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Mon Mar 17, 2014, 02:26 PM

57. The way I see it

--that longing for a true sense of community--the ideal of the 60's but also rooted in history--was scoffed at during the Reagan years, when the Rethugs labelled it "socialism" (not good for bizness) and promoted the cynical Ayn Randian path of Holy Capitalism we are all now victims of. And as we now see, that path erodes mutual trust and a sense of community. But alienation and depression in the general public is excellent for all sorts of commercial enterprises, and wars. Keeps people divided and isolated. The ideals of the Boomers were run over, but they were still in the right direction.

OK so They won the battle, but maybe not the war. The Bushcheney nightmare & its aftermath is so bad that it has opened eyes. The Millennials, children of the young adults of the 60's-70's--have come on board and I agree they have their eyes open to a lot of this. They are up against a formidable foe but they realize they are fighting for their future.

We all need to pull together, whatever generation.

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