If the change agents and true believers and “fighters” of the 1960’s and 70’s knew that this is the “change” that would occur, would they have still struggled as hard as they did? What would Abbie Hoffman say? J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” references “phonies”. Maybe Hunter Thompson saw what was really going down, when he made his choice to end it. “Danceband on the Titanic” was one of Harry Chapin’s last album titles – prophetic?
Leadership – what does it really mean and are there any real leaders still coming forward? The good ons are all holed up with a good single malt and a Cuban (cigar, that is).
So, here’s what we got for all the demonstrations and domestic upheaval. Carter, Iran, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton I, Bush II + Mr. Cheney, Obama & probably Clinton II.
Where did the “protest singers” go?
Truth is stranger than fiction because fiction makes sense. Not sure who said that, but pretty much true.
Please pass the Balvenie.