You yourself, as plenty of others on this board, grew up in a time that was politically much different than it is today. U.S. politics has shifted to the right.
US politics has always leaned right, racist, anti immigrant, anti woman and anti gay. Historically speaking it was practically yesterday when we had a civil war over slavery. It wasn't until 1965 or so that we actually granted full civil rights to black people. And even that only as a legality. People of color are still treated like second class citizens. Gays have only recently been allowed to enter the mainstream and that with considerable trepidation. Women continue to struggle beneath a burgeoning patriarchy.
And yer tryin' to tell me they've moved further right?
Maybe you don't realize just how downtrodden the downtrodden were not too many years ago so you can't see how far we've come.
a time that was politically much different than it is today
No, it wasn't. It was Democrats vs Republicans. Labor vs business. Rich people controlled the parties. A working guy couldn't get a break...
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