Six Sentences: Boomers, in this New Moment


Perhaps the young ones will succeed, not on guns alone but on a range of critical social justice issues. I do hope so.

Still, while some are implying this is, as to the span of recent generations, this is no zero-sum, no need to speak and write as if Boomers (and those cohorts between then and now) were/are failed for not having created enough lasting Good.

As to Boomers, we were spot-on as to Vietnam, wholly so on Civil Rights, raised up environmental justice, nuclear weapons and energy, and later (some of us earlier), most of us were clear on the centrality of LGBT citizens' equality under law to American Justice.

Yet, and despite what we then rightly sensed and now know of marijuana's benefits, far too many were foolishly wrong on drugs.

Batting .833's pretty fair and we're hardly done and pleased to work with young activists; I am, myself, hardly finished.

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 21, 2018 at 9:44pm

These kids need our continual and thoughtful partnership.

Comment by koshersalaami on February 21, 2018 at 10:35pm

Well, yes

Guns isn’t the end, it’s the start

Comment by koshersalaami on February 22, 2018 at 11:01am

These kids will have a head start. We were one generation further removed from the previous generation like us. The previous generation like us was Franklin Roosevelt’s generation, and they were too far back in the sixties. We’re not. 

Comment by koshersalaami on February 22, 2018 at 11:03am

If I’m right about what’s happening on the Strauss and Howe model. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 22, 2018 at 11:47am

Thanks FM, Kosh!

Comment by Ron Powell on February 22, 2018 at 6:22pm

"Batting .833's pretty fair and we're hardly done and pleased to work with young activists; I am, myself, hardly finished."

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