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Are we in the new '60s?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Pringle, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Well played, dools.
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The 80s were boring, the 90s rocked, and the 00s ... oh, my God, they obviously suck. Come on. Maybe the '10s will be radical. You know?
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Neo flappers in the '20s?
  4. Perry White

    Perry White Active Member

    When there's a draft, get back to me.
  5. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    One difference is, that people back then actually saw government as a force for good, and Vietnam was the first big disillusionment to that concept. Then came the deaths of RFK and MLK, the Nixon resignation, then disco and economic hard times, the spreading of the "welfare queen" myth, the Iran hostage debacle, etc. So now we care little as what is now called a "beast" is being starved, and we expect our government to let us down. But the news churn is so rapid, the crises are only so much garbage-in-garbage out for us anymore.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Looks like somebody found their parents' acid.
  7. The Dizzle

    The Dizzle Member

    Thanks. Amazing how that dynamic seemed to make everything more urgent.

    Or so I've read.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Some of us of a certain age might still have our own stash somewhere. ;D
  9. Pringle

    Pringle Active Member

    Fixed that one for you.

  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    we have a bunch of assassinations to come then....
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I hope they are rioting over Starbucks prices.
  12. Yawn

    Yawn New Member

    These days, people can fight in internet chat rooms.

    This ain't the 60s. If we'd been losing WW II in 1944. Roosevelt would have lost. In Vietnam, we were killing kids. In Iraq, terrorists blow up more civilians than we could possibly account for. Our biggest crime? A frat prank or two at Abu-Gharib and flushing a Koran down the toilet. Hell, a bunch of liberal athiests in here would do that with a Bible in a hearbeat.
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