History Main / TheNewTens

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* CareererVersusFamily: Younger people's penchant for overachievement has made them delay any prospects of forming families, if not reconsidering them altogether.

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* CareererVersusFamily: CareerVersusFamily: Younger people's penchant for overachievement has made them delay any prospects of forming families, if not reconsidering them altogether.



** Subverted with YouTube as after popular vlogger [=PewDiePie=] made a tasteless joke about the Jews, advertisers and "corporate partners" began turning away from the site, especailly as ads were featured beside ''actual'' white supremacism videos. YT then enacted new rules to allow uploaders to earn money with their videos with a censorship code not different from American network TV.



** The Brexit vote was seen initially as an exercise on democracy as the U.K. voted to withdraw from an European Union seen as oppressive and hopelessly chaotic, if not on the verge of demise. However, a succession of events quickly turned Britain from a mirage on a troubled Western world to a nation in an unforeseen crisis, while the European Union was rejuvenated as charismatic liberals rose to power (most notably Emmanuel Macron) along with a backlash against populist/anti-EU politicians[[note]]It's probable that the EU "overhaul" was triggered as a response to the Brexit vote[[/note]], giving it enough leverage to wrestle away world power from the Anglo-American sociopolitical order that dominated the past century or two.

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** The Brexit vote was seen initially as an exercise on democracy as the U.K. voted to withdraw from an European Union seen as oppressive and hopelessly chaotic, if not on the verge of demise. However, a succession of events quickly turned Britain from a mirage on a troubled Western world to a nation in an unforeseen crisis, a crisis not even the post pessimist predicted, while the European Union was rejuvenated as charismatic liberals rose to power (most notably Emmanuel Macron) along with a backlash against populist/anti-EU politicians[[note]]It's probable that the EU "overhaul" was triggered as a response to the Brexit vote[[/note]], giving it enough leverage to wrestle away world power from the Anglo-American sociopolitical order that dominated the past century or two.two, its prestige now visibly damaged after this gambit.


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* TripleShift: Cases of people working two ''or more'' jobs have become particularly common both because of Generation Y's general inclination to emphasize work in an ever more competitive job market but also the need to have a decent income as the most common jobs pay little more than the minimum wage.
24th Jul '17 3:37:03 PM RAraya
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* AutoTune: Began in The TurnOfTheMillennium, but hit its stride in 2010 with the "Bed Intruder" song, and made into an art form--seriously--by the likes of Music/BonIver and Music/KanyeWest. Unfortunately for the music industry, such devices have caused actual musicians to [[SturgeonsLaw lose interest in the mainstream...]] for the most part. There will [[{{Music/Fun}} always be]] [[Music/SufjanStevens exceptions.]] Its excessive use actually caused a bit of a backlash, with further usage being more for enhancement (and making fun of it in the web) rather for effects ''per se''.

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* AutoTune: Began in The TurnOfTheMillennium, but hit its stride in 2010 with the "Bed Intruder" song, and made into an art form--seriously--by the likes of Music/BonIver and Music/KanyeWest. Unfortunately for the music industry, such devices have caused actual many musicians to [[SturgeonsLaw lose interest in the mainstream...]] for the most part. There will [[{{Music/Fun}} always be]] [[Music/SufjanStevens exceptions.]] part, with British Indie Rock being the main exception. Its excessive use actually caused a bit of a backlash, with further usage being more for enhancement (and making fun of it in the web) rather for effects ''per se''.



* GirlinessUpgrade: After a decade full of pop punk, hip hop, eurodance and hot pink came a decade saturated with rosy pink, matte, vintage glamour, sophisticated electronic music, titillating trap songs, empowered "indie" role models, the "Instagram generation" of supermodels, red lipstick, and so on.

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* GirlinessUpgrade: After a decade full of pop punk, hip hop, eurodance and hot pink came a decade saturated with rosy pink, matte, vintage glamour, sophisticated electronic music, titillating trap songs, empowered "indie" "sex symbols" and role models, the "Instagram generation" of supermodels, red lipstick, and so on.



** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between an idealistic generation of young people and their parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade, while it faces increased competence from other media.

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** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between an idealistic generation of young people and their reactionary parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade, while it faces increased competence competition from other media.
24th Jul '17 10:22:52 AM RAraya
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* ButNotTooWhite: Gradually becoming a DiscreditedTrope. Thanks in part to an increased awareness of skin cancer and a resurgence of heavy makeup, tans are no longer seen as a prerequisite for beauty, as demonstrated by the likes of Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/RobertPattinson, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, Creator/DitaVonTeese, and Music/KatyPerry. As demonstrated by ''Series/JerseyShore'' (and others), excessive tanning is now far more likely to be mocked than swooned over. Tanning has also gained backlash due to the awareness of colorism and appropriation. The Kardashians, who continue to artifically bronze themselves, and their imitators, have been accused of deliberately trying to resemble women of color (especially Kylie Jenner, who's also known to overline her lips.)

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* BritishBrevity: Cable and streaming series have shunned the traditional 22-to-26-episodes-a-year "American format" in favor of the more flexible "British system" of 6 to 13 episodes, seasons not necessarily adjusting to a yearly schedule.
* ButNotTooWhite: Gradually becoming a DiscreditedTrope. Thanks in part to an increased awareness of skin cancer and a resurgence of heavy makeup, tans are no longer seen as a prerequisite for beauty, as demonstrated by the likes of Creator/ChristinaHendricks, Creator/RobertPattinson, Creator/BenedictCumberbatch, Creator/DitaVonTeese, and Music/KatyPerry. As demonstrated by ''Series/JerseyShore'' (and others), excessive tanning is now far more likely to be mocked than swooned over. Tanning has also gained backlash due to the awareness of colorism color-ism and appropriation. The Kardashians, who continue to artifically bronze themselves, and their imitators, have been accused of deliberately trying to resemble women of color (especially Kylie Jenner, who's also known to overline her lips.)



* CareererVersusFamily: Younger people's penchant for overachievement has made them delay any prospects of forming families, if not reconsidering them altogether.



** Despite having an approval rating of ''13%'' in 2013, more than 96% of all incumbent US senators and congressmen were reelected during the 2014 election (largely due to representing non-competitive constituencies)

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** Despite having an approval rating of ''13%'' in 2013, more than 96% of all incumbent US senators Senators and congressmen Representatives were reelected during the 2014 election (largely due to representing non-competitive constituencies)



** IndieRock: Often considered to be more of an electronic genre, British "indie rock"[[note]]The more folk-based American indie rock has been pronounced dead[[/note]] has not only contributed to a fourth "Brit note]]Many of the artists of the genre have shunned "beat-makers" and digital synthesisers in favour of the analogue synths of the 1960s[[/note]], but it has also kept rock music's mainstream popularity alive in the wake of post-grunge and pop-punk becoming DeaderThanDisco and more traditional genres facing the demise of several icons.

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** IndieRock: Often considered to be more of an electronic genre, British "indie rock"[[note]]The more folk-based American indie rock has been pronounced dead[[/note]] has not only contributed to a fourth "Brit note]]Many "British invasion" [[note]]Many of the artists of the genre have shunned "beat-makers" and digital synthesisers in favour of the analogue synths of the 1960s[[/note]], but it has also kept rock music's mainstream popularity alive in the wake of post-grunge and pop-punk becoming DeaderThanDisco and more traditional genres facing the demise of several icons.



** The deaths of Chuck Berry and Chris Cornell in 2017 rocked the world, as Berry was the first to give it the anti-establishment attitude it became famous for from the 60s onwards, while Cornell's death left Eddie Vedder as the lone survivor of the so-called "grunge generation".
** The Brexit vote and the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was seen as the end of the "neoliberal consensus" that dominated the Western world since the 80s/90s, and a return to the rise of ethnonationalism and protectionism. Marine Le Pen indeed noted that Trump's election was the "end of their world" and the beginning of a new era. Hillary Clinton's defeat has also been considered to be the end of almost a quarter-century of Clintonism at the helm of Democratic party politics[[note]]even now, most members want to go back; the only problem being that politicians who still follow Clinton's Neoliberal policies are becoming increasingly paranoid of being replaced[[/note]] and wanted to return to left-leaning politics with using Sanders-style left-wing populist policies. It was the first election possibly since 1860 where the predominant reaction of the losing side wasn't disappointment, but ''despair'', and for those liberals and progressives, his election ended the era of just "sitting back" and launched one of widespread political activism of resistance against his controversial policies ''á la'' anti-Vietnam protests against LBJ and Nixon.

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** The deaths of Chuck Berry and Berry, Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington in 2017 rocked the world, as Berry was the first to give it the anti-establishment attitude it became famous for from the 60s onwards, while Cornell's death left Eddie Vedder as the lone survivor of the so-called "grunge generation".
generation" and the fact one of post-grunge's main icons passed on has worried many as rock music is lacking a "new generation" for the first time.
** The Brexit vote and the election of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump was seen as the end of the "neoliberal consensus" that dominated the Western world since the 80s/90s, 1991, and a return to the rise of ethnonationalism and protectionism.protectionism not seen since WWII. Marine Le Pen indeed noted that Trump's election was the "end of their world" and the beginning of a new era. Hillary Clinton's defeat has also been considered to be the end of almost a quarter-century of Clintonism at the helm of Democratic party politics[[note]]even now, most members want to go back; the only problem being that politicians who still follow Clinton's Neoliberal policies are becoming increasingly paranoid of being replaced[[/note]] and wanted to return to left-leaning politics with using Sanders-style left-wing populist policies. It was the first election possibly since 1860 where the predominant reaction of the losing side wasn't disappointment, but ''despair'', and for those liberals and progressives, his election ended the era of just "sitting back" and launched one of widespread political activism of resistance against his controversial policies ''á la'' anti-Vietnam protests against LBJ and Nixon.



* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga: While sports anime and manga has historically sold poorly in America, the popularity of Anime/{{Free}} along with Manga/{{Haikyuu}} and [[Manga/{{Kurokonobasuke}} Kuroko Basketball]] in America has helped revived the interest in sports anime and manga again among the American fanbase.
* TheGenerationGap: Between Baby Boomers and younger generations as mentioned under CallingTheOldManOut above. In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump won with massive support by Baby Boomers, whereas people under 50 overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton (though mostly out of intense hostility towards Trump and the GOP in the case of millennials -- in the Democratic primary, they overwhelmingly supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over Clinton, who was the preferred candidate among centrist-leaning older Gen X'ers and right-leaning Baby Boomers) and carried her to a popular vote victory. Likewise, in the Brexit vote, the Baby Boomers supported the "Leave" vote while those under 45 voted "Remain." The Boomers were [[{{Irony}} the generation famous for its squabbles with their parents in their youth]], an irony that has not been lost on Millennials and Centennials, who have led the so-called "resistance movement" against Trump that launched after his victory..

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* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga: While sports sports-related anime and manga has historically sold poorly in America, the popularity of Anime/{{Free}} along with Manga/{{Haikyuu}} and [[Manga/{{Kurokonobasuke}} Kuroko Basketball]] in America has helped revived the interest in sports anime and manga again among the American fanbase.
* TheGenerationGap: Between Baby Boomers and younger generations as mentioned under CallingTheOldManOut above. In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump won with massive support by Baby Boomers, whereas people under 50 overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton (though mostly out of intense hostility towards Trump and the GOP in the case of millennials -- in the Democratic primary, they overwhelmingly supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over Clinton, who was the preferred candidate among centrist-leaning older Gen X'ers and right-leaning as Baby Boomers) Boomers mostly voted Republican) and carried her to a popular vote victory. Likewise, in the Brexit vote, the Baby Boomers supported the "Leave" vote while those under 45 voted "Remain." "Remain". The Boomers were [[{{Irony}} the generation famous for its squabbles with their parents in their youth]], an irony that has not been lost on Millennials and Centennials, who have led the so-called "resistance movement" against Trump that launched after his victory..victory.



* GranolaGirl: The health-consciousness of the previous decade has continued, with food makers touting their all-natural organic ingredients. Gen-Xers and Millennials have been noted for their rejection of the processed foods preferred by boomers in favor of healthier eating habits such as organic foods. Many food and beverage companies have changed their strategies to counter the trend: fast-food chains have left behind meat, pork and fatty treats as their [[MegaMealChallenge main selling points]] and begun to emphasize salads and ethnic-inspired dishes along with poultry and seafood. Chick-fil-A and Chipotle have gained a foothold in the industry with their "fast casual" approach, giving the concept a more sophisticated approach. Mot notably, beverage industries have focused on flavored waters, tea and non-alcoholic liquors to the point these have reached the same market share that of the traditional soda pop, coffee and beer.

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* GranolaGirl: The health-consciousness of the previous decade has continued, with food makers touting their all-natural organic ingredients. Younger Gen-Xers and Millennials have been noted for their rejection of the processed foods preferred by boomers in favor of healthier eating habits such as organic foods. Many food and beverage companies have changed their strategies to counter the trend: fast-food chains have left behind meat, pork and fatty treats as their [[MegaMealChallenge main selling points]] and begun to emphasize salads and ethnic-inspired dishes along with poultry and seafood. Chick-fil-A and Chipotle have gained a foothold in the industry with their "fast casual" approach, giving the concept a more sophisticated approach. Mot Most notably, beverage industries have focused on flavored waters, tea and non-alcoholic liquors to the point these have reached the same market share that of the traditional soda pop, coffee and beer.



* GrayAndGreyMorality: Rakish anti-heroes and not-that-evil antagonists have become particularly prominent during the decade ([[BlackAndBlackMorality in case the protagonists are not as mean-spirited]]).

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* GrayAndGreyMorality: Rakish anti-heroes and not-that-evil antagonists have become particularly prominent during the decade ([[BlackAndBlackMorality in case the protagonists are not as mean-spirited]]).mean-spirited]]) as the [[BlackAndWhiteMorality classic set-up]] of [[IncorruptiblePurePureness "stainless" heroes]] and [[ForTheEvulz heartless villiains]] has become [[DeadHorseTrope passé]].



** While TV networks and movie studios have placed quotas for LGBT characters, from blockbusters to children's shows, there has been criticism from gay rights' groups that many of these characters are just "{{living prop}}s" while [[http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/03/gay-lobby-demands-more-gay-movie-characters-even-though-they-are-already-overrepresented-by-460/ some studies]] have suggested that gay characters are being ''overrepresented'' in media.
** "Closeting" is still prevalent among those aiming at older, more conservative audiences. However Jodie Foster and Barry Manilow "came out" with little to no controversy (while in the case of Foster this came out as a shock, jokes about Manilow had been made for decades).

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** While TV networks and movie studios have placed voluntary quotas for LGBT characters, from blockbusters to children's shows, there has been criticism from gay rights' groups that many of these characters are just "{{living prop}}s" while [[http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/03/gay-lobby-demands-more-gay-movie-characters-even-though-they-are-already-overrepresented-by-460/ some studies]] have suggested that gay characters are being ''overrepresented'' in media.
** "Closeting" nonetheless is still prevalent among those aiming at older, more conservative audiences. However Jodie Foster and Barry Manilow "came out" with little to no controversy (while in the case of Foster this came out as a shock, jokes about Manilow had been made for decades).



*** The ArabSpring has been compared to the 1848 revolutionary movements as both attempted to topple autocrats, but ultimately made very few changes.



** [[TheAmericanCivilWar Reconstruction]]: The welfare of Minority groups gaining massive attention in the mainstream culture, with the most socially progressive Americans having a level of credibility and exposure that they rarely enjoy. The rise of Trump and the Alt-Right parallel the backlash by disenchanted whites that occurred once post-war desire for vengeance had calmed down. The turning point was [[http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/white_won.html 1876]] where a Republican candidate won the Presidency by Electoral College and lost the Popular Vote to a Hudson Valley native, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2017/02/jamelle_bouie_reviews_jonathan_chait_s_book_on_obama_s_legacy_audacity.html heralding the redemption of the South]] (one difference: Hayes was forced to succumb to Southern demands to be granted the presidency, while Trump was the candidate enthusiastically backed by the South) and the end of an Illinois man's progressive administration's policies of actively enforcing civil rights.

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** [[TheAmericanCivilWar Reconstruction]]: The welfare of Minority groups are gaining massive attention in the mainstream culture, with the most socially progressive Americans having a level of credibility and exposure that they rarely enjoy. The rise of Trump and the Alt-Right also parallel the backlash by disenchanted whites that occurred once post-war desire for vengeance had calmed down. The turning point was [[http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/white_won.html 1876]] where a Republican candidate won the Presidency by Electoral College and lost the Popular Vote to a Hudson Valley native, [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2017/02/jamelle_bouie_reviews_jonathan_chait_s_book_on_obama_s_legacy_audacity.html heralding the redemption of the South]] (one difference: Hayes was forced to succumb to Southern demands to be granted the presidency, while Trump was the candidate enthusiastically backed by the South) and the end of an Illinois man's progressive administration's policies of actively enforcing civil rights.



** TheFifties: [[Creator/JamesDean A somewhat]] [[Creator/PaulWalker popular actor]] [[VindicatedByHistory becomes immortalized]] after a fatal car crash. A [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman Democratic president]] is succeeded by a [[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower Republican candidate]] without a political background for the White House[[note]]Even though Ike had (a ''vast'') military experience, unlike the Donald, and and there was much more post-Election optimism and unity for Eisenhower than Trump[[/note]] in a climate of great distrust. Young Americans fall in love with a [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy progressive senator from New England]]. Russia, ruled with an iron fist by a strongman dictator, is suspected of infiltrating the U.S. government.
** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between an idealistic generation of young people and their parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade.
*** The 2016 and 1964 elections were considered to be similar to each other, especially in that the opposition Donald Trump faced in his campaign was very similar to that which Barry Goldwater faced in 1964. Goldwater and Trump were considered very right-wing candidates compared to most moderate-to-center right GOP nominees. Despite an enthusiastic base of supporters, Goldwater and Trump struggled to gather support of even the moderate Republican party. While most Democrats oppose Republicans simply on policy reasons, they saw the two of them as beyond that and an actual danger to the country. Opponents considered them to be racist, as they supported conservative "state's rights" policies, and warned their attitudes on foreign relations with Russia were potentially catastrophic to the world's well-being (Goldwater being too hostile and Trump too friendly; Trump was seen as too aggressive against China and North Korea instead). A lot of cultural institutions, who normally refrained from making political endorsements, and several others who typically side with the Republicans, publicly endorsed the Democrat solely to underscore their belief that it was important this particular Republican be kept out of power (while others instead anti-endorsed the Republican without explicitly supporting the Democrat), and several people even declared them "mentally unfit" to hold the office of president[[note]]A law enforced after Goldwater's campaign that forbid psychologists from speaking out against presidential candidates was challenged because of concerns over Trump[[/note]]. Overwhelming negative coverage even led to turnout being lowered. In the end, Goldwater lost in a landslide, while Trump narrowly won the electoral college (but lost the popular vote), although not without controversy.

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** TheFifties: [[Creator/JamesDean A somewhat]] [[Creator/PaulWalker popular actor]] [[VindicatedByHistory becomes immortalized]] after a fatal car crash. A [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman Democratic president]] is succeeded by a [[UsefulNotes/DwightDEisenhower Republican candidate]] without a political background for the White House[[note]]Even though Ike had (a ''vast'') military experience, unlike the Donald, and and there was much more post-Election optimism and unity for Eisenhower than Trump[[/note]] in a climate of great distrust. Young Americans fall in love with a [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy progressive senator from New England]]. Russia, ruled with an iron fist by a strongman dictator, leader, is suspected of infiltrating the U.S. government.
government. The entertainment industry faces a crossroads with new technologies.
** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between an idealistic generation of young people and their parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade.
decade, while it faces increased competence from other media.
*** Obama has been compared to ''both'' JFK and LBJ as time passed: Until 2011-12, he was perceived as being a youthful, telegenic President while after the debt ceiling crises (2011-13) and his re-election in 2012 he became increasingly seen as a leader willing to push his agenda risking his political legacy.
*** The 2016 and 1964 elections were considered compared to be similar to each other, especially in that the opposition Donald Trump faced ones in his campaign was very similar to that which 2012 as both Barry Goldwater faced in 1964. Goldwater and Trump Mitt Romney were considered very right-wing candidates compared to most moderate-to-center right GOP nominees. Despite an enthusiastic base of supporters, Goldwater and Trump struggled to gather support of even the moderate Republican party. While most Democrats oppose Republicans simply on policy reasons, they saw the two of them as beyond that and an actual danger to the country. Opponents considered them perceived to be racist, as they supported too conservative "state's rights" policies, and warned their attitudes on foreign relations with Russia were potentially catastrophic to the world's well-being (Goldwater being too hostile and to foreign allies. Likewise in 2016, Donald Trump was compared to Goldwater as both were branded as extremists (both supported "states' rights", campaigned for a massive slash on the federal government and had controversial policies towards foreign nations[[note]]Subverted as Goldwater was seen as being too friendly; hard on Russia, while Trump was seen as too aggressive against China soft[[/note]]) and North Korea instead). A lot of cultural institutions, who normally refrained from making political endorsements, and several others who typically side with the Republicans, publicly endorsed the Democrat solely to underscore their belief that it was important this particular Republican be kept out of power (while others instead anti-endorsed the Republican without explicitly supporting the Democrat), and several people even declared them thus "mentally unfit" to hold for the office of president[[note]]A law enforced Oval Office (many psychologists broke a rule enacted after Goldwater's the 1964 campaign that forbid psychologists prevented them from speaking out against presidential candidates candidates), not to mention that in spite of their popular appeal, many prominent moderate Republicans[[note]]which were better represented in 1964 than 2016[[/note]] expressed their distrust of their standard-bearer. The great difference was challenged because of concerns over Trump[[/note]]. Overwhelming negative coverage even led to turnout being lowered. In the end, that while Goldwater lost in a landslide, while Trump narrowly won by one of the largest margins in electoral college (but lost history, Trump won the Electoral College, although he ended up losing the popular vote), although not without controversy.vote to great controversy.
*** The 1968 and 2016 elections were eerily similar: The year was marked by social turmoil and crippling polarization. The Republican Party candidate, campaigning for "law and order", is nominated by letting his rivals implode while the Democrats attempt to show an image of unity amid very visible cracks that end up breaking. There is little enthusiasm for the candidates among the general public and the GOP candidate controversially wins this particularly uncertain election by appealing to blue-collar Democrats and invoking the Supreme Court by pledging to appoint more conservative Justices.



** While the Watergate and NSA cases initially drew a big deal of comparisons,their aftermaths were drastically different: Watergate led to the resignation of Nixon and the whistleblowers were hailed as heroes (or at least did it in the name of a greater good). Meanwhile, while Obama was briefly hit by the NSA scandal, its long-term impact was negligible; In contrast, the whistleblowers were ultimately branded as traitors (no less because many attempted to sell data to/seek refuge in countries openly hostile to the U.S. such as Russia and China).

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** *** While the Watergate and NSA cases initially drew a big deal of comparisons,their aftermaths were drastically different: Watergate led to the resignation of Nixon and the whistleblowers were hailed as heroes (or at least did it in the name of a greater good). Meanwhile, while Obama was briefly hit by the NSA scandal, its long-term impact was negligible; In contrast, the whistleblowers were ultimately branded as traitors (no less because many attempted to sell data to/seek refuge in countries openly hostile to the U.S. such as Russia and China).



* MedalOfDishonor: Among a few other Presidential "firsts", UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump manages to set a record for losing the popular vote by a greater margin than any other President in American history: around 3 million votes. For perspective, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush only lost it by around ''half a million'' votes in 2000.

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* MedalOfDishonor: Among a few other Presidential "firsts", UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump manages to has been notorious for setting a number of Presidential "firsts":
** He
set a record for losing the popular vote by a greater margin than any other President in American history: around 3 million votes. For perspective, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush only lost it by around ''half a million'' votes in 2000.2000.
** He became the first President to have a lower approval rating vs. disapproval rating during his first quarter in office. By the time he reached six months at the White House, his rating were at 36%, a level comparable only to Gerald Ford (who wasn't even elected) and George W. Bush's second term.



** An atmosphere of conservative beliefs increasingly being viewed as unwelcome in society started to occur. Many celebrities declined to perform at Trump's inauguration, and members of championship-winning sports teams, if not entire teams, forewent the usual White House visit. Students declined to take part in photo ops with Republican politicians. Meanwhile, on college campuses, many conservative speakers were forced to cancel events due to mass protests, and faculty and administration generally sided with the liberal student body over the conservatives (for example, organizing transportation to the Women's March on Washington but not arranging the same accommodations for the inauguration itself).
** Relationships between the US and much of the rest of the world grew increasingly hostile, with Trump backing out of several broadly popular international agreements. This ultimately led to many people rescinding the "Leader of the Free World" from the President and bestowing it upon the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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** An atmosphere of conservative beliefs increasingly being viewed as even more unwelcome in society started to occur. Many celebrities declined to perform at Trump's inauguration, and members of championship-winning sports teams, if not entire teams, forewent the usual White House visit. Students declined to take part in photo ops with Republican politicians. Meanwhile, on college campuses, many conservative speakers were forced to cancel events due to mass protests, and faculty and administration generally sided with the liberal student body over the conservatives (for example, organizing transportation to the Women's March on Washington but not arranging the same accommodations for the inauguration itself).
** Relationships between the US and much of the rest of the world grew increasingly hostile, with Trump backing out of several broadly popular international agreements. agreements, most notably the Paris Agreements. This ultimately led to many people rescinding the "Leader of the Free World" from the President and bestowing it upon the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Trudeau.
** Trump's constant mocking of John [=McCain=] (up to and including calling him a coward for being captured by the Viet Cong) ended up making the 2008 GOP presidential candidate the third most popular politician in the country[[note]]While quite behind Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders, he has a higher approval rating thatn Trump, himself in 5th place (VP Mike Pence being in fourth)[[/note]].



* TheSlacker: Younger people have been criticized for mixing up rest and leisure to the point of [[TheSleepless staying awake for way too long]], something that could have both physical and psychological effects.



* SteamPunk: Regained popularity in the States after a decade of {{dieselpunk}}[=/=]decopunk, cyberpunk and atompunk dominating the SpeculativeFiction and AlternateHistory scenes. Unlike in the 1990s however, steampunk also became popular in the mainstream, even influencing some of the fashion trends of the decade.

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* SteamPunk: Regained popularity in the States after a decade of {{dieselpunk}}[=/=]decopunk, cyberpunk and atompunk dominating the SpeculativeFiction and AlternateHistory scenes. Unlike in the 1990s however, steampunk also became popular in the mainstream, even influencing some of the fashion trends of the decade.decade like slim-fit suits, dressy outfits and "naked ceilings" on buildings.


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* StrawmanNewsMedia: Media outlets have become increasingly biased, leading to a race to the bottom that by the middle of the decade has led to the spread of "fake news" and governments in ''developed'' nations attempting to censor news outlets.
* StrawmanU: Colleges have been increasingly perceived as being extremely hostile to conservatives.
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** Relationships between the US and much of the rest of the world grew increasingly hostile, with Trump backing out of several broadly popular international agreements. This ultimately led to many people rescinding the "Leader of the Free World" from the President and bestowing it upon German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

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** Relationships between the US and much of the rest of the world grew increasingly hostile, with Trump backing out of several broadly popular international agreements. This ultimately led to many people rescinding the "Leader of the Free World" from the President and bestowing it upon the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron.Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
22nd Jul '17 3:26:00 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: For the first time since the 1980s, bowties have become almost as popular as neckties. The success of [[Series/DoctorWho the Eleventh Doctor]] has largely contributed to this.
22nd Jul '17 11:17:59 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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22nd Jul '17 7:50:31 AM Eagal
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*** The 2016 and 1964 elections were considered to be similar to each other, especially in that the opposition Donald Trump faced in his campaign was very similar to that which Barry Goldwater faced in 1964. Goldwater and Trump were considered very right-wing candidates compared to most moderate-to-center right GOP nominees. Despite an enthusiastic base of supporters, Goldwater and Trump struggled to gather support of even the moderate Republican party. While most Democrats oppose Republicans simply on policy reasons, they saw the two of them as beyond that and an actual danger to the country. Opponents considered them to be racist, as they supported conservative "state's rights" policies, and warned their attitudes on foreign relations with Russia were potentially catastrophic to the world's well-being (Goldwater being too hostile and Trump too friendly; Trump was seen as too aggressive against China and North Korea instead). A lot of cultural institutions, who normally refrained from making political endorsements, and several others who typically side with the Republicans, publicly endorsed the Democrat solely to underscore that it was important this particular Republican be kept out of power (while others instead anti-endorsed the Republican without explicitly supporting the Democrat), and several people even declared them "mentally unfit" to hold the office of president[[note]]A law enforced after Goldwater's campaign that forbid psychologists from speaking out against presidential candidates was challenged because of concerns over Trump[[/note]]. Overwhelming negative coverage even led to turnout being lowered. In the end, Goldwater lost in a landslide, while Trump narrowly won the electoral college (but lost the popular vote), although not without controversy.

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*** The 2016 and 1964 elections were considered to be similar to each other, especially in that the opposition Donald Trump faced in his campaign was very similar to that which Barry Goldwater faced in 1964. Goldwater and Trump were considered very right-wing candidates compared to most moderate-to-center right GOP nominees. Despite an enthusiastic base of supporters, Goldwater and Trump struggled to gather support of even the moderate Republican party. While most Democrats oppose Republicans simply on policy reasons, they saw the two of them as beyond that and an actual danger to the country. Opponents considered them to be racist, as they supported conservative "state's rights" policies, and warned their attitudes on foreign relations with Russia were potentially catastrophic to the world's well-being (Goldwater being too hostile and Trump too friendly; Trump was seen as too aggressive against China and North Korea instead). A lot of cultural institutions, who normally refrained from making political endorsements, and several others who typically side with the Republicans, publicly endorsed the Democrat solely to underscore their belief that it was important this particular Republican be kept out of power (while others instead anti-endorsed the Republican without explicitly supporting the Democrat), and several people even declared them "mentally unfit" to hold the office of president[[note]]A law enforced after Goldwater's campaign that forbid psychologists from speaking out against presidential candidates was challenged because of concerns over Trump[[/note]]. Overwhelming negative coverage even led to turnout being lowered. In the end, Goldwater lost in a landslide, while Trump narrowly won the electoral college (but lost the popular vote), although not without controversy.
22nd Jul '17 7:42:51 AM Eagal
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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Has become a major defining trend of the American left in the early part of the decade, and is widely considered to be a major reason for Donald Trump's victory in 2016. After Barack Obama won two terms as President, something of a rift formed between the relatively moderate liberals who make up the Democratic establishment and the more left-leaning reformers who remain focused on activism, with many of the latter accusing the former of being "Neoliberals" (see RuleAbidingRebel) rather than true progressives. The burgeoning philosophy of intersectionality (see TwoferTokenMinority) contributed as well, as -- in some interpretations, at least -- it essentially encourages people from marginalized groups to break off and form their own even smaller social movements rather than joining with larger movements that could make more headway but might still be dominated by the patriarchal white establishment. The cracks started to show with the Occupy protests and disagreements over Obama's foreign policy but came to a head in a big way in 2016, with many highly publicized feuds between supporters of the rival Democratic candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and many Progressive factions failing to unite behind Clinton in spite of their mutual opposition to Trump. With Trump's election, however, [[EnemyMine the two groups have started to settle their differences in order to fight against his policies]] for almost throughout the election.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Has become a major defining trend of the American left in the early part of the decade, and is widely considered to be a major reason for Donald Trump's victory in 2016. After Barack Obama won two terms as President, something of a rift formed between the relatively moderate liberals who make up the Democratic establishment and the more left-leaning reformers who remain focused on activism, with many of the latter accusing the former of being "Neoliberals" (see RuleAbidingRebel) rather than true progressives. The burgeoning philosophy of intersectionality (see TwoferTokenMinority) contributed as well, as -- in some interpretations, at least -- it essentially encourages people from marginalized groups to break off and form their own even smaller social movements rather than joining with larger movements that could make more headway but might still be dominated by the patriarchal white establishment. The cracks started to show with the Occupy protests and disagreements over Obama's foreign policy but came to a head in a big way in 2016, with many highly publicized feuds between supporters of the rival Democratic candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and many Progressive factions failing to unite behind Clinton in spite of their mutual opposition to Trump. With Trump's election, however, [[EnemyMine the two groups have started to settle their differences in order to fight against his policies]] for almost throughout the election.



*** The choice of Perez vs Ellison was a clear example of this trope in action: on one hand, you have an exceptionally leaning liberal member of Congress with strong support from the Sanders wing of the party, and on the other, you have a liberal former secretary of labor under Obama admiration with an extensive history of labor rights and civil rights litigation, with both being more liberal than the average Democrat and [[https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/tom-perez-isnt-as-liberal-as-keith-ellison-but-hes-still-pretty-progressive/ running for DNC chair with essentially identical platforms]]. However, Ellison was the Sanders candidate, so Perez gets demonized as [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the neoliberal and sellout]] because of his pretty late into the race[[note]]he joined the race on December 26 of final year while Ellison joined that Fall[[/note]] but was ''instantly'' unexpectedly endorsed by most members of the Democratic establishment, mostly due to former Vice President Biden standing behind him big time.

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*** The choice of Perez vs Ellison was a clear example of this trope in action: on one hand, you have an exceptionally leaning liberal member of Congress with strong support from the Sanders wing of the party, and on the other, you have a liberal former secretary of labor under Obama admiration with an extensive history of labor rights and civil rights litigation, with both being more liberal than the average Democrat and [[https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/tom-perez-isnt-as-liberal-as-keith-ellison-but-hes-still-pretty-progressive/ running for DNC chair with essentially identical platforms]]. However, Ellison was the Sanders candidate, so Perez gets demonized as [[YouKeepUsingThatWord the neoliberal and sellout]] because of his he joined pretty late into the race[[note]]he joined the race on December 26 of final year while Ellison joined that Fall[[/note]] but was ''instantly'' unexpectedly endorsed by most members of the Democratic establishment, mostly due to former Vice President Biden standing behind him big time.
22nd Jul '17 1:23:02 AM DavidDelony
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** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between young people and their parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade.

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** TheSixties: There's a generation gap between an idealistic generation of young people and their parents over politics and culture. The White House has a mostly beloved young Democrat in office at the beginning of the decade and an incredibly polarizing Republican at the end. People become infatuated by a Canadian PM called Trudeau. There is a craze over British culture spearheaded by a [[Music/TheBeatles particularly popular]] [[Music/OneDirection boy band]]. [[Music/ElvisPresley An aging]] [[Music/JustinTimberlake Memphis pop star]] returns to the music world after spending most of the decade in the movies. Hollywood shifts from lavish epics to "artsy" fare during the final years of the decade.
22nd Jul '17 1:20:24 AM DavidDelony
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* TheGenerationGap: Between Baby Boomers and younger generations as mentioned under CallingTheOldManOut above. In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump won with massive support by Baby Boomers, whereas people under 50 overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton (though mostly out of intense hostility towards Trump and the GOP in the case of millennials -- in the Democratic primary, they overwhelmingly supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over Clinton, who was the preferred candidate among centrist-leaning older Gen X'ers and right-leaning Baby Boomers) and carried her to a popular vote victory. Likewise, in the Brexit vote, the Baby Boomers supported "Leave" vote while those under 45 voted "Remain." The Boomers were [[{{Irony}} the generation famous for its squabbles with their parents in their youth]], an irony that has not been lost on Millennials and Centennials, who have led the so-called "resistance movement" against Trump that launched after his victory..

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* TheGenerationGap: Between Baby Boomers and younger generations as mentioned under CallingTheOldManOut above. In the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump won with massive support by Baby Boomers, whereas people under 50 overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton (though mostly out of intense hostility towards Trump and the GOP in the case of millennials -- in the Democratic primary, they overwhelmingly supported Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over Clinton, who was the preferred candidate among centrist-leaning older Gen X'ers and right-leaning Baby Boomers) and carried her to a popular vote victory. Likewise, in the Brexit vote, the Baby Boomers supported the "Leave" vote while those under 45 voted "Remain." The Boomers were [[{{Irony}} the generation famous for its squabbles with their parents in their youth]], an irony that has not been lost on Millennials and Centennials, who have led the so-called "resistance movement" against Trump that launched after his victory..
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