“A place where we all chip in to help the less fortunate.” I grew up in the most restrictive, conservative househld imaginable, yet in the late 60’s, amidst the amusement usually involved in observing “hippies” and members of the “love generation”, I found there was a lot of very good idea being espoused, ideas I found in common with the ideals depicted in Gene Roddenberry’s STAR TREK and in certain other philosophies.
I’ve often thought the biggest tragedy of my generation was that by the mid-70’s, so much of that went by the wayside, and by the early 80’s, many who claimed to believe in such things did a violent “180” and became totally selfish greed-mongers of the most destructive kind. The country has been suffering more and more over the last 32 straight years as a result of this. I often have wondered if we would ever manage to turn things around for the better.
Paige Braddock and Jason McNamara
Feb 28, 2014