Welcome Back To
The Fabulous Fifties
Hey folks! Let's all jump in the old Chevy, scamper down
to the malt shop, and have a cherry-cola with Mom and Pop
as we enjoy the fabulous fifties once again.
We, as Americans, have built a bridge back to 1952. That was the last
time that all branches of government were Republican controlled. How we
have advanced as a race! It couldn't be more obvious with this last election
Did a local state semi-conspiracy change the outcome of the election
in the favor of the local Governors brother like it might have back in
the fifties? Can we count on the same period of non-accomplishment such
as we had back then? Will we be able to count on a do-nothing right-wing
controlled government like we had in the fifties that ignored civil rights
Will big business rape and pillage as they did in the fifties? Or the
eighties, for that matter? How much defense spending do we need at this
time in history? Wasn't it Dick Cheney that closed all those armed forces
facilities in the eighties? Sorry, I digress.
Those fabulous fifties!
That was an era of mass consumption, and we as a people want to have
those halcyon days return. We just conveniently have forgotten the price
that we paid with our natural resources. Clear cutting and offshore drilling
were the norm back then, and with our new President-select, we have seen
some very dubious cabinet appointments that have a political history of
opposing common sense resource conservation.
So the great fly-over, as I call Middle America, has given us a shrub
to return us to those good old days. The good old segregation days when
you didnąt have to worry about losing your job to some uppity Negro or
Mexican, even if they could do the job better than you. The good old days
of big cars and unhealthy food. Back then you didnąt have to worry about
a womanąs right to choose except where shoes were concerned. Back then
the only foreigners that you had to concern your Caucasian head about
were the Italians that just opened up that spaghetti joint across the
In the fifties, America seemed to be a melting pot of mostly white folks
with jobs, so the "back to the fifties" Republicans would have
us believe. So a return to those great times would be heaven to those
Well, so much for the progress of the last forty-eight years.
If the bozos that supported this new/old group of clowns lose the family
farm due to corporate takeover, blame a lack of retention where history
is concerned. I, for one, will not forget the past. Let's hope that the
country gets its act together in four years before this retro policy ruins
Everything for most folks anyway.
Not for George.
Or big oil.
Or big business.