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Angry Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 09:35 PM
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4. The echo boomers are coming..... Be afraid, be very afraid...
For they are a totalitarian's dream come true.

"They have been heavily programmed. The kids who have had soccer Monday, Kung Fu Tuesday, religious classes Wednesday, clarinet lessons Thursday. Whose whole lives have really been based on what some adult tells them to do," says Levine.

"This is a generation that has long aimed to please. They've wanted to please their parents, their friends, their teachers, their college admissions officers."

It's a generation in which rules seem to have replaced rebellion, convention is winning out over individualism, and values are very traditional.

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"When you ask kids, 'What do you most hope to achieve there?' Where they used to say, 'I wanna be No. 1. I wanna be the best,' increasingly they're saying, 'I wanna be an effective member of the team. I wanna do everything that's required of me,'" says Howe.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/01/60minutes/mai...

Now put that in context with these....

U.S. Propaganda Bureau to Get 90% More Funding than PBS
http://mediacitizen.blogspot.com/2006/02/bush-budget-pu...

Fear factors greatly into how Americans vote
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

The Power of Nightmares: Baby It's Cold Outside
Should we be worried about the threat from organised terrorism or is it simply a phantom menace being used to stop society from falling apart?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/3755686.stm
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