@AC 31st January 2013 03:44 GMT
>"Witch hunt"? There were no witches.
Really argument on semantics huh? Weak.
>Are you saying that there were no communists?
I am saying an awful lot of people got life crushing punishments (black balled) etc for far less than would hold up in even a kangaroo court. When even Eisenhower gets accused you know things were FUBARed.
>And thanks to affirmative action
Yep because a slight reduction in a white guys chance to get into Harvard is the same as facing the death penalty for sleeping with a white woman like happened in Mississippi in 1951.
Its 1960's but I am almost sure the stat will be even higher for the 1950s as hiding things from the neighbors was the norm. Also By 1960, half of all women were married by the age of 20. Wow just wow. That doesn't reek of a patriarchal society at all. That's the kind of stat you see in Afghanistan today.
Also so much for women not having premartial sex at a high rate in the 1950s.
Asked about 40,000 people ages 15-44 about their sexual behavior and traced the trends in premarital sex back to the 1950s. Of those interviewed in 2002, 95% reported they had had premarital sex; 93% said they did so by age 30. Among women born in the 1940s, nearly nine in 10 did.
>but there were far less single mothers
yeah because there were far more unwanted marriages
> far less pregnant teens.
Wrong again (a trend with you). They just pretended it was so and hid things better. The 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s included the twentieth century's highest teen birth rates (respectively 79.5, 91.0, and 69.7 per thousand) - http://www.faqs.org/childhood/So-Th/Teen-Pregnancy.html
As for you last paragraph pretty much agree except I don't do it as some preacher. I do it because my current society is under threat from people with strong ideology and poor education who would have us return to some of the evils of the past we should have learned from (in Kansas today the Scopes monkey trial might go much differently for example) . Luckily they keep losing elections because my country is composed of a lot more than just southern and mid west white people.