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Post Number: 72
|Posted on Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 07:59 pm: |
Thank you,Tonya.That is very kind of you.As far as the current generation goes,I'm afraid that I've had to take the same view that the ruling class of white folks did about the hippies of the 60s,which was just ignore them entirely and go to work on the next generation.If you accept the premise that the objective was to have a middle class that is dumber than a coal bucket,then the policies and trends of the 70s,80s and 90s make perfect sense.A stupid middle class is always a worthwhile objective for the ruling class.Poor people fight revolutions but peolple of the middle class are always the organizers of one.This generation pretty much has it's preferences and values carved in stone by now.We should be applying whatever influence we might have as individuals on the next generation and just scratch this one off of the list of things to waste time on.It is not possible,in my opinion,to cause the major sort of shift in perception required to bring about a change that profound in the fundemental values of millions of adults.My kid was raised better than that,and my grandchildren will be also.That's about all that I can do.But what was just one guy with some odd ideas 40 years ago is now about half a dozen people with some odd ideas,and if the progression continues with the granchildren marrying and having kids with odd ideas it'll just start snowballing.That's what I'm pulling for anyway.
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