The world was a very different place back in 1984; although maybe not as different as we'd like to think. Everything changes, and yet nothing changes. Plus ça change; take your pick.
So, cop a lad of this - written 36 years ago by maverick folk singer Blaze Foley, it's a withering attack on the 40th. president of the United States, one Ronald Reagan. But when I listen to it all I see is the present incumbent of the White House...
In his oval room, in his rockin’ chair,
He’s the president, but I don’t care.
He’s a business man, he got business ties.
He got dollar signs in both his eyes .
Got a big airplane, take him everywhere.
Got his limousine, when he get there.
Everywhere he goes, make the people mad.
Makes the poor man beg, and the rich man glad.
Blaze Foley - Oval Room