Reliving the 60’s era

 

photo: Yoko Ono flickr 

Let’s take a look back at how ‘the 60’s revolution’ began. From our inner struggles to a war we shouldn’t have been involve with in the first place, and many other factors that exploded into a societal change, and the lost of innocence.

The well written article taken from the book will blow your mind (no pun intended) on how things haven’t change all that much. It’s been tucked away a bit waiting for the right circumstances to reappear. History has a way of repeating itself and to quote

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NKJV)

That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.

 

Clara Bingham captures the era of the 60’s and it’s collection of individuals that brought about change, but not so much in a positive way. Nowadays the same discord, dissention, insurrection, protest, rebellion, strife, tension, trouble, turmoil, confusion is still within our boarders, heighten by the advancement of social media. Emotions play into the chaos of its day and fuels it still, if not channeled in a positive way it can lead to unrest that seems is permeating our country and the world into an uneasy future. It reminds me of George Santayana ( a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist ) and his famous quote:

“Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.”  In its original form it read, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’, and so here we are…

https://longreads.com/2016/09/22/the-month-that-killed-the-sixties/

“covers excerpts from the book: [Above] Below is an excerpt from Witness to the Revolution, an oral history of the political and cultural movements of the 1960s and early ’70s. In this excerpt, witnesses recall the month when everything seemed to fall apart. This story is recommended by Longreads contributing editor Dana Snitzky.

The above piece is very controversial please read with an open mind and realize the similarities repeating itself. We need brotherhood and unity in these troubling times not more violence. To learn from our mistakes not repeat them, to learn history before it too disappears and before our whole system of living collapses. If we don’t stop this madness with peaceful solutions and ideas, with God at the head of our lives we will once again ‘reap what we sow’. In a climax of hatred no one wins. It starts with individuals doing the right thing and not only doing but knowing the difference between right and wrong. Love is the essence everyone seeks. Let’s stride to ‘love thy neighbor’ (Mark 12:28-31). Prayer is a powerful gift, pray for all people in every walk of life. Pray for yourself and individuals to discern truth and make a positive difference. Pray.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.
Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the Lord, Till He comes and rains righteousness on you.

Thank you for visiting 🙂 God bless us all into understanding our past thereby changing our present for future generations and ourselves. In Christ I pray, Amen.

 

My gratitude to: Longreads and it’s staff member(s) for the article & pictures; also recommend the site: https://longreads.com/  To Clara Bingham whose book sparked the article & my interest, recommend her book; to BibleGateway for my bible quotes,

And George Santayana for his quote. Peace be with you!

 

 

 

 

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