What are real examples of the phrase "things get worse before they get better"?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Johann Warner



What are real examples of the phrase "things get worse before they get better"?

For the British, especially one of these would be the Dunkirk: Wikipedia evacuation of 1940, which cost almost 70,000 British casualties. It seemed very bleak for Britain and for Europe as a whole.

I'm old enough to remember when lynch mobs were possible and "duck and cover" simulations of nuclear war were real. People worry about privacy now, but J Edgar Hoover probably already had all the information he needed about my family when I was 6 years old.

I saw the Zapruder tapes and I read the Warren report, I saw the footage of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., I saw RFK being assassinated. I watched as fire hoses and police dogs mutilated protesters. I observed riots where people were killed for attending. Not sprinkled with pepper. Not dragged into jail with hungry lawyers and reporters following you. Killed just for sh

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I'm old enough to remember when lynch mobs were possible and "duck and cover" simulations of nuclear war were real. People worry about privacy now, but J Edgar Hoover probably already had all the information he needed about my family when I was 6 years old.

I saw the Zapruder tapes and I read the Warren report, I saw the footage of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., I saw RFK being assassinated. I watched as fire hoses and police dogs mutilated protesters. I observed riots where people were killed for attending. Not sprinkled with pepper. Not dragged into jail with hungry lawyers and reporters following you. Killed just for showing up.

In fact, you didn't even have to introduce yourself. A girl in Kent State died when she simply walked by, at a distance. Her parents received hate mail for letting her be within 250 yards of a riot for the next 20 years.

Terrorist bombings were routine. No bomb threats. Bombings. The people I knew went to Nam. My sister took drugs and I had my own chance to turn on and off.

Are things better now? Damn, they are. I mean, people have comfort zones where they can cry because Trump was elected. In 1968, the police beat you because you did not support Humprey.

We treat people better now. Now we are more aware of polluting the earth. Maybe not long enough, but we don't sit still, either. We accept other cultures more than we used to.

The big problem (IMHO) is simple overcrowding. We pollute more because there are more of us to pollute. We have more wars because there are more of us in the war. We shoot more because the crowd gets agitated and little by little it makes us nervous.

I have no children and I live in the suburbs. I listen to the tranquility and I listen to the wind. Wish I could have more of this? Yes.

Wish I was back in the 60s? No.

Unless, of course, I was 12 again and had the opportunity to do my whole life again… ..;)

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