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FanboyMctroll
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davvv
Con (against)

The good old days before year 2000

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/8/2016 Category: People
Updated: 4 weeks ago Status: Debating Period
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FanboyMctroll

Pro

Ahhh the good ol days before the Internet, before we turned into too sensitive, too diplomatic, bubble wrapped society who gets offended about everything and has turned into a spineless mushy, glued to your smart phone society.

I will be arguing how the old days before Internet were way better then they are now. Back in the old days you could smoke anywhere, you could send your 12 year old with a note to the corner store to get you a pack of smokes, fights were settled with fists not guns, hockey had fighting and hitting in it, Sundays were a day of rest, everything was closed, you could drive on the highway at 150 miles an hour without worrying about being arrested and fined for thousands of dollars, you would just get a small ticket, the music was great and it didn't sound like some tribal sounds, kids played outside by themselves, they didn't need to be monitored over their shoulder by parents.

When you left work you were done for the day, not be e-mailed all night with work e-mails and texts, you could afford to buy a house on one persons salary, people weren't in a rush all the time, people went out to socialize at coffee shops, not sit across from each other and text. Who cares if you have 5000 followers on twitter or friends on line, how many friends do you actually go out to see now.

The good old days when everything was simple and we had less rules, laws and discretion's then we do today. Convince me that today is better then it was lets say 20 years ago.......
davvv

Con

Violent crime has been decreasing in the USA and UK since the 1980s-1990s.

People in the USA, specifically women and LGBT+ people have more human rights.

The internet has allowed people worldwide to start their own businesses rather than being economically forced to work into sweatshops.

All these things are far more important than your nostalgia for things you can still do.
Debate Round No. 1
FanboyMctroll

Pro

We have spread diseases globally now, terrorism is at it's highest then ever, kids do not learn long division and soon nobody will be writing anything, just texting.

You can't cross a border by plane without being body scanned, we have cameras on every corner, the NSA is watching and tracking everyone thanks to them carrying their own tracking device in a form of smart phone. In North America we have lost all manufacturing jobs to Asia because of globalization and cheap labor there. Detroit is bankrupt because of it.

People can't even leave their house without their phone on them, we survived just fine without cell phones in the past. Young people today can't afford to buy homes because they are so expensive now, racial tension is at it's highest in the USA, should I keep going

Life was a lot simpler and happier in the old days, movies always ended on a happy note, we didn't sensualize violence and sex on TV and in theaters like today, we didn't have sexual predators lurking on-line pretending to be kids, there was no cyber crime, and I'm sure people who grew up in the 50's and 60's would probably say that it was even better back then. The good old days of "Leave it to Beaver"
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