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The Long, Meaningless Shadow of the 60′s

From Huffington Post:

It’s standard operating procedure, practically a rite of passage, for each new generation to fiercely rebel against the one that preceded it … But for anyone unlucky enough to follow those who came of age in the 1960s, defiance to some extent has felt all but impossible. This is because, quite frankly, the 60s marked a high point in the evolution of American society as a whole and set an inapproachable standard across so many aspects of our culture — music, art, political activism, even the act of defiance itself — and it did this despite being one of the most turbulent periods in our nation’s history.

And how do we know this?

Because for 40-some-odd years, the ****ing Baby Boomers have never stopped reminding us.

The article has lots of swears, but oh my lord, it’s awesome. Go read it here.