Are we living in a cocaine era?
Those of us old and sober enough at the time to remember the 60s will recall things like the summer of love. A pot and acid influenced ideology that permeated through society. Even if you never inhaled, the passive smoke wafted into everything. Its influence on music, art, and politics was undeniable. From Andy Warhol to Star Trek, dayglo colours and hippy altruism abounded.
Now things are very different. The polarization of politics is the most recognizable symptom but there are others. On any given subject, we are ready to circle the wagons and troll the internet for ammunition. Less likely to be open and susceptible. We gather in our corner, seek out like minds and look for ways to rubbish anyone that challenges us. Everyone is speaking loudly, no one is listening. Does that sound familiar?
Just as the drugs of yesteryear made their impact. The rampant use of Charlie has permeated our society. Just go out for the evening and watch all the beaky crowd change the atmosphere of the bar. Loud, aggressive and in your face. Then switch on the news and see the same attitude. Christian leaders, who should be promoting love (after all, it is what Jesus did) are spouting intolerance and division. Leftists who view anyone that thinks differently as fascists.
We all have our lines.