Today we are going to do two things: Look at a Powerpoint presentation over the basics of the cold war and the establishment of Communist rule in China, and a Crash Course video on the cold war focusing on the struggle between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
Song of the day
I've been in a funk for the last couple of days ever since I saw the footage of the arrest of George Floyd that resulted in his death. We are dealing with so much with general anger in peoples' responses to the coronavirus, government restrictions on society, fake news, indifferent leaders, and political infighting, and massive flooding that adding another American citizen killed in a routine detention has turned the world upside down. It makes me think of Detroit's own Marvin Gaye, who along with the Motown records crew, wrote this song in response to the racial issues of the 1960s, the war in Vietnam, the treatment of Vetrans returning from the war, and the political issues in the United States at the time. It's a song of protest, of love for your fellow human beings; a song that says that we have more in common than we have different, and is a song of hope for a future where our differences are behind us. This is the song What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye.