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I'd agree, except for two things:
1) The average age of politicians and CEO's and their ilk tends toward
the higher numbers - often even past "retirement age".
2) The 60's "time in the sun" wrt power would have been around the 80's
and 90's. They weren't exactly boom years for social and environmental
awareness in corporates or politics.
As a child of a younger generation, I'm sick of hearing how the 60's
generation was so full of "peace and love". Woodstock, the poster-child
event for that generation, was a massive rip-off by the people who
attended (the organisers and bands got shafted by a large number of
freeloaders), and those values that appeared to be so prolific when the
60's generation was young seem to have been replaced by a "greed is
good" motto once they reached earning capacity.
Smells more like a bunch of people out for what they can get (the same
way people have always been), than a new enlightened era, to me. I'll
grant there were people who were honest in their beliefs, and stuck to
them - but I don't accept that there were any more then than there are
now. Perhaps it's just that the media was focussing on them then, where
it focusses on different things now - perhaps you were just all sold the
idea of being revolutionary, the same way Woodstock and the Beatles were
marketing triumphs. Certainly, if you look at things like Kyoto and
Tampa and "the war on terrorism" (Bush was born in 46, btw, which would
put him squarely in the "flower power" generation), it doesn't look like
there's been a shift in power or attitudes as the flower power
generation came into control.
On Sun, 2002-09-08 at 09:36, Ann Moffatt wrote:
> kevin wrote
> " Something went wrong somewhere along the line. If the generation back
> then was so strong in it's ability to change the political direction of
> the world, why has that strength vanished as those people have moved
> into the age and the positions of power themselves?
> It's not all "the youth of today" that have stopped caring."
> good point kevin, but the 60s children are not those i power now, most of us
> are now over 60. those in power now are our children who haven't EXPERIENCED
> anything but peace. they are the ones who seem to want to live on the edge.
> also, we weren't in power in the 60s but were the youngs protesting against
> those in power. as rachel said-where are the youngs now, the 16-30yr olds?
> peace & love
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