History Repeats

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Seems we never learn from history, so we are doomed to repeat our mistakes over and over again.  The Civil Rights era of the 1960s was a violent time of racial prejudice and hate played out on the streets of the South. Here we are almost forty years later still repeating the prejudice, hate and violence against our fellow men.

Today’s events
Take me back to the sixties

Blowin’ in the Wind

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“How many ears must one man have
before he can hear people cry?”

Bob Dillon –  Blowin in the Wind

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

My preference is Peter, Paul and Mary’s version of the song. Click below to listen…

 

27 thoughts on “History Repeats

  1. Sadly we do not learn….. we do a little patch up job, and that’ll do…..
    Oh I wish I wise enough to formulate an solution…. But until governments change their attitudes about economy and greed…. to sociology and harmony…. things will not change

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  2. I agree with you Dwight. Our advocates through music in the 60’s and 70’s in particular wrote lyrics that spoke to the time, to the human condition, to love, justice, harmony and peace. ❤ I find myself frequently revisiting these heartwarming songs more now than I have in quite some time. 🙂 Thanks for your reflection.

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  3. My sentiment exactly! “We learn from history that we do not learn from history” – George Bernard Shaw – Without the ability to recognize mistakes, somehow accept them, then spark a legitimate change, we are doomed to repeat them perpetually – I wrote a blog article about this titled “Experience teaches only the teachable” – https://authorjoannereed.net/experience-teaches-only-the-teachable/. Feel free to check it out!

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