THERE WAS NEVER A TIME WHEN THINGS WERE “SIMPLER” AND “MADE MORE SENSE” AND THERE NEVER WILL BE
THE ENTIRETY OF HUMAN HISTORY IS A BIZARRE SERIOUS OF EMOTIONAL SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFLICTS ON AN INDIVIDUAL AND GLOBAL SCALE
THE ONLY REASON YOU THINK THINGS WERE BETTER 10 YEARS AGO IS BECAUSE YOU HAD FEWER BRAIN CELLS WORKING
Actually for me things WERE simpler. There were fifteen channels, candy was literally a penny with no tax, video games were no more advanced than NES and the biggest problem in the general world at the time wasn’t the ‘global climate’ or who was threatening who in the world…..it was the price of gas. All we knew pre-internet and sensationalization of the general media was that ‘things’ happened out in ‘oil country’ and paying for gas was ‘too much’. If I wanted to walk to the park, I walked to the park. No cell phone or worry about anything other than that. If I wanted to eat something I ate something, no one cared beyond what was IN it and only because we LEGALLY had to know. Calories and nutrition? We had Mr. T and PacMan cereal….pure fucking sugar. No one cared and we were STILL thinner as a whole than children now. Terrorism was in movies and we watched what was on those fifteen channels because no one could afford a VCR yet.
BY/IN THE 90S ALONE NUCLEAR BOMBS HAD BEEN DROPPED EMPIRES HAD RISEN AND FALLEN WORLD WAR II HAD HAPPENED GENOCIDES HAD OCCURRED THE COLD WAR HAPPENED CAPITALISM TOOK ROOT COMMUNISM BECAME DOCTRINE ACROSS NEARLY HALF THE WORLD’S POPULATION THE IRON CURTAIN FELL THE AMERICAS WERE COLONIZED EUROPE CONTROLLED AND THEN LOST CONTROL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE WORLD CHINA HAD GONE THROUGH MORE THAN A DOZEN DYNASTY CHANGES HAD EXPERIENCED THE TAIPING REBELLION A 40 YEAR CIVIL WAR AND A COMMUNIST REVOLUTION YUGOSLAVIA BROKE UP THE UN WAS FOUNDED NATO DROPPED BOMBS ON SERBIA THE RWANDAN GENOCIDE HAPPENED ALBERT EINSTEIN PUT FORTH A GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY MAHTAHMA GANDHI LED INDIA TO INDEPENDENCE THROUGH NONVIOLENCE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR MALCOLM X AND COUNTLESS OTHERS LED A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TWO WAVES OF FEMINISM HAPPENED THE STONEWALL RIOTS HAPPENED MATTHEW SHEPHERD WAS MURDERED BILL CLINTON GOT A BLOWJOB AFRICA EXPERIENCED MORE THAN 50 COUPS CIVIL WARS AND REVOLUTIONS ROMANTICISM REALISM MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM EMERGED NEON GENESIS EVANGELION CAME OUT
YOUR FUCKING VCR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT