Millennials are Repeating the Boomers' Mistakes

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Millennials are Repeating the Boomers' Mistakes

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Are these comparisons accurate in your opinion? And are the street protests of this past year a millennial only doing?
The millennials blame the boomers for wrecking the country, yet rather than break free from their influence, we continue seeing the world in their terms. Our social justice activists devote their lives to the same causes, with only the most minute updates in terminology but an agenda otherwise unchanged. Our rebels wear the same Che Guevara T-shirts, do the same drugs, obsess over the same music. I remember being surprised back in high school that the stoners cutting class behind the gym all had Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd patches on their jackets, and not anything more contemporary.

Worst of all, millennials seem intent on making the boomers' same mistakes. This is a book about the baby boom generation that has so far gone without mentioning the antiwar movement, Chicago 1968, Days of Rage or long hot summers. For some people this is an unthinkable omission, because street protests were what the 1960s were all about.
https://www.newsweek.com/millennials-ar ... 8789?amp=1
“Tolerance and Apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” Aristotle

Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.
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