Establishing Perspective

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RebLem
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Establishing Perspective

Post by RebLem » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:32 pm

One of our big problems now is that too many people seem to have no sense of perspective. Ever since Flip Wilson introduced us to The Church of What's Happening Now, we have been sliding away from even the concept that the study of history and getting some historical perspective on today's events is even relevant or important.

A case in point:
​Oh, geez, I am really getting scared by all these dangerous people around the country who have no sense of history. I was just in an Audiophile group where someone talked about using a Fleetwood Mac song as a test record. Someone else chimed in that that was recorded "a really long time ago." I asked him if he had ever heard any of William Byrd's Masses.
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