08 Jan 1973-1976 were hard on America
“From 1973-1976 America suffered more wounds to its’ ideal of itself than at just about any other time in its’ history. Criminal president, oil shock, inflation, military defeat, etc…”
Apparently from Rick Perlstein
That was exactly when I formed a substantial piece of my identity as an American. Couple it with my mom getting divorced, and having a new boyfriend, and starting to spend time at Ed Burke’s house, and my ongoing reading, lots of polyannish science fiction-we call that ‘solutionist’ now – the idea that we have solutions.
And I still (don’t tell anyone) believe in solutions. But still there are those wounds to our ideal of self.