Seems like this all pretty well started back in the '60's when Vietnam was in full swing. It was then that people began to dig into our government and find secrets that were being hidden. I can remember hearing Vietnam when I was a mother with only 4 kids back in 1965. How long it lasted is beyond me because when I moved to Colorado in 1973 they were publishing the death count on the news every day. Jane Fonda was making waves and flags were burning. The government lost all credibility. From Richard Nixon and Watergate to Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddick our leaders turned out to be mortal men. Televangelists were not immune either. Bobby and Tammy Faye Baker and their falling empire led to Jimmy Swaggert and and a host of others. Seems like every one had a secret to hide. It has not stopped. The few honest politicians are few and far between and have given rise to the saying, "You can send an honest man to Washington, but you can't get him back."
Seems like the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Honesty does not count for anything any more. An honest day's work for an honest day's pay is non-existent. We used to get hand me downs from the people on the other side of town, but now Goodwill, Thrift Shops, Consignment Shops are the norm. Those and yard sales. Days of sewing our own clothes are history. Fabric to sew a garment costs more than going to Walmart and buying something that was made in Tiawan or China. That is sad.
The information super highway lets us watch the news as it is happening. That really came across when we were bombing Baghdad. The rockets red glare has a whole new meaning. Schools will soon be obsolete because kids are blessed with a smart phone as soon as they can grasp an object. Want to know something, just type in your question and the answer will appear. Is this a good thing? I don't think so, but no one asked me.
So I am going to work on my bucket list and let the world go by at the speed of light. I will still respect my elders, though they are getting harder to find as I get older. Guess I am just getting soured on life as I miss the days when deals were sealed with a hand shake and lawyers were used to write your will. For now I am going to set on my deck out back and look for the Blue Moon which is supposed to be very bright. At least the moon is still something I can count on seeing.