We boomers grew up before people realized that a cadre of socialist ideologues was subverting the schools deliberately aiming to break the transmission of culture to the next generation and substitute their own. I can remember when even suggesting this was going on was enough to get you labeled "lunatic fringe". They tried to keep it under wraps in the Sixties, but these days, it's right out front and on parade.
You Xers, knowing instinctively that something precious has been lost, have now set yourselves well on the way to recovering it.
I agree. As a Boomer (DOB 1955) I cannot recall ever hearing about leftist subversion in the schools. In fact, I recall typical 1950s and early 1960s focus on the family, the church, the country, in short "duty, honor, country". Doing the right thing, honesty, right versus wrong, absolutes versus relatives, all that made America right and good. The Boomers turned on America, and I am ashamed of much of our generation. We are,indeed,overall the "Worst Generation", who have been aided and abetted by the Boomer leftist media, the so-called "professoriate", and the purported "entertainment" industry. I have hope that the activities and attitudes of GenX may serve to swing the cultural pendulum back toward the traditional values once held closelyby most Americans.
i think alot of us Xers who got into extreme sports, individualism and what not is a throw back for earlier times. once upon a time people went out and explored the world, found new places, set bars of achievements higher and higher, baby boomers had to live in the shadow of the "Greatest Generation," we didnt, but we have been inspired by the feats of our grandfathers and emulate them in our own ways. We were raised by our grandparents as much as our parents and baby sitters. i believe that once again the "Greatest Generation" has made a positive mark on our country.