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celebrities at political conventions
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A question for those who are old enough; was it common for celebrities to speak at political conventions before boomers took over?
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(07-26-2016, 07:54 PM)Dan Wrote: A question for those who are old enough; was it common for celebrities to speak at political conventions before boomers took over?

Not really.  Truth is I could care less about that.

The thing that isn't being mentioned, which is of considerable importance, is the protests and empty seats at the convention. I looked at the Cernovich videos mentioned and and believe that he is relaying an accurate account.  The protests at the Republican convention were almost non-existent.  Indeed the only media outlet that covered any of the protests was Brietbart which no doubt would seem odd to most people here.





As always the sources are included and I recommend that you look at them.
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Boomers probably became the dominant generation in American political life in the early 1990s. The generational constellation in 1992 (middle of a 3T) for adults looked like this, and I will use film and music stars instead of politicians as examples:


Lost (Reactive) 92+ ... George Burns, Helen Hayes
GI (Civic) 68-91 .... Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Hepburn
Silent (Adaptive) 50-67 ... Joan Rivers, Bob Dylan
Boom (Idealist) 32-49 .... Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
X (Reactive) 11-31 .... Molly Ringwald, Cuba Gooding

GIs were the most powerful generation in American politics from the 1950s to the 1980s, The Silent may have been the weakest generation in American politics.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(07-29-2016, 03:29 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: Boomers probably became the dominant generation in American political life in the early 1990s. The generational constellation in 1992 (middle of a 3T) for adults looked like this, and I will use film and music stars instead of politicians as examples:


Lost (Reactive) 92+ ... George Burns, Helen Hayes
GI  (Civic) 68-91 .... Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Hepburn
Silent (Adaptive) 50-67 ... Joan Rivers, Bob Dylan
Boom (Idealist) 32-49 .... Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks
X (Reactive) 11-31 .... Molly Ringwald, Cuba Gooding

GIs were the most powerful generation in American politics from the 1950s to the 1980s, The Silent may have been the weakest generation in American politics.

I remember asking a question, "When did the 'old elite' get replaced by the 'new elite'?" I think this answers my question—with Boomers coming into power in the early 90s.
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—Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)

"History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes."
—Mark Twain

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