Saturday, November 3, 2012
Longing for a simpler time
Wellington County Poorhouse -- near Fergus Ontario
Ah those halcyon days when life was simple and everyone knew their designated role in society. Blacks knew their place was the back of the bus, women contented themselves with domestic chores and were just literally dying to bear children by the dozen. Fun times when fathers could take their drunken rages out on their kids with impunity.Those days when pregnant teens moved into luxurious homes for unwed mothers and kindly gave their first born to some barren rich couple.
You know a time of moral certainty when child molesters were severely punished by being moved from community to community, spreading the love around if you will. When a copper could deal with crooks appropriately by cracking a few skulls. Charitable days when destitute women and children got to live out their days in work houses saving them from lives of misery.
A simpler more equitable time when your boss kindly provided you and your family a home to live in and credit at his store. Family was important then, so important you were encouraged to bring your children along to work beside you. just try that today.
Well anyways you get the drift. That may be a Conservative's wet dream and sadly they have to a great extent succeeded in engineering a return to those simpler times, however if that is what it means to live a simpler life then I'd much prefer a messy and complicated one thank you.