STAFFORD –Last Monday evening, 150 people showed up at the Holiday Inn on Route 72 to attend the Barnegat High School Reunion. Among the oldest in attendance were Sara Stratton Osborn, Class of 1940, Doris Johnson Barnes, Class of 1942, and Eleanor Schrayshuen Crane, Class of 1941. Many of them no longer live in southern Ocean County but traveled from other counties and other states to attend the reunion. Carl Larson, Class of 1956, came all the way from Lakewood WA.
What is it about some people that makes them form a devoted allegiance to mentally ill, morally warped, self-aggrandized dictators? There have been many throughout history, and it appears the trend will continue until, like Tom Lehrer wrote decades ago in his satiric song. “The Merry Minuet,” “... what Nature doesn’t do to us will be done by our fellow man.”These folks get even crazier when someone makes fun of them, and scream about retaliation.
There have been many reports of late about hate crime, hate rallies, etc. Apparently political correctness blew out the door when the nation’s current administration blew in. Bigotry, religious and racial hatred never went away. Some of it, maybe, but when it became no longer acceptable to make racial slurs or tell ethnic or racial jokes in public, it just got buried for a while. I moved to southern Ocean County in 1978 and soon started working at the Times-Beacon Newspapers.
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