Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
March 25, 2006
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Like you, I suppose, I read each new day the bizarre statements coming out of Washington about our adventure in Iraq – how well it is going – and I wonder. It isn't considered patriotic to frown, or shake your head,or roll your eyes, or to raise a question about it. what a strange new world we live in.
I keep wondering where the students are. In the 60s and 70s, while we were embroiled in VietNam, they were raising hell on their campuses, in their communities, in Washington, D.C. They thought and felt the wrongness of it and decided to act. In one sense they brought the government down. At least they created a climate in which the government fell.
I sense little or no response today from our student generation. They seem into other things. Granted, I could be wrong. I am not on campus. But I look and I watch. Their generation is paying the price in life and limb. They and their children will foot the trillion dollar bills.
Maybe they just haven't found their voice. Or maybe their heads are in another place.
I don't know.