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Thoughts On Where We Are, and Where We're Going
(09-24-2018, 01:59 PM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(09-24-2018, 10:47 AM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(09-23-2018, 11:10 PM)Galen Wrote:
(09-23-2018, 04:52 AM)Bob Butler 54 Wrote: I see the millennials as too busy keeping their heads above water to try to control the flood.

As an Xer with a Millie sister who has also interacted with a large number of them it seems more like they have been too sheltered to understand what is really going on.  There are a few that haven't and they act more like Xers then I would have expected.

What it interesting to me is that the generation that follows.  I have encountered a surprising number of them who know that they are screwed and know who did it.

Hint:  They don't blame Generation X.  So far they seem to be looking at Xers to pick up survival skills.

They know that Big Business and a government that does what Big Business wants it to do are not their friends. Plutocracy sucks -- it always has and always will.

Yes indeed. And more Boomers than Xers realize this, because Boomers remember a government that worked before the libertarian conservatives (Reagan et al) got in and stopped it from working.

A recent study made a point I hadn't given much thought to myself.  Things started to go south when the civil rights movement started to make real gains.  All of a sudden, Silents decided that they weren't for well-funded schools for THOSE kids and unions started changing rules to make newer member less a part of the union because THOSE people were coming to join and take white jobs.  It was both self defeating and bound to fail.  Test scores dropped as the children of lesser schooling started rising to the grades where testing was measured.  Unions started to fall apart as workers saw less benefit in joining.  

This all started in earnest in the early 1970's, and accelerated under Reagan when the racial dog whistles came out.  It's gotten worse ever since.
Intelligence is not knowledge and knowledge is not wisdom, but they all play well together.

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RE: Thoughts On Where We Are, and Where We're Going - by David Horn - 09-24-2018, 03:02 PM

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