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Welcome back to the 1960's?
Dolores
Submitted: 2005-08-28 15:17:19.000 (post #: 294)

The other day I was listening to the original cast album of the 1960's musical "Hair"and I was thinking about the Iraq war and about all of the other social issues that concern us all,and as I listened to the record I began to weep,because I realized how similar our current situation is to the one we endured when I was a teenager back then:An unpopular(and,so it seems,senseless)war,racial and sexual prejudices,poverty,and rampant drug use by a younger generation who sees little,if any,hope for their future. I don't mean to say that ALL young people are that way,but I have heard the rap lyrics that constantly promote violence and degrade women,and I hear the stories of gang violence,and I wonder:What the hell is going on with our country?!!People make fun of"hippies"and what they stood for back then,and many of them became the selfish,greedy people who now run this country.To me,this IS the 1960's all over again--and I'm exceedingly sad about it.One of the songs on the album quotes a passage from William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"(ActII,SceneII),"What A Piece of Work Is Man."In part it says,"I have of late,but wherefore I know not,lost all my mirth." I know what Hamlet meant.
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Re: Welcome back to the 1960's?
sd
Submitted: 2005-09-16 18:25:59.000 (post #: 304)

With iraq war and bush lies welcome back to 1960s.
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Re: Re: Welcome back to the 1960's?
Grethe
Submitted: 2005-09-17 00:52:42.000 (post #: 305)

I find it so distressing that we do not learn from our past mistakes. It certainly is the reason I wore my uniform jacket to protest going to war in Iraq. Our task at this point is to keep talking, support the troops by bringing them out of harm's way. We have to win the next election to stop this progressive loss of rights, social support, environmental protection and of course the ever increasing national debt.
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our youth
Cherie
Submitted: 2005-09-19 21:11:26.000 (post #: 308)

I can tell you that the hope of this world lies in young people such our son. David is not alone. yes we have rotten eggs in the barrel called our youth but to me they are the minority. Love them all . they will follow by example. i truley believe we will be fine in the end. God Bless All Cherie
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Re: our youth
Grethe
Submitted: 2005-09-22 00:22:23.000 (post #: 309)

It also seems that our responsiblity is to deal with the ignorance of our generation and make sure that our youth are safe and live in a better society than we came to.
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Re: Re: our youth
Janet Traver
Submitted: 2005-09-22 07:59:14.000 (post #: 311)

I wonder how many of us are actually stupid and not ignorant. The difference of course is that stupid is you cant learn and ignorance being that we just havent learned it yet. I hope for the later. Under the present situation with Iraq and Katrina, I cant help to think that many who hold the key to our children's future are stupid. How many wars and disasters does it take to learn human compassion? When will our politicians learn that we are all equal, and deserve the same rights and respect no matter the color of our skin, age, gender or gender orientation? Our generation and the generation before us may be lacking in some basic human skills, but,I put my trust in the young people today. They are after all, our future!
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Re: Re: our youth
sd
Submitted: 2005-09-22 17:22:55.000 (post #: 312)

Our sons is being killed for oil.
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Re: Re: Re: our youth
Cherie
Submitted: 2005-11-03 06:50:44.000 (post #: 326)

yes but how about your daugthers as well ? they are being killed also. But support for the troops is needed no matter what! they arent doing this . that nut in the white house is . God Bless All Cherie
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1960's Redux
Denver Patriot
Submitted: 2006-06-05 19:00:30.000 (post #: 539)

Yes, I see the similarities too. One thing I see is a LOT of selfishness in this society, people just out for themselves and their own pet causes. This is what caused my generation to break down: A lack of cohesion. This is why the Republican party has been so successful-they know how to stick together. The military also understands this, and they drill it into you from day 1 of basic training. I hope someday the Democratic party will get this concept. Maybe then they can start winning "hearts and minds" to their side. Until then, I'm voting Independent.
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Re: 1960's Redux
Grethe
Submitted: 2006-06-07 00:03:13.000 (post #: 543)

Voting Independent leaves you powerless. because your vote does not count. to make a difference.
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Re: Re: 1960's Redux
Denver Patriot
Submitted: 2006-06-10 20:41:38.000 (post #: 548)

I hate to admit it, Grethe, but I know you're right. I wish this were not the case, but it is. Guess "democracy" means the right to choose between vanilla and chocolate or a swirl cone. Third party candidates have a hard time even getting heard. The MSM won't even MENTION them. So, we will not ever have REAL choice in this country. Maybe I'll just skip voting.
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