Wednesday, September 27, 2017- From the File: Don’t Remember – History/ Doomed to Repeat it. 1969.
What is wrong with We, the People?
If you are watching the Ken Burns and Karen Novik PBS Series The Vietnam War then you know we have done this before. Ask me, I was there. I was 20 years old. I saw US divided. I saw US protesting for and against. I saw US yelling and hating. I saw US killing each other in the streets and villages in places with foreign names and in places like Ohio. There was no way one could not be caught up in the times in some way. Yes, I still have my protest buttons. “Old enough to fight; old enough to vote:” Thank you great nieces and nephews!
Sometimes in watching each episode of The Vietnam War I think, the only difference between then and now is high definition, digital television and sound.
How did the story end then? President Richard Nixon resigned in scandal for lying among other impeachable offenses. I bet he was even lying about the damn dog, Checkers, and Pat’s “good, Republican, cloth coat.”
I do not know how the same song/second verse of history will end this time. But, HWIT, I do not think the continued division over football is worth US being divided.
Like then: like now – How can people be so heartless? We, the People, need to focus on other issues.