It was the summer of ’68 that downtown Chicago was bogged down by the Democratic convention riots and Vietnamese protesters that made the late 1960s one of America’s most turbulent times. The innocence of a farewell disappeared from what was lost. Many have said it was the day that President Kennedy assassinated the country and the rest of the world suddenly turned into an era of no regrets for the loss of innocence. From that point on, the United States ceased to be the country of, shall we say “milk and honey” characterized by the TV shows of Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beaver.
Many baby boomers remember how their parents behaved into old age. They set the tone for how we have progressed in life. It is sad to say that our children and their children grew up accepting a new normal that showed innocent behavior that was deteriorating. Subsequently, thanks to educational standards that were allowed to expire, music and entertainment became more tolerant of amoral behaviors and the development of technologies that diminished the autonomy that was ingrained in so many. we through our parents have all contributed to the loss of innocence. we are facing today.
The loss of innocence that we allowed to progress has resulted in a host of other harmful effects that affect our way of life today. In the era of innocence before the mid-1960s, the country experienced phenomenal growth, prosperity and health. Today, it would be wise to look back on our past to find the answers to what contributed to America’s success during and after World War II. We had moral leadership not only militarily abroad, but here at home. Sure, mistakes were made and calculations that sometimes didn’t add up, but America’s strength and global leadership have leapt forward.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, this moral leadership has been called into question time and time again. And, with Trump in the White House and many members of Congress on both sides of the political spectrum, it is quite evident that moral leadership is sadly vacant. Without this moral leadership, it’s like a domino effect that has caused repercussions that have gradually and effectively created the rule of today’s oligarchy, an income disparity gap that continues to inflict untold collateral damage. to millions of Americans and created epidemics of homelessness, gun violence, poverty. , disease and so many other inflictions that made each year more unbearable than the last.
When there is a moral leadership vacuum, the education of our young people continues to deteriorate. We have seen what the government mandated study programs have done. The education systems we have today are no longer capable of producing the academic excellence that the United States had before 1968. The loss of innocence also has a lot to do with the decline in the education of our young people.
Today, with constantly changing technologies, they have stripped most of its ability to maintain a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. The industrialization of most of our food sources has contributed immensely to the increase in the rates of obesity, heart disease, cancer and a host of other ailments and diseases. All because we did not have the moral leadership to realize what really happened. Take, for example, more than 70% of young people today cannot pass the entrance exam to our armed forces. Not only do they fail the literary exam, but many are obese or have other preventable health issues that prevent them from being considered for military service. All of them are attributed not only to the way of life of many young people today, but also to some of the technology that contributes to it.
We can never go back to the 1960s, but what we can and must do is realize what was done in the past that contributed to America’s overall success from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. 1960s. Time-tested policies that have worked for generations may work again for us today and in the future. Educational practices deemed obsolete in the 1970s were really not. We have witnessed the collateral damage of the so-called Dr. Spock’s mentality that prevailed from 1969. We have also seen what our moral decay has done through the way our entertainment is incorporated into a game. of current technology. We have elected leaders who have shown that they are incapable of providing that moral leadership to lead a nation. We must realize that the loss of innocence that begins with our youth is perpetuated in amoral behavior in many adults and that contributes to the decline of America today.
Source by Dr. Tim G Williams