The Summer of Hate

June 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm (Commentary, Culture, Geopolitics and International Relations, News) (, )

I was thinking earlier today about that historical phenomenon in U.S. history called the Summer of Love- which happened 50 years ago this summer back in 1967 when a whole bunch of flower children and hippies flocked en masse to San Francisco and everyone was convinced that a new golden age they called the Age of Aquarius was just around the corner.
I was then thinking how this Summer of 2017 might turn into the Summer of Hate given all the recent incidents this year of people attacking, maiming and killing other people because they didn’t belong to the same religion, race or political belief system as the attacker.
Then I get on Facebook and remember that today June 21st is the start of summer.
And then I ask myself, is the Summer of Hate just getting started?

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4 Comments

  1. righteousbruin9 said,

    In 1969, Altamont put an end to the Flower Power “season”. There also was never a “summer of love” for black people- the late sixties and early seventies were horrible, in black communities, with riots in over 2,000 cities, nationwide. This year, there is a lot of media hype on incidences of hate, yet kindness and hopefulness go forward regardless. Stand tall, Chris. This abysmal series of events will pass.

  2. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    😦 I’ve wondered the same thing.
    But, I’m hopeful that it will a summer of kindness, respect, and love. 🙂
    It seems the national news only shows the bad stuff (which they should, because it is awful 😦 ), but they never share the good things people are doing for each other. The local news is showing great stories of people doing good things….which adds to my hope! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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