When I was a child we had “fall out” shelters that were supposed to keep us safe from nuclear devastation.
When I was a child the politicians told us that communism was like a domino effect that was going to take over the whole planet.
When I was a child the government started a lot of expensive programs to stop poverty. We have more now.
When I was a teenager we were running out of oil.
When I was a teenager the biggest environmental problem was polution – you know trash.
When I was a teenager we road in cars without seat belts and airbags and our parents left us unattended in unlocked cars. We never wore helmets when riding a bike. Now all of those things are illegal. Why didn’t anyone tell us we were in danger?
When I was a teenager mortgage rates were in the high teens. They would never come down.
When I was in my twenties we were losing our Ozone level and we were all going to burn up.
When I was in my twenties everyone got rid of fall out shelters. I guess they didn’t work?
When I was in my twenties the earth was cooling out of control and we were all going to freeze.
When I was in my twenties butter was bad – really bad for you. Whole milk was poison.
When I was in my twenties we were running out of oil.
When I was in my thirties we were running out of oil.
When I was in my forties the world was warming and we were all going to die.
When I was in my fifties butter was ok. Whole milk was actually better than skim. Almond milk was better.
When I was in my fifties we had too much oil and the prices dropped.
When I was in my fifties the climate changed but I don’t know if it got colder or warmer but we were still going to die from it.
When I was in my fifties college got ridiculously expensive and the government said it should be free and that if everyone went to college we would be better off.
When I was in my fifties we elected an African American President and everyone said race relationships would improve.
When I was in my fifties we were told to elect a woman President so that women issues would improve.
When I was in my fifties I was told that I need to support every crazy dumb ass liberal sexual idea so that everyone was treated fair and had equal rights and so that I wouldn’t be full of hate and that I would love everyone and that the Bible was no longer valid and that I couldn’t say anything negative about anyone or anything or I would be hateful and that I needed to believe everything the government and scientists told me or else I would be an ignorant Bible thumping hillbilly that had no sense and that I just needed to believe because it was experts who were sharing this.
In my fifties I dug out a fallout shelter to hide from these people.