In the brightening
before the crooked pinch on the wick,
the good were fragile~
the best, blind bonfires
soon scattered to ash
around which we danced
til wind and time,
hate or the authorities
blew them away
to give us blood and stormlight,
the blister of wildfires,
burning jungles and napalmed skin.
Blame us because
we had to burn;
This summer will be the 50 year anniversary of the summer of love, 1967. Photos show what else just happened to be going on back then.
I have used photographic annotations, but also include some textual ones below.
Images of the 1960's courtesy of google, public domain:
Two young women at a Viet Nam war protest; Robert F. Kennedy shortly after being fatally shot, lying on the pantry floor of the Ambassador Hotel in LA, heard asking, "Is everyone alright?"; Headlines in the NYT, April 4th 1968; Young woman dancing; Young men burning their draft cards; Students at U.C Berkeley demonstrating against Dow Chemical, manufacturer of napalm, used in Viet Nam to burn jungle areas, often resulting in high civilian casualties.
Some results of googling "how baby boomers destroyed everything'
We can thank baby boomer[s]... for a nation that has no sound policy on foreign affairs, the environment, energy, social welfare, human rights, terrorism, technology development, education, debt, etc.
The body politic rests on the slab because boomers put it there, because decades of boomerism produced the problems and disaffection of which 2016 was merely the latest expression.
Most of these articles were written by millennials.Their argument, in general, is that boomers are responsible for all of the ills of the past 30 years, including unnecessary wars, political gridlock, economic recession followed by economic stagnation and, finally, that they are responsible for creating the toxic, miasmic ideological swamp out of which crawled the malevolence that is Donald Trump.."