Originally Posted by presspass
All the political points are overwhelming the photos. We can like images from that era for themselves and many are good representations of the times, no matter how you feel about them.
I agree. I can look at photos from the past and enjoy them for themselves - a piece of social history even though we know there problematic aspects to the society they represent. Without feeling the compulsion to join the parade of people denouncing the past and ALL it represents.
The past, as they say is a foreign country. Why not leave it at that and move on? This is a photography site after all, not a site for political dialectics and enunciation of fervent slogans.
And anyway I am with xayraa33 - there is nothing wrong with a bit of nostalgia, indulged by looking at some old photos. And yes, recognizing even, that there were good aspects to the era represented as well as bad. It is important to maintain perspective.