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  •  I think the boomer generation will (7+ / 0-)

    have to die off and there will be something other than social security.  I think it is gone soon.  I just don't know anymore.  Thanks for the T & R.

    We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:52:44 AM PDT

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    •  The boomer generation is the collective memory (2+ / 0-)
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      of the social justice gospel of MLK and JFK's aspirational inspiration instead of the prosperity gospel of the me-generation Reagan babies and their mega-churches.

      The boomer generation... well, half of us boomers... had to fight tooth and nail with the other half who were the conservative dicks and forerunners of today's teabaggers and radical wingnuts.

      Just like today, there were those who wanted the right to live their lives in peace and quiet and dignity as they saw fit... and then there were those uptight conservatives whose authoritarian nature demanded control and fealty over everyone in every dimension of our lives.

      And we won a few fights... because we were lifted upon the shoulders of those who fought and died to bring forth some rights a generation before us.

      It never ends. The conservatives and their selfishness will always be with us and each generation has to learn to stand up and fight simply to keep the yardlines of rights from shrinking away from them. Winning extra ground simply gives some play for the future generations to have breathing room to continue the work.

      The young of today stand on the shoulders of the DFH boomers and those socialists and multitudes of immigrants who fought for those rights that so many take for granted. The baton will be passed. Let's hope it is never dropped and the light never goes out.

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