Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hippie Dreams

I remember when the musical "Hair" was the in thing. Of course, the top-40 stations played the 5th Dimensions' "Age of Aquarius," with such pithy lyrics like

Harmony and understanding
Sympathy and trust abounding
No more forces of derision
Golden living dreams of visions
Mystic crystal revelations
And the mind's true liberation

Yeah, right. I suppose if you're toking dope 90% of the time, you might actually start believing that stuff, too. In the ensuing 40 years, however, I sure don't recall a lot of harmony, understanding, sympathy, or even trust abounding. You would think that only aging hippies would still buy into that line, but it looks like the Obamaniacs have tried to retool those canards, with the result that the true Obama believers have no doubt that there's nothing that BHO can't do, including walk on water.

Meanwhile, as Charles Krauthammer put it the other day, the rest of us have gone from "Who is he?" to "Who does he think he is?"

No comments: