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libdem4life

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11. I remember, however, the idealism of the Boomers. We were going to stop wars and
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 02:30 PM
Dec 2015

move to Peace and Love. We were young then, driving used VW buses (Don't come knockin' if this bus is rockin&quot with peace signs and flowers in our hair. In context, all was well. Education (at least in California) was cheap or free, if you got a college degree you were almost assured of a good job. Healthcare wasn't even on our radar. We had been brought up by the I Like Ike folk to believe all was well, there was plenty, and those who did not have much...well that was their problem. You just had to try harder.

But the Boomers are now in power, and our kids and grand kids have the same sense of entitlement that goes with the majority culture of their time. Now they need an expensive Master's Degree to go into major debt, instead of buying a house. And they Maybe they will get a job, which is why probably the feds will at least supplement K-16 schooling. And everything cultural has been notched up a few decibels.

Not disagreeing with you, but also hoping for the best. I am optimistic that the youth voting for Bernie see that and that this may very well be their time to take charge as a demographic to fight the oligarchy tide.

Mid-Night Essay [View all] H2O Man Dec 2015 OP
As the father of four I get what you wrote. panader0 Dec 2015 #1
Thank you. H2O Man Dec 2015 #6
I think your OP could use this - DURHAM D Dec 2015 #2
Sweet Honey in the Rock is possibly the most powerful group of female singers ever Hekate Dec 2015 #3
I wasn't familiar H2O Man Dec 2015 #8
Much appreciated! H2O Man Dec 2015 #7
Great composition...you get an "A" libdem4life Dec 2015 #4
More and more H2O Man Dec 2015 #10
I remember, however, the idealism of the Boomers. We were going to stop wars and libdem4life Dec 2015 #11
Valid, important points. H2O Man Dec 2015 #12
.... libdem4life Dec 2015 #13
Kick and Rec, H2O Man Hekate Dec 2015 #5
Thank you! H2O Man Dec 2015 #14
Thank You Martin Eden Dec 2015 #9
Thanks, Martin Eden! H2O Man Dec 2015 #15
No easy solutions what to do (or not do) about ISIS Martin Eden Dec 2015 #16
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows Are sent forth. voteearlyvoteoften Dec 2015 #17
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