Does history repeat itself? Maybe we’re entering a Second Great Depression? Or perhaps even a rerun of America’s Civil War?
Now as then, our people are beset by a crisis of vision. Who are we now, and what do we choose to become?
Can culture warfare be transcended? Can we move toward building and sharing a common vision? A collaborative and democratic vision respecting the rights and desires of all our people?
The link is to a Civil War-era reflection piece with music, recorded near the time of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. It was prescient then and even more prescient now I believe, as Election 2020 looms.
U.S. Army Field Band and Chorus. Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe.
Second Civil War?
~ Jim Sawyer