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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 10:22 AM
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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 10:31 AM
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i ask the same question all the time if the baby bommers had to deal with mandatory minimums, homeland security four dollar a gallon gas

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 10:39 AM
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Read Brokaw's book. An amazing read, and then decide for yourself.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 12:10 PM
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i ask the same question all the time if the baby bommers had to deal with mandatory minimums, homeland security four dollar a gallon gas
I don't understand what this has to do with the topic question.

And for the record, I would answer 'yes'.

[Edited on 7/11/2008 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 01:37 PM
Yes there is and the last 2 of them died on July 4th, 1826 within hours of each other. If the group you are talking about were so great they wouldn't be saddling their grandchildren w/ the enormous debt they have saddled us with. Think on that one for a while.
 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 01:56 PM
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Yes there is and the last 2 of them died on July 4th, 1826 within hours of each other. If the group you are talking about were so great they wouldn't be saddling their grandchildren w/ the enormous debt they have saddled us with. Think on that one for a while.
Jefferson and Adams, the last of the greats? That's a sad thought. By the way, I don't think that the generation of men and women referred to as the greatest generation by Brokaw are responsible for the economic situation today so much as some of those who came later.

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 02:09 PM
The "Greatest" Generation ran the country starting in the 60's and into the early 90's. Heck there are a few still hanging around Washington. I'd say they did a pretty sorry job. Deficits, inflation, jobs going overseas, Vietnam. You can worship them for their defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan but I'll take the job they've done since then which hasn't been too spectacular and we'll be paying for for years and years to come if we ever pay it off.
 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 03:06 PM
I'm referring to the people Brokaw coined as Greatest Generation - those who fought in WW2 and kept things going here. I do not worship them for their defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan although I'm thankful to them for their service there. I also admire the values and lifesytles that I believe Brokaw considered in bestowing that Greatest Generation moniker (althought I'm not sure he was the 1st to come up with that term). These are people who knew how to live within their means and were not above personal sacrifices when called for. Although some from this generation were involved in getting the US back on it's feet post-war I do not hold them responsible for the deficits, inflation, and outsourcing of jobs that are occurring now. Maybe the Silent Generation with some help from the Boomers and the Gen Xers.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 03:08 PM
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I'm referring to the people Brokaw coined as Greatest Generation - those who fought in WW2 and kept things going here. I do not worship them for their defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan although I'm thankful to them for their service there. I also admire the values and lifesytles that I believe Brokaw considered in bestowing that Greatest Generation moniker (althought I'm not sure he was the 1st to come up with that term). These are people who knew how to live within their means and were not above personal sacrifices when called for. Although some from this generation were involved in getting the US back on it's feet post-war I do not hold them responsible for the deficits, inflation, and outsourcing of jobs that are occurring now. Maybe the Silent Generation with some help from the Boomers and the Gen Xers.


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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 03:25 PM
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I'm referring to the people Brokaw coined as Greatest Generation - those who fought in WW2 and kept things going here. I do not worship them for their defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan although I'm thankful to them for their service there. I also admire the values and lifesytles that I believe Brokaw considered in bestowing that Greatest Generation moniker (althought I'm not sure he was the 1st to come up with that term). These are people who knew how to live within their means and were not above personal sacrifices when called for. Although some from this generation were involved in getting the US back on it's feet post-war I do not hold them responsible for the deficits, inflation, and outsourcing of jobs that are occurring now. Maybe the Silent Generation with some help from the Boomers and the Gen Xers.


Bravo....These are the people who in a lot of cases migrated with their parents to this country, dropped out of school during the depression to work for their families, fought in the war to end all wars, came home, worked hard, raised families, trusted in God and never once (to my ears) ever complained. It was who they were, it was what they knew and it is in my estimation the Greatest Generation.
No whining, no entilitlements, no handouts, just nose to the grindstone.

I'm proud to say I am a son of parents from the Greatest Generation.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 03:27 PM
Brokaw's "greatest generation" came home from the war and fell asleep in front of their TVs.They paid no attentions to Ike's warning. They didn't raise a word of protest about the Korean war or Vietnam, or the countless illegal interventions in Central and South America. They believed the Warren Report and everything else the media told them. They handed over the country to the CIA without a wimper of protest. No wonder Brokaw thinks so much of them.
 

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Brokaw's "greatest generation" came home from the war and fell asleep in front of their TVs.They paid no attentions to Ike's warning. They didn't raise a word of protest about the Korean war or Vietnam, or the countless illegal interventions in Central and South America. They believed the Warren Report and everything else the media told them. They handed over the country to the CIA without a wimper of protest. No wonder Brokaw thinks so much of them.


That bitter pill aside, I prefer to remember them for what they did and how they did it.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 04:53 PM
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They believed the Warren Report and everything else the media told them.
I don't think this faith in the media is a Greatest Generation only thing - it amazes me how many people take as gospel every sound byte or written word in news/mags and now on the net even today. (or in some cases how they'll pick their truths from the published assortment based on the flavor of the month or what they want to believe)

 

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They believed the Warren Report and everything else the media told them.
I don't think this faith in the media is a Greatest Generation only thing - it amazes me how many people take as gospel every sound byte or written word in news/mags and now on the net even today. (or in some cases how they'll pick their truths from the published assortment based on the flavor of the month or what they want to believe)


That's true. It never ceases to amaze me the power TV and the written word have. I think that, subconciously , people know that if a point of view is not endorsed by the major media it will never be acted upon so it's fruitless to pay attention to it.

 

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  posted on 7/11/2008 at 06:22 PM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=YvZ4cH_u1O4

This video got me thinking about it and how each generation is unique and none is better than the other. Also at the 3:00 mark I agree completely about that statement and how all toady's problems are because we didnt learn from histories mistakes

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  posted on 7/12/2008 at 12:07 PM
I think the generation born during WW11, pre-boomer, was the most creative and important. The Beatles, Stones, Dead, Airplane, Dylan, Beach Boys and all the geat artists that created 60s music were born within about a five year period between '41 and '45. Music started going downhill when the boomers came of age in 1970. Of course there were a few exceptions such as Duane and Gregg but Dickey is part of the pre-boomer gen. We boomers were the first generation to spend their formative years in front of a TV which has been proven to stiffle creative thinking. As TV and, later, video games became more and more dominate, music has just goten worse and worse along with all the arts.

[Edited on 7/12/2008 by lespaul58]

 
 


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