(Just a few uncomfortable questions)
Being a progressive meant having hope in the future?
Progressives defended freedom of expression?
Censorship was something conservatives did?
You listened to people with opinions different from yours?
You could be proud of being a man?
You could be proud of being a woman?
The Patriarchy didn’t mean “men”?
It was not self-defeating for a man to be a feminist?
People were presumed to be innocent until proven guilty?
Abortion, contraception and reproductive rights were not women’s problems, but everybody’s problem?
It was possible not to be racist?
Racism meant hating people because of their race?
Sexism meant hating people because of their sex?
Vaccines were routine healthcare?
Conservatives believed in science?
Leftists believed in science?
Doctors and scientists were not terrorized by zealots?
Lab rats were cool?
Monkeys in scientific experiments were cute?
Meat was a healthy meal and not a crime?
Bicycles didn’t have motors?
“Ecologist” and “environmentalist” were synonyms?
Ecology was a science?
Nuclear war was our worst fear?
“Privileged” was not an insult?
“Socialist” was not a dirty word?
“Educate yourself” meant “go to school” instead of “agree with my dogma”?
The Left supported workers?
Workers voted Left?
Baby boomers were hippies, pacifists and anti-establishment?
Conservatives believed in democracy and fought dictatorships, and not the other way around?
I do remember.
I must be getting old.