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ONE BABY BOOMER’S CONFESSIONAL

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I AM CONSCIOUS ENOUGH TO KNOW WHERE WE HAVE FAILED AS WELL AS WHERE WE HAVE SUCCEEDED



I am proud of being a Baby Boomer.Why?Because it was me and my generation of liberal activists and street protests who brought the nation Earth Day and the EPA.Ramped up the Civil Rights Movement.Founded the Women’s Movement that culminated in the Equal Rights Amendment.Exposed the lie that was the Viet Nam War although we couldn’t end it.  (That took another decade.)It was by and large we then-students who were able to accomplish these pretty damned important changes in American society.We were a minority group working against a far larger majority of Americans – older for the most part and what Nixon called “The Silent Majority” – but we succeeded.Beyond our wildest dreams if you want the truth.
But I’m also embarrassed about us.Why?Because I know very well that most of my Baby Boomer cohorts don’t agree with my liberal, progressive views.These are the folks in my generation who voted for Ronald Re…

TWO 100 DAY POSTS THAT PRETTY MUCH SUM IT ALL UP

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