After seeing all the news, news, news today about the monumental job losses in January and resulting stimulus pressure, my thoughts today are with all my working - and out-of-work - friends.

I thought I would never play witness to anything like my parents and grandparents had: a Pearl Harbor, a Hiroshima, the Holocaust, the end of WWII, the depression, the birth of sex, drugs and rock&roll (and, of course, the ultimate combo pack of the three: Woodstock), the Vietnam War, Nixon, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women's Rights Movement, etc., etc., etc.

But now I'm starting to see that history does repeat itself in some way or another. 

Some headlines from the last 8 years:

Terror Attacks Hit U.S.Bush Declares WarNew Orleans Flooded in Wake of Hurricane KatrinaBush's 'Global Gag Rule' Blamed for Abortion DeathsPelosi to Make History as First; Woman Speaker of the HouseHussein executed with 'fear in his face'Poll: More disapprove of Bush than any other presidentNuclear Aid by Russian to Iranians SuspectedObama Elected President as Racial Barrier Falls; Mumbai attacks: Jews tortured before being executed during hostage crisis; 2008 Finishes As the Third-Worst Stock Market Year in HistoryTo witnesses, inaugural’s ‘like a Woodstock in the winter’Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation; Job loss: Worst in 34 years


February 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM Dennise said...

Wow, so very well put. I hadn't thought of it that way, I guess we have experienced some pretty heavy stuff in our lifetime.

February 10, 2009 at 12:26 PM anna said...

The next 60 years are bound to be interesting, that's for sure!