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  •  Shame and self-consciousness (2+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, zinger99

    Seriously, a lot of the sixties generation look back on their "youth" and feel a little ashamed, hence their quasi-conservatism later in life, or full-blown wingnuttery (Jon Voight). Their lurch to the right apparently came during the Carter/Reagan years.

    •  Michael Moore's post-2004 election letter (1+ / 0-)
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      Rick B

      If there was one group who really came through on Tuesday, it was the young people of America. Their turnout was historic and record-setting. And few in the media are willing to report this fact.

      Unlike 2000 when Gore and Bush almost evenly split the youth vote (Gore: 48%, Bush: 46%), this year Kerry won the youth vote in a LANDSLIDE, getting a full ten points more than Bush (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%).

      Young people were the ONLY age group that voted for Kerry. In every other age group (30-39, 40-49, 50-59, etc.), the majority voted for Bush.

      The only age group in which the majority voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 54%, Bush: 44%), proving once again that your parents are always wrong and you should never listen to them.  
    •  The assasinations of Martin Luther King and RFK (1+ / 0-)
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      The Marti

      Not to sound too dramatic, but it broke the baby boomer generation's hearts, and two Nixon landslides broke their will. Also, after the end of the Vietnam war and the draft, sixties radicals didn't have anything to protest.

      Adulthood, and adapting and conforming to a more conservative late 1970s America naturally followed.

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