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Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:29 PM

Which was the suckiest decade of the modern era?

The 2000s sucked pretty hard. We had 9/11 and Bush 43. Fear and paranoia about terrorism started in earnest and remain with us today. The 1990s were the last great decade for rock music, but the remnants of a few bands survived into the 2000s. Oh, there was the Great Recession. We have smartphones now. The last two shitty Star Wars prequels are released. Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds kick ass. The stock market returns are referred to as a lost decade. Fusion power is 20 years away. The Foo Fighters still rock!

The 2010s definitely sucked. We're still digging out of the Great Recession. Game of Thrones is on HBO which kicks ass. The Star Wars sequels are a mixed bag, but at least Chewbacca gets his medal. We had three years of Trump, the rise of MAGA, and the fall of intellectualism. Fusion power is 20 years away. The Foo Fighters still rock!

The 2020s aren't over but pretty much suck so far. We have a great President but are in the worst pandemic in 100 years. There are Karens, anti-maskers, and anti-vaxxers running amok. Unapologetic Conservatism tears friends and families apart. The former President gaslights 74 million Republican voters into thinking they were cheated. There are no good albums. There are no good movies. Brittney Spears is freed. Fusion power is 20 years away. The Foo Fighters still rock!

All three decades feature the relentless march of anthropogenic climate change as well as the War in Afghanistan.

Which decade sucked the hardest?
27 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
2000s
5 (19%)
2010s
4 (15%)
2020s
18 (67%)
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Shermann Dec 2021 OP
Skittles Dec 2021 #1
Docreed2003 Dec 2021 #2
BigmanPigman Dec 2021 #3
Celerity Dec 2021 #5
Shermann Dec 2021 #6
SCantiGOP Dec 2021 #10
peacefreak2.0 Dec 2021 #17
Stargleamer Dec 2021 #18
andym Dec 2021 #4
roamer65 Dec 2021 #7
Kaleva Dec 2021 #8
JanMichael Dec 2021 #14
Kaleva Dec 2021 #24
bearsfootball516 Dec 2021 #9
Elessar Zappa Dec 2021 #11
mvd Dec 2021 #12
Philosophizing Fool Dec 2021 #13
WarGamer Dec 2021 #15
Calculating Dec 2021 #16
rownesheck Dec 2021 #19
BluesRunTheGame Dec 2021 #20
Earth-shine Dec 2021 #21
Efilroft Sul Dec 2021 #22
KentuckyWoman Dec 2021 #23
Midwestern Democrat Dec 2021 #25

Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:32 PM

1. I'll go with the 20's

Covid is just the start

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:35 PM

2. At least we can all agree that Foo Fighters still rock!

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:40 PM

3. The 70s sucked!!!

High, high, high inflation, gas crisis, Watergate, disco, high crime, Vietnam, Nixon, hostages, kidnappings, hijackings, etc.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:43 PM

5. +10000000

hideous aesthetics overall as well

although punk came out of it all

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:43 PM

6. Sure but there were the Bee Gees

'Nuff said

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:54 PM

10. Sounds like somebody missed out on

Sex, drugs and Rock and Roll.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:30 PM

17. If you remember the 70's

You werenít really there.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:55 PM

18. They are far better than what followed. . .

Iíd take Jerry Ford over Reagan any day, month, year, century, infinity, etc.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:42 PM

4. 2010s-- the era of Trump

who may eventually lead his mindless faux-patriots to end the USA existence as a democratic republic.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:46 PM

7. The 2020's are going to be like the 1850's on steroids.

Mark my words.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:52 PM

8. Climate Change is going to make those 3 decades look really good.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:18 PM

14. Ding ding ding. The shit is already starting to hit the fan.

20 years from now? We hope to be mobile.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 06:34 AM

24. People are focusing on a few trees while ignoring the fast approaching forest fire.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:53 PM

9. 20's right now, but we're only two years in.

2000's had 8 years of Bush, 9/11, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and a global recession.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 08:59 PM

11. 2010s due to Trump's reign.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:04 PM

12. Other than still finding many albums and some..

movies that I like, good post. I think we have to wait and see about the 2020s. It started out well with getting rid of TFG, but it could still be a good or the most awful of them all decade.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:12 PM

13. Early 2000

 

Brought us 9/11. Lead to more government involvement in citizens lives. Less freedom and arguably less security. Mr. Franklin seems to have hit the nail squarely upon the head.

2020s do have a way to go so I will ultimately withhold any bets on this one.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:19 PM

15. 2016-2021 have been the worst years of my life.

The mid to late 90's were the best and things got good from 2009-2015 also

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 09:30 PM

16. the 2020s are simply the worst

Covid, climate change, political division and just general nastiness among people. Unfortunately I don't see much of an improvement coming, as Covid isn't going away and climate change is just making everything even harder. Words scarcely exist that describe the suck level of the 2020s

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 11:18 PM

19. Actually,

every decade has sucked ass except for the 90s.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 11:34 PM

20. The "modern era" started around the year 1500.

Iím sure thereís been a lot of shitty decades since then. That said, recently, things seem to be worsening a bit.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Dec 18, 2021, 11:43 PM

21. We're just getting started -- the 2020s. It's going to get very bad, but not as bad as the ...

2030s will be.

Climate change, sea-level rise, world-wide bastions of fascism and police states, virus outbreaks, toxic water ... we're just getting started.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 12:11 AM

22. The entire 21st century has sucked. I'd rather build a bridge back to the 1990s.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 12:32 AM

23. I guess it depends on what you mean by "modern era"

I was born in 1941 and was fortunate to have my Dad come home from the war. Many didn't.

My 20's were in the 60's. To me, this is the most difficult. So many schoolmates never came home from that war. Beloved leaders were getting murdered every time you turned around. It was when I learned a little bit of how bad it was to be non-white in the US of A. They, of course, were living it from birth. What they now call Superfund sites were everywhere. In Kentucky coal country ... well ... bad water was the norm. The Black Lung laws were passed in the early 70's but getting benefits was an entirely other thing.

As a young adult married woman I had few rights. I could not have my own credit. I needed my husband's permission to open an account of any kind anywhere. Spousal and child abuse was everywhere, but no one seemed to care. I went to renew my driver license in the late 60's and the man at the desk would not do it because my husband was not with me.

For the younger crowd, the 60's is not "modern", but it is in my adulthood.
Perspective.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sun Dec 19, 2021, 11:12 AM

25. Honestly, the 1980s seem to be the last decade you see genuine "nostalgia" for.

Starting in the 1970s, you would see nostalgia kick in for the time period 20 years prior - in the 1970s, there was a lot of 1950s nostalgia, in the 1980s, you started seeing 1960s nostalgia, in the 1990s, you started seeing 1970s nostalgia, and in the 2000s, you started seeing 1980s nostalgia. But nostalgia for the 1990s and after never really seemed to happen - culturally, the 1990s was sort of a transitional period between the '80s and the 2000s; from 2000 forward, the two biggest cultural drivers - movies and music - went into a permanent decline.

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