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    @hibs.net private member snooky's Avatar
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    Back to the Sixties

    With all the carnage & general crap that's going on these days, I wish. I had a time machine to wheeched me back to the sixties when as the flower people we thought we could make a peaceful world.
    Alas, we voted the wrong people into power - all over the 'free' world.


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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    With all the carnage & general crap that's going on these days, I wish. I had a time machine to wheeched me back to the sixties when as the flower people we thought we could make a peaceful world.
    Alas, we voted the wrong people into power - all over the 'free' world.
    I bet a cursory bit of research would reveal the 60's to be just as messed up geopolitically as now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyonhibs View Post
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    I bet a cursory bit of research would reveal the 60's to be just as messed up geopolitically as now.
    True but people had a chance to take a different direction and failed. It may be too late now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snooky View Post
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    With all the carnage & general crap that's going on these days, I wish. I had a time machine to wheeched me back to the sixties when as the flower people we thought we could make a peaceful world.
    Alas, we voted the wrong people into power - all over the 'free' world.
    There are many parallels with today.

    The received wisdom (whether true or not) was that we were under military threat from the Soviet Union, and political threat from Communism. As a child, many a night I went to bed wondering if the nukes were going to be launched. The C word in my environment was probably scarier than the M word is today.

    The threat of random violence? I actually feel safer in the streets of Edinburgh now than I did back in the 60's and 70's. Is that rational, or just perceived? Someone will be along with the relevant crime stats to back that up, or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyonhibs View Post
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    I bet a cursory bit of research would reveal the 60's to be just as messed up geopolitically as now.
    My point was that we knew the world was not right and we thought we could change it. Sadly some of the flower children grew into George Bush, Tony Blair, et al.

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