All it takes is just a quick glance at the news headlines on any given day and you would think that we are back in the 1960s when, in fact, it’s almost 2016.
Generation X/Y and Millennials like to think they have it all over us Baby Boomers when in fact they are just copycats. Maybe the labels have changed but the product is still the same.
As was true back when I was a teenager in the ’60s, students, young people, and many in the Black community are being used as pawns on the left-wing chess board. Back then the enemy was the “Man” and the “Establishment,” today the enemy is prosperity and capitalism. How can this be? Just take a look at the green (environmental) movement and you’ll see it’s true.
Still don’t think “it’s deja vu all over again?” Let’s take a peek…
|Anti-Vietnam War/Draft||Anti-Iraq War|
|War on the police, i.e., the “pigs”||War on the police, i.e., the racist murderers|
Riots after Martin Luther King assassination
|Riots after police shootings of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray (inspired by the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin incident)|
|Protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago||Protests in Chicago after video of Laquan McDonald police shooting|
|Anti-establishment protests at college campuses (David Shapiro’s takeover of Columbia University president’s office)||Anti-racist, diversity protests at college campuses (University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe resignation)|
|Free Speech||Politically Correct Speech|
|Slogans: “Black is Beautiful”||Slogans: “Black Lives Matter”|
|Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)||The New Left|
|Black Panther Party||New Black Panther Party (NBPP) and New Black Liberation Militia (NBLM)|
|Port Huron Statement||MoveOn.org|
|USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)||ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)|
|Sexual Revolution (e.g., free love)||Gay rights and same sex marriage|
|Richard M. Nixon on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In (Sock it to me?)||Donald Trump hosting Saturday Night Live|
So, yes Karen, even though you’re no longer with us, it really is “Yesterday Once More.”
Bettis, John and Richard Carpenter. Yesterday Once More. Sweet Harmony Music Inc., Hammer And Nails Music.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2015 Gerard Sczepura