Tuesday, December 2, 2014
THEY SAY HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, IS SO, IS IT THE 1960'S TURN TO REPEAT?
Just when I thought race relations would continue to improve especially once a mixed race, person of color, president was elected, we are seeing the potential for racial tensions and riots reaching the hot point of the late 1960's and very early 70's.
Just when one thought that law enforcement was gaining respect from the wider culture, we have new versions of calling them "pigs" today and promoted by the incessant 24 hours news media.
Just when one thought people would see the damage inflicted upon families and individuals by the first sexual revolution of the 1960's, a new one focused on LGBT (even that acronym is revolutionary) is doing for homosexuals what the original sexual revolution did to heterosexuals by mainstreaming what many would call immoral sexual behavior and making the immorality morally acceptable.
And of course there are political upheavals occurring and wars being promoted and reactions to these developing worldwide.
And then we have the Church where the 1960's is rearing its ugly head in terms of the new morality, liturgical issues and Church authority and the secularizing of priesthood and religious life and making it more into a vocation of social work and social justice.
Will there be a new Pope St. John Paul II down the road a bit and a new President Ronald Reagan and a new 1980's sort of conservative preppiness who rebelled against the young hippies of the 1960's but now doing the same for the elderly hippies today? Who will be the laity's Alex Keaton?
Just wondering and hoping that it comes to pass, my last paragraph that is! :) or :(