Back in the 1990s, America was prosperous. We weren’t in any wars, the economy was awesome, and the animated MTV sitcom Beavis and Butt-head ruled the airwaves.
A prime example of how good things were then? Politicians had to look deeply for things to criticize. Beavis and Butt-head gave them that ammunition.
Let’s face it: when times are good, politicians go looking for villains within our ranks. Back in the 1950s, when the economy was booming, everyone who didn’t agree with our government was a communist. McCarthyists began to finger comic books, among other cultural products, as dangerous products that could turn our youth into axe murderers and homosexuals. And when the oppressed youth of the 1950’s grew up? Well, they, in turn, became concerned that the youth of the 1990’s would become sadistic freaks with bad taste in music because of Beavis and Butt-head.