As I watched the national news , the political ads and the handwringing and political posturing over the continuing strife in the Middle East I remembered two works that are over 35 years old. but seem to be perfect for our current world and political situation. One is from a movie called Network from 1976 and the other is a Kingston Trio song, “The Merry Minuet,” from 1962.
It seems that the more things change the more they stay the same. Our world doesn’t seem to have solved any of the problems referred to in these clips …. I don’t know whether anger, as suggested by Network or acceptance, as suggested by the Kingston Trio is the correct path.
I seem to go back and forth between the two.
Clip from Kingston Trio
Clip from Network