Sunday, May 10, 2009

Who's In Charge?

I'm sure there are many Baby Boomers such as myself who grew up on this type of music, and while it is still a great example of the creativity so sadly lacking today, the message and the messengers have created the turmoil in which we live today. However intentional that responsibility may be, it is one to be borne by them nonetheless.

Ten Years After was one of countless bands that emerged in the sixties and seventies with an anti-establishment ideology and, in retrospect one could argue, with good reason considering the turmoil of that time. But as this song so eloquently illustrates, this ideology was long on complaint and short on solutions, admittedly so by Alvin Lee. They wanted to change the world, but they didn't know what to do. Well, they did, and they still don't. But now they captain the ship and we have no idea where we're headed. Oh, and it's foggy...and GPS is not green technology. (OK, I made that last bit up).

The fact remains that a good portion of us have moved beyond the militant anti-Americanism that permeated society way back when, but the problem is that we're now relegated to the bilge as baggage with no say as to our destination. To make matters worse is the notion that whatever our numbers were at the time of our awakening to the actual splendor of America, those who still hate her have out-bred us and have molded the minds of not only their own offspring, but those of ours, as well.

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of it all is the inability of the left, having been witness to the abject failure of socialism at every attempt, to recognize that it will never succeed no matter how well-intentioned they may consider themselves.

Obama's mantra was and is all about change, and his followers agree to a fault. And just like Alvin Lee, they don't know what to do. They leave it up to you. Great, the hippies are now in charge and they're waiting for Mom to clean their room.

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