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  •  what is most disconcerting for me to watch (7+ / 0-)

    is gen x starting to sing the same BS tune from the boomer hymnal.

    solidarity is the only way we get out of this trap, folks. and yes, those to whom more has been given need to pony up and help out those who haven't, and stop pulling up those ladders.

    •  Gen X has always been singing that tune (0+ / 0-)

      at least the older cohort now in their 40s.

      Reagan Youth, "social security will never be there for us so fuck it", cynicism about any concerted action, especially government. Envy for the Gordon Gekko days of 1980s Wall Street when they were in college, not to mention their own misdeeds more recently. The boomers have been using that songbook too, but a smaller percentage of them.

      Today's 40-somethings are the worst-voting cohort under 70. Let's hope their kids turn out a lot better than they are, though luckily there won't be many of them.

      •  the older gen xers are in their 50s (1+ / 0-)
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        cville townie

        also known as generation jones, and yeah, they're quite conservative politically. the ones in their early 40s and late 30s are the younger tail of that generation, who came of age under bush 1 and clinton instead of reagan, and more likely to align with the millennials, both politically and in terms of getting screwed by the decadal long recessions that never seem to recover for young people

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