I do not agree at all about being much more propagandized in the past. In the simpler days, the media was less uniform than it is today. That said I am in my 50s, so my past is likely much earlier than yours."Normie" status for 2023 equates to personal laziness to find alternative views (which are easily accessible to all) or a distrust in alternative media.
The simpler days just meant we were all much more propagandized by the uniformity of media.
The only reason why I would ever want to go back to those times is because sometimes all this knowledge is just more of a burden. I want to just have a family and check out.