Our Last Best Hope??

2018-10-25_16-30-59.pngThere just seems to be one bad thing after another happening in America today. It is hard to stay optimistic about our future. Our current Oval Office occupant is inciting hatred and ignorance among his “followers” so now they are trying to kill the people he does not like.  Some seem to have gulped down the cool-aid he is serving by the gallon! It just seems to get worse and worse as each day passes.   I am a very strong advocate of Thomas Jefferson’s quote “Hope is sweeter than despair” so I look for hope especially during these trying times. I know basic change, even when it appears rather suddenly,  will take time to overcome especially when the wackos seem to control everything.  But I have latched onto a reason for hope.  To understand that read the excerpts below, and I would encourage you to read the whole source if you have the time:

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Source: Does America Have a Future? – Eudaimonia and Co

Unfortunately, I have pretty much lost all personal contact with the younger generations. I am without children and grandchildren so I can’t just call, or text one for their opinions even if they cared to respond. I have to take what I hear in the social realm as evidence and that evidence continues to tell me that the Millennials will eventually invoke change much like we baby-boomers did in the 1960s and 70s.

Since I was born in 1946 I was at the head of the baby-boomers so I was in college during the 1960s when we started protesting the Vietnam war. We were tired of being told to go die for our country for what we saw as not being worth it. It was a stupid war caused by the proud egos of those in power. We had the courage to rise up and do something about it and I fully believe that the current generation is about to do the same.

2 thoughts on “Our Last Best Hope??

  • I so hope you’re right. I won’t live to see it, but I like to think the future will be brighter and kinder and more fair. But it is definitely up to the younger generations and if they don’t succeed…game over.

    I also have no children and only have contact in my own age group (born in ‘47) and I must say that we were the youth of the 60s with all its influence on society. Yes drugs and a degree of wild behavior, but also civil rights, social consciousness, women’s rights, a second look at capitalism gone wild and the very best music ever.

    So how did it change? This very group are now often the conservatives, the trump supporters, the racists and anti immigration people. Why did it change? What happen tp peace and love?

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    • I hope I am right too, Mary. I sometimes think about all the older people who are still backing the current Oval Office occupant too, but you gotta remember that those in the 60s who were advocating change were still a minority of that generation. I think the old 60s hippies have gone sour on politics lately. I hope they get involved again and help the Millenials change things. I know you and I will be doing that.

      It all starts in a week. If we don’t take back congress then we are in trouble. The only hope then it that #CO3 will be indicted for some of the many felonies that Mueller is finding and is impeached.

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