Wednesday's HOT MIC
Frankly, what's happening in our culture right now is depressing me so greatly I'm having trouble sleeping or concentrating. I feel anxious all the time - it's almost my natural state. Things are that bad. Our country seems to be having a nervous breakdown. I was around in '68 too and, unlike Michael, I think it's much worse today. Maybe that's because I was on the other side then (or sort of) but everything felt like a game in those days. You knew it wouldn't last and Abbie Hoffman was a court jester, not a revolutionary. Hippiedom was a fad, like "23 skidoo." Even the Black Panthers - for all their violence - were less sinister than "Black Lives Matter" or Antifa. It's not the second time as farce. It's the second time as social disintegration.