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  •  With all due respect to you, I think iburl was (0+ / 0-)

    trying to take a shot at the echelon occupied by Boomers of Brooks' stripe. (Um, that would be the rear echelon, whence the self-explanatory acronym "REMF" :)

    The Boomers as a larger demographic fought against an unjust and immoral war and helped bring greatly increased freedoms to large swaths of the population (blacks, women, Latinos, LGBT and so on). Society owes their generation a great debt of gratitude, maybe not quite as great as that owed the 'Greatest Generation' but close to it, imho.

    Full disclosure: I was born in 1959 at the tail end of the Baby Boom, so I cannot claim membership in it. Instead, my generation gave us disco (and punk rock!).

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