Deja Vu–1968 All Over Again

The protests in the streets of America makes us old farts think back to 1968.

Believe it our not we are fighting a lot of the same problems they fought in those days….

After 50+ years and blacks are still looking for the equality that they were promised when MLK, Jr was leading the charge for civil rights.

50 years and little has changed…ergo the deja vu…..

Today we’re facing the exact same questions that Americans were asking just over fifty years ago, in 1967 and 1968, as riots took place all across America, resulting in over 70 dead and untold injured. 

In order to understand how civil unrest had reached such proportions, and how to prevent it from occurring in the future, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders — known as the Kerner Commission, after its chairman, Otto Kerner Jr., who was governor of Illinois at the time. 

After a year of work, the commission reached conclusions that belied expectations, among them: America was divided into “two nations, one black, and one white,” and institutional anti-black racism was ultimately responsible for the riots.

Is It 1968 All Over Again?

Now should we ask….did MLK, Jr fight for civil rights in vain?

Was it always going to be that blacks would be second class citizens even after all the political promises that have NEVER been fulfilled?

I took a look at the theory of non-violence…..

Will these protests start the process of equality?

I think not……there will be lots of political rhetoric thrown at the problem and in the end all will remain until the next black person is murdered for being black.

And the cycle continues….

Sorry I cannot be more hopeful but I have seen it all happen before and how the trust was broken….I apologize for being a bummer.

But until we get rid of the lying cowards in DC very little will change…..the pressure MUST be kept on the politicians or they will slink off and forget what they promised just yesterday.

In case you are too young to remember the Summer of 1968….maybe this will give some context…..

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4 thoughts on “Deja Vu–1968 All Over Again

  1. Like you, I have watched (and been involved in) this sort of thing all my life. Nothing much has changed because of it, and is unlikely to do so in my remaining lifetime.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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