Historians often look back and examine the past. But historians also notice today. There have been a lot of changes recently that are changing the course of history.

Historians often look back and examine the past. But historians also notice today. There have been a lot of changes recently that are changing the course of history.
Much of America's history, culture and philosophy is radically disappearing and turning into something else—what I can not say.
Take Hollywood, for example. Almost from the beginning of movie making in California, actors and actresses were always glamorous. In public the women wore beautiful silk gowns or the latest fashion. Even when they were relaxing, they dressed perfect, whether they were horseback riding or playing tennis.
The Hollywood men wore suits and ties and drove luxury cars. They never appeared in scruffy beards or wore their shirt tails outside their pants.
No one wore faded or tattered blue jeans.
Were they perfect? Of course not. But they had the idea that they were role models to kids and needed to put on a good personage before adults. Hollywood has always had its share of drunks, unfaithful spouses, druggies, liars and thieves, but they managed, for the most part, to keep their sins under control and out of sight.
I no longer go to movies because I am not going to support an industry that lecturing me about social and political issues when they are as much the deplorable ones as anyone else. Now professional football is starting to change. Players are running the show and not adhering to rules, regulations and traditions. Too many players have long rap sheets of spousal abuse, drug usage, robberies, assaults and other wrong doings.
I no longer watch professional football. I cannot support anyone who shows so much disrespect for our country.
Russell and my brother-in-law were talking on the phone a couple of weeks ago. Todd mentioned that he was offered tickets to a Green Bay Packer game. He actually had two invites to sit in a luxury box from two different box owners. These box seats, of course, are very nice (and warm for Green Bay) and tables of food and drink are laid out for guests. In the past, these offers did not come easily, but now the offers are an indication of what people are thinking about the National Football League.
The changes we are seeing in America are what we can look forward to in the future. The protesters and activists from years ago are finally getting what they marched for.
Hollywood and professional football are not the only institution going through changes. The political climate in our state capitols and in Washington D.C., the breakdown  and watering down of religion, the dumbing down of education, and many other things in our society give historians a lot to ponder about the future.
History is made every day and the history we get are the actions we take today.
It's going to be a very different country and world very soon.

Kay Hively writes a weekly column for the Daily News.