Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Welcome to the new Roaring 20s!

Good Day World!

It's taken a century. 

The 20s are back in time for a new generation full of craziness.

Don't expect the Charleston to come back and compete with Hip Hop dancing. Or, Jazz to lead the way like back in the day, with current music trends favoring Pop and Rap.

The 1920s in America, often referred to as "The Roaring Twenties," was a time of celebration. A world war had ended. It was a time of prosperity and optimism.

Contrast that with how the teens (2010-2019) were, and our world today. At first glance, prosperity is still a common theme. But dig a little deeper and a troubling comparison also emerges...

The 1920s saw the rise of far right political movements and fascism in Europe. To make matters worse economic problems in Eastern Europe and the Balkans contributed to the emergence of dictators.

What we're seeing today, is the same breakdown of democracies in the face of fascism that the 1920s had to contend with. America, and the rest of the world, is still dealing with dangerous radicals seeking to usurp societies.

Technology in the 1920s saw the large-scale adoption of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, radio, and electricity. 

Technology has advanced so far in 2020, that tourist trips to planets like Mars will become routine. The Internet continues to evolve, but in many ways it's still a brave new world.

The youth culture of the 1920s was referred to as the Lost Generation. Our lost generation for the 2020s are called Millennials

Fads like pole-sitting were popular in the 1920s. Things haven't change too much (depending on how you look at it), and pole-dancing is popular today.

The biggest difference in the two eras is that in the 1920s there was a national sigh of relief after an extremely devastating war.

The contrast is dramatic.

As we begin the 2020s the nation is not at peace. Instead of celebrating, we're struggling to survive under the assault of the most corrupt president in history. Our republic is in danger like never before.

Welcome to the new Roaring 20s!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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