Sunday, November 10, 2019

November 9 -- A day late in commemorations

I was not in good enough shape yesterday to draw attention to two things that meant something to me.

First was the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).  This obviously meant a lot to people at the time.  Sadly, there is now an all-too-active right-wing movement in what used to be East Germany.  Here's one report on that phenomenon.  Angela Merkel grew up in the East and no doubt is discouraged that at the end of her political career she is still fighting the same fight.
Then I ran across a video of the group Genesis on YouTube, (link to be fixed)performing live in 1973, in Detroit, right across the river from me.  Is there a direct connection with the Cold War? Or, for that matter, Brexit?  But trouble was on its way.  Oh, trouble was here.

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