Post-41: The USA Circa 1930

A patriotic assembly of some sort, circa 1930, featuring U.S. Civil War veterans.

I am struck by the positive and optimistic Weltanschauung on display. There is a purity, a distinct non-cynicism. (Is there a word for non-cynicism?). / Their descendants today are more cynical and pessimistic. / There are many kids in the audience: If the kids of today were teleported back and attended this event, they’d roll their eyes and think “that high-pitched yelling is so gay“, no doubt.

I will do the best I know how, to get that [Rebel] Yell up for ya.
What few of us old “cornfeds” are left, we do all we can.
We can’t give you much, but we’ll give you what we’ve got left.