If you need to watch something uplifting about America, watch the PBS documentary on Woodstock. The country was in turmoil when Woodstock took place and the message was loud and clear. We can all come together without violence and enjoy a 3 day music festival while pitching in and helping each other. It was a different time and I wonder it that happen today?
Supposedly at one point there were 450,000 people at Woodstock. They needed the regular things a city of that many people would need for three days from bathrooms to food to water to medical help. The majority of them were young stoned and tripping. What is incredible is how for the most part they were respectful of each other which included helping hands in serving food and walking someone down from a bad trip. It was truly incredible.
Kids of today are very different. They are connected to each other through social media and are able to be in touch with their parents constantly. Parents hover so kids lean. Sure they go to music festivals but they are dramatically different from the kids who went to Woodstock. There is also the drugs. LSD and weed were the drug of choice but the drugs today are Molly, pills and too much alcohol. Big difference.
There has been an effort to put on another Woodstock celebrating the 50th anniversary but the ability to get a permit has been tough. I am not sure it what we need as a nation to come together. It don’t think it is a musical festival but something where we see a myriad of faces who want to show no anger, no division, no prejudice but just leadership from the youth as a time to step across the aisles and embrace each other for a new future and get out of the where we are right now because it isn’t pretty.