Ever feel like you were born in the wrong era? Although the incredible technology we have today has made life easier and more interesting in many ways, it's hard not to look back at simpler times and wonder if life wasn't better back then. Our country is saturated with lawyers, politicians, cops, and other assorted lowlifes. Far too often men make their living these days by avoiding work, seeking to profit from the efforts of others or to find a way to scam money they have no rightful claim to. Others simply feel that the fact that they aren't willing to work entitles them to put their hand out and expect the government to support them. The concept of receiving only that which you have honestly worked for is foreign to far too many Americans.
More to the point, I lament the fact that in the present day it's next to impossible to hold someone personally accountable for their own actions. It's always someone else's fault, or there is a dirtbag lawyer that will do everything possible to alleviate someone from facing the consequences of wrongdoing. As long as he's being paid handsomely of course. Right and wrong for sale. In the same spirit I really, really, really, miss the days when you could straighten some asshole out when necessary. If some guy is causing trouble, it'd be nice to be able to go ahead and tune him up with no real worry about police or lawyers becoming involved. These days far too many chickenshit cowards get away with running their mouths without having to answer for it right then and there. An otherwise good man feels that irritating hesitation to smack some punk in the mouth when he's clearly got it coming, knowing that chances are this idiot will turn around and sue him. The supposed "civilized" nature of our society has turned everyone into pussies, too scared to take action out of fear of persecution by a system that has no business dictating morality to anyone.
The good old days may not have been all good, but they were considerably better than the pathetic mess we've devolved into. There's no real chance of salvation, but at least give yourself the respect to go down swinging.