So, I was just cruising Youtube, checking out some 'blasts from the past'...and stumbled upon this...
and - even though I've 'known' it intellectually - it just drove home how little we've 'progressed' in the span of my lifetime.
Nothing has changed, and if anything it's gotten worse.
For a time I lived in a 'bubble' (way before the modern meme of 'living in the bubble' took hold), and I really thought society was moving forward.
update: Jimi Hendrix was on freakin' acid, and he had a firmer grasp of the situation than our current politicians do!
I actually thought all that fucked-up shit taught us something.
I truly believed we had learned from our mistakes, and our recent wars were just the last dying vestiges of our brutal past.
When I watched that video a little while ago, I saw the exact same behavior that we see played out all across the globe today.
Nothing has changed; if anything it's gotten worse.
Not one goddamned thing has changed since that photo was taken.