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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:18 PM

19. I think that stereotype came from the 60s and 70s:

the older generations (the Greatest Generation in charge then) were overall more conservative than the radicals (excluding the 30s' New Dealers and Lincoln Brigade members, of course), including the Cold War Liberals (who themselves began splitting up as JFK moved away from the Cold War, Eisenhower denounced the MIC, and LBJ grew his hair out); in the 70s and 80s, many of the Boomers went conservative; 1976 saw the libertarian/business/televangelist/militarist Reagan coalition come together and start snowballing, as it would until 1984-87

all of these generational and political changes were generalized into a belief that people got conservative as they got older, or had kids, or what-have-you

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