Nothing is constant except change. Without going into Heraclitus, Aristotle or Chinese philosophy, we are experiencing rapid change. Can you feel it I haven’t seen this cultural change since the late 1960s. It’s radical and extreme. Alvin Toffler, author of “Future Shock” and “The Third Wave” described Future Shock as “… the fear that is evoked by too much change in too short a time.” He predicted resistance to such change, which we are now in see society.
For now, I will spare you a discussion about the division of our nation. We see this here in Madison County, where the Democratic Party is being ousted by the Republican Party at the county level. We can expect more changes as the reallocation process moves forward as Illinois has lost its population and will lose a seat in Congress. Don’t expect Chicago to take that hit. This change will come from Downstate Illinois.