A Revolution in Summer 2021 Draws Near
We have a lot to look forward to in 2021. It is a time of dramatic change, for most, it is a time of rising expectations.
Interesting note from history, in times of rising expectations came revolts, revolutions, and riots. Another possibility is the revenge of unrealistic expectations like clinging to an all-white past that never existed in the first place.
From the Washington Post on July 24, 2016 Robert J Samuelson wrote. It's the Revolution of Rising Expectations Again.
He says in part:
Watching Donald Trump last week, I thought of Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher whose "Democracy in America," published circa the 1830s, remains the most insightful study of our national character. But it was Tocqueville's other masterpiece, "The Old Regime and the Revolution" (1856), that came foremost to mind. In it, he outlined what we now call the "revolution of rising expectations" — a concept highly relevant to the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
The epicenter of corruption is now Washington, DC. It is for this reason that its power to govern has become impotent, chaotic, and illogical. It is a fencing match with no winner, but we, the people, continue to lose the most. This must stop now.
The Federal government's power is streaming away from this epicenter, leak after leak toward local governing bodies. It streaks naked past the state level unabashed and unafraid, to where it belongs, in the hands of the people in our counties, cities, townships, villages, and neighborhoods.
About the Author
Since the 70s and right up to the present, Theo Villella has kept a hand in creative writing. While observing, commenting, and sometimes participating in the American drug culture, Mr. Villella has written hundreds of poems, short stories, essays, and journals. Often, he documented what he experienced, from pot to opioids and more recently, the Kratom he uses to manage chronic pain from injuries received in a severe car accident back when he was 19. In his first book "The War on Drugs", he tells his story in an intimate and compelling way that the reader will likely find thought provoking and interesting, considering the current importance of creating a dialog around the use of drugs.