The 60's were years of turmoil and change. The United States suffered greatly with the Vietnam war and assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Songs like Abraham, Martin and John and Eve of Destruction were born.
Hippies helped birth the concept of if it feels good, do it!—and many did—drugs, alcohol, freedom of sexual preferences, disrespect, rebellion—and the list goes on. Irresponsibility was glamorized and encouraged while responsiblity was cast aside. A 180° turn from the previous generation of honor, dignity and patriotism. Not exactly good responses to global uncertainty.
How will history portray us in these current times of terrorism and war? Will we run and hide as we did back then, or will we finally face reality and responsibility?
Debbie - aka AlbertaRose
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