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    The vast majority of Boomers never protested anything, never complained about American institutional violence, never confronted their mythologies. They weren't hippies, didn't smoke marijuana (nevermind drop acid), didn't wear their hair down to their waists, didn't reject American Imperialism (or ever even believe in the existence of an American Empire).

    And of those who did protest -- well, how much protest would there have been had there not been a draft?

    The one great victory of the Boomers was the Sexual Revolution, which ultimately was just a spectacular victory for their own very immediate and personal self-interest. It was only on this front -- the front on which two middle-class kids could shack up together and still come home for thanksgiving without apologizing to anyone -- that Boomers across all socioeconomic strata (and even most faith traditions) piled on. Indeed, it was only on this front that the Boomers won, in a fairly short stretch of time, buy-in from their parents' generation, such that their parents suddenly found themselves also willing to abandon loveless marriages and move in with lovers, without marrying. Why? Because their parents themselves craved the same liberation.

    To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

    by UntimelyRippd on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:22:01 PM PST

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