The world has always been a crazy place

september-9-11-attack-11This has always been a crazy world.

The other day I told my children that they have had to experience nuttier things than I did as a kid. They’ve been alive for 911, Donald Trump and the Corona Virus.

I was wrong. During my childhood I experienced the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. I watched the evening news as police attacked blacks with police dogs and water hoses because they wanted equal rights.

During my life time a white man could not marry a black woman without being thrown in jail. I lived in the middle of the 1967 Detroit riots. And my cousin talked about being turned away from entering certain bars  because of the color of her skin — in downtown Detroit.

Some of you lived through World War I, World War II and the Holocaust. Do any of you remember the fear of Russia and the United States possibly blowing up the world?

Turmoil in the Middle East has been a concern for centuries and now many of us are confined to our houses or only going out in public after we put on our masks to protect us and others from this virus that came to us from a half  a world away.

In our last election we voted for two people that none of us liked.

I was wrong to tell my children that their childhood was more troubling than mine. I guess when you are living it as a kid, weird turns to normal.

I expected world leaders to be killed. I expected blacks and whites to clash.

Today my kids expect people to be killed by Corona virus. They expect conservatives and liberals to clash.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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I am a 58 year old retired sports journalist, husband and father of two living outside of Detroit in search of his next big adventure in life.

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