We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Or...he knew better than others, but the hype machine captured the narrative about who The Young were in those days. Which turned out to be less than half true, even with the pressure of self-fulfilling prophecy.
For all our self-absorption, it may eventually come to pass that the Boomers are remembered as an uninteresting and not-very-influential generation whose effect was largely temporary, ephemeral.
Assistant Village Idiot
I hope you're right, but I'm afraid boomers may be the generation that destroys the freedom we used to have.
Ironic that "the Greatest Generation" spawned the most self-centered generation.
Bob's open disdain and antagonistic attitude toward the manipulative, drooling media became apparent early on in his career.
I think any Conservative politician running for public office today should study Bob's interviews the way NFL teams study game films, and take a similar tactic with today's manipulative, Left-side-of-the-mouth drooling media... Imagine, if you will...
Gwen Awful: "Dr. Carson, could you please tell the panel where you stand on the issue of Intelligent Design..."
Dr. Carson: "I think the answer to that could likely be found in any one of Hillary Clinton's missing e-mails..."
True observations both re: generational paradigms, AVI and mud... Where's the "Like" button?
We all know that the apple never falls far from the tree. But, unless some industrious individual comes by real soon to pick them up, polish them and prepare them for market, or somehow make something out of them, if only hard cider, the deer will be the only beneficiaries...
Recognizing this, the social engineers running our culture picked these apples and "polished" them real good before they ever even had a chance to ripen...
The invention of the Generation Gap ensured that the Greatest Generation was not even that responsible for raising the Leastest Generation...