I find Americans lovely. Charming, attentive, and ready to be friendly. Mind you,
Some aint so charming up Illinois way. And they are wayyyy too quick to take offence.
the establishment now seems to fly much lower under the radar in this more streamlined amorphous state.
No, "the establishment" just got better at lying ( the growth in forms of positivist linguistic expression were immensely helpful to the dumb fucks)
And making minor changes around the fringes (while making a big deal about it).
They famously rebelled against the indulgence of their parents.
Not just that.
I look back now and laugh at how damn serious I was. It was clear back then that there were real problems in the future if we(the developed world) kept on going as we were.
Deep and fundamental changes were needed.
They still are.
So a generation of boomers grew up in a kind of golden age of endless childhood, the most indulged, least responsible generation in history.
You are just talking about the US right?
did somebody really disrespect Dino Soldo on my Internet?
He was, some intoned "un ragazzaccio". But I believe that has more than one meaning.
I dont know, I just read it here
Dyan ages ago.
Are you kidding??
Yes I was.
The funny thing is, like most children of any generation, the majority usually turn out like their parents.
For good or bad.
If a child/adult has a sense of entitlement it usually (imo) got it from the upbringing.
And I do know some of my generation who holiday every year in the winter, from money made from property speculation.
A lot of that went on at some stagein NZ, and people were making a lot of money.
But if I offended you "Sorry"
Call 'em whatever you like. But they were fucking great when I saw 'em in 1968 in the Ak Town hall, with The Who.
Who can afford, en masse, to pay that but the baby boomers?
Jeez I hate being lumped in with most of my contemporaries, just because of my birth date. Most are severely compromised individuals but they dont give a fuck, cause they got the money.
And they get too much say in what the rest of us do.
There should be a rule when you have enough money so you can afford annual holidays away in winter, and $200 concert tickets. You can just piss right off out of public affairs.
</quote>I guess it had to happen one day (that is, the Wallabies beating the ABs)</quote>
It may happen again.......next year perhaps.
Here's a song in advance commiseration if it does...
I just don't see all business - even big business - as some great evil.
But it seems to now occupy so much of our time. But anyway, you fail to make the distinction between "business" and the people who are in it.
Sure a big corporation just sitting there looking all innocent is not evil. But funnily enough when that "business" gets down to its daily business those people (who are probably lovely people away from the job, have families they love etc) who make the business come to life will do some pretty stupid things. Things that might even be "evil". Of those people who work at the business, some even seem to undergo a personality change when they are at work. And then there's all that corporate loyalty crap gleened from just about every shit self help manual ever printed.
Don't get me wrong, 'cos it sure as hell can be *monsanto, big tobacco, etcetc* - but negotiations and striking deals have been happening since humans first bartered skills and food, etc.
I suppose this could be filed under crap justifications for doing stuff.
Hey we humans have been doing this shit for millenia cant change now, its in our DNA. Cause our ancestors bartering for food is just the same as a fast food conglomerate. Innit.