Society During The 1970's

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During the 1960’s, society lived in a fake utopia that made them feel that war never happened and all the bad things never really happen around them. As the 1970’s hit and the youthful rebellion came to an end, reality started to see more of the horrific and terrible occurrences around the world because of technology and the younger society's want for the truth to be set free. As the dark, morbid side of society was revealed to the world, there also appeared more dominance/ abusive relationships, PTSD from events such as rape or drugs, and just flat out insane people in society. Over time, instead of fearing the negative side of the world, people wanted to know more and became curious about it. As people looked around and noticed more of …show more content…
Possible past events or memories that can trigger this can be rape, drugs, war, or as stated before, abusive relationship. Sometimes abusive relationships and rape can even go hand and hand as the controlling person can force themselves upon the victim and cause very bad memories. Two quotes in ‘Gimme Danger’ refer to the idea of rape and fear of it and they are, “There’s nothing left alive” (Iggy & the stooges), which can be read as they feel dead inside. The other quote brings it home by stating, “And I’ll feel your disease” (Iggy & the stooges), saying that they could feel sickened, connecting to possibly why they feel dead inside. This connection and confusion of feelings can bring fear of the event and lost all trust in some or almost all of the people around that victim’s life, scarring and damaging their lives and ‘insides’ forever. While those lines can be read as PTSD from rape, the lines, “There’s nothing in my dreams”, and, “Just some ugly memories” (Iggy & the stooges), are stated as if the person's life or memories are all negative in some way and their lives are almost scary (such as war or battle). The ugly memories can be their fears as well from drugs twisting the way they saw their surrounds, abusive parents or partner who left them scared and alone or just a horrible life that left them feeling dead …show more content…
The lack of trust though for the strangers around them can lead to a very secluded lifestyle and a very unfriendly, unhelpful group of people around the world. The trust only going towards close ones also can be misleading because sometimes the people you love can be insane themselves, being overly abusive, dominant, and they can even have PTSD from past events, leading them to be a dangerous person to be around. Life in the 1960’s was a fake way of living as they hid from the monster under their beds, but the 1970’s unleashed that monster on the world. Unleashing that monster so fast could also be seen as a mistake since it caused a lot of fear, confusion, and mistrust all around

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