Response to malthaussen (Original post)
Thu Jul 12, 2012, 10:29 AM
grilled onions (1,715 posts)
6. We Were There
There used to be silly mini movies shown at school called You Are There and it tried to put you in the middle of historical events. In the 60's we were there! We had such hop for the 3 K's. No it was not $$$ and no it was not the infamous "three k's" but rather The two Kennedy's and King. We were in the middle of a war we did not understand,did not want and got to see far too many boys,mandated by law, shipped to the rice paddies never to come home or to come home unable to speak of the horrors or so physically maimed that they were never whole again.
We were blamed for the huge growth spurt in classroom sizes. Later on we have been blamed for taking too many jobs,hogging up social security etc. But then as in many times in our past a former war(sorry police action) that we call the Korean War was in part to blame for this bounce of newborns circa 1950 or so. How ironic that one war's "booms" created a boom of babies that we are still at fault for just being part of a population explosion.
We had hopes and dreams and we could have come a long way if not for others who stopped our ideas from maturing. We had good leaders but these leaders were viewed a major threat and were eliminated before they could improve our world. Let's hope the next generation of "boomers" can get their ideas across before it's too late.
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