litany_of_lies, you have written the TRUTH!
I think this is excellent, a great piece. It needs to go through a re-drafting or two, and certainly made longer (stats, etc. those are always good) and then submitted for a more formal publication. Because you have hit the Nail on the Head.
I'm a boomer too (b. 1958)and everything you say is SO true. I am not looking forward to growing old with my self-indulgent, self-regarding generation. But, in all truth, some seeds of truth have always been there. Remember, it was the Beatles who penned "but if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao/you ain't gonna make it with anyone, anyhow" not to mention the much mourned G. Harrison and his opus "Taxman".
But it is really the younger generation, including my own child, and, above all, the brave ones fighting for us now, who give me hope. Don't forget, many of our young adults have grown up in the only world where daily the right to kill them before they are born has been touted as a good, an indispensible "right"; yet they are still willing to die for us.
9/11 I really think, deep in my Piscean bones, changed EVERTHING.
God Bless George W. Bush, who has restored Honor, not just to the White House, but to Our Generation; and God Bless America, the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.
posted on 04/10/2003 9:25:59 PM PDT
Thanks for the props. If I didn't have a day job, I'd work on a rewrite. Unfortunately, I have a lot of other stuff in my business that needs revising and rewriting first!
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