What Jim saw coming in the world:
"The inexorable march of fascism, the long range futility of Flower Power, the graying of the hippies into coupon clipping yuppies turning their backs on the ideals of the movement, and such as that. He was a student of Voltaire along with all the other philosophers already associated with him.
He was incredibly astute politically, and correctly observed that most of the people of our generation were following the fad, not steeped in rightfulness of what was being attempted. The prevailing excuse was (is?) ‘It’s cool, so we’ll do this until the NEXT change in the wind/moral direction comes along.’ He liked Dylan’s lyrics “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows,” although he did not become involved in any political action himself.
He preferred to observe as the watcher. And what he saw saddened him, vapid lemmings, racing to sea in order to ‘be like everyone else.’"