There was a dark undercurrent to the 70s. Chill? Like they did at Jonestown? Munich & Cambodia? N. Ireland. Gas lines and stagflation. Watergate. Son of Sam, John Wayne Gacy, the Zodiac killer. Great films & music but there was a creepy vibe.
I feel like in the 70s, at least within the United States people were chill compared to how they are now. Yeah there were serial killers and cults (like always in America) but people at least pretended to care about race relations and the environment and each other, now it’s just a lot of “I got mine, so fuck everyone else”
You’re probably right about things like terrorism and oppressive governments around the world
I’ll admit a lot of it stems from it being arguably the best decade for music