonists should have peacefully told the British to pretty please give us representation. Most likely response: lol nah. Countless wars of independence fought with bloodshed to free the people from colonialism but you think maybe they could all be like India or something. Britain had no money or troops left to maintain control of India after WWII or else they would have. Change does not come about without threat of force or action. Good for you for being a pacifist but tyrants will just walk all over you regardless of how high your standards are.
America has to be the weakest country. We cry, get offended, piss and moan, whine and bítch about everything. Its embarrassing. I miss the days when people weren't triggered over dumb stuff and had thick skin. Hard times create strong people, strong people create easy times, easy times create weak people and weak people create hard times
@UglyNakedGuy, I disagree, I think the small minority of people who exhibit the traits you detailed, are given to much media/ pop culture exposure. But that it is ultimately a small group not representative of Americans as a whole.
@UglyNakedGuy, dude, our parents and grandparents got triggered when someone with a different skin color walks into their diner, used their water fountain, or dated the wrong person. In my parents’ lifetime I would t have been able to marry my wife.
Two feet to the left people caught a Cold War against a country simply because they said they wanted to share more. We didn’t know how bad communism was yet. We just got our knickers in a twist because it didn t align with corporations. Sure it was awful but we didn’t know that yet.
Folks are fussy whiny bïtçhes and always have been. They just chose to whine about different stuff. There is no “better times” back in history. Just different people with different causes.
@AverageIdiot, there have always been trigger-happy people, but now more of them have the means for their voices to be heard by a larger audience thanks to the internet.
@UglyNakedGuy, I mean, you're out here whining about other people whining.
people have always whined, but they can put it out there more effectively these days.
@Mantis Tobaggan, I rest my case
@UglyNakedGuy, K but we’ll delete anyone from the face of the planet that fuçks with us.
@UglyNakedGuy, what? Are you meaning you're part of the whining softies or agreeing that people have always whined?
@UglyNakedGuy, You think americas people are the only ones who bitch and moan about stuff? The entire middle east looses their damb minds anytime a woman shows her ankles.
@UglyNakedGuy, you seem a little triggered by this
@AverageIdiot, I tend to agree and disagree with you. I think that the exposure of weaklings is driving weakness, especially on the social media youths (but then again, everyone hates their youth right?). But 75% of the people I know in my life, can pull their boots up and get to work.
It's been one week since you looked at me
Cocked your head to the side and said, "I'm angry"
Five days since you laughed at me
Saying, "Get that together, come back and see me"
Three days since the living room
I realized it's all my fault, but couldn't tell you
Yesterday, you'd forgiven me
But it'll still be two days 'til I say I'm sorry
The sun is warm you say?
Yeah a whole damb year.