10-22-2009, 01:24 AM
the 60's redux (http://objflicks.com/TakeMeBackToTheSixties.htm)
I find it odd that you reminisce about a time with so much less state control and such high levels of personal responsibility expected for every citizen?
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You made it 94 minutes.
Gayle in MD
10-22-2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks, that was fun.
While that was a fun trip back into the age of innocence, it was also a heavy reminder of a time when a strong social conscience could actually achieve some results without being skewed by pawns of corporate interests.
It reminds me that we once had young people who cared about the social/political issues, (such as their friends dying in a war that held no value for America, what-so-ever) enough to gather and protest against the Military Industrial Complex, and the lies that the government told to citizens, mattered to them.
Makes me recall the first time the National G. was sent in to silence students from exercising their freedom of speech, and were shot and killed for doing so, the Nixon Administration.
Makes me recall a time when leaders didn't go off half cocked, and were actually able to divert our greatest nuclear threat, to date, with diplomacy, and clear headed thinking, instead of using lies and distortions for the purpose fomenting their own personal, hidden agendas, filling the pockets of their cronies in the process.
While there were lots of things that went on in the sixties which were against my own personal principles, all the drugs, for example, and the exhibitions and ideology of free sex, which I found distastful, those things did not obscure for me the crux of what our youth, my peers at the time, was highlighting, and their protests were surely worth it, and did help to end a quagmire in Vietnam, which should never have been escalated in the first place.
Reminds me, as well, of a time of moral conscience, when those who spoke to the nation, did so with patriotism, and honor, integrity and professional conscience, a time when Corporations did not run the country, and twenty or thirty wealthy Economic Giants, did not run the world. The word, "Democracy" still had meaning, and had not been obscured by radical elements seeking to twist it's meaning. A time when health and welfare of our citizens, and education of our students, was seen as a worthwhile investment in the country's future, instead of some sort of socialism, marxism, or communism. In those days, the words, Of the people, By the people, and For the people, still had great meaning.
10-22-2009, 02:06 PM
That was nice. Thanks for sharing, Wolfie.
I think the '60s were probably the best years of my life!
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