I was a teenager in the 60’s (I turned 13 in 1964) and it just struck me why the radical right sounds so familiar. It is almost exactly what we were saying back then about ”the Man”, ”The Establishment” et al. Who hasn’t heard the MAGA crowd (or the Tea Party) crying about how bad the government is. How corrupt and untrustworthy the ______ is? (Fill in the blank). An now, in the past few days they are now attacking both the DOJ and the FBI as tools of the Deep state.
it has really taken me back to the Swinging Sixtes.
There are a few differences:
- Then: It was Teenagers talking
- Now: people with teenagers taking
- Then: it was ”the Man”
- Now: It is ”Hillary” or ”Obama” or ”Sorros”
- Then: It’s all a Lie
- Now: It’s all a plot
An let us not forget, ”never trust any over 30” and now it is ”never trust anyone under 60”. So if I seems to take all the noise and fury from the radical right it is I heard it all before from the radical left of my youth.
And for those of you who don’t recognize the photo above it is from the 1968 movie ”Wild in the Streets”.