We live in interesting times and nowhere is that illustrated more clearly than in the current election cycle… Trump? A socialist? A Tea Party candidate? Hillary? My mind is not officially blown… but this article tells me I need to buckle in. In fact we all do. All of the stuff I mention above is a product of forces that have been at work since the 1940s. There’s another article (I’ll see if I can find it) that talks about how the post-war wealth produced societal changes that gave rise to the modern education system. The modern education system has been slowly evolving into a purely secular machine that has gradually moved the prevailing systems of thoughts away from the Judaeo-Christian ethic. Good or bad what we see today is a result of that.
What’s coming will evolve a little more rapidly but it will still take some time… I really can’t imagine what this country will look like in the next 30 to 40 years if, Lord willing, I live that long. This morning I read an article that talks about the pending changes that will shape economics and society in a big way. The workforce will change and it will be pretty wide-sweeping. I don’t have enough of a grasp of the situation to declare how different it will be but I wonder if the biggest change will be our cultural dependency on a centralized government. The groundwork is already lain… I don’t know if a socialist will win this election but it’s inevitable. And I think the changes that are coming will only further increase social-centrism in American culture. The question is how we’ll traverse that process – it’s already upon us.