As a society, we've given into nostalgia narratives. But actually, this is not new. This popped up in an episode of the Pessimists Archive.
The widespread usage of a car was fraught with deterrants. Generation X says Generation Y sucks. Generation Y says Generation Z sucks. The 70s zeitgeist beats everything else (for no real reason). Every parent and grandparent has a story about how their times were better. Heck, even Trump's election campaign built on "Make America Great Again". Can we agree on when precisely was America great in the yesteryears?