The late 60’s excesses is the gift that keeps on giving...
How the hell did you conservative baby boomers refrain from taking those a—hole lefties out behind the woodshed and give them the beat down they so desperately need???
I think a lot of us believed that they'd grow out of it, and that this particular narcissistic fad would pass when the realities of actual life as humans have lived it for millennia demanded that they grow out of it.
What a lot of us never suspected was that a self-supporting subculture of permanently-adolescent, intellectually self-disabled and at least borderline treasonous citizens would emerge as an established (and pretty dang large) sector of American society. Or that it would be maintained and coddled by an information medium that would reinforce the delusion.
In other words, many of us never saw it coming, and just couldn't--or wouldn't---believe the wiser among us who did see it coming. Sheen is a product of that subculture, just exaggerated and fed upon, as Hollywood tends to do with its victims. It is broad-minded, and eats its own as well as its enemies.