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Subject: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: nintieskid999 on 01/09/18 at 12:53 am

With the far left and far right politics, the protests, the class issues, gender resentment, the economic issues, and even blander music. It's the 1930s all over again. 2008 = 1929.


Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 01/09/18 at 2:53 pm

Here's what I think:

Socially: 1960s

Economically: 1970s

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: bchris02 on 01/09/18 at 3:19 pm


With the far left and far right politics, the protests, the class issues, gender resentment, the economic issues, and even blander music. It's the 1930s all over again. 2008 = 1929.


There are some similarities.  I think the rise of the far-right as a prominent force in politics (fascism is actually in right now) is reminiscent of the 1930s.  The scapegoating of minorities for everything from economic issues to natural disasters is reminiscent of the '30s.  There are some similarities between 1929 and 2008.  However, the economy of the 30s didn't really start to rebound until 1939.  The Great Depression was much deeper and lasted much longer than the '10s recession. 

'30s music wasn't bad in my opinion so I am not sure what you are talking about there. That was the peak of the Big Band era, which is one of the most beloved eras in music history.  The '30s was also the first decade where recording technology had advanced to the point where the music still sounds good today on today's stereo systems.  In my opinion '10s music is much more similar to the '80s.  Not much genre diversity, slow evolution, a lot of one-hit wonders, and a consistent, iconic sound that lasted all decade.

There are some '60s parallels, but overall the '60s were a much more liberal decade and there wasn't a hard shift to the right until later in the 1970s going into the Reagan era.  The '10s have been a bipolar decade politically, with a strong shift to the left under Obama and then a fierce backlash and hard shift to the right (especially on social issues) beginning in 2016.

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: KatanaChick on 01/09/18 at 6:06 pm


With the far left and far right politics, the protests, the class issues, gender resentment, the economic issues, and even blander music. It's the 1930s all over again. 2008 = 1929.

No. Just stop.

Just because fringe groups of morons feel free to spew their hate doesn't mean our society has actually gone back to living like it's 1930. In spite of these morons and their backwards views, we actually keep moving forward.

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: 80sfan on 01/09/18 at 6:09 pm

I'd say it's more like the 70's. But that's just me.  :P

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: LooseBolt on 01/10/18 at 8:09 am

Isn't this the wrong subforum?

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: 2001 on 01/10/18 at 1:28 pm


Isn't this the wrong subforum?


;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/12/18 at 4:06 pm

Nothing of the sort!

The two decades are completely different.

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: Dundee on 02/12/18 at 4:11 pm

Dont see much of a resemblance between the 30s and the 2010s. Even though 2008 saw the worst recession since 1929, it wasn't like people were in line for hours for a bit of food with a bag full of money with no value due to massive inflation.

Like previously said, the 2010s economically are WAY more similar to that of the 70s.

Subject: Re: The 2010s are the new 1930s

Written By: LooseBolt on 02/12/18 at 6:23 pm


Dont see much of a resemblance between the 30s and the 2010s. Even though 2008 saw the worst recession since 1929, it wasn't like people were in line for hours for a bit of food with a bag full of money with no value due to massive inflation.

Like previously said, the 2010s economically are WAY more similar to that of the 70s.


I think it's more all the Nazis that are popping up everywhere.

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