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Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?

 
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I only see a lot of young people trying to self-portrait themselves and trying to grasp everyone's attention. Egoism combined with proudness are at the beginning of each downfall...
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And then they invented the cell phone...the most dehumanizing invention in history...
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In 1980's London we had BMX. We'd ride all over and find other skate parks and crews, ride together and make friends.

2020''s London they have murderous post code wars
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They're was no identity politics. Cultural Marxism hadn't taken hold and everyone got along.
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Yea exactly. It’s the camera
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I was in middle school in California at that time. I began high school the next year. I can tell you based on first-hand experience that you're mostly wrong. People acted different in front of video cameras for sure, but the joyful atmosphere you see in the video captured the essence of how things were.

The video embedded in the original post is a typical example from that time period. That's the way it was.
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Huh. I was a little kid. By the time I got to high school, things were much drearier I guess.
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I remember you having an Australian flag.

This thread is mostly about upper middle class American life in the 1980s which I was lucky enough to experience.

The dreary part was happening too. Like this.


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Yea I am American living in Australia. I experienced that life but I was just young. The 80’s seemed magical, but I just figured it seemed that way because I was a kid.
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I was in middle school in California at that time. I began high school the next year. I can tell you based on first-hand experience that you're mostly wrong. People acted different in front of video cameras for sure, but the joyful atmosphere you see in the video captured the essence of how things were.

The video embedded in the original post is a typical example from that time period. That's the way it was.
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Huh. I was a little kid. By the time I got to high school, things were much drearier I guess.
 Quoting: Miss Bunny Swan


I remember you having an Australian flag.

This thread is mostly about upper middle class American life in the 1980s which I was lucky enough to experience.

The dreary part was happening too. Like this.


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Yea I am American living in Australia. I experienced that life but I was just young. The 80’s seemed magical, but I just figured it seemed that way because I was a kid.
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That's because it was magical *humps*


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the 80's were the best times! very different than today . best style best music all fun times and careers were booming money was great. clubs were awesome!today is trash; music is garbage kids are very immature.today is just a struggle. people knock the decade because they only see photos and some of the movies .but to live it it was the best time in anyone's life who grew up in it. guaranteed!
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Even the music was utlracool. This was approximately the peak of human civilization. We'll never return to being like this.

Was it just the Internet destroying human relationships or more than that?


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whitey was on the verge of creating something the world had never seen before... but then 'they' plotted to destroy it.
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Too many detached people from each other, self-centered and with their faces stuck in a phone/tablet/laptop monitor all day long...
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nobody is fat
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This is so true. I was in high school in the 80s. I was 5’ 10” and weighed about 220 of solid muscle. I was consider very big. Not fat, because I played sports and had muscle, but I was huge.

Today I would prolly be considered super fit.
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The MSM pounded everyone with how racist we all are. Everyone went their pigeon holes and set up their fortress defenses. It's the narrative the left is still pounding to divide and conquer.
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Not a bunch of fat fucking hippos like today, thinking they are hot. Give me a break
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They must have killed off all the fat kids. Video brought to you by Budweiser for some reason.
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High school 68-71 for me, living in small town rural central, Northern Mass. As a 12 year old I could by a box of 50 .22 shorts from the Rexall drug store and nobody batted an eye. No electronics to carry around which meant you had to make and disclose PLANS to adults, then make good on them. Far, far lower density of population, less traffic, minor lines in stores, frustration was at a minimum everywhere.
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Even the music was utlracool. This was approximately the peak of human civilization. We'll never return to being like this.

Was it just the Internet destroying human relationships or more than that?


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Social Media happened.
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High school 68-71 for me, living in small town rural central, Northern Mass. As a 12 year old I could by a box of 50 .22 shorts from the Rexall drug store and nobody batted an eye. No electronics to carry around which meant you had to make and disclose PLANS to adults, then make good on them. Far, far lower density of population, less traffic, minor lines in stores, frustration was at a minimum everywhere.
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by = buy (I need a new keyboard)
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the 80's were the best times! very different than today . best style best music all fun times and careers were booming money was great. clubs were awesome!today is trash; music is garbage kids are very immature.today is just a struggle. people knock the decade because they only see photos and some of the movies .but to live it it was the best time in anyone's life who grew up in it. guaranteed!
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I agree. Just because people see some grainy pictures and questionable hairstyles they think it was shitty.

No way.
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Anyone need a Swirlee? nerds lmao
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The only thing better about modern times is the hairstyles
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The 1980's were the last part of the peak of American civilization which reached its zenith starting in the 1950s and ending in the early 90s.

It's only been downhill since then.
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The further back you go, the better it gets.
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They're was no identity politics. Cultural Marxism hadn't taken hold and everyone got along.
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The "Progressive Agenda" had not made much progress at that point.
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That’s about the year girls started shaving their bush.
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Unless you were a freshman.
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
Even the music was utlracool. This was approximately the peak of human civilization. We'll never return to being like this.

Was it just the Internet destroying human relationships or more than that?


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OP, it was about this time when the communist powers that be decided that being young and white, (especially male), was a problem. Remember that the Soviet Union was in the thoes of collapse and the Reagan economy was booming. The attack on these young people was deliberate, purposeful and coordinated. Much of it manifested itself through attacks on pop culture, especially music, via MTV and similar outlets.

We quickly went from this being the face of the young, white male, the celebration of being, virile, happy and optomistic:

(Just imagine being a young person at this concert, the vibe and positive energy that must have flowed through the veins of the crowd).

To this, the neurotic , pessimistic misfit being the face of the young white male, the future dark, dismal and scary.


At the same time, the worst element of the black ghetto culture was being injected into the arm of the white, suburban mainstream.


Culminating in this, the cultural coup de gras of the happy, optomistic, young, white male having fun in life and the pessimistic, troubled, malcontent taking over:


This was just the pop culture musical example but the same phenomenon can be followed through any pop culture mechanism of the mid to late 1980. It was thoroughly political in nature and has given rise to the modern American radical left as a relevant socio-political force. The kids in the OP video would have laughed all of today's PC garbage out of existence.
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I went to high school about a half hour from there on Long Island. Graduated in 1987.

It almost feels like I know those people because that’s exactly what everyone liked like back then. I had the same haircut as those boys did, lol.

Great video that I’m going to show my kids because what they depict in movies just looks fake compared to this. This is the real deal!

Thanks for posting this OP!
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what happened ..? Processed Food made everyone Fat ...
Vaccines ... dummed down the population...and worse ...
Horror movies ... made everyone scared ...
cell phone ... distracted everyone ...
internet ... changed social structure ...
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Re: Random American High School in 1989: Such vitality, happiness, vigor...What happened to us?
High school 68-71 for me, living in small town rural central, Northern Mass. As a 12 year old I could by a box of 50 .22 shorts from the Rexall drug store and nobody batted an eye. No electronics to carry around which meant you had to make and disclose PLANS to adults, then make good on them. Far, far lower density of population, less traffic, minor lines in stores, frustration was at a minimum everywhere.
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Sounds bliss.
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People interacting with each other, hanging in the parking lot after school, smoking on the steps. No one looking down at cell phones ignoring what is going on around them

The last few years of freedom is what your looking at before the socialist Nazi's took over.





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