There is no, nor was there ever, universal '"Good old days" anywhere on the planet.
One person's good old days recollection doesn't always reflect other people's memories from the same time period.
For some reason I hear a lot of conversations, especially when it comes to politics, about how great the 1950s were. Conservatives seem to have enshrined them in their mythologies.
I was born in 1950, and growing up was full of struggles that I'm glad are now behind me.
My one big highlight was going to Disneyland in 1955 when it opened up. It was my first theme park experience, and I thought it was magical.
One odd memory of that big day was that the pavement was sticky (apparently newly poured asphalt or it was melting under the sun) and I thought it was hilarious when I saw women's high heels getting stuck in the goo. But I digress.
That same day African Americans were struggling to survive in the southern states where Jim Crow laws demeaned and disenfranchised them.
They weren't allowed to go into the same establishments as whites or even drink from the same water fountain as Caucasians. Lynchings were common.
As I rode on Disneyland's "It's a Small World" ride with people of all races featured in positive poses, African Americans (especially in the south) were being treated like animals and were violently discouraged from voting to get equal rights.
It was a small world alright. One where whites dominated, and other races were forced to fight for survival in a world where only white was right.
That's the world MAGA Republicans want to return to today. A time when they basically ruled America by disenfranchising anyone who wasn't white.
As it stands, let's call out those MAGA minions for what they are... racist morons who need someone to hate to stay unified.