Shame on you for thinking of a dirty limerick! I can’t quite put a finger on the origin of this line, but I think it goes way back. Any thoughts? I know Edgar Allan Poe used it in his poem Eldorado . . .
Anyway . . .
Natalie O. suggested we start a discussion listing the things we miss the most about the “old days” —our life before all this malarkey pulled us into the abyss. . . such as having dinner out with family and no one was on a cell phone. Stuff like that.
I’ll start out by saying I miss having a ton of friends who all had different views politically, socially, musically, etc. and we all still got along. I miss not worrying about family and friends who may eventually succumb to the unlawful medical intervention we all have had to endure. I miss not seeing people terrified of the air they breathe or the people they come in contact with in public. I also miss, which probably always has been an illusion, a government I can basically trust not to overtly hurt me with lies and criminal actions (I guess I am saying I miss being able to live rather comfortably in denial!! J ).
So go at it. Let’s see what others think about missing from “days of old” . . .
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I miss virtue, sanity and wisdom.
I just read through your article Todd, and all of the excellent comments that I completely agree with. So I will add a few things that were difficult during the plandemic in terms of primarily my relationship with family and friends.
It seems so petty, but I really enjoy a good stand up comedian. So my wife (who can probably get a free coffee with her next vaccination ;-) ) and I would enjoy when a comedian we liked had a new special. But since all this has gone down, I cringe at observational humour now because it is primarily pandemic related and you really get to see who has been guzzling the kool aid.
Also, once the shots were available and I made my position very clear, just watching normal broadcast TV became impossible. Not only were commercial breaks filled with panic and fear propaganda PSAs, but even just watching things like sporting events they would have to comment about Covid protocols and have shots of all the fans with masks (or empty stands).
It just seemed that everything was geared towards getting that fear message across.
But here is the positive that came out of all that. I cut the cord, stopped watching live TV, except for certain sports. But when I watch those, I mute all commercials and even the intermission commentary. I have learned to filter out as much of the crap as I possibly can. I know that I can't assume that anyone is going to have the same views that I do so I spend time listening and strategizing how I would answer certain questions or steer conversations in different directions.
Unfortunately these are all things I need to do to protect myself in the society we are becoming. Luckily, I have a lifetime of experience in this area.
I miss when Government didn't look at us like they were a Turkey Vulture and knew we were gasping for our last breath!
I also miss the time when we had some privacy left.
I miss when THE TERMINATOR was just a fictional movie with no possibility of reality.
I miss the pre-2020 world. I miss the time when I could tell what is true and what is false. I miss when women were women and men were men.
I miss people who looked at politicians and corporations with suspicion.
I miss when I didn't need reading glasses to type this comment :)
I miss the possibility of anonymity and privacy in life, when cameras were not ubiquitous. and every move and purchase were not captured as data to be used against your will or knowledge. This quiet time would be pre mid 90's, I guess, before each one of us became just a widget in government and corporate minds.
I am with you Todd as the thing I miss most is being able to converse with friends and others who are expressing a variety of differing , interesting and divergent views while being accepting and respectful of each other. This is mostly gone . Meaningful exchanges have in large measure been replaced by judgement and labels. Perhaps a positive outcome for me is that it has led to a change in how I assess people and who I let into my inner circle.
It’s hard to look back and say “I miss ---“, knowing it was all a veneer of falsehoods. I’m over the grief & I will always choose the ugly truth over a beautiful lie.
I miss looking at an overcast sky (especially if it's been like that for days) and not wondering if it's because they've sprayed something on us.
I also miss people not shutting you up and getting livid if you talk about something they disagree with. My sister-in-law, who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's (almost certainly vaxx-induced) in her 60s, came for a walk with us today. She's perfectly lucid. The problem was that, while sitting in the park, she started talking about Boris Johnson (we're in the UK), which led her on to Trump. I said I didn't like Trump, but in terms of 'treasonous' actions, which she was talking about in relation to Trump, he couldn't hold a candle to Joe Biden - also that BIden wasn't competent and was being 'managed'. She really angrily shut down the conversation, saying, OK, we just have to stop this conversation - I literally can't listen to this. When did people get like this?
I miss my life before deciding to come to earth to learn whatever life lesson I agreed to learn 😜! I’m not sure I really understood what I was getting into🙆♀️
I miss beautiful blue skies; going to town without being triggered by masks; going to the movies on a Friday night; planning my life without a survival plan involved; breathing in clean air without the smell of smoke; buying veggies and meat without worrying about the mRNA shit in it; not worrying about living in a communist surveilled country with the threat of reeducation camps. And to go anywhere without seeing a fucking rainbow flag😡😞. I miss having full days when I didn’t swear!
i miss my mom. who was 'skimmed' 17 years ago by the staff at a cottage country hospital. morphine induced coma. i didn't even suspect anything til the plandemic. i also miss blue skies. as for the people who have gone from my life. they never were friends. i really made an effort with some of them. the gulf was too wide. the connections not genuine. leonard cohen - And I loved you when our love was blessed
And I love you now there's nothing left
But sorrow and a sense of overtime. peace
I think I can sum up your sentiment with "I miss the 80's." (Or, perhaps more correctly put, "I miss the ignorance of the 80's."