Questioning Authority

chippy0516I remember growing up in the sixties when it was cool to wear tie dye bell bottom blue jeans with the American flag patch stitched upside down on your back pocket.  I wasn’t ten years old but I knew what was cool because the older kids wore the same thing.  We wore our hair long and dressed like the older kids to be fashionable. Nixon was our president and the big slogan back then was, “Question Authority.” It was a tumultuous time when college students protested the War against the communists in Southeast Asia and questioned every policy that pertained to the Nixon administration. Nixon was the establishment back then. The college kids protesting had the allegiance and the assistance of the main stream media. Back in those days that consisted of ABC, CBS, NBC and the New York Times.

Today, those same students, assisted by the media, who were protesting the establishment in the 1960’s as twenty year old kids, are now protecting and covering up the scandals of the current establishment. Why? Because their part of it. It is they who occupy and control the levers of power in government as well as the media. They are in control of their own narrative. This is why there are no real scandals today. To admit to any wrong doing on their part would shine the light on their own hypocrisy. Thats why you cant question their authority. If you try, they start screaming and charging you of being a racist, bigot or a collaborator of a right wing conspiracy.  There are no scandals involving Benghazi, IRS targeting of conservative groups, Fast & Furious Operation involving  gun running to Mexican CartelsNSA spying on citizens and the press  and now the trouble with the VA.
There aren’t any real wars to protest so there is no need for any anti-war marches.

Think about it? If this were the case with Richard Nixon during his presidency, he would have never been forced to resign. There would have never been impeachment proceedings in the house. In fact,  there would never have been television footage or newspaper stories about the student protests, Watergate or the Chicago riots during the Democrat convention.  The war in Vietnam. What war?  Heck, we would have never found out about Kent State  because it would have never happened. After Nixon’s presidential tenure he would have been revered as a great statesman and keeper of the peace by the literary and media elite. He would have been treated as the “Bill Clinton of the right”  making million dollar speeches and doing countless television interviews answering questions from adoring talks show hosts. Nixon would have been praised and admired for starting his own foundation raising and allocating money from questionable associates who resided in dangerous anti-American countries.

In today’s political world we don’t have the media/political collaboration as they did in the 1960’s that exposed government scandals and cover ups. That’s why the sixties movement became a tumultuous and exciting time for many people. They uncovered the truth about the illegal activities of an administration. We don’t have that type of scrutiny of the current administration.  That’s the problem. They don’t question authority when they have it. They only question authority when they don’t.