I was born in 1946. You would have been 12 years old more or less in 1968, the year of a few upheavals in our society.
I consider myself a social liberal but most people who call themselves conservative, I'd consider radical. There was a real shakeup in society around 1970 and the old guard was very upset at the changes there were taking place or being attempted. That fight is apparently still going on and liberty (and liberals) are taking it on the chin. It hasn't worked out the way a lot of people wanted it, to be sure, and it isn't like nothing else has happened in the last 40 years but, mostly, we're getting what we either deserved or wanted.
Shoot low, sheriff. They're riding Shetlands!
Underneath the starry flag, civilize 'em with a Krag,
and return us to our own beloved homes!
Buy War Bonds.