The Problem with 1950s Nostalgia

Authenticity

It has often been said that the Right and social conservatives are very nostalgic for the past. This is especially true for the those who are apart of Generation Z who have nostalgia for the 1950s. In fact, some like Gen Z conservative political commentator John Doyle has adopted 1950s aesthetics into his YouTube videos. Other right wingers have also incorporated 1950s art into their aesthetics to help spread their message. Many see the 1950s as a time where there were still strong family bonds, a strong middle class, religious morality, nationalism, and less crime. In other words, a more orderly society compared to today world that is socially dysfunctional with broken families and community, less religion, extreme class, race, and gender divides. Along with an extremely toxic consumer culture. This idea is strengthened amongst social conservative when feminist, liberals, and other progressives talk about the 1950s in their view…

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