In short it is a semi-disagreement-response to my post about how emulating Cary Grant would help increase your chance with the ladies. However, it is not so much a disagreement piece about being charming like Cary Grant, as much as it is a critique of people thinking somehow the 40's and 50's were better in America and that today is just as good as it was back then.
But there's just one minor problem with this specific critique.
And I'm not saying this as a matter of opinion or a matter of arrogance, I'm saying it as a matter of fact. He is wrong. And not that his post was scathing or even unpolite, it is that he highlights something that really irks me - when people mock and ridicule people for daring to think yesteryear was better than today. So permit me some evidence.
First, this picture.
This is a picture of a soup line in the Great Depression.
Do you notice something about it?
What is odd about it?
Oh, that's right, even though we were in the depth of the worst economy in the past 100 years people still dressed their best when in public. Today, our society doesn't even come close to that.
Second, here's an interesting comparison of searches.
"College Girls 1940's"
Admittedly, in intellectual honesty, I'm all for a little T&A, but not when talking about the quality and caliber for marriage material or people I'd like to associate with.
And for those of you who are arguing that "college girls" would naturally default to a more rated r version of images, fine, try another search for a more intellectual group
"slut walk protest"
Third, the chart that should have won me awards, economic growth is decreasing (despite the government's best efforts to artificially inflate it). Our current generation is only about 55% as productive as the previous generation and this is WITH advances in technology.
Fourth, debt. I'm not even going to link to any charts or data because this is just common knowledge.
Now I could go on and on (and on...and on......and on), but the simple fact is that Americans today are:
- lower quality
- lower caliber
- more dependent
- and just all around
- poorer quality
And while there are certainly some areas society is doing better in than in the past (say computer technology), for the most part the majority of economic and sociological data proves the people and society in the 40's and 50's were superior to Americans today.
I don't want to hear any inferior, minds-of-weaklings arguments about "moral relativism."
I don't want to hear any inferior, minds-of-weaklings ad-hominem attacks.
I don't want to hear any inferior, minds-of-weaklings name calling.
And I don't want some trumped up worthless liberal arts academic study done by some equally worthless professor who couldn't hack it in the real world using biased data to advance a political agenda.
No sane, rational, mature and intellectually honest adult can look at society today and say today's Americans are just as high quality or better caliber than yesteryear's. I don't care how much you may disagree with it, you can all sit there, pout, hold your breath until your face turns blue and scream at the top of your lungs just what a mean-poopie head I am. Because in the end, barring some miraculous economic growth, the economic realities of our laziness and inferiority (in the form of massive debts) is going to come crushing down on us. And when that happens you will be BEGGING for the days American's had the temerity, work ethic, and drive in the 1940's, because, frankly, that's the only thing that is going to save this or any other country.
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