History , history ! We fools , what do we know or care . — William Carlos Williams
Palmer launched a series of police raids on immigrant communities , arresting and deporting people who were said to be anarchists and Bolsheviks ; aliens .
There were issues to be worked out in the country .
Warren G. Harding was about to become President . He told the country what it needed was ” normalcy ” . During his administration a giant bribery scandal occurred called the Teapot Dome .
Edward Doheny was just one of many involved . Doheny was an L.A. oil man . Teapot Dome was the biggest scandal around , probably , until Watergate .
When I look over photos from the Jazz Age I begin to wonder if we 21st C. folk are dealing with similar issues in very similar ways , maybe having learned very little as the decades fly on .