In the 60s and 70s, the cultural emphasis shifted from rationality and common sense to feelings first. This subjectivism was paired with phrases such as, “Question Authority” or “Live and let live.” It’s ironic. As reason and critical, objective thinking declined over the last 50 years, and feelings became paramount, did we become a free-spirited paradise? I don’t think so. Today, we’re in the early stages of an actual dictatorship, we’re afraid to go anywhere near America’s once safe and thriving cities and the spirit of intolerance and control rivals that of anything seen in a medieval or present-day nation run by Sharia law. “Question Authority” in an era of tyrants telling you how far away you must sit from someone else at a restaurant, or that you must wear a mask on your face even on a 100 degree day, is hardly the theme of our times.
Michael J. Hurd