America is a different place than it was 75 years ago - it was relatively safe

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    Seventy five years ago people in America walked the streets at night in major cities with few concerns...and left doors open all night.

    Shoplifting was a minor problem and violence against Law Enforcement was nearly unheard of.

    It was a friendlier time when you were more likely to be helped by your fellow American than hurt by them.

    Today...we live in a totally different place. Danger is lurking everywhere. Theft and crime run rampant. Police are shot and killed for fun. The elderly are victimized as quickly as anyone else.....
    Brazen Thief Steals Purse From Woman, 82, on Scooter at California Supermarket

    Young people text and drive killing thousands each year......People cheat the system rampantly....

    The ONE caveat, and an important one, is that Civil Rights are more equally spread among all Americans.
    But at what cost? Did we trade a safe society for one that has everyone closer to equal?
    Surely VERY few people actually would still support slavery and the majority are pleased with equality for all.
    But again, at what price?

    So, what exactly has changed?
     
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    "So, what exactly has changed?"

    The philosophy of racism by whites is coming home to roost like some of the founders predicted.
     
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    The murder rate in the 1930s and 40s was significantly higher than it is now.

    I don't know where you're getting your data from, it's completely false.
     
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    75 years ago in big cities people got killed walking the streets at night, just like they do now...
     
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    75 years ago, we were free, safe, and (relative the the world) prosperous. Then the dark ages came with the "Civil Rights movement". Crime skyrocketed. The government started coercing people to discriminate (and calling it freedom) while being engaged in a slander campaign against white people. Our freedoms, safety, and middle-class started evaporating.
     
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    75 years ago the world was ramping up to the worse conflict in history.

    You can lock your doors all you want, you are only locking out your friends. We have often, by accident, left our doors wide open, no problem.

    The cities were never completely safe, we who lived in the suburbs were always wary of the city.

    the world and the US ain't that bad, except for some problem places, such as the ME.
     
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    Demographics...
     
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    Ahh so that's your hangup....You think the US was all white...
     
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    They do eat way too much lobster there...
     
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    Must have sucked having that white male AA taken from you partially?
     

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